Introducing Frills...

There’s been an underground buzz brewing about this New York-based Kiwi duo for months.

They make catchy-as-hell tunes, which have been doing all sorts of damage on Spotify while piquing the interest of US tastemakers, such as NYLONHillyDilly and Line of Best Fit.

Meet Frills. And while you’re at it, have a listen to their debut single ‘My Love’.

“The track ekes summer groove in the style of MGMT
and slow-jam Vampire Weekend” 

“The infectious chorus, memorable vocal parts, and solid production they
use give their track enough appeal. It's perfect for summer”

Frills was conceived in a studio in a Brooklyn bedroom where longtime songwriting collaborators and New Zealand music stalwarts, Simon Oscroft (Midnight YouthMOTHXR) and Dan Gibson (Streets of Laredo, Kingston), began messing around with some GarageBand beats.

It started out as a bit of fun but Oscroft and Gibson's voice memos and ideas quickly became finished songs. It soon became clear to the pair that they’d unintentionally created a band.

With esteemed reputations in their own right on the Kiwi music scene, Oscroft and Gibson have spent the last few years dividing their time between New Zealand and the States.

After Midnight YouthOscroft made a name for himself in the US in the band MOTHXR, while Gibson and his NYC-based band of Kiwis, Streets of Laredo, delighted indie-folk fans from coast to coast. 

Both are also accomplished producers. With an impeccable track record, including with the indie-pop-rock girl band The Aces, they work out of their own studio tucked away in a quiet corner of Brooklyn overlooking the New York City skyline. 

Between writing and producing for others, Frills released a string of singles last year, including their debut track ‘My Love’, which has clocked more than two million streams on Spotify. The song was written and recorded in its entirety on one afternoon in the New York winter of early 2017. 

It signalled the start of something special, and although there’s an understated, casual Kiwi nature to the way in which Frills and their music has come together, the duo's impact is already been felt far and wide.

So stay tuned for what’s next. Frills is coming in hot and fast! 

'My Love' is out now: Listen here

Find Frills:
Instagram: @frillsmusic
Facebook: @frillsfrillsfrills

(Hed) P.E . to join Limp Bizkit for Christchurch gig on March 19

Storm The Gates has added (Hed) P.E. to the bill to join Limp Bizkit in Christchurch on March 19 at Horncastle Arena.
(Hed) P.E. will bring the energy and are expected to be crowd pleasers with their unique mix of gangsta rap, punk and reggae, known as G-punk.

“Hed P.E are old school superstars and this oozes out of each member, they have a quality and a class that is rarely seen in today’s breed of musicians” 

It’s been 16 years since US rock-rap group Limp Bizkit played on Kiwi soil.

Fronted by the iconic Fred Durst, Limp Bizkit took the world by storm in the late 90s and early 2000s with albums such as THREE DOLLAR BILL, Y’ALL$SIGNIFICANT OTHERand CHOCOLATE STARFISH AND THE HOT DOG FLAVORED WATER.
Some of their hits include ‘Rollin’‘Nookie’‘My Way’‘Behind Blue Eyes’‘Take A Look Around’‘My Generation’ and so many more. Renowned for their frenzied live performances, the nu-metal legends are set to unleash their classics in both their Auckland and Christchurch sets.
Presented by The Rock, Limp Bizkit with (Hed) P.E. is on sale now with tickets available from www.stormthegates.co.nz or www.ticketek.co.nz 

R’n’B sensation August Alsina to play one night in Auckland

R’n’B heartthrob August Alsina will play his first-ever New Zealand show this April.
Presented by Pato Entertainment and Talk Later, the Def Jam Recordings prodigy will perform at the Logan Campbell Centre in Auckland on Friday, April 13.
He will be supported by Donell LewisKennyon Brown and DJ Noiz.
Born and bred in New Orleans, August Alsina is following in the footsteps of the city’s legends who paved the way. After a set of personal setbacks and a series of YouTube covers that generated millions of views, he signed with Def Jam Recordings in 2007 and released 2014’s TESTIMONY, which debuted at #2 on the Billboard 200.



