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Lorde One of Stardom’s Vengeful

Lorde One of Stardom’s Vengeful

Lorde joins the ranks of pop singers joyfully and brutally sidestepping tropes about victimhood in the music video for Disclosure’s “Magnets” which ends with the featured New Zealander tying a guy to a chair,…

Disclosure – Magnets ft. Lorde

Disclosure – Magnets ft. Lorde

Listen to Lorde as she takes on the role of femme fatale in the video for ‘Magnets’, collaborating with Disclosure and features on the album, Caracal.

Lorde’s New Track With Disclosure

Lorde’s New Track With Disclosure

Lorde has released a new track together with Disclosure. The Kiwi singer “co-wrote the track with the electronic duo comprised of brothers Howard and Guy Lawrence” as reported in Rolling Stone Magazine. The…

We’re All Thinking Number One

We’re All Thinking Number One

Just about every famous New Zealander, including Lorde, the Flight of the Conchords, Kimbra and Shihad’s Jon Toogood, have packed into Neil Finn’s studio to record Team Ball Player Thing, a fundraising effort for…

Lorde – a Force of Nature

Lorde – a Force of Nature

Just a few weeks after having covered Vogue Australia, the New Zealand singer has been photographed by Ryan McGinley for the cover of Dazed Magazine’s Girls Rule the World issue. Dazed…

Lorde – the July Cover Star of Vogue Australia

Lorde – the July Cover Star of Vogue Australia

New Zealand singer Lorde has been photographed for her first Vogue cover for Vogue Australia. The 18-year-old singer shared the gorgeous cover image and an additional shot from the issue with her…

Have Faith in Lorde She Knows What’s She’s Doing

Have Faith in Lorde She Knows What’s She’s Doing

Lorde’s “gender and her age – coupled with her self-assuredness – are both reasons” the 18-year-old singer “attracts perhaps more than her fair share of scrutiny, including from ‘truthers’ who maintain she’s at least…

Lorde Immortalised in Wax at Madame Tussauds

Lorde Immortalised in Wax at Madame Tussauds

Madame Tussauds in Hollywood has unveiled a wax figure of 18-year-old New Zealand singer Lorde. Human Lorde was quite excited when the wax museum’s Hollywood location revealed her figure. She tweeted out a photo of…

Lorde and Joel Little Back into the Recording Studio

Lorde and Joel Little Back into the Recording Studio

Teenage global “phenom” Lorde will hit the studio in a matter of weeks to begin work on a follow-up to her acclaimed debut album, Pure Heroine, according to Billboard. The big news didn’t come via…

Tabby Besley to Be Honoured by the Queen for LGBTI Advocacy

Tabby Besley to Be Honoured by the Queen for LGBTI Advocacy

At just 22, Tabby Besley is set to be honoured by the Queen for her work for the LGBTI community, the only New Zealander to be awarded the inaugural Queen’s Young Leader award, a…

Meet the New Zealand Opera Trio That Outsold Lorde

Meet the New Zealand Opera Trio That Outsold Lorde

Lorde may be the greatest New Zealand musical export of 2013, but back home, she’s got competition. The members of the improbably popular operatic trio Sol3 Mio, buck all the current trends in the…

Lorde Finds Sisterhood with Katniss in Mockingjay Songs

Lorde Finds Sisterhood with Katniss in Mockingjay Songs

Lorde’s low hum that begins her new single, Yellow Flicker Beat takes the viewer from the final shot of the transformed heroine Katniss Everdeen to the closing credits of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay –…

Chartbusters Sol3 Mio Poised to Tackle the World

Chartbusters Sol3 Mio Poised to Tackle the World

Fresh from performing the New Zealand national anthem in Chicago for a rare rugby match between the USA Eagles and world-champion All Blacks, operatic trio Sol3 Mio are hoping for many more thumping victories…

Golden Globe Nomination for Lorde’s Hunger Games Single

Golden Globe Nomination for Lorde’s Hunger Games Single

Lorde is “blown away” by a Golden Globe nomination for her hit single Yellow Flicker Beat included on the soundtrack to The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, which the eighteen-year-old herself curated. “I am…

