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Release Roundup: CINDY, Violet Hirst, Brandn Shiraz, Aro, Jilter Off Kilter

Release Roundup: CINDY, Violet Hirst, Brandn Shiraz, Aro, Jilter Off Kilter

Chris Cudby / Image: CINDY / Friday 19th May, 2023 5:33PM

There's a tsunami alert in the Hauraki Gulf and the UTR office right now — the former because of the magnitude 7.7 earthquake near the Loyalty Islands, and the latter due to this week's tidal wave of NZ Music Month releases. Let's revisit this week's coverage of Space Waltz, D.C. Maxwell, FABLE, Nikau Grace, Georgia Lines, Model Home, Coast Arcade, The Melancholy Babes and Paul Cathro, and tuck into new tunes below from CINDY, Violet Hirst, Brandn Shiraz, Aro and Jilter Off Kilter.

Playing across the North Island this month with best buds from Japan, King Brothers (details and tickets HERE), Point Chevalier hellraisers CINDY reemerge with new two track EP B21 — sporting hyper-catchy anthems 'Best Part' and 'Stars'.

Playing D.C. Maxwell's 'The Leading Man' single release event at Tāmaki Makaurau's Whammy Bar on 9th June (tickets HERE), Violet Hirst has unveiled a cinematic epic of her own — co-directing (with Mark Chayanat Whittet) and dancing in the video for woozy new single 'Alternate Ways to Pray', from her forthcoming album Donegal via trace / untrace.

Tāmaki Makaurau-raised / Cook Island hip hip hero Brandn Shiraz showcases his production skills on Brandn Shiraz [Instrumentals] — a seven track complementary collection to his superb self-produced EP that dropped back in March.

Husband and wife duo Aro shared today ‘Aroā’ as part of Waiata Anthems, a te reo version of their new single ‘Know How’ — "Its release is dedicated, in particular, to those who lost so much through cyclone Gabrielle earlier this year and others who have suffered with the recent weather events in Aotearoa."

Te Whanganui-a-Tara's Jilter Off Kilter unleashed their debut album View from the Balcony late last week — "an accumulation of what we've been doing the past 3 years but not all of it, it was real cool". Including 11 minute epic 'April 6th' and the cacophonous (yet also John Cage-like) self-explanatory 'We all went to Massey University and it shows'.

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King Brothers
Thu 25th May 8:00pm
The Mothership, Auckland
King Brothers
Fri 26th May 8:00pm
Totara St., Tauranga
King Brothers
Sat 27th May 9:00pm
The Yot Club, Raglan
King Brothers (japan) All Age Show w/ Cindy And Short Chain
Sun 28th May 5:00pm
Big Fan, Auckland
D.C. Maxwell Presents: The Leading Man
Fri 9th Jun 8:00pm
Whammy Bar, Auckland