Rap artist Randa was awarded the Critic's Choice Prize at a showcase in Auckland last night. The 21-year-old rapper, along with limber limbed producer Totems, went head-to-head with the two other finalists Lake South and Estere at the packed... <a href='/news/8933/Randa-Takes-Critics-Choice-Prize-2014.utr'>more</a> 
Japanese noisegrind duo Sete Star Sept have announced two New Zealand shows for November. The Tokyo-based act, comprising of Kae on vocals and bass alongside Kiyasu on the drums, settled into their current formation in 2010 and have since been blowing... <a href='/news/8943/Sete-Star-Sept-Announce-Two-New-Zealand-Shows.utr'>more</a> 
Late last month Auckland outfit Trust Punks shared the lead single 'Gordian Knot' from their forthcoming debut album, and now the five-piece have returned with another taster in the form of 'Through The Thicket'. The bursting two-minute-twenty cut is a... <a href='/news/8920/Listen-Trust-Punks---Through-The-Thicket-UTR-Premiere.utr'>more</a> 
Originally forming in Wellington in 2011, Canterbury-born folk duo French For Rabbits has quickly gone from strength-to-strength. The two-piece has signed to North American imprint Lefse Records (which operates under the umbrella of Fat... <a href='/news/8927/Interview-French-For-Rabbits--Album-Stream.utr'>more</a> 

Earlier this month we shared the second part of our Laneway Video Collections, a snapshot of visual offerings from some of the excellent artists that will be performing at the 2015 event. Last time we left off with Perfect Pussy, so we begin our... <a href='/news/8815/Video-Collection-Laneway-Festival-2015-Part-3.utr'>more</a> Black and white footage shot in the period between World War One and World War Two has been stitched together to create a new video for Delaney Davidson's single 'Down On Me'. The grainy images were captured by Jacques Naegeli, who after WWI acquired... <a href='/news/8939/Video-Delaney-Davidson---Down-On-Me-UTR-Premiere.utr'>more</a>

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Dudley Benson - Deforestation Album Launch - SOLD OUT
Audio Foundation, Auckland

Sat 01 Lawrence Arabia New Zealand Tour
Leigh Sawmill Cafe, Auckland
Sat 01 Dia De Los Muertos
Meow, Wellington
Sat 01 Invisible Threads Album Release Tour
Kings Arms Sports Bar, Auckland
Sat 01 The Eastern
Top Club, Lyttelton
Sat 01 Oyazoy
Hashigo Zake, Wellington
Sat 01 Hot Cafe
The Lido Cafe, Wellington
Sat 01 Richter City Rebels - Album Release
Golden Dawn: Tavern of Power, Auckland
Sat 01 The Greatest Show On Earth Halloween Carnival
Cassette Number Nine, Auckland
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Delaney Davidson Swim Down Low Tour
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The Skatalites 50th Anniversary
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