Lorde was awarded the Taite Music Prize last night for her album Pure Heroine, but in a gracious move she offered to split the prize among the other seven finalists. Speaking from a hotel room in Las Vegas she said: "I think everyone is kind of... <a href='/news/8093/Lorde-Takes-Taite-Music-Prize-2014-For-Pure-Heroine.utr'>more</a> 
Cosmic sound explorers Orchestra of Spheres have unveiled an out-of-this-world video for plucky surrealist-pop single 'Fingerweg' (meaning 'hands off' in German). To make the clip, the band collaborated with Auckland installation artist Brydee Rood who... <a href='/news/8076/Video-Orchestra-of-Spheres---Fingerweg-UTR-Premiere.utr'>more</a> 
Auckland-based alt group No Why have revealed the lead single from their upcoming EP Weathered, due out May 1st. The song's bass-heavy opening strands and drawling vocals evoke the classic riff from Sonic Youth's 'Diamond Sea', but midway the track... <a href='/news/8086/Listen-No-Why---Anxious-UTR-Premiere.utr'>more</a> 
Desert-rock original Brant Bjork (Kyuss, Fu Manchu) is headed back to New Zealand in June for two shows. Last here under his own name in 2008, Brant has since released his seventh solo album (Gods & Goddesses - 2010), toured with Kyuss Lives!... <a href='/news/8088/Brant-Bjork-Kyuss-Returns-To-New-Zealand-In-June.utr'>more</a> 
To mark an impressive 15 years in the business, Arch Hill Recordings is holding a special show that will include performances from Don McGlashan, Street Chant, Tiny Ruins, Transistors and more. Arch Hill Recordings as a label was born back in 1998 out... <a href='/news/8095/Arch-Hill-Recordings-Celebrate-15th-Anniversary.utr'>more</a> 
Sisters Clementine and Valentine Nixon started creating music together under the name Purple Pilgrims a few years ago while based in Christchurch, but following the 2011 earthquake the pair relocated to Hong Kong where they experienced an underground... <a href='/news/8083/Interview-Purple-Pilgrims.utr'>more</a>

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