Yellow Flicker Beat – Lorde

Yellow Flicker Beat – Lorde

Listen to Lorde’s single, “Yellow Flicker Beat” featured on the movie The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1. The song was written by Lorde and Joel Little and produced by…

Red Carpet at Vodafone Music Awards NZ 2014

Red Carpet at Vodafone Music Awards NZ 2014

Take a look at the excitement and buzz at the Red Carpet Vodafone Music Awards 2014. Meet New Zealand’s favourite music artists, Stan Walker, Lorde, David Dallas, The Naked…

Storyteller Wayne Mills Celebrates Reading with Kids’ Lit Quiz

Storyteller Wayne Mills Celebrates Reading with Kids’ Lit Quiz

In a quaint old theatre in Falmouth, Cornwall, a tall gentleman in a top hat stands facing the stage, like a conductor. The man is not just the ringmaster and question-setter for the

Lorde’s NYC A&R Man’s Lucky Day

Lorde’s NYC A&R Man’s Lucky Day

How does a teenager from Devonport, Auckland get plucked from relative obscurity to become a worldwide chart-topping phenomenon? Once-in-a-generation talent helps, but those gifts need to be paired with music execs who have the…

Lorde’s ‘Hunger Games’ Soundtrack

Lorde’s ‘Hunger Games’ Soundtrack

The Wall Street Journal’s John Jurgensen reviews the soundtrack Lorde curated for the latest blockbuster Hunger Games movie, in an article titled “How Lorde Played God on the ‘Hunger Games’ Soundtrack’.” ““The Hunger Games” has another…

Lorde Dishes up Pre-fame Secrets for Billboard

Lorde Dishes up Pre-fame Secrets for Billboard

With the Lorde-curated Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 soundtrack coming out on 17 November, the soon-to-be-18-year-old pop singer is proving her taste in collaborators – Kanye West, Chemical Brothers, Miguel and more – are…

Makeup Artist Amber D Has the Dream Job

Makeup Artist Amber D Has the Dream Job

For aspiring makeup artists, New Zealand-born Amber D has the dream job. Now based in Australia, she has an extensive background in makeup artistry: with clients including Lorde, Steven Tyler and Rita Ora. She…

Our Teens Make TIME’s Most Influential List

Our Teens Make TIME’s Most Influential List

Auckland golfer Lydia Ko and singer Lorde have been included in TIME magazine’s annual list of the 25 most influential teens, a list based on social-media followings, cultural accolades and business acumen. “After going pro…

Lorde Expressing Existential Emotions Beyond Her Years

Lorde Expressing Existential Emotions Beyond Her Years

Lorde “comes from a land of pioneering women with sometimes perverse perspectives, from the writers Katherine Mansfield and Keri Hulme to the filmmaker Jane Campion,” Los Angeles Magazine contributor Evelyn McDonnell writes in a…

Zane Lowe, Lorde Help Launch Star-Studded BBC Music Initiative

Zane Lowe, Lorde Help Launch Star-Studded BBC Music Initiative

Some of the biggest names in music, including New Zealanders DJ Zane Lowe and singer Lorde, have united to record a cover of the Beach Boys track God Only Knows for the…

Billboard Names Lorde Hottest Star under 21

Billboard Names Lorde Hottest Star under 21

Billboard has put New Zealander Lorde, 17, at the top of its 2014 edition of 21 Under 21, the magazine’s annual ranking of music’s most powerful minors, “and perhaps the most impressive crop of…

Lorde Trumps the Big Guns to Take MTV Best Rock Video

Lorde Trumps the Big Guns to Take MTV Best Rock Video

Lorde has become the first female artist to win in the category Best Rock Video at the MTV Video Music Awards, beating Arctic Monkeys, Linkin Park, The Black Keys and Imagine Dragons. The 17-year-old scooped…

Lorde Royals Parody – Lawyers

Lorde Royals Parody – Lawyers

The Law Revue presents a parody of Lorde’s “Royals” called “Lawyers” about the life as a law student in NZ yearning to be a successful, cut-throat, wealthy lawyer. The…

Why Lorde Can’t Wait to Vote

Why Lorde Can’t Wait to Vote

Lorde talks about the power of young people and how they can make things happen. The video was produced by The New Zealand Electoral Commission encouraging the younger generation…

Lorde Adds to Already High-Profile Catalogue with Hunger Games Deal

Lorde Adds to Already High-Profile Catalogue with Hunger Games Deal

Lorde will pen a new lead single for the latest installment of the popular film franchise, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, also overseeing the selections for the soundtrack album, where her single…

Lorde’s Royals a hit with…the cows?

