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IMNZ Independent Album Chart

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IMNZ Independent Album Chart

April 2004

Rank Artist Title Label Distributor
1 Soane Tonganchic in music in music
2 All Stars Pelea Ea Le Fiafia King Music
3 Katchafire Revival Mai Music Shock Records
4 Minuit 88 Tardus Music Universal
5 Pacific Soul The Collaboration Pacific Dream King Music
6 The Bleeders Bleeding Heart EP 1157 in music
7 Sara-Jane Auva’a Sara-Jane Sara-Jane Ltd King Music
8 Rhombus Bass Player MOKO FMR
9 Pacific Soul Pacific Soul Pacific Dream King Music
10 8 Foot Sativa Season For Assault Intergalactic Records Global Routes
11 Pacific Heights Frozen Fears Fabel Reserve Recordings Rhythmethod
12 Phoenix Foundation Horsepower Capital Recordings BMG
13 Te Vaka Nukukehe Warm Earth King Music
14 8 Foot Sativa Hate Made Me Intergalactic Global Routes
15 The Managers Special Flaming Pearl Global Routes
16 Concord Dawn Disturbance Kog Transmissions Universal
17 P-Money Big Things Kog Transmissions Univerasl
18 Soane In Music in music in music
19 Te Vaka Ki Mua Warm Earth King Music
20 Various Big Water Red Rocks Records Global Routes

Shows sales from 1 – 31 March 2004.
Compiled from outbound sales registered at selected music retailers by Media Sauce Ltd for IMNZ.
Eligibility requires IMNZ membership or by registration fee.
For further information on IMNZ releases, labels or membership contact IMNZ Operations Manager Renee Jones.

April News...

8 Foot Sativa Unleashed On Australia

Ex-Pat Visits Home

Gigs Galore!

Roadrunner releases 8 Foot Sativa’s album ‘Hate Made Me’ (Intergalactic) in Australia on April 14 and it will be released later in the year into other territories on Black Mark. The band will be on an 18-date tour of Australia from April 30 - May 30. Also 'Intergalactic Live!' presents 3 gigs per week in Auckland, permanently, at 3 different venues, so keep an eye out for line-ups.

El Hula (aka ex-pat Blair Jollands) returned from his base in London and played two shows to enthusiastic crowds. The new album ‘Violent Love’, produced by Gordon (The Strokes) Raphael, is released in April on Muse.

On the road, you can catch One Million Dollars (Sugarlicks) at the Jambalaya Festival Midnight street party in Taupo on Easter Saturday, as well as in Wanaka and Christchurch in early June with OdESSA. And in late April, Bench Records will be releasing a compilation album of latin jazz and funk to celebrate the Jambalaya festival. The CD will be a mixture of live recordings and studio recordings and will be available at the festival. Also, in early June, Bench are releasing the second Visionz festival album, with artists including Trinity roots, the Golden bay records crew, Ashphalt, and other treats.

The Monkey Magic tour is well under way. Monkey Records artists Ishta, Onelung, Asphalt, em;u and DJ Monkey are travelling around the country promoting the Monkey Magic sixteen-track sampler, available free at gigs. They have so far played eleven gigs around the South from Invercargill to Nelson.

Wildside rockers Stylus are heading out on tour during April and May, beginning at Auckland University's legendary Shadows bar this Saturday April 3, with a grand finale all-ages show at the Albany Hall on Saturday May 8.

Conray is to join the lineup for the Dimmer album release shows in Auckland on April 16 and 17 at the Classic.

Powertool Records will be hosting four Kaleidoscope World Series shows in May for NZ Music month, in Auckland, Hamilton, New Plymouth and Welington. They also have a swag of new releases due from Edward Gains, The Shrugs, Robert Scott and Surrealistic.

Sara-Jane Auva’a recently celebrated the release of her self-titled album. She was a member of Pacific Soul, and is also a proficient jazz performer and has performed at the Sydney International Jazz festival and the acclaimed Monterey Jazz Festival (USA).

Wellington-based label Red Rocks Records have just released the Windy City Strugglers’ latest album ‘Kingfisher’. The Strugglers include soul legend Rick Bryant, Bill Lake, Nick Bollinger, Geoff Rashbrooke, Andrew Delahunty and songwriter Arthur Baysting, joined by drummer Ross Burge fresh from recording with the Finn Brothers in legendary Woodstock New York. They are also presenting ‘Big Water’, a collection of the best of Wellington blues. Red Rocks’ distributor, Global Routes, has also announced a new Lucid 3 album to be released in June. is distributing a new album on Manu Hill Records by New Game, a Taranaki rock/rap group, featuring former members of rockers The Nod. Also being released this month is a 14-track rap compilation from the Kaiti Collective released on new Gisborne based label Te Toka Records.

And in news from Tangata, Moana is booked to play Sky City Theatre on May 15th. Ruia is fronting a new music TV series for Maori Television, and Ruia's brother Ranea is recording a new single featuring his four children, the youngest being 7.
New Tangata signing, singer-songwriter Morgana Watson, is in pre-production for her debut single.

Capitalrecordings in association with Involve has released ‘Compilation’, a collection of 10 tracks from New Zealanders and other musicians from around the world, as selected then reflected though the eyes of label owner, producer and recording artist (as Aspen/Signer) Bevan Smith.

The new single by Adeaze ‘How Deep Is Your Love’ is in stores now, following their Platinum single ‘A Life With You’.

Gasoline Cowboy present their NZ on Air funded video ‘I hear you call my name’ at the Dog Bollix on Thurs 9th April. Released last year on the Arch Hill compilation, ‘The Hill is Alive’, the single has received strong BNet support including holding the #1 spot at Radio Active.

In news of future releases, on April 26 King Music is releasing the ‘D’Lucious’ compilation from new label D1, featuring the D1 family amongst many others. You can catch their video on C4 and Juice, and they did a great show at Pasifika.

Whirimako Black’s "Tangihaku’ album is due in late April – this is her 3rd album and her first for Mai Music.

Sugarlicks will release 'Ultrasound 2017' in May this year, featuring Solephonic (Manuel Bundy), Lewis McCallum, the Nabatean, Ghost Tones and others from the Sugarlicks family. The album will be toured through New Zealand and Australia, and later this year through Singapore and Europe.


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