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Release Roundup: Current Bias, PollyHill x Samara Alofa, Jazmine Mary, 'Day Breathes Night'

Release Roundup: Current Bias, PollyHill x Samara Alofa, Jazmine Mary, 'Day Breathes Night'

Chris Cudby / Image: PollyHill x Samara Alofa / Photo credit: Nicola Sandford / Friday 7th July, 2023 5:05PM

We've reached the mid-point of the mad year that is 2023 — this week welcoming back UTR and Sports Team's mighty Trash Recital series (starring Guardian Singles) with a new gameshow style twist for the third season, and who knows what more secret project(s) we've got tucked away to reveal soon? Let your imagination run riot whilst revisiting our past seven day's news coverage of Beastwars, Office Dog, TE KAAHU x Delaney Davidson, Karl Sölve Steven and Ballot Box, then scroll downwards for more fresh Aotearoa releases from Current Bias, PollyHill x Samara Alofa, Audio Foundation's Dadson / Johnson / Shearer / Allen Day Breathes Night release, plus Jazmine Mary live with band on 95bFM.

Sounding dizzying in both club environments (I assume) and / or with bottomless cups of coffee at hand (confirmed), Pōneke via Boorloo Boodja electronic artist Current Bias unveiled their hyperkinetic, ultra-detailed new album Frontal early this week via Related Articles, and it's already sounding like a 2023 Aotearoa release highlight. You can order the futuristic limited edition compact disc version via the Bandcamp link.

Trash Recital season two star Samara Alofa reunites with rapper PollyHill for 'Alien Sex', the atmospheric, trip hop-inflected first cut revealed from a forthcoming collaborative EP.

The latest release from Audio Foundation Records, Day Breathes Night documents iconic Aotearoa sonic practitioners Phil Dadson, Rachel Shearer and Hermione Johnson's performance with visiting UK experimentalist Simon Allen at the AF hub in late 2021. The three local artists are playing an album release event on 19th August with K Group — treat your ears to lead tracks 'Cryptomonas' and 'Microscopium', preorder the compact disc edition via the Bandcamp link, and nab tickets for this limited capacity show HERE.

Kicking off their DOG album release tour this Saturday at Tāmaki Makaurau's Hollywood Avondale with Julia Deans (get tickets HERE), 95bFM shared sublime footage of songwriter Jazmine Mary performing 'Dope' — with Peter Ruddell (Sulfate, Wax Chattels) on keys, Louisa Nicklin on sax, and Pony Baby bandmate ARAHI on drums.

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Jazmine Mary - Dog - Album Release Tour
Sat 8th Jul 7:00pm
Hollywood Cinema, Auckland
Day Breathes Night - Album Release Show
Sat 19th Aug 8:00pm
Audio Foundation, Auckland