Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Cool Rainbows - Universe

Today we bring you Universe, the second single from Cool Rainbow's forthcoming album "Days"!

The music video is directed by Georgie Craw and Samuel Clyma.

Download via BandcampiTunes and Amplifier or stream with Spotify

Friday, February 27, 2015

The Eversons new video + tour dates

Witty five-piece The Eversons have teamed up with the rebellious film-makers at Candlelit Pictures to produce their next music video -Emily, directed by acclaimed duo THUNDERLIPS.  
This music video is a glam-rock musical set in our own fictitious version of the infamous dumpling restaurant on Auckland’s Dominion Road - New Flavor - it’s a musical comedy taken to the extreme, starring the band, two dancing dumplings and Go Girls/Step Dave/Flat 3 star JJ Fong as ‘Emily’.
“Emily is a song about being in love with New Zealand music. A tribute to Split Enz, Chris Knox, Phil Judd, Don McGlashan, Dave Dobbyn, all the greats. And even though they might piss you off sometimes, in the end you can’t help but love them all. It's also a song about finding yourself in one of those relationships, where you yell and fight but in the end you really love each other.” - Mark Turner (vocals, acoustic guitar - The Eversons)

The Eversons playing a handful of shows across the country to support Emily

Auckland, 7th March at Whammy Bar 

Palmerston North, 20th March at Great Job! (Radio Control presents!)

Wellington, 21st March at MOON

Christchurch, 10th April at Wunderbar 

Dunedin, 11th April at Chick’s Hotel (Radio One presents!)

Monday, February 16, 2015

The Eversons - Emily

Today we are excited to release 'Emily' the first single from the Eversons forthcoming sophomore album 'Stuck in New Zealand'

Mark Turner, lead singer of the Eversons says "Emily is a song about being in love with New Zealand music. A tribute to Split Enz, Chris Knox, Phil Judd, Don McGlashan, Dave Dobbyn, all the greats. And even though they might piss you off sometimes, in the end you can’t help but love them all."
Grab yourself a copy of the single via Bandcamp, iTunesAmplifier or Spotify 
Stay tuned for the official video and tour dates

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Princess Chelsea Debuts New Single 'No Church On Sunday' via Stereogum

Some of the wait is finally over for Princess Chelsea fans. Eastern Europe is breathing a sigh of relief today as her new single 'No Church On Sunday' is premiered on Stereogum.

Princess Chelsea has teamed up with Mermaid Avenue / Mom + Pop Records to release We're So Lost and No Church on Sunday as singles in North America.

You can buy? No Church on Sunday here via Lil' Chief  

USA patrons may buy here via Mermaid Avenue

I hear a rumour theres a Simon Ward directed video on the way...and yes there will be a 7inch - more on that soon!

Friday, October 31, 2014

Jonathan Bree Releases New Single 'Weird Hardcore'

Seeing as it's Halloween Jonathan Bree has sneakily released a new single 'Weird Hardcore' today accompanied by a truly creepy video made by Simon Ward.

Weird Hardcore is the first single from Jonathan's upcoming sophomore album 'A Little Night Music' which will be released early 2015.

Even better the single is available for free!

While writing and recording A Little Night Music - Jonathan inherited a bunch of second hand classical records and began listening to a bunch of ballet scores by Tchaikovsky, orchestral suites by Grieg and Haydn symphonies.  With no classical background but always an obvious appreciation for orchestral pop (Serge etc)  A Little Night Music is Jonathan's attempt to write more free-form 'classical' inspired compositions but still always with a McCartney-esque bassline.

A year down this rabbit hole has resulted in a truly interesting album.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Scott Mannion of The Tokey Tones Debuts Solo Material

Nick Harte of the Shocking Pinks recently did a mixtape for - and the closing track just happens to be Scott Mannion of The Tokey Tones solo debut.

'You Are The Substance That I Can't Live Without' is the first single from an album Scott is working on at the moment and which will be a Lil' Chief release in the not too distant future. It is also Scott's first release in over 10 years.

Fans of the Tokey Tones / acid will not be disappointed - especially seeing as the whole mixtape is a free download.

The mixtape also features a remix of Dragon's - Are You Old Enough by Pikachunes!

Cheers Nick, (and Scott).

Tuesday, July 1, 2014


Lil' Chief is please to announce the release of the new Wet Wings mini-album, Willow Peak.

Wet Wings will play in Wellington, Auckland, and Christchurch in July/August with a full 5-piece band. The party will be louder than the former two-piece’s Casiotone and vocal-loop-centric shows.
Songwriter Darian Woods says while the live show will be energetic, the album is the most melancholic yet. “Willow Peak is only thirty minutes long, which meant we could create a cohesive mood across the whole album.”
“It’s 4am music. The music is darker but there’s still a little optimism in there somewhere,” says singer Lucy Botting. “But only if you really look for it.”
“My favourite song on the album, ‘Brute’, is a story about two people living alone trying hard to love each other. When Darian first showed it to me I wasn’t sure how I felt about it, it’s so sad. In the recording I sing about the darker side of relationships, the admiration and fear you can hold towards someone,” says Lucy.
The band will play at Auckland’s Golden Dawn on 5 July, Wellington’s San Francisco Bath House on 12 July, and the Dark Room in Christchurch on 2 August.
The live shows will be upbeat, with drums, bass and synths reinterpreting the intimate songs on the album.
Wet Wings is based in Wellington, and released its debut album Glory Glory in 2011. The band has played alongside like-minded outfits such as The Brunettes, The Ruby Suns, and Watercolours.

Grab a copy of Willow Peak on bandcamp