Lorde’s Royals a hit with…the cows?

One farmer in Kansas has an unusual way of calling in the cattle, he plays Lorde’s hit song Royals on the trombone. In the video the cattle can be…

Broods Setting Hearts Alight – Make Hype Machine’s One to Watch List

Broods Setting Hearts Alight – Make Hype Machine’s One to Watch List

Broods make Hype Machine’s Ones To Watch feature for the second half of 2014, selected under the qualifiers, that it’s their first time on the most-blogged list, and they’ve yet to release a full-length…

Kiwi Directs New Katy Perry Video

Kiwi Directs New Katy Perry Video

Joel Kefali has directed music videos for Lorde, The Naked and Famous and David Dallas – but he’s just released his biggest one yet. The Kiwi director is the man behind Katy Perry’s latest video, This…

Weird Al Yankovic Rethinks Lorde’s Royals

Weird Al Yankovic Rethinks Lorde’s Royals

Lorde should feel honoured, according to Billboard magazine, because on Weird Al Yankovic’s new album Mandatory Fun, Royals is the only song the professional parodist reimagines as a song about food, called Foil. “Fortunately, he…

Effortless New Zealand Electro Making Waves

Effortless New Zealand Electro Making Waves

Electro-pop duo Broods, comprised of brother and sister Georgia and Caleb Nott, have helped draw the eyes of the music industry to a country that had only rarely troubled the international charts, Laura Barnett…

Lorde Reminds Us of the Intensity of Being a Teen

Lorde Reminds Us of the Intensity of Being a Teen

Grammy winner 17-year-old Lorde, who has urged people to believe that teenagers are wiser than adults think, has made the Telegraph’s Radhika Sanghani pine for the passion of her younger self. “Defender of teens

Lorde: I Am Auckland Awards

Lorde: I Am Auckland Awards

Watch the short clip of Lorde talking about why it is so important for youths should recognise their heroes. The I Am Auckland Awards acknowledge youth organisations and individuals…

Lorde Mesmerises Sold-Out London Crowd

Lorde Mesmerises Sold-Out London Crowd

Teenage pop star Lorde reminded the Telegraph’s entertainment writer Alice Vincent of a young Kate Bush at her Shepherd’s Bush Empire show last week – a five star review. “Despite being described by youth blogger…

Lorde Compares Notes with Conor Oberst

Lorde Compares Notes with Conor Oberst

Teenage pop star Lorde, who has just won two Billboard music awards at a ceremony in Las Vegas and is in the midst of a sold-out world tour, talks to solo artist and Bright…

Lorde Visits Helen in New York

Lorde Visits Helen in New York

Lorde has visited former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark in New York – all in between winning Billboard awards and launching her own make-up line with M.A.C Cosmetics. Ms Clark posted a…

Singer Is Just a Well-Adjusted Non-Jaded Teen

Singer Is Just a Well-Adjusted Non-Jaded Teen

Yet another magazine cover for Lorde; this time the 17-year-old singer graces the front of Teen Vogue, sporting a giant Marc Jacobs bowtie. The Aucklander admits that her life is pretty wild right now. While…

Lorde Gives Foo-Fighter Dave Grohl Hope for Music

Lorde Gives Foo-Fighter Dave Grohl Hope for Music

Music legend Dave Grohl, founder of the Foo Fighters and member of Nirvana, has told Rolling Stone magazine that Lorde gives him hope for the future of music. Dismissing most music on the radio…

Nirvana Collaboration Masterful Stroke of Musicianship

Nirvana Collaboration Masterful Stroke of Musicianship

Lorde, who performed Nirvana’s All Apologies at the band’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction, may not have seemed like an immediate choice for the evening, but then Ella Yelich-O’Connor is not your…

