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Why Nick Cave's Music Matters   posted 23/11/2012

Directed by Sarah Cox & Emma Lazenby - Lifelines thrown into the galaxies by a drowning man. Words from the filmmakers: "We have both been long time Nick Cave fans, Sarah even went to see The Birthday Party in 1983 at the Hacienda. Once......

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To Be By Your Side   posted 16/11/2012

Nick Cave (the Aussie master balladeer) co-wrote and recorded the song "To Be By Your Side," for the soundtrack of the 2001 French documentary Le Peuple Migrateur (called Winged Migration in the US). Thanks Nick!...

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Flight Of The Conchords Cure For Kids   posted 19/09/2012

Bret McKenzie and Jermanie Clements have put their clever heads together with a collection of New Zealand kids and musicians to produce this song for the Cure Kids Foundation. Click play to watch Feel Inside (And Stuff Like That) ... it's classic Conchords....

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The Axis Of Awesome - 4 Chords   posted 19/09/2012

The Axis of Awesome are Jordan Raskopoulos, Lee Naimo and Benny Davis and they've proved in this video that it only takes 4 chords to produce a hit. Check out the video below of the boys following a 4 chord song formula to do......

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Train - 50 Ways To Say Goodbye   posted 23/08/2012

The video for Train's lasted tune features the 'Hoff', minus the red togs, and fully dressed, listening to lead singer Patrick Monahan's lament about the loss of his beloved girlfriend. A Mariachi band in a supermarket? How about the grim reaper? Patrick came up with some......

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The Civil Wars Perform Billie Jean   posted 18/05/2012

The Civil Wars is a duo, made up of John Paul White and Joy Williams.They met in Nashville, Tennessee when they attended a songwriting workshop (writing camp), a gathering of songwriters for the purpose of writing radio singles for a band that didn't even......

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Phil Lynott   posted 20/04/2012

Phil Lynott was born on the 20th of August Conor Ryan is a freelance Animator and Director from Dublin, based in London since 2007. He has animated on music videos for Oasis and George Michael as well as short films, children's TV programmes, and......

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Why Music Matters - Nina Simone   posted 11/04/2012

We all know that music matters. But with music more readily available than ever, it's a sentiment worth restating, often LOUDLY. Now that music is so easy to get hold of, it is in danger of becoming less precious. Music Matters is a campaign that's......

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Mad World - Gary Jules live   posted 12/03/2012

Do you remember the ad on New Zealand TV that promoted 'Drive Safely Over The Holidays'? Were you thinking what's that song? It's familiar, but it's not the original version, and who is that singing it? Well, it was Gary Jules and his version......

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Santana - Soul Sacrifice - Woodstock - 1969   posted 25/11/2011

Nobody really knew a lot about the group Santana until they took the stage at Woodstock in 1969. Their performance 'rocked' the audience, and in particular the drum solo by fresh faced 20 year old Micheal Schrieve. We've yet to find a video with......

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The Asteroids Galaxy Tour - Golden Age   posted 25/10/2011

Deliciously quirky, this fruity little number 'The Golden Age' is from the aptly named album, 'Fruit' released in 2009 by the Asteroids Galaxy Tour. In 2011 "The Golden Age" was used in an ad for Heineken Beer, which brought the band to the notice......

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Wellington International Ukelele Orchestra - Short People   posted 19/10/2011

The Wellington Ukelele Orchestra charm their audiences with their quirky remakes of songs we all seem to know, even if we won't admit it. The ukelele has well and truly been reborn in New Zealand and you can hear it playing in a......

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The Aubreys - Why Music Matters   posted 17/10/2011

This is something we stumbled over through a link in an email. The Music Matters campain is a collective that collaborates to celebrate what we love about music. Illustrators have added their art to songs and this ones tells the story of how the......

