IMNZ Chart and News - January 2006
IMNZ Chart and News - January 2006
IMNZ Independent Album Chart
Rank Artist Title Label/Distributor
1 Fat Freddy’s
Drop Based On A True Story Rhythmethod
2 Fly My Pretties The Return of... Border
3 Various Conscious Roots 2 A Moving Production
4 Various Dub Conspiracy Rhythmethod
5 Katchafire Revival/Slow-Burning Double Pack Mai Music
6 Fly My Pretties Live At Bats Border
7 Module Remarkable Engines Border
8 TrinityRoots Home, Land and Sea Border
9 Fat Freddy’s Drop Live at the Matterhorn Rhythmethod
10 Various Select 007: We Are Here Border
11 Recloose Hiatus on the Horizon Border
12 Hollie Smith The Hollie Smith EP Rhythmethod
13 Pitch Black Halfway: Between Ape and Angel Rhythmethod
14 Kora EP Volume Border
15 TrinityRoots True Border
16 The Inkling Deluge Capitalrecordings
17 Pacific Soul Pacific Soul King Music
18 SJD Southern Lights Pic N Mix Round Trip Mars
19 Mahinarangi Tocker The Mongrel In Me Jayrem
20 Shapeshifter Riddim Wise LP Rhythmethod
Shows sales from 1 – 31 December 2005.
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.
Whirimako Black was awarded the NZ Order Of Merit in the New Years Honours List for services to Maori music. She is currently working on a new album of 40’s and 50’s standards performed in te reo, featuring classic songs such as Cry Me a River, Summertime and Autumn Leaves. Musical director is guitarist Joel Haines, whose performances will also grace the album.
Katchafire head to Hawaii in mid February to support the initial success at radio of Who You With. They’re playing 4 gigs at 2000 - 10,000 seat venues with reggae star Don Carlos and several local acts, then heading to the US mainland for 2or 3 shows. Mai Music is seeking to have a distribution deal in place in time for the tour, which will allow access to the chain stores like K-Mart and Best Buy, which play a large part in the mass market there.
Savage’s single ‘Moonshine’ (featuring Akon) has gone Gold in Australia (marking 35,000 sales). ‘Moonshine’ is the most successful single in DawnRaid’s history, having accumulated double platinum sales in NZ after 7 weeks at #1 on the NZ chart, and it is also Dawn Raid Entertainment’s first Gold single in Australia; currently sitting at #10 on the ARIA chart after 10 weeks.
In live news, Gahu are opening for the James Brown show on 10th February at Auckland’s Civic. The new Brunettes lineup has been playing in Australia and includes Sjionel from the Coolies on bass and US-based kiwi Will Cotton on sax.
From February 13 if you are in Australia you will also be able to purchase New Way Home’s debut EP ‘Anomaly’ (Midium) thanks to Australia’s Inertia distribution. Following the release, they will be playing some shows throughout March in Melbourne and Sydney.
Ryan McPhun and the Ruby Suns were surprised to find that they were being lauded as far afield as Washington, where the Washington City Paper picked their album as one of the best of last year. And Ed Cake's album ‘Downtown Puff’ was chosen as one of the top five albums of 2005 by UK band The Clientele.
Joining the Intergalactic roster are all girl Vegas rockers Jaggedy Ann, who are coming to NZ to record their debut album with AC/DC drummer and NZ resident, Phil Rudd, producing.
Nik Carlson's debut
single I Believe In A Thing Called Love is out now via
If you’re wondering why his name is familiar, Nik was placed second in New Zealand Idol 2005.
On February 28th Breakin Wreckwordz are releasing the debut album ‘Wasted Youth’ from MC and hip hop enthusiast Louie Knuxx. He’s joined on the album by fellow Breakin’ Wreckwordz artists such as Cyphanetik, Tourettes, Usual Suspects as well as the likes of Con Psy (Frontline), PNC and Maia.
Kog offshoot Propaganda Management & Promotions are to release the debut EP from funk/soul/electronic act Numotion Ensemble early this year. Powertool Records are releasing the Puddle’s long-lost album 'Songs for Emily Valentine' this month.
In news from Monkey Records, Onelung's new album 'Binary Pop Songs' will be released in March next year, as will Ishta's debut album. Jo Contag aka Sleepytime/Cloudboy is back from Berlin and we will be re-releasing ‘Sleepytime II: Schlafwandler’ with his latest work ‘Sleepytime III: The Twilight Drone’ as a special bonus disc. Monkey have also recently licensed the Onelung track The Royal Loop to French Label Divibes for a compilation.
The video release for the new Gramsci single Code coincided with the band's debut Big Day Out performance. The video is directed by award-winning director Ed Davis, who won the Kodak Music Clip Awards' Best Director prize in July this year for the Exiles' Hear The People, as well as the 2005 Handle the Jandal Rising Star award for the Misfits of Science Fools Love Ragga Remix clip. He was also a finalist in the SPADA New Film-maker Awards.
Wellinton’s OdESSA have won the 2006 Jack Daniels/Amplifier 'Live And Local' competition for a New Zealand band to play at Big Day Out and record at York Street Studios.
New and Forthcoming Releases:
Mark Airlie ‘Marbled’, Daniel Gannaway ‘Summer Storm’, Hussman ‘21’, Katbite ‘Vacation’, Louie Knuxx ‘Wasted Youth’, J. Harry Long ‘Departures’, Minuit ‘The Guards Themselves’, Chong Nee ‘Around The Way’, Onelung ‘Binary Pop Songs’, Phonoss ‘Dead Slow For Hell’, The Puddle 'Songs for Emily Valentine', Rainy Days ‘Facework’, The Shrugs ‘An Awkward Silence’, Various ‘Gifted & Maori 2’, Various ‘Kaleidoscope World Series 17’ (Christchurch), Various ‘Kaleidoscope World Series 18’ (Dunedin), Various ‘The Transporter Series Numero Uno’ compilation, Various ‘Urban Gospel Vol. 1’
1157 Records: January: Friday 20th Auckland, Big Day Out - Bleeders, Kitsch, Cobra Khan; Saturday 21st Wellington - Kitsch, Cobra Khan; February: Wednesday 22nd Auckland, - Bleeders, Kitsch, Cobra Khan; Thursday 23rd Dunedin - Bleeders, Kitsch; Friday 24th Christchurch, Bleeders, Kitsch; March: Friday 3rd Wellington - Bleeders, Kitsch
Sinate: ‘Beyond Human’ Tour: January 26 Hamilton w/ Left For Dead, 27 Mt Maunganui w/ Left For Dead, 28 Whangarei w/ Left For Dead, 29 Auckland w/ Left For Dead, February: 03, Rotorua w/ Left For Dead, 04 Whakatane w/ Left For Dead, 05 Auckland w/ Left For Dead, 11 New Plymouth w/ Left For Dead, 16 Wanganui w/ Left For Dead, 17 Palmerston Nth w/ Left For Dead, 18 Wellington w/ Left For Dead, Other Nth Island opening bands TBA; 23 Queenstown w/ Tainted and Syndakit, 24 Invercargill w/ Tainted and Syndakit, 25 Timaru w/ Tainted and Syndakit, March: 02 Dunedin w/ Tainted and Syndakit, 03 Christchurch w/ Tainted and Syndakit, 04 Nelson w/ Tainted and Syndakit.