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Friday Release Roundup - Anthonie Tonnon, Neil MacLeod, Eyeliner + More

Friday Release Roundup - Anthonie Tonnon, Neil MacLeod, Eyeliner + More

Chris Cudby / Image: Anthonie Tonnon and band / Photo credit: Wendy Clease / Friday 24th March, 2023 3:58PM

Once again we find ourselves gazing into the past as we hurtle backwards into the future, as we hit that musical sweet spot of the week we call the UTR Friday Release Roundup. Toasting our team's nomination for the NZ On Air Outstanding Music Journalism Award (two years running), let's revisit together this week's news coverage of Grecco Romank, Big Pharma, F.A.I.R.Y, Karl Sölve Steven, Troy Kingi, Terrible Sons and Ringlets — plus explore even more fresh Aotearoa (and related) releases below from Anthonie Tonnon, Neil MacLeodnic and reuben, Eyeliner and Summer Flake.

In many ways Whanganui's very own Chris Isaak, 2022 Taite Music Prize winner and ever-dapper songwriter Anthonie Tonnon has unveiled a seriously funky, synth-soaked reimagining of the aforementioned US musician / actor's 1989 classic 'Wicked Game' — also featuring Brooke Singer of French For Rabbits on futuristic keys duties. Playing tonight in New Plymouth, Tonnon will be performing with his Leave Love Out Of This Band at this weekend's CubaDupa community festival in the capital, before continuing their ongoing nationwide tour.

Showcasing remixes by an eyebrow-raising array of Aotearoa and European producers — Throwing Snow, Second Self, Leaping Tiger, Proteins of Magic, Brainwaltzera, Amamelia and 2XM — Neil MacLeod's We Have Known Lost Days Remixed collection is a sonically dazzling reimagining of the Te Whanganui-a-Tara electronic artist's acclaimed 2022 EP (and visual accompaniment), out today via Particle.

Teased with minimalist funk groover 'Overdue', nic and reuben's new six track Four EP was celebrated in style last Saturday with a launch bash at Whammy Bar. The already hugely popular duo sound poised for widespread success, constructing their own noirish sonic palace to reign like kings within a post-Krule reality.

Hey wait, have I written this line before? Hey wait, have I written this line before? Please excuse me, I must have been experiencing 'Deja Vu' — the time-warping tune from world famous Canterbury-based computer musician and new dad Eyeliner. Sheer magic in musical form, the pumping track is featured on Welsh imprint My Pet Flamingo's new compilation of international vaporwave all-stars Flamingo Funk vol​.​3.

Now featuring famed ex-Tāmaki Makaurau towel thief Perry Mahoney (Civil Union, Guardian Singles) alongside Steph Crase and Joel Carey, Naarm trio Summer Flake launched their fourth album One Less Thing a few weeks back but it's not too late to celebrate the record's jangle / dream-pop excellence — out now via Rice Is Nice, also home to Sarah Mary Chadwick and Popstrangers.

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