Back in June, New Gum Sarn alumni Oscar Dowling dropped his stunning solo single 'The Life', and now the Auckland-based musician has returned with new offering 'Ease My Passing' - which we are absolutely delighted to premiere here... <span class='readMoreLink'><a href='/news/11925/Listen-Oscar-Dowling---Ease-My-Passing-UTR-Premiere.utr'>—more</a></span> Iconic alt-rock outfit the Pixies have announced three New Zealand dates for next March. The Boston-formed band are returning to these shores for the first time since their 20th anniversary shows in 2010, but this run will see original members Black... <span class='readMoreLink'><a href='/news/11939/Pixies-Returning-To-New-Zealand-For-Three-Shows-In-March.utr'>—more</a></span> 
Earlier this month, Auckland-based indie pop outfit Balu Brigada unveiled their catchy-as-heck debut single 'Weekend' along with a left-field DIY lyric video. Now with a bit of a budget to work with thanks to NZOA, the four-piece are rolling out... <span class='readMoreLink'><a href='/news/11937/Video-Balu-Brigada---Weekend-UTR-Premiere.utr'>—more</a></span> 
Starting today, both the Official New Zealand Music Charts and the Independent Music NZ charts are set to include physical and digital sales from Californian-based online music store Bandcamp. Currently, the charts incorporate figures from... <span class='readMoreLink'><a href='/news/11944/Bandcamp-Statistics-To-Be-Included-In-Official-NZ-Music-Charts.utr'>—more</a></span> 
In the wake of sharing singles 'Swarm' and 'Cro Magnon Corp' over the last month, genre-defying Wellington trio The All Seeing Hand are letting loose their incredible new full-length album Sand To Glass. The 10-track offering, which was laid down... <span class='readMoreLink'><a href='/news/11942/UTR-Premiere-Stream-The-All-Seeing-Hands-New-Album-Sand-To-Glass.utr'>—more</a></span> 

TLC is a light in the darkness of the big bad world; a source of confidence to those unsure of themselves and a beacon of matriarchal knowledge to the record-listening populace the world over. To see them in the flesh was something both my inner... <span class='readMoreLink'><a href='/news/11921/Live-Review-TLC---Vector-Arena-Auckland--Photos.utr'>—more</a></span>


A Very King's Arms Xmas - Bespin, Arthur Ahbez, Nadia Reid

Sun 4 December
Churchills, Christchurch
Sun 4 December
The Irish Society Hall, Christchurch
Sun 4 December
Flight 605, Auckland
Sun 4 December
Wunderbar, Lyttelton
Sun 4 December
Meow, Wellington
Mon 5 December
Aotea Square, Auckland
Mon 5 December
Kings Arms Tavern, Auckland
Tue 6 December
Aotea Square, Auckland
Wed 7 December
Valhalla, Wellington
—more gigs
Dinosaur Jr
Lossless, Groeni and Oscar Key Sung
The Verlaines
Ten Good Rounds

  1. A Hollow Dream by Transistor
  2. Ease My Passing by Oscar Dowling
  3. Drippin' (Feat. Reggie Hampton) by SWIDT
  4. Goodbye and Good Luck by Miles Calder and The Rumours
  5. Stay Disappointed by Wax Chattels
  6. Hate Somebody by Cut Off Your Hands
  7. Cherry Cola by October
  8. Avoid Avoid by Avoid! Avoid
  9. Trumphole by Unsanitary Napkin
  10. kinghayesfarm by Cleophus