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FABLE Shares Single / Video 'Popstar In Manix'

FABLE Shares Single / Video 'Popstar In Manix'

Charlotte Lovron / Chris Cudby / Friday 19th May, 2023 3:22PM

Back home from representing Aotearoa at this year's JBL x Martin Garrix Music Academy in Amsterdam, Papakura's FABLE shares his first single of 2023 ‘Popstar in Manix'. Paying homage to his suburban roots ('Manix' is Manukau), the Māori artist's new track rides an emotive alt-rock-infused groove, challenging stereotypes while re-envisioning "the popstar status of South Auckland". The uplifting accompanying clip directed by Oscar Keys features the legendary Wayne Anderson (Singer of Songs) as FABLE proudly reps his neighbourhood community — made with support from NZ On Air and dedicated "to all the South Pacific, South Auckland Popstarz". Not one to muck around, the artist is playing a release party in the central city tonight at Whammy Backroom with bbyfacekilla and deadforest. Hope you nabbed yourself a ticket because that show is sold out — smash play on 'Popstar in Manix'...

“Manukau in South Auckland or ‘Manix’, is a place we don’t normally associate popstars with, but I feel like we have our own type of popstars down here. We value the community and whānau, and to me, that’s true popstar status.”

w/ bbyfacekilla, deadforest
Friday 19th May - Whammy Backroom, Auckland [sold out]

'Popstar in Manix' is out today on major streaming services.


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Fri 19th May 9:30pm
Whammy Backroom, Auckland