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Music Matters Salutes Dave Dobbyn   posted 12/08/2011

We all know that music is important. But with music more available than ever before, it’s worth reminding ourselves of that fact. It’s easy to forget about the extraordinary lengths that performers, songwriters and musicians can go to create music and the powerful effect......

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Thomas Oliver Band - Bad Talking Man   posted 05/08/2011

The Thomas Oliver Band are a kiwi band carving out a reputation as a great live experience. Rootsy rock with a touch of the blues. Lovin' the decore....

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Amy Winehouse - Rehab   posted 31/07/2011

Amy Winehouse...

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Johnny Cash - Hurts   posted 30/07/2011

We feel your pain Johnny....

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Godley & Creme - Cry   posted 30/07/2011

Produced in 1985, this video wasn't the first to use the 'morphing' technique. They were beaten by Aussie group The Reels. Aussie aussie aussie ...oi...oi...oi!...

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Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah   posted 22/07/2011

*Jeffrey Scott Buckley *- November 17, 1966 – May 29, 1997. Thought by some to be the greatest rendition of Leonard Cohen's 'Hallelujah', this bittersweet version is a legacy of Buckley's promising career. He died tragically when he went for an impromptu swim in New York's......

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The Rescues - Can't Stand The Rain   posted 21/07/2011

One for the gloomy rainy day....

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Home Land & Sea - Trinity Roots   posted 21/07/2011

If you're a Kiwi living out of Aotearoa, this simple gem will give you goose pimples! Let it wash over you....

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Fat Freddy's Drop - Wandering Eye   posted 20/07/2011

Their concert at Waihi Beach on the 2nd of January rocked!!! Everybody knew the words to this one....

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The Adults - Nothing To Lose   posted 19/07/2011

Wow what a line up! Check out The Adults, this video and their self titled album.  ...

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Foo Fighters - Learn To Fly   posted 14/07/2011

The Foo Fighters 'Learn To Fly' music video takes place on an airplane, parodying the movie Airplane. Two airline mechanics (played by Jack Black and Kyle Gass from Tenacious D) hide "World Domination brand 'Erotic' Sleeping Powder" in the coffee-maker, which ends up incapacitating......

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Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody   posted 14/07/2011

Written by Freddie Mercury for Queen's 1975 album 'A Night at the Opera'. Bohemian Rhapsody was a ground breaking song which was a huge commercial success for the band. It topped the UK singles chart for nine weeks and sold over a million copies......

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The Avalanches - Frontier Psychiatrist   posted 09/07/2011

Not quite sure what to make of this one....

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Tiki Taane Performs Freedom To Sing (Live)   posted 05/07/2011

Here's the video of Tiki Taane's Freedom To Sing song whch was inspired by his arrest in April for performing a song which upset the police who were present....

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Avalanche City - Love, Love, Love   posted 30/06/2011

Within the first couple of bars of listening to Avalanche City's 'Love Love Love' we knew this song wasgoing to be love, love, loved! Uber talented Dave Baxter recorded the album 'Our New Life Above Ground' all on his lonesome at small town Kouwhero Hall,......

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Bella Kalolo & the GLCC Youth Choir Show 'What Love Can Do'   posted 27/05/2011

We've had so many requests and positive comments about this song since we added it to our playlist we thought we'd treat you to the video as well. The song is performed by 'Bella Kalolo and the GLCC Youth Choir'.  Remember the smash......

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Shihad - Ignite   posted 16/05/2011

Ignite fires up Shihad fans....

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Michael Jackson - Earth Song   posted 07/05/2011

Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009) was an American recording artist, dancer, singer-songwriter, musician, and philanthropist. Referred to as the King of Pop, Jackson is recognized as the most successful entertainer of all time by Guinness World Records. His contribution to......

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'The King Is Dead' ...Long live the Decemberists   posted 03/03/2011

'The King is Dead' is the sixth studio album from indy darlings the Decemberists. The first single to be released by the band is "Down By The Water'. Lead singer Colin Meloy says it is heavily influenced by R.E.M and we agree. It's almost......