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Crowded House To Release Their First Album In A Decade

by Paul Cashmere

Crowded House will release ‘Dreamers Are Waiting’, their first album in a decade in June.

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Dave Dobbyn

Dave Dobbyn Becomes Sir Dave Dobbyn In New Zealand New Year’s Honours

by Paul Cashmere

Dave Dobbyn, best known for his 1986 no 1 song ‘Slice of Heaven’, has been knighted in New Zealand as part of the Queen’s New Year’s Honours.

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Marlon Williams at 2014 Leaps and Bounds Launch. Photo by Ros O'Gorman http://www.noise11.com

Marlon Williams Teams With Kacy & Clayton For ‘Your Mind’s Walking Out’

by Paul Cashmere

Marlon Williams has teamed up with Canada’s Kacy & Clayton for the album ‘Plastic Bouquet’. ‘Your Mind’s On The Way’ is the new single and video.

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Max Merritt’s First Album In 40 Years Released – Michael Chugg Discusses Max

by Paul Cashmere

Legendary Australian promoter Michael Chugg was a lifelong friend of Max Merritt, who passed away on 24 September.

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Max Merritt’s Posthumous Album ‘I Can Dream’ To Be Released

by Paul Cashmere

‘I Can Dream’, the final album by Max Merritt will be released on Robert Rigby’s Fanfare Records.

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Bones Hillman Midnight Oil 6 November 2017. Photo by Ros O'Gorman

Midnight Oil Bass Player Bones Hillman Dies Aged 62

by Paul Cashmere

Bones Hillman, the bass player for Midnight Oil, has lost his battle with cancer at age 62.

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Lorde, Photo By Serena Ho

Lorde Is Working On New Music

by Music-News.com

Lorde has called on her fans to make sure they vote in the upcoming election in New Zealand and teased that she will give them “something in return” if they hand in their ballot on October 17.

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Max Merritt Dies at Age 79

by Paul Cashmere

New Zealand’s Max Merritt of Australia’s Max Merritt and the Meteors fame, has died in Los Angeles at the age of 79.

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Keith Urban, Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne 2014 photo by Ros O'Gorman

Keith Urban Talks About His New Pink Track

by Music-News.com

Keith Urban is talking up his new song ‘One Too Many’ with Pink.

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Benee

New Zealand’s Rhythm and Vines Festival Drops Its First 2020 Line-up Announcement

by Paul Cashmere

New Zealand’s Rhythm & Vines Festival has announced 50+ New Zealand acts for the first announcement for the 2020 line-up.

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Don Martin of Mi-Sex photo by Mi-Sex Facebook page

Mi-Sex Bass Player Don Martin Passes Away Following Cancer Battle

by Paul Cashmere

Don Martin, an original member and bass player of Mi-Sex has lost his battle with cancer.

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Keith Urban, Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne 2014 photo by Ros O'Gorman

Keith Urban Announces Tracklisting for ‘The Speed Of Now Part 1’

by Paul Cashmere

Keith Urban has offered up the tracklisting for his next album ‘The Speed of Now Part 1’ due in September.

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Split Enz True Colours

Split Enz ‘True Colours’ Expanded and Reissued To Mark 40th Anniversary

by Paul Cashmere

Split Enz ‘True Colours’ is back with extra tracks, marking the 40th anniversary of its release in 1980.

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Weta

New Zealand Musician Aaron Tokona of Weta Dies Aged 45

by Paul Cashmere

Aaron Tokona of the New Zealand bands Weta and Fly My Pretties has died at the age of 45.

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Lorde, Photo By Serena Ho

Lorde Sends Support To The USA

by Music-News.com

Lorde has assured fans in an email that she is taking “true action” to help support the Black Lives Matter movement.

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Lorde, Photo By Serena Ho

Lorde Prepares Third Album

by Music-News.com

Lorde is “truly jazzed” for fans to hear the new music she’s been working on during the coronavirus lockdown.

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Reg Mombassa of Dog Trumpet photo by Ros O'Gorman

Why Reg Mombassa of Dog Trumpet Is A “Gloomy Catastrophist”

by Paul Cashmere

Dog Trumpet’s Reg Mombassa has a simply description of himself, with thanks to his wife.

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Dog Trumpet photo by Ros O'Gorman

Peter O’Doherty On His Dog Trumpet Song ‘You’ve Heard It All Before’

by Paul Cashmere

Dog Trumpet’s ‘Great South Road’ is the first album in seven years for ex-Mental As Anything co-founders Peter O’Doherty and Reg Mombassa.

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Peter O'Doherty of Dog Trumpet photo by Ros O'Gorman

Peter O’Doherty Explains His Dog Trumpet Song ‘At Anytime’

by Paul Cashmere

Dog Trumpet’s Peter O’Doherty says his song ‘At Anytime’ is part fact, part fiction.

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Reg Mombassa of Dog Trumpet photo by Ros O'Gorman

Reg Mombassa of Dog Trumpet Discusses His Macabre ‘Lonely Death Cleaning Company’

by Paul Cashmere

‘Lonely Death Cleaning Company from the new Dog Trumpet album ‘Great South Road’ would have to be one of the most macabre songs Reg Mombassa has even written.

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Reg Mombassa of Dog Trumpet photo by Ros O'Gorman

Reg Mombassa Discusses ‘Gravity’ from Dog Trumpet’s ‘Great South Road’ Album

by Paul Cashmere

Dog Trumpet’s first album in seven years is equal parts Peter O’Doherty and Reg Mombassa. Each have six songs on the new record.

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Marlon Williams at 2014 Leaps and Bounds Launch. Photo by Ros O'Gorman http://www.noise11.com

Marlon Williams To Debut Live at Auckland Town Hall With Q&A On YouTube

by Announcement

Marlon Williams will premiere the full live concert film from his acclaimed 2019 release Live at Auckland Town Hall this weekend, sharing the 109 minute show for free across YouTube and Facebook, followed by a live Q&A with fans.

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Fleetwood Mac Neil Finn at Rod Laver Arena photo by Mary Boukouvalas

Neil Finn Covers Prince At Home

by Paul Cashmere

Neil Finn’s latest At Home episode is a cover of Prince’s ‘When Doves Cry’.

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Jimmy Barnes at Red Hot Summer Mornington 2019 photo Noise11.com

Music From The Home Front Proves Australian Music Wins Ratings

by Paul Cashmere

1.159 million Australian’s turned in for Music From The Home Front on Saturday night with the show rating no 1 for under 40 year olds.

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Neil Finn photo by Ros O'Gorman

Neil Finn and Sons Liam and Elroy Deliver ‘Better Be Home Soon’ From Home

by Paul Cashmere

Neil Finn is continuing his homegrown sessions with a new version of his Crowded House classic ‘Better Be Home Soon’ with his sons Elroy and Liam.

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Neil Finn photo by Ros O'Gorman

Watch Neil Finn Perform David Bowie ‘Heroes’ From Home

by Paul Cashmere

Neil Finn has performed a cover of the David Bowie classic ‘Heroes’ at his house in New Zealand.

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Split Enz True Colours

Split Enz ‘True Colours’ Given A 40th Anniversary Comeback

by Noise11.com

Split Enz iconic 1980 breakthrough ‘True Colours is coming back as a 40th anniversary edition.

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Straightjacket Fits

Andrew Brough Of Straightjacket Fits Has Died

by Paul Cashmere

Straightjacket Fits singer, songwriter and guitarist Andrew Brough has passed away in New Zealand.

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