Buzz-worthy bands

“Z is For (New) Zealand,” in NME’s New Music Glossary for 2011, “a handy guide to all the buzz-worthy jargon for the coming 12 months.” “Finally it seems there’s a new generation of bands to equal New Zealand’s legacy of Flying Nun Records and Crowded House. Along with The Naked and Famous, we bet their associates Kids Of 88 will be stomping their techno-party-pop all over the festival circuit this summer. Then there’s surrealist multi-instrumentalist bard Connan Mockasin, whose latest album, Please Turn Me into the Snat, released on Erol Alkan’s label, is sure to become a cult hit.


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NPR Excited About Folk Singer Holly Arrowsmith

NPR Excited About Folk Singer Holly Arrowsmith

New Zealander Holly Arrowsmith has made NPR’s Austin 100 list, compiled of musicians who would otherwise be performing at the annual SXSW music festival, now shutdown owing to the coronavirus pandemic. “Arrowsmith…