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Friday Release Roundup - Body Beat Ritual, WHO SHOT SCOTT, Scalper + More

Friday Release Roundup - Body Beat Ritual, WHO SHOT SCOTT, Scalper + More

Chris Cudby / Image: Body Beat Ritual / Friday 17th February, 2023 4:20PM

Our Friday Release Roundup is a jumbo-sized edition this week, so let's crack knuckles and jump right into it. Check out this week's news coverage of Neive Strang, Junus Orca, Grecco Romank, Surf Friends, Fraser Ross, Mice On Stilts, Office Dog, Phoebe Rings, Pretty Stooked and RIOT GULL, and open your ears to more fresh Aotearoa releases below by Body Beat Ritual, WHO SHOT SCOTT, Scalper, Bodyache, Powertool Records, Modniy, And$um, Mali Mali and DEAD EVIL...

Whanganui-based electronic dance maestro Body Beat Ritual treats club-goers to a new four track EP of reality reshaping, mind munting techno rhythms entitled Fixation — officially out on streaming services on 24th February.

Hitting the overall number one spot on the 2022 SRN TOP 10, Iraqi-born Aotearoa party-starter WHO SHOT SCOTT unleashed the amped-up final instalment in his Mercy Trilogy of EPs, including breakout single 'LONERS ANTHEM'.

Launched late last week, London-born Pakistani rapper and producer Scalper shared his fifth solo album of immersive and philosophical slowcore hip hop The Shine, recorded in his West Auckland studio.

Te Whanganui-a-Tara producer/ sound artist Bodyache explores deep listening long-form ambient / drone textures on their new self-titled album.

Celebrating their 20th anniversary with a humongous 41 track collection spanning the past ten years of independent releases, Powertool Records have made available online their new compilation PT200: The Second 100 — featuring Surf Friends, Bilders, Psychic Maps, Fats White, Vorn, Gold Medal Famous, Video Nasty, The Fuzzies, US alt-rock stars King Missile and many more.

Aotearoa electronic songwriter Modniy unveiled soulful and balearic new single 'The Sign', plus an even further zoned Peace Point remix.

Ōtautahi hip hip champ And$um is back with infectious jazzy hip hop cut 'Nobody Wants To Hear You Rap' co-starring fellow Cantabrian Lui Mill.

Tāmaki Makaurau songwriter Mali Mali reemerges with the sparkling, reflective lead single from forthcoming new album Spirit Tide.

West Auckland horror punks DEAD EVIL bust out thirteen brain-zapping bangers on their new covers album Covered​.​.​. In Maggots! — launched earlier this week in time for Valentine's Day.

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