New Zealand’s first lady of jazz and soul, Hollie Smith, is celebrating the 10th anniversary of her iconic debut album LONG PLAYER with a nationwide tour.

LONG PLAYER firmly established Smith’s solo career and earned her a reputation as one of New Zealand’s most recognisable voices. It also earned her ‘Best Female Solo Artist’, ’Breakthrough Artist of the Year’ and ‘Best Producer’ at the 2007 New Zealand Music Awards. 

Coinciding with the tour and to mark the anniversary, Soundsmith/Warner Music NZ will release LONG PLAYER on vinyl for the first time. Released as a double LP, the set will have five bonus songs of her retrospective singles, including her famed ‘Bathe In The River’. It goes on sale on September 8.

Playing at well-known venues across New Zealand, carefully handpicked to fit the vibe of the critically-acclaimed record, the LONGPLAYER 10th ANNIVERSARY TOUR kicks off at San Fran in Wellington on September 14, before moving on to the Mayfair in New Plymouth on September 15. 

The tour picks up in the South Island again on September 29 at the Christchurch Arts Centre

Kiwi singer-songwriter Mark Vanilau will open for Smith at all of these above shows. A multi-instrumentalist with a smooth velvetine voice, Vanilau wowed critics with his debut EP, DARK HORIZON, and won ‘Best Song’ at the 2014 Pacific Music Awards. He also lends his talents to a wide range of well-known Kiwi acts, from Ladi6 to Dave Dobbyn.

Smith then plays the Port Chalmers Seafood Festival near Dunedin on September 30. She wraps up the tour in Auckland at Crystal Palace on October 6 with support from emerging Kiwi soul sensation TEEKS.

The young artist, who hails from Northland, has taken the Kiwi music scene by storm with his debut EP, THE GRAPEFRUIT SKIES. A mesmerising live performer, with a voice that’ll stop you in your tracks, TEEKS’ debut single ‘If Only’ has topped charts making the up-and-comer a must see.

Tickets for Hollie Smith’s LONGPLAYER 10th ANNIVERSARY TOUR are on sale at 9am Friday, August 4 at Cosmic Ticketing - https://www.cosmicticketing.co.nz/ 


Thursday September 14 - San Fran – Wellington
(with special guest Mark Vanilau)

Friday September 15 - Mayfair - New Plymouth
(with special guest Mark Vanilau)

Friday September 29 – Christchurch Arts Centre – Christchurch
(with special guest Mark Vanilau)

Saturday September 30 - Port Chalmers seafood festival

Thursday October 5 - Totara st – Tauranga
(with special guest Mark Vanilau)

Friday October 6 - Crystal Palace – Auckland
(with special guest TEEKS)


Korean MC Keith Ape is set to touch down for his first-ever NZ shows

Due to hot demand, the Auckland show for Seoul sensation Keith Ape has been moved to a larger venue. The MC touches down in New Zealand this week for his first-ever Kiwi gigs – playing San Fran in Wellington on Friday, November 11 and now The Studio in Auckland on Saturday, November 12.

Keith Ape broke through in 2015 with his smash hit “It G Ma” , which was later remixed in a video featuring A$AP FergFather, Dumbfounded and Waka Flocka. Another collaboration arose with underground heavyweight Denzel Curry with a track called ‘Vigorous.’ He also partnered with iconic fashion brand Converse to craft a visually arresting interactive video for his new single, "Diamonds."

Vice’s NOISEY then created a documentary showcasing ‘The Great Korean Invasion of Keith Ape.’  He continued his streak with the release of his latest song “Let Us Prey” and features Bryan Cha$e. 

He also performed at SXSW with NOISEY, describing it as the craziest rap show at SXSW. “Living up to the rock star, hardcore aesthetic Keith Ape's denim-clad cohort projected, and it blew the crowd away,” NOISEY


Tickets from https://justtheticketnz.com/