Foley’s New Single Is Just ‘Better Than Love’

Hailing from New Zealand, pop duo FOLEY share their new single, ‘Better Than Love,’ the final taster from their upcoming EP, ‘Vacation,’ due out on March 12th.

Grounded by mellow pop grooves and honeyed vocals, ‘Better Than Love’ is a dreamy exploration of the prospect of love versus the reality of love and the way we close off our emotions to protect from future heartbreak.

Foley is the late night conversations, not-so-existential crises, and the genuinely unbreakable friendship of 20-somethings Ash Wallace and Gabriel Everett. Honest to a fault, Foley have quickly picked up a fanbase of young like-minded listeners for their confessions of love, loss and learning. Their debut EP, ‘On My Conscience,’ was released in 2020 and saw huge success across commercial radio and streaming platforms, hitting #10 on the NZ Album Charts, and plastered the pair across multiple Spotify playlist covers. They rounded out the year with the release of singles ‘Rendezvous’ and ‘So Personal,’ which will join ‘Better Than Love’ on their upcoming sophomore EP, ‘Vacation’.

‘Better Than Love’ is out now on all streaming platforms.

Tom One Delivers Brand New Single, ‘Hey’ Featuring Lauren May

Originally hailing from Winchester (Hampshire),  DJ/producer in Tom Guyer – aka TOM ONE – usually deals with house/dance music – but for his latest single, ‘Hey’, he switches direction and  teams up with New Zealand born/East London based singer Lauren May for a carefree and laid-back vibe.

With the piano providing the platform for a classical soulful/jazz feel, the latest effort is enhanced by 27-year old May’s sultry vocal performance – arguably a cross between Amy Winehouse and Jorja Smith.

Tom One has built a name for himself for playing across the country, including his residency spot at Royal Holloway Univeristy’s Student Union, as well as supporting artists such as Chase & Status, Sigma and Becky Hill.

Released yesterday (27th January), ‘Hey’ is available on all download/streaming sites. Have a listen to the stunning single below…

New Music Video: Feel – Yukon Era

Hailing from Auckland NZ, four-piece post-punk outfit YUKON ERA  unveiled the video for their recently released single ‘Feel’.

“Feel is a song that touches on personal issues within my life,” explains vocalist Christian Dimick about the fast-paced but sharp number, “feeling absent from others as well as myself, along with feeling crushed by the weight of people’s expectations of me.”

The striking visuals directed by up and coming directors and photographer Taylor Mansfield and DOP Jake Munro are a visual representation of what happens when you keep things bottled up, and in the band’s own words: “the lead character tries to get involved in social situations, while his inner demons continue to eat away at him.”

Carving out a name for themselves within the local and international post-punk music scenes as the youngest band to perform at Australia’s most iconic festival St Jerome’s Laneway, as well as creating the Auckland’s coolest all-ages festival AGEOLD, the boys have extensively toured NZ as headliners, as well as notching up opening slots for big international acts including Mac Demarco, Japandroids, Viet Cong and METZ. Having recently completed a 15 date NZ/AUS tour, selling out four shows in NZ in support of their latest single ‘Tongue’, which reached number three on the NZ Alternative charts, while their first two EPs garnered attention and praised from the likes of Noisey, Tone Deaf, Impose Magazine, Sniffers, and TheWireless.

Making their mark on the international music scene, with recent performances including this year’s Great Escape festival, YUKON ERA are aiming high, with the release of the striking visuals for ‘Feel’, and their upcoming debut album slot for Autumn 2018, it’s clear that the young band is set to make their mark on the international music scene…

Watch the video for ‘Feel’

New Track: Black Crow – Louis Baker

LOUIS BAKER has been under the radar since the release of his single ‘Addict’ a year ago…however his the newest release ‘Black Crow’ makes up for his absence from the scene.

Written and produced in Sydney in just six hours, the soul-fuelled groover  sounds like alchemy freed from an artist’s DNA, rather than the chiseled result of time and toil. Produced by Grammy-nominated Steve Rusch (Solange, Miguel, Rhianna), the deeply organic production bears a strong message of exorcising those demons and leaving the past behind in order to gain wisdom through experience.

Prior to ‘Black Crow’, the New Zealand singer/songwriter has earned ten million Spotify plays worldwide for songs including ‘Rainbow’ (4.7 million) and ‘Addict’ (over 850,000). ‘Addict’ also reached number six on the Radioscope Alt Charts and was premiered on MTV.

LOUIS BAKER proves that good things comes in time…when you hit play on ‘Black Crow’, you’ll hear why…

New Track: Addict – Louis Baker

LOUIS BAKER has leaped onto NEW LEASE MUSIC’s midweek hotspot with his most soulful single to date, ‘Addict’.

This increasingly popular New Zealand artist evokes classic soul through a seductive ‘70s bass groove and Motown-esque guitar stabs, which showcases a mellifluous vocal range and primal R&B scream. ‘Addict’ perfectly displays Baker’s multi-instrumentalist talents, as he plays the role of bassist, guitarist, lead and backing vocalist on this track.

The confessional single follows previous effort, “Gave It All Away”, which was aired on BBC 6Music and received online praises from Clash, Line of Best Fit, Indie Shuffle, EarMilk and MTV.

Go on, smooth over your Humpday; check out ‘Addict’.