Metal News 

WATCH: Set On End “Dissent” Music Video

Artery Records announced the signing of Auckland, New Zealand metal outfit, Set On End. The band’s debut album, The Dark Beyond, will be available on July 15 through the label. In anticipation of the release, the band released a music video for their song “Dissent,” which you can watch, below. To hear more from Set On End, you can purchase a CD here. Please follow and like us:

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News Pop 

Ed Sheeran Announces Australia/New Zealand Tour

Ed Sheeran announces a few Australian and New Zealand tour dates starting next year. The popular singer/songwriter sets the bar higher for every other touring performer, being the first musician in twenty years to take a national tour completely alone. He’ll only be accompanied by a loop pedal, his guitar, and his loyal fans. The tour also brings in more availability to fans.  He’s keeping the ticket price reasonably lower than the usual price mark for the viewing of shows in the area. The tickets will be at a base price…

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News Pop Punk 

The Wonder Years Add New Zealand Dates

Pop-punkers The Wonders Years will be touring Australia this coming September, and have now added a few new dates to the tour. Rather than finishing up in Sydney as originally planned, the band will be playing three shows in New Zealand, starting on September 16. Check out these new additions to the tour right after the jump. Please follow and like us:

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Indie News Rock 

Big Day Out 2015 Canceled, Will Return Next Year

To many folks’ dismay, Big Day Out music festivals have been canceled in New Zealand and Australia this year. The festival has a track record of including various famous bands, such as The Killers, Neil Young and Tool, but low attendance rates from guests in previous years is one reason why the annual music festival won’t be returning this year, as reported by The New Zealand Herald. However, all hope is not lost! Festival goers can look forward to Big Day Out making its return in 2016. As you’re waiting…

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Bruce Springsteen Covers “Royals”

Bruce Springsteen covered “Royals,” Lorde’s widely successful single. Springsteen began his two-day New Zealand run on March 1st, using the song as an intro. You can check out the cover below after the jump. Purchase a CD here or buy concert tickets here.  Please follow and like us:

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Side Saddle News 

5 Beers, 5 Songs: The Perfect Pairing

Music and beer. There is something mystical about both of them. Savored and reviewed by connoisseurs and idiots alike, beer and music have been a plausible pair since before the dawn of man. Here is a list of my favorite beer and song combos. Please follow and like us:

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Indie News Rock 

Jack Antonoff Blogs About Bleachers

Jack Antonoff of the band fun. has written a blog to share some details about his new project, Bleachers, with his fans. You can check it out below, after the jump. You can purchase a CD of Bleacher’s new single here. And to catch the band at Firefly Music Festival, you can buy concert tickets here. Please follow and like us:

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News 

Billboard Magazine Honors Lorde

Billboard Magazine recently honored 16-year-old singer, Lorde, by naming her one of the most influential young artists working today. The teenage Auckland, New Zealand native was ranked #6 on the magazine’s yearly 21 Under 21 list among other stars like One Direction and Justin Bieber. As we reported earlier, Lorde is currently touring North America. You can purchase a CD or buy concert tickets here.     Please follow and like us:

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Indie News 

STREAM: Lorde ‘Pure Heroine’

New Zealand singer/songwriter Lorde aka Ella Yelich-O’Connor has provided a full stream for her new album Pure Heroine. The recently released album, a follow up of her March 2013 The Love Club EP, features Lorde’s soft and pretty voice on top of some groovin’ electropop. And I know you’ve heard that catchy “Royals“. Stream the album here. Purchase a CD here or buy concert tickets here. Please follow and like us:

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