Obsessive Beats

Auckland singer Zowie, “New Zealand pop phenom”, is touring the United States during October. Music blogger Arjan writes: “Zowie has already received a steady amount of buzz at home having performed at some of [New Zealand]’s biggest festivals (Big Day Out, Rhythm and Vines) as well as performing opening sets for the likes of The Kills and Peaches. Her debut single ‘Broken Machine’ was an instant hit in New Zealand, rising to number 5 on the pop chart last month. Starting out as laptop-savvy bedroom maestro, the self-made Zowie was obsessed with making beats. Big fat ones, hot vintage ones and buzzing electro ones. Give her a beat and she will put her own swing to it.”


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