IMNZ June Chart and News
IMNZ Independent Album Chart
Rank Artist Title Label/Distributor
McGlashan Warm Hand Arch Hill/Rhythmethod
2 Fat Freddy's Drop Based On A True Story Rhythmethod
3 Opensouls Kaleidoscope Rhythmethod
4 Nesian Mystik Freshmen Bounce
5 Salmonella Dub Remixes and Radio Cuts Rhythmethod
6 Aaradhna I Love You DawnRaid
7 Fly My Pretties The Return Of Fly My Pretties LOOP/Border
8 Hollie Smith Hollie Smith EP Rhythmethod
9 Samuel Flynn-Scott The Hunt Brings Us Life LOOP
10 Various Green Room 005: Whanau LOOP
11 Luke Buda Special Surprise Arch Hill/Rhythmethod
12 Katchafire Homegrown Dub Mai Music
13 Concord Dawn Chaos By Design Uprising
14 Fat Freddy's Drop Live At The Matterhorn Rhythmethod
15 Chong Nee Just Getting By On Love Handmade/Rhythmethod
16 TrinityRoots Home Land And Sea Border
17 Chris Knox & the Nothing Chris Knox & the Nothing Rhythmethod
18 Katchafire Slow-Burning Mai Music
19 Various Dub Conspiracy Rhythmethod
20 Kora EP Volume Border Amplifier
Shows sales from 1 –
31 May 2006.
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.
As the winter sets in much news is coming in about IMNZ artists and labels doing good things in other parts of the world – in places where it’s hopefully warmer than here!
The latest Outward Sound grant recipients have been announced, which include some of the IMNZ family. A Phase Three grant goes to LOOP Recordings; a Phase Two goes to Tardus Music (for Minuit); and Phase One grants have been allocated to Moana and the Tribe, Handmade Records (for Chong Nee), and Mai Music (for Katchafire).
www.spacific.net tells us that IMNZ artists currently gigging in the UK include Connan and the Mockasins (who live there now), Thin Men (formerly El Hula), Tama Waipera (with Nathan Haines), Concord Dawn and Fat Freddy’s Drop, with Katchafire heading over soon. Fat Freddy’s Drop recently sold out Brixton Academy and had to add another date (July 8) to their current European tour on July 8.
Ardijah have been invited to perform in Los Angeles at
the American Cancer Society
Festival, and the Gardena Jazz Festival in late August. That month they will also release their DVD ‘Live in Concert at the Civic Theatre’, and a new single, Natural High. Pacific Curls have just returned from playing Australian international indigenous festival The Dreaming Festival in Queensland.
Shapeshifter head to Australia for their first shows in over 6 months at the end of July, as they’ve been recording their new album 'Soulstice' in Kaikoura. These shows will be the release parties of Bring Change, the first single/video from the album. Their New Zealand album release tour will be in September.
TMet Recordings artist Focus reached No.1 on the online music store Tidydigital chart in May with his track Existence, and is being played by the likes of Technikal, MDA & Spherical, Trevor McLachlan, Pierre Pienaar, Olly Perris, Dark By Design, Nick Rowland amongst others. Focus’ next release, 'The Nitrate EP', is scheduled for June 20.
one million dollars' song, Who You Are, from their album ‘Energy State’ (Sugarlicks) reached number 1 on the RadioCafe 98.6FM playlist in Budapest in Hungary. Another song from the album, On This Day, is currently being heard on NZ TV as part of the new Blood Service advertisement.
Breakin Wreckwordz launches in Australia on July 1, with a party in Melbourne and the release of a mixtape featuring new tracks and older favourites from the NZ BWW roster, plus exclusives from established Australian artists (Weapon X and Ken Hell, Mantra, Hykoo, Macromantics, Anecdote, Phrase, Litigate and Fluid). The mixtape is entitled ‘Who The F**k?’, in keeping with the Breakin Wreckwordz ‘F**k Music’ Mixtape series.
NZ Idol runner-up Nik Carlson recently completed a tour of Samoa. Hamiltonian Pete Fountain is supporting 10CC’s 10-show nationwide tour.
Lil' Chief have five records out right now or very soon. Out now is The Reduction Agents’ debut album ‘The Dance Reduction Agents’, the ‘Lawrence Arabia’ album (Lawrence Arabia being the singer/songwriter behind The Reduction Agents), and the long-awaited Voom album ‘Hello, Are You There?’. Soon they release their first non-New Zealand album from Japanese artist Shugo Tokumaru, and in July comes the new Shaft album ‘Down At Your Life’. After a successful tour of the US supporting Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, the Brunettes’ Jonathan Bree has returned to New Zealand to finish the new album. Lil Chief titles are now available in Australia through Reverberation Records.
Intergalactic are in international release territory too; they are doing albums from Bone Thugs-n-Harmony and Jaggedy Ann. The World Battle of the Bands is open for entries in all regions. New Zealand heats start in August and the World Final will be staged in Hong Kong.
dDub are on the road for their 4th Winter Tour. They started with a Comfort video preview gig at Galatos in Auckland and make their way down the country through Wellington, Napier and on to the deep south to Queenstown, Invercargill, Dunedin and Christchurch.