Kiwi Royalty Thrills Chicago

Kiwi Royalty Thrills Chicago

21 March 2014 – The long and the short of it is if you’re a Kiwi in America you support one another. New Zealand’s two most famous US exports – basketball prodigy Steven Adams…

MAC Makeup Range in Lorde’s Name

MAC Makeup Range in Lorde’s Name

Lorde’s signature dark purple lipstick and sweeping eyeliner has landed the Grammy award-winning singer, 17, her own MAC range, following in the footsteps of Rihanna, Ru Paul and Lil’ Kim. Lorde said: “I have loved…

Springsteen Covers Royals at Mt Smart Stadium

Springsteen Covers Royals at Mt Smart Stadium

According to Rolling Stone, Bruce Springsteen made the most surprising cover choice of his career when he played an acoustic rendition of teenage Grammy award-winner Lorde’s song Royals during his Auckland show at Mt…

Lorde & the Perfectly Formed Sentence

Lorde & the Perfectly Formed Sentence

Ella Yellich-O’Connor stares at the reader from the pages of Vogue magazine looking wraithlike, almost like another famous alien fallen to earth. This Lorde looks quite unlike the girl from Devonport who improbably conquered…

Lorde Scoops Best International Female Solo Artist at The Brit Awards 2014

Lorde Scoops Best International Female Solo Artist at The Brit Awards 2014

Lorde has overcome the odds and won the best International Female Solo Artist prize at the Brit Awards 2014. Despite going into the show as a huge underdog, the 17 year old newcomer took the…

Cover Duties for Our Own Alternative Pop Voice

Cover Duties for Our Own Alternative Pop Voice

Lorde takes one of four covers for fashion magazine V’s music special as part of a feature on the “next wave of alternative pop voices,” starring alongside HAIM, Say Lou Lou, and BANKS. The 17-year-old…

Other Pop Riches Doing Us Proud in the US

Other Pop Riches Doing Us Proud in the US

While Lorde is New Zealand’s biggest success story at the moment, she’s far from all we have to offer in terms of pop riches. Billboard’s Andrew Unterberger looks at New Zealanders impressing stateside in…

Lorde Wins Two Grammys

Lorde Wins Two Grammys

Lorde looked stunned upon hearing her name being called as she won her first Grammy of the night for Best Pop Solo Performance at last night’s Grammy Awards, the first of two awards for…

Lorde Makes the Cover of Rolling Stone

Lorde Makes the Cover of Rolling Stone

“The thrill that’ll getcha when you get your picture on the cover of the Rolling Stone,” sang Dr Hook in 1972, a blatant but ultimately successful act of musical sycophancy that earned the band…

Brooding Synth-Pop Makes Sadness Sound Lovely

Brooding Synth-Pop Makes Sadness Sound Lovely

Auckland brother-sister duo Broods, aka Georgia, 19, and Caleb Nott, 21, “make, ahem, brooding synth-pop that makes sadness sound quite lovely,” according to the Guardian’s Michael Cragg writing for the publication’s “New Music” blog. “

Lorde to Perform at Grammys 2014

Lorde to Perform at Grammys 2014

Lorde is set to perform at the Grammys 2014 award show later this month, amongst a set list that includes Katy Perry, Metallica, and Chicago. This may not be the only chance the young Kiwi…

Lorde is “The Upstart” in NYT’s 2013 Disrupters

Lorde is “The Upstart” in NYT’s 2013 Disrupters

Auckland’s Lorde is one of the New York Times’ cultural Disruptors of 2013 – people who broke the rules in a year of artistic upheavals. She features alongside pop provocateur Miley Cyrus and rising…

Talent Pool Something to Write Home about

Talent Pool Something to Write Home about

From Lorde to Gin Wigmore, to chef Matt Lambert and model Ashleigh Good (pictured), New Zealand punches above its weight, writes fellow New Zealander Kirsten Matthew for the New York Post. It’s not just pop…

Lorde: Team

Lorde: Team

Take a look at the music video for Lordes latest track “Team,” in which the famous young artist finds herself on what appears to be an island of misfit…