This year we're delighted to announce that we'll be presenting our first official SXSW showcase. The show will be held in Bethell Hall, part of St David's Episcopal Church - a historic Church in downtown Austin. We're presenting two artists who we've been championing from their very beginnings - Howard and Kevin Garrett, alongside Oso Leone, Avid Dancer and Emmy The Great...Read More
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They say time flies when you're having fun. This year, the simple phrase "having fun" meant a series of things, mainly related to location and lack thereof. 2014 saw us live in Santa Cruz, San Francisco, Austin, Los Angeles, Brooklyn (Bushwick & Greenpoint) and Australia. As we take the time to reflect on this past year, it has become apparent that we've experienced a significant amount of change, met a lot of folks and most importantly, become introduced to an abundance of great music...Read More
The past weeks have been a whirlwind to say the least. We packed up our bags from the Greenpoint loft we came to know as home and headed for the concrete hills of gentrification and "affordability'' in Bushwick...Read More
There's something about the lyrics "Baby, it's cold outside" that spark a cosiness in our hearts, and if you didn't know already, we have a borderline ridiculous love for all things cosy...Read More
"Afropunk is one of the most, if not the, best music festivals existing today." This was one of the first sentences I heard upon first landing in New York a few months back. After reviewing the lineup and seeing the name D'Angelo, Lianne La Havas, Valerie June, front and center, I was in agreeance...Read More
Only the severest and grumpiest of grinches would disagree with the fact that Christmas is the one time of year when it's ok to be corny and sentimental and over-the-top.
Nothing helps with the build-up to Christmas day quite like playing your favorite Yuletide Jams (or Yams), putting up tinsel, and finishing off some last-minute gift wrapping.
Here's a selection of our favorite holiday season classics.
NOW GO GET FESTIVE! xx
It was a sweaty and slow-moving Wednesday afternoon. We attempted to lug our unjustifiably large bags across town [cue Ms. Badu's "bag lady"]. We have become quite familiar with New Orlean's public transportation and footpaths by now -- so we used these forms of transportation to get to our next destination of residence just off of Magazine St...Read More
Overall it was an incredible weekend of good music, wonderful new friends and great musical discovery. Whether it was a band/artist we actually saw, one that was on the line-up that we were 'too busy' to see, or someone that one of our new friend's recommended to us, everything was filled with soul and got to us in some way or other.
N & L x
So, I've just been spending the day with my Californian surrogate brother, rather hungover, eating Chipotle and watching Adventuretime (I know, I know, my life is kind of awesome). If you're familiar with the show then you will probably know the exact episode I am talking about, but we just watched Season 5 Episode 20 called 'Shhh', and in this episode BMO keeps playing this wonderful song that she/he (still never sure what gender Beemo is, if I had to guess I'd say girl?) is going to dance to with the bikini babes. Well, we immediately ran to our computers to look up who the song is by, and discovered the very talented Lake...Read More
Tom Lark hails from the earthquake ravaged city of Christchurch, although I'm told the above video for his first single 'All Night Long' was filmed somewhere just outside of Auckland. He released his six track self-titled EP back in 2011 which has been described as "a collection of sunlight starved tunes composed in musty, jungle like bedroom conditions"...Read More
The Phoenix Foundation are apparently one of New Zealand's biggest musical exports, which is slightly embarrassing for me considering I'd never listened to them before last week. These Wellington indie rockers released their fifth studio album earlier this year; the ambitious (and some have said excessive), 78 minute Fandango...Read More
"Do Whatever" is the second track on Auckland 4 piece Panther and the Zoo's first full-length album More Fun...Read More