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Bandcamp Friday - SRN Aotearoa Recommendations

Bandcamp Friday - SRN Aotearoa Recommendations

C.C. / Rachel Ashby / SRN contributors / Friday 1st April, 2022 3:03PM

For the first in a new regular series of spotlight features on this very site, 95bFM's Rachel Ashby invited Student Radio Network (SRN) breakfast show peers across Aotearoa to recommend some fave recent local tracks, to help listeners get the ball rolling with this weekend's Bandcamp Friday adventure. An awesome way to show your support for NZ musicians of all stripes, the monthly initiative is when Bandcamp waive their revenue share on all artists' music and merch sales for 24 hours — starting 8pm tonight (NZST) and running until 8pm on Saturday 2nd April (for the handy countdown clock see HERE).

Delve into expert suggestions from 95bFM, Radio Control 99.4FM, Radio Active 88.6FM, RDU 98.5FM and Radio One 91FM, plus check out the impeccably curated and diverse buyaotearoa wishlist HERE, and of course surf the ocean of tunes that is Bandcamp's New Zealand tag page HERE for even more up-to-the-minute local music discoveries...

Sunreturn compilation - See You On The Horizon

Sunreturn is a wonderful label supporting a bright corner of Tāmaki’s music scene. This collection is a great stamp in time for this community and casts a brilliant spotlight on some of the sounds most frequently heard pumping out of the depths of St Kevin’s Arcade. (Plus, with the vinyl you get a sick school photo of the whole gang). — Rachel Ashby, 95bFM, Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland

christoph el truento & brandn shiraz - NO WARNING

As the name would suggest, this hearty EP was dropped with zero fanfare on Monday night, by two of Auckland’s most prolific and collaborative artists. While the release might have been humble, the tracks are mighty and set to be local classics. El Truento’s woozy and dubbed-out grooves provide a lush landscape for Shiraz’s take-no-prisoners bars. — Rachel Ashby

Louisa Nicklin - Live At Roundhead Studios

Earlier this month, Tāmaki Makauraru's Louisa Nicklin released a tidy live package of 5 tracks titled Live At Roundhead Studios. Featuring Nicklin's haunting vocals, clean guitar, and poetic lyricism, the tracks build and fall and take you with them. If you're missing the rawness of live music, send some coin this way and let it wash over you. — Zoë Larsen Cumming, 95bFM, Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland

Polaroids of Polarbears - .​.​.​but they keep looking​.​.​.​well, Dad said, let them look

Deep in the wops of Feilding local legend Dan Brown forged this relatable track about the internal conflict of leaving the safe haven of bed, and how it’s possible to overcome this with mates by your side. — Radio Control 99.4FM, Te Papaioea / Palmerston North

CONES - 'Cone Creek'

This absolute banger has been a fan favourite here at control among staff and volunteers a like. It’s also fave to play as a wake up track in the morn. — Radio Control 99.4FM

SODA BOYZ – 'Untitled #2 (Duster cover)'

You can’t get much more Palmy than a SODA BOYZ Whare Morris recording. Super cool, chill tune with all koha going to Gender Minorities Aotearoa— Radio Control 99.4FM

Wiri Donna - 'No Follow Through'

Bianca Bailey has cemented her live sound, watching Wiri Donna perform is a rousing experience. In an interview on the Breakfast show, she told me this song was about the many unfinished projects she holds herself accountable too. Clearly Wiri Donna is not one of them! — Maggie Tweedie, Radio Active 88.6FM Breakfast host, Te Whanganui-a-Tara / Wellington

Benny Salvador - 'CRUMPET'

The percussion, the bass, the rhythm, is as creamy and sweet as a porous crispy breakfast treat. Eloquently titled - Crumpet... this track gently wakes your ears up and encourages the imagination. Another ingenious release from Benny Salvador and his fruitful whānau. — Maggie Tweedie

Revulva - 'One Puff Wonder'

A smokey and sensual new single from Poneke supergroup Revulva. One Puff Wonder is the last single before the release of their debut EP. — Aimee Somerville, Radio Active 88.6FM Breakfast producer, Te Whanganui-a-Tara / Wellington

Mousey - My Friends

This new album from Mousey is a beautiful, intimate, and raw exploration of the complexities of human relationships. Ranging from slow & soulful, to happy & boppy, it's a great example of navigating a whole range of emotions and a big variety of sounds. — RDU 98.5FM Breakfast team, Ōtautahi / Christchurch

Sugar James - 'Just Me'

A song to happily listen to on repeat. This new single from Sugar James is undeniably addictive. A great homage to 90s RnB and Hip Hop, Sugar James feels like he's really owning his lyrics and the genre, and proves he's an artist to keep an eye on. — RDU 98.5FM Breakfast team

Dudley Benson - It's Ōtepoti's Fault Remix EP

Three and a half years after the release of Dudley Benson's landmark album Zealandia comes the closing chapter of the project, a seven track collection of remixes of the song 'It's Ōtepoti's Fault' including a posthumous release by Totems, plus the excellent original, which sees Dudley introducing his late mother to his adopted home city. — Jamie Green, Radio One 91FM, Ōtepoti / Dunedin

Haszari - Foundation Slab

Ōtepoti electronic mastermind Haszari comes out of hibernation with a thick slab of heavy dub. the 'Foundation Slab' release includes a redux, two edits and for reasons unknown, a Christmas version. — Jamie Green


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