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Kimbra Comes Back to New Zealand in November

Kimbra has a special announcement - Hold onto your hats

"New Zealand! I'm so excited to announce that we will be returning to the homeland to play in November! We will see you at the Powerstation in Auckland on Nov 18th! Ticket presales start on Sept. 2nd while general onsales start at 10am on Sept. 4th at http://livenation.com.au See you there!!!"

You heard the woman, see you there!!

Kimbra

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Brooke Fraser - Psychosocial Video

Brooke Fraser has just dropped the video to her new song, Psychosocial. Apparently Psychosocial was written about facebook stalking, while the video seems to look more at the idea of false idols, in an abstract way. The video was directed by her husband Scott Ligertwood and features robes, javelins, mountains, tattoos, a marble sculpture of a head (Michelangelo's David?), a bullet necklace, and a zippo lighter, it sort of reminds me of the opening scene of Prometheus.

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The Ember Days // Kickstarter Campaign

The Ember Days have started a kickstarter campaign so they are able to... Record a new full length record, Film footage in various parts of the world to play behind them during their live shows and produce a music video.

To do all this they are trying to reach a goal of $50,000 and they have 24 hours left to do so. At the moment they are sitting at about $25,000. Thats half way to their goal. So if you want to hear some new stuff from The Ember Days, why not consider supporting them. Head over to their kickstarter page to do just that.

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Haste the Day - Indiegogo Campaign

Haste the Day are releasing a new album and are asking fans to help fund it through an indiegogo campaign.

Check out their campaign video then head to indiegogo to contribute.

The album is already fully funded - They have raised just under 80 thousand US dollars. Thats 15 thousand over their 65 thousand dollar goal.

With 20 days left to contribute , its not too late to do your bit and claim a sweet incentive package.

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Festival One 2015 Announced

Switchfoot, NewWorldSon, Gungor, HalfNoise, Canon Blue, Brady Toops, Omega Levine, Late 80′s Mercedes and Edge Kingsland are just some of the artists being announced for the all new Festival One.

Festival One will be held at Mystery Creek, Hamilton, on Auckland Anniversary Weekend, January 23-26, 2015.

"Festival One is picking up on the strong desire for the continuation of a multi-day Christian Festival since the demise of the much loved Parachute Festival." says Festival Director Graham Burt. The impetus and planning is being provided by representatives from a wide range of churches and church based organisations.

"This is a whole new Festival, with fantastic artists, lots of opportunities for the creative arts and some other surprises. For instance on one night we are having a massive Argentinian style BBQ and will be providing free BBQ'd meat for the whole site! How good will that be! A short film competition and festival. An Instagram art display. And lots more"

Check out the website Festival-One.co.nz for more info and look out for tickets going on sale in a couple of weeks!

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New Music This Week: 15 August 2014

We're always adding new music to the Life FM playlist - so I figured it'd be handy to get a weekly update on the new stuff you'll be hearing, complete with iTunes links so you can get the songs for yourself! 

Lecrae - "All I Need Is You" from Anomaly

Sidewalk Prophets - "Save My Life" from Live Like That

Group 1 Crew - "A Little Closer" from #Faster

Check em out and sound off in the comments on which one is your favourite - you might see them in the HIGH 5 Hottest (the countdown of the best new music every weeknight at 7.10)

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