The line-up for Womad 2015 has been unveiled and includes Irish musician Sinéad O'Connor, who recently released her tenth full-length studio album I'm Not Bossy, I'm The Boss. Also joining the previously announced acts Rufus Wainwright and Youssou... <a href='/news/8904/Womad-2015-Line-Up-Revealed.utr'>more</a> 
After forming at university back in 2007 and making music in their dorm rooms, English folktronica act alt-J burst onto the global music scene in 2012 with their Mercury Prize-winning debut album An Awesome Wave. With their unique and unpredictable... <a href='/news/8890/Interview-Alt-J.utr'>more</a> 
The talented Anthonie Tonnon and band will be giving a special preview performance of their forthcoming record next month. The details of the much-anticipated album from Tonnon remain a much-guarded secret, but it is confirmed for release early next... <a href='/news/8895/Anthonie-Tonnon-Announces-Album-Preview-Show.utr'>more</a> 
Over the last five years in New Zealand there has been a noticeable groundswell of talented alt-country songwriters and musicians releasing albums to rival the best coming from overseas. Tiny Ruins, The Eastern, Aldous Harding, Bernie Griffen, Tami... <a href='/news/8901/Review-Will-Wood---Broken-Man.utr'>more</a> 
In anticipation of the release of his remix album Deforestation, Dudley Benson is premiering the ISO12 reimagining of his track 'Pīpīwharauroa', which is the Maori name for the shining cuckoo. The track originally was released as part of... <a href='/news/8907/Listen-Dudley-Benson---Pipiwharauroa-ISO12-Remix-UTR-Premiere.utr'>more</a> CW Stoneking has a voice that is impossible not to listen to. It's warm and gravelly, and he speaks with a slow drawl that finds some words running up against one another, like tar drops pooling on a hot pavement. It's a voice that is on full display in... <a href='/news/8912/Interview-CW-Stoneking.utr'>more</a>

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Lawrence Arabia New Zealand Tour
Chicks Hotel Port Chalmers, Dunedin Buy

Sun 26 Jack Carty
Fringe Bar, Wellington Buy
Sun 26 Soulfest
Western Springs, Auckland
Sun 26 Eb and Sparrow
The Tin Hut, Featherston
Sun 26 Justin Townes Earle
The Tuning Fork, Auckland
Sun 26 Mashina Birthday Mayhem
Mashina Lounge, Christchurch
Sun 26 Monty Bevins EP Release Tour
The Portland Public House, Auckland
Sun 26 Dub And Dine
Baobab Cafe, Wellington
Sun 26 Fallen Order - The Age Of Kings NZ Tour
Valhalla, Wellington
Sun 26 Nicole Andrews - South Island Tour
Thirty Three Live, Invercargill
Sun 26 Roosters Roadshow
Altitude Bar, Hamilton
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Minuit - The Final Fling
Sage Francis - Copper Gone Tour 2014
The Datsuns - Deep Sleep Tour