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Elton John announces return to New Zealand for Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour

We've been waiting (im)patiently since the Rocket Man's last New Zealand shows were cut short at the beginning of 2020, and now our patience has ...

 

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Singer-songwriter Sam Heselwood's new single has just dropped

Emerging Ōtautahi singer-songwriter Sam Heselwood hit No. 4 on the charts with his single ‘18’, and now he’s following it up with his latest ...

 

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Fur Patrol's Julia Deans talks PET and touring, 21 years on

Fur Patrol’s 20th anniversary tour has become a 21st party tour, and the band are pulling out all the hits. What's Hot New Zealand catches up ...

 

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Emma Dilemma on her new pop-rock album, Spit

Emma Dilemma talks to What's Hot New Zealand about her new solo career, the significance of vinyl, and filming nude on trampolines. We’re ...

 

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The best international acts coming to New Zealand in 2022/23

It’s happening, Aotearoa: Our drawbridge is coming down, and eagerly waiting on the other side are some incredible artists ready to make all our ...

 

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Christchurch singer Mousey on new music, girl power and water buffalos

She’s for all the girl power things, water buffalos are her personal heroes, and her music career’s taking off at speed. What's Hot New Zealand ...

 

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Q&A: Clap Clap Riot guitarist Dave Rowlands

Clap Clap Riot have been rocking the Kiwi music scene for more than ten years, and their new album is looking to be hotter than ever. What's Hot ...

 

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Q&A: Ladyhawke

She’s got new singles on the airwaves and a new album on the shelves. Ladyhawke is back and she’s talking to What's Hot New Zealand about ...

 

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Hollie Smith on her new album, heading out on tour, and awesome collaborations

She’s putting out her first new album in five years, Coming in From the Dark, featuring some awesome collaborations and some raw feelings. ...

 

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Q&A: Dillastrate's Tim Driver

Ōtautahi ‘neosoul pop’ duo Dillastrate have been taking over stages around the country. What's Hot New Zealand talks touring, new tracks and tea ...

 

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Q&A: Kiwi soul musician Louis Baker on his new album

With his new EP out and doing the rounds, soul crooner Louis Baker took a moment to chat with What's Hot New Zealand about BBQ, crowd ...

 

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Drax Project and Mitch James to tour New Zealand

All our pop dreams are coming true this winter as the sonic sounds of Drax Project head our way, along with Mitch James and special guest ...

 

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Jimmy Barnes' 'Flesh and Blood' tour coming to New Zealand

Legendary Aussie pub-rocker Jimmy Barnes is taking advantage of the open borders to launch a New Zealand tour, kicking off at Christchurch Town ...

 

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Q&A: Estère

In a spare moment on her new album tour, Estère took a moment to talk psychology and inspiration with What's Hot New Zealand. Your new album ...

 

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Bravo Amici

The world’s first opera band, Amici Forever, was founded by New Zealand tenor Geoff Sewell, and he now brings his group of international West ...

 

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The Veils Nux Vomica tour

Hailing from Auckland's Devonport, these indie rockers released their second album, Nux Vomica, in 2006, marking a darker, heavier and more ...

 

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The Pink Floyd Experience

Delivering a world class show for 22 years, The Pink Floyd Experience has become a household name in New Zealand and Australia, a breathtaking ...

 

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Q&A: Lorna Coll - Volts

What's Hot New Zealand talks new music and festivals with Lorna Coll, vocalist for Christchurch band Volts. You released your first single ...

 

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Shapeshifter tour New Zealand

Rave and dance to drum and bass with these Kiwi legends who have made it big at festivals around the world. Shapeshifter are touring New ...

 

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The Biggest Pub Gig in the World: Rock out with Th' Dudes

Spark Arena will turn into a giant pub for one night of beer-spilling pub rock for the Biggest Pub Gig in the World, as five of New Zealand’s ...

 

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Q&A: Amanda Atlas from The Human Voice

Kiwi soprano Amanda Atlas sung her way around the world before settling back in New Zealand. She talks about her upcoming performance of NZ ...

 

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Bic Runga announces North Island tour

Internationally heralded and locally-loved pop songstress Bic Runga is ready to celebrate both the warming weather and the freedom to perform ...

 

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Kiwi legends Split Enz top the charts in 2020

Talk about a comeback! The remastered anniversary edition of Split Enz’s legendary album TRUE COLOURS has reached the #1 position on the ...

 

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Orchestral-electro spectacular Synthony announces NZ tour

Throw your arms (and conducting batons) in the air and get ready to dance, because Synthony is returning with a killer Kiwi lineup and a New ...

 

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Fat Freddy’s Drop live & online

The group behind smooth Kiwi singalong anthems ‘Fish in the Sea’ and ‘Wandering Eye’ have just announced two live shows and free limited-time ...

 

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Kiwi Music Playlist

The perfect introduction to the sounds of Aotearoa/New Zealand, our playlist boasts over 10 hours of solid Kiwi tunes ranging from those that ...

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