Hollie’s first solo album in five years ‘Coming In From The Dark’ is a haunting and uplifting album that vents her frustrations and concerns over alarming global events, and divisive political and social justice issues. The songs also dig into her personal life, experiences and emotions.
Native Tongue Represented in Five ARIA Award Nomination Categories▼ Click to read story
We are proud to say that four Native Tongue artists are represented across five categories in this year’s ARIA Award nominations. Congratulations to all and good luck.
Best Rock Album
Holy Holy – Hello My Beautiful World
Best Jazz Album
Mildlife – Automatic
Best Country Album
Felicity Urquhart & Josh Cunningham – The Song Club
Producer of the Year
Engineer of the Year
The awards will take place on YouTube on Wednesday November 24th.
Native Tongue Music Publishing signs Vera Ellen▼ Click to read story
Native Tongue Music Publishing has announced the worldwide signing of Wellington/Los Angeles based multi-instrumentalist and prolific songwriter Vera Ellen.
A founding member of LA band Girl Friday, and grungy New Zealand four-piece Maple Syrup, Vera’s hotly anticipated solo album It’s Your Birthday was released on Friday 8th October.
Written over a few years, the album chronicles the highs and lows of Ellen’s early twenties and features the singles ‘Crack the Whip’, ‘YOU!’ and ‘I Want 2 B Boy’.
“Very stoked to be joining the Native Tongue crew! There are many great writers and artists on Native Tongue and am highly honoured to be apart of it,” said Vera Ellen of the signing.
“I’ve been a fan of Vera’s songwriting for some time now and I am thrilled that she has joined the Native Tongue whānau. Her new album It’s Your Birthday is a soundtrack for the summer, and her back catalogue is equally as stunning,” added Native Tongue’s New Zealand General Manager Pennie Black.
It’s Your Birthday is out now via Flying Nun. Stream it here.
Luke Buda has released his latest album BUDA▼ Click to read story
Luke Buda is a member of award-winning outfit The Phoenix Foundation. ‘Buda’ is his second solo album, 15 years on from 2006’s ‘Special Sunrise’.
It is an album of dreamy pop numbers and features a large range of local collaborators & sincere but sardonic lyric themes set to the kind of melodies you could find while channel surfing through radio stations on a long midnight drive.
Albums from perfect moment, emma russack and heather shannon cap off a huge week of new music▼ Click to read story
Three albums landed this week and it is fair to say we have been treated to the highest degree.
Alex Gow has today delivered the debut LP for his latest project, Perfect Moment. ‘KANGOUROU’ is modern and colourful electronica album that is defined by shimmery undertones and poignant melodies.
Emma Russack has again teamed up with Lachlan Denton with their new album ‘Something Is Gonna Change Tomorrow, Today. What Will You Do? What Will You Say?’ This is the second album that the two have teamed up on and it is once again a beautiful record from front to back.
Heather Shannon (The Jezabels) has released a jagged, aching and transportive album of solo piano compositions titled Midnight Sun.
Check out our playlist full of new releases from the year here.