Fly My Pretties, featuring Black Seeds front man Barnaby Weir and his all-star lineup of fourteen musicians including Module, Hollie Smith, Brendan Moran and Luke Buda, play a theatre tour in July.
The Suicide Dogs release their album ‘Breakin’ Away’ on Puppy Killer Records (via Rhythmethod). To celebrate, the Suicide Dogs are hitting the road along with special guests and label mates Missing Teeth and the Poisoners.
DawnRaid received entries from New Zealand, Australia and as far away as Germany for their Deceptikonz Dear Hip Hop remix competition. Tommy Ill took first place. Savage, Deceptikonz and Aaradhna were invited to perform in front of Government House in Samoa.
Hamilton-based hip-hop group 4 Corners’ debut album ‘The Foundations’ comes out on Disruptiv Music July 5, and features collaborations with Ladi 6, Che Fu, Tyra Hammond, P-Money, Tyna, Maia Rata and more. The crew will tour the country this August.
Twinset release their new album 'Flavour Country' on June 27. The trio have worked with many in the Wellington music scene, including Fat Freddy's Drop, The Black Seeds, Deva Mahal, The Eggs, and Scribes Of Ra. The boys are also following in Fat Freddy's Drop's footsteps and tour jazz venues in Berlin, Frankfurt and Amsterdam in August.
Fabel Music have turned their hand to events, and after a summer of organising concerts in the South Island, they’ve joined forces with RDU to present the Winter of Discontent programme, which includes shows from the Black Seeds, Shapeshifter, Fly My Pretties and more.
Tainted supported Blindspott at their Christchurch album release party. Stylus packed the Kings Arms in Auckland for the launch of their new album ‘Gain Control’ on June 10.
New and Forthcoming Releases
4 Corners By My Side feat Maia Rata (single), Beatrootz You Know (single), Bill Direen & Friends ‘New York Sack’, The Cakekitchen ‘Put Your Foot Inside The Door’, Connan and the Mockasins ‘Uuuu...It’s Teasy’ EP, Focus ‘Nitrate’ EP, Haints Of Dean Hall, Ishta ‘Ishta’, Lawrence Arabia ‘Lawrence Arabia’, The Lovehaters (ep), MC Mas Musicman single, Onelung ‘Binary Pop Songs’, Opensouls ‘Kaleidoscope’, The Reduction Agents ‘The Dance Reduction Agents’, Shapeshifter ‘Soulstice’, Shaft ‘Down at Your Life’, Solaa ‘Steps In Time’, Stylus ‘Gain Control’, Suicide Dogs ‘Breakin' Away’, Tainted ‘The Awakening’, Voom ‘Hello, Are You There?’, The WBC ‘Hi-Fidelity Offbeat’, Whirimako Black ‘Whirimako’.
Recliner: New Plymouth Club 55 Friday June 30 with DJ Stace
Twinset album release tour: Thursday June 29 Foam, Christchurch, Saturday July 1 Arc Dunedin, Sunday July 2 at Subculture Queenstown, Thursday July 6 Tabac Auckland, Friday July 7 Cabaret, Wellington
Suicide Dogs with Missing Teeth and the Poisoners: Saturday July 8th The Kings Arms Auckland, Friday July 14th Subnine Wellington (All Ages 6pm, R 18 10pm), Saturday July 15th Napier Vineyards, Friday July 21st Upsett Records Hamilton All Ages – 8pm, Saturday July 22nd, Ellen Melville Hall Auckland All Ages – 8pm, Saturday July 29th The Brownzy (Browns Bay) Auckland
Fly My Pretties: Dunedin Thurs 20th July Regent Theatre, Christchurch Fri 21st July Isaac Theatre Royal, Auckland Sat 22nd July Great Hall, Wellington Sun 23rd July Opera House
dDub Winter Tour 2006: Sat 1st July Queenstown Winter Festival Jazz Night, Wed 5th July Invercargill Tillermans, Thur 6th July Dunedin Arc Café, Fri 7th July Christchurch Dux de Lux Lounge Bar, Sat 8th July Queenstown Dux de Lux
The WBC: Thursday 29th June Phat Club Nelson, Friday 30th June Dux de Lux Christchurch, Saturday 1st July Winter Festival Queenstown, Friday 7th July Milonga Tango Bar Napier, Saturday 8th July Bodega, Wellington, Saturday 22nd July Rip Curl HQ Auckland
Gahu at the London Bar, Auckland: June 30
Tim Guy 'Blazey' tour, June 29 Taupo
Shapeshifter: South Island: September: Nelson Friday 1 September, Greymouth Saturday 2 September, Queenstown 5, 6 and 7 September, Invercargill Friday 8 September, Dunedin Saturday 9 September, Christchurch Friday 29 September