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Connan Mockasin Announces LP and Film Project

Connan Mockasin Announces LP and Film Project

“It’s been a little while since we’ve heard from he has emerged with no small amount of ambitious projects,” Rob Hakimian writes for online music and culture…

Brazil Readies for Connan Mockasin

Brazil Readies for Connan Mockasin

New Zealand singer-songwriter Connan Mockasin will head to Brazil in November after the release of two new albums in October. “There were some invitations to go, some almost came to fruition,…

Karen Walker Launches Men’s Eyewear With Connan Mockasin

Karen Walker Launches Men’s Eyewear With Connan Mockasin

Designer Karen Walker and Connan Mockasin, a “groovy, lively musician” launched Karen Walker’s first eyewear collection for men this week, simply titled Monumental, writes Steff Yotka for Vogue. “The range of…

Connan Mockasin’s Faking Jazz Together in Spotlight

Connan Mockasin’s Faking Jazz Together in Spotlight

A Connan Mockasin song features on an Independent list of most-listened-to tracks the UK newspaper’s staff played the most last year on Spotify. “Oddly, my most-listened to track of 2016 wasn’t from this year at all, but…

Connan Mockasin’s Soft Hair Swampy Psychedelia

Connan Mockasin’s Soft Hair Swampy Psychedelia

Connan Mockasin “a recluse from New Zealand” and Sam Eastgate of UK band Late of the Pier have teamed up to form Soft Hair, “a reverie of swampy psychedelia”, writes NME journalist Ben Homewood in a…

Connan Mockasin Joins Big Lineup at Meltdown

Connan Mockasin Joins Big Lineup at Meltdown

New Zealand musician Connan Mockasin joins Elbow frontman Guy Garvey’s Meltdown festival – in a lineup which includes Femi Kuti, Laura Marling and Howe Gelb – playing at the Royal Festival Hall on 15…

Kody Nielson Is Another Exciting NZ Music Offering

Kody Nielson Is Another Exciting NZ Music Offering

New Zealand’s “most exciting offerings” of late, according to the Guardian, “have been the warped psychedelia of Connan Mockasin and Unknown Mortal Orchestra. Completing this trio of peculiarity is Silicon – also known as…

Golden Boy of Psych-Pop Connan Mockasin Talks to i-D

Golden Boy of Psych-Pop Connan Mockasin Talks to i-D

Following a residency at Marfa Myths – a festival in Texas curated by record label Mexican Summer and Ballroom Marfa, which Mockasin spent recording with British singer Dev Hynes – he found himself in…

Right at Home in Manchester

Right at Home in Manchester

Now on a UK and European tour promoting his third solo album Dizzy Heights, Neil Finn, 55, talks with the Manchester Evening News about why the British city has always been a very homely…

Burn up the Road Premieres on Billboard

Burn up the Road Premieres on Billboard

Liam Finn’s new album The Nihilist navigates “through deliciously chilly soundscapes that oscillate tantalizingly into the warmth of big semi-processed drumbeats and his fuzzy guitars,” Jessica Letkemann writes for Billboard.com. “But while the New Zealander…

Shepherd’s Bush Gig a Trip down the Rabbit Hole

Shepherd’s Bush Gig a Trip down the Rabbit Hole

Eccentric Connan Mockasin may be, but it’s his wayward musicianship that has won over famous fans like Radiohead, Beck and rapper Tyler, according to the London Evening Standard, which reviews Mockasin’s London show at…

Mockasin’s UK Tour Begins in Glasgow at King Tut’s

Mockasin’s UK Tour Begins in Glasgow at King Tut’s

New Zealand musician Connan Mockasin is kicking off his UK tour in Glasgow on 22 January at King Tut’s promoting Caramel, ahead of the February release of his second single from the album, Do…

Exciting Caramel Flavours Cooked Up in Tokyo

Exciting Caramel Flavours Cooked Up in Tokyo

“A defining sense of optimism and curiosity took Mockasin and his then band, The Mockasins, to London in 2006, where, despite running out of money very quickly, their initial style of…

Connan Mockasin Swims Upstream

Connan Mockasin Swims Upstream

New Zealand psych-funk oddball Connan Mockasin hasn’t listened to anyone else’s music for 10 years; he shuns record labels and recorded his bewitching new album in a Tokyo hotel room, Ben Arnold…

Whimsical Wannabe Snat

Whimsical Wannabe Snat

“Behind the tomfoolery, the chap who appears to have stumbled off the set of Withnail and I is making some of this year’s boldest music,” Guardian reviewer Dave Simpson writes about Connan Mockasin’s Manchester…

Rather Unsettling Logic

Rather Unsettling Logic

“Twentysomething” New Zealand musician Connan Mockasin is on tour in the United Kingdom playing gigs in Glasgow, Manchester, Sheffield, Bristol and Brighton. The Guardian includes London-based Mockasin in its website’s ‘This week in live…

Buzz-worthy bands

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…