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With Graduations going on in New Zealand and around the world, Grammy award winner Lecrae has released a new song to celebrate their achievements.
The song has been posted on Lecrae's site http://roundofapplause.net/ with the message below:
Tigertown are back with their new single What You Came Here For.
Although retaining Tigertown’s signature dreamy instrumentation, the overall effect is a more layered sound than what we’ve heard previously from the Sydney five-piece.
It’s a pretty exciting taste of their forthcoming EP release: and you can download it FREE from Triple J here!
Massad, Brooke Duff and Loui The Zu are covering songs by Dave Dobbyn for New Zealand Music Month.
They've each chosen three of their favourites, and you can vote for which they cover here.
The in-studio sets will be recorded in Parachute Studios, and one released each week throughout the rest of May. Keep checking back here- we'll add them on as they're released!
It looks a little bit like an aerobic instruction video, but Family Force 5's vid for new single Chainsaw is out, and it's great.
Directed by popular Youtuber Meekakitty, Chainsaw musically harks back to FF5's Business Up Front, Party In The Back days. It also features drinking tea and going mad with a chainsaw in a forest.
Check it out below!
We haven't played them on Life FM for a while, but we're sending thoughts and prayers to Superchick after hearing of the passing of their drummer, Chase Lovelace. Chase was diagnosed with a pretty rare form of cancer halfway through last year. Have a blast smashing drums in heaven, good sir.
Mike Mains & the Branches have a) fully funded their pledgemusic campaign to release a new album, b) released a new music video for 'Noises', c) started a tour with Relient K, Hellogoodbye, and William Beckett, or d) ALL OF THE ABOVE.
Hit the jump to see which option is right.
We saw him share his testimony and the reasons he left Korn at Parachute Festival in 2011, and now Brian "Head" Welch is back with Korn to record a full studio album.
Speaking about his reconciliation with the band, Welch said: