October 2004 – NZ Music In Australia
October 2004 – NZ Music In Australia
It’s great to know that not only can you see, buy, and listen to New Zealand music in Australia, but that people actually do!
First up this month, big congratulations are due to Scribe, Dirty Records, and FMR. Scribe’s single ‘Not Many/Stand Up’ has reached Gold status in Australia, selling over 35,000 units, and his debut album ‘The Crusader’ is nipping at the heels of Gold itself, with only 5,000 copies needing to be sold to reach this award. Expect this to happen sooner rather than later – next single ‘Dreaming’ has made a big dent at radio, being the ninth most-added song in the week it was released to the airwaves, and the third most-added in the dance/pop category.
Great chart action for Evermore, too. Their single ‘It’s Too Late’ has reached number 16 in the national sales chart, and has now spent 12 weeks in the airplay charts, currently sitting at number 33. The band’s debut album ‘Dreams’ has spent the three weeks since release in the Top 50. Evermore support Little Birdy on their upcoming Australian tour later this month.
betchadupa’s ‘Who’s Coming Through The Window’ video is screening on Channel 10’s Video Hits and Video Hits Uncut. The band headline Adelaide and Melbourne shows over the next couple of days (with Degrees K among the supports), and have a tour to look forward to with The Killers, who betchadupa will support on their five Aussie shows in December.
The Finn Brothers’ Australian shows are just around the corner, with Aussie sensation Missy Higgins in support. Their single ‘Won’t Give In’ is still performing strongly at radio and music TV after some 11 weeks.
The Datsuns’ single ‘Girl’s Best Friend’ has been added strongly at alternative radio and the accompanying video is screening on Rage
Mareko’s ‘Stop Drop ‘N’ Roll’ video is airing on Rage, and his ‘White Sunday’ album was released at the beginning of this month, through Inertia.
Dei Hamo’s Australian campaign is
beginning to get underway, with his ‘We Gon’ Ride’ single
getting its first national airplay ahead of a November 22nd
retail release. He has also scored the coveted support slot
on D12’s upcoming three show tour.
Pan Am’s ‘Interstate Boy’ video is screening on Rage and is picking up some airplay.
Katchafire played to a full house at The Prince of Wales in Melbourne and are going back to play two shows in Sydney and two in Brisbane at the end of the month.
‘Bondi Calling Volume 2’ has just been released through Australian label Vitamin Records and it includes tracks from kiwi artists Twinset feat. Barnaby Weir and one million dollars.
Baitercell and Timmy Schumacher have just returned from an Australian tour and Pitch Black head across the ditch at the end of November to introduce our trans-Tasman cousins to their new album ‘From Ape To Angel’, which has just been released here on Kog.
Other upcoming shows:
The Upbeats/Confucius/Jet Jaguar late October
Sydney & Melbourne
Trinity Roots early November Sydney & Melbourne
Salmonella Dub late November Sydney & Melbourne
Rhombus play Pacific Wave Festival, Sydney Opera House
Sola Rosa in December
Te Vaka play the Eureka 150 “Echoes of Freedom” Festival in December
The D4 and Scribe play Homebake Festival, Sydney, in December
Concord Dawn the only NZ act so far playing all Big Day Out shows
Keep your eyes out for another update on what’s been happening across the Tasman next month.
For more information on any of these artists, please contact their NZ labels:
Scribe, Pan Am FMR
The Finn Brothers EMI
The Datsuns Shock
Mareko Dawn Raid
Dei Hamo Universal
Katchafire Mai Music
one million dollars Sugarlicks
Baitercell and Timmy Schumacher, Pitch Black Kog
If you have anything you think should
be included in this newsletter, please email