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The Paper Kites Tour Announcement

Emotionally intense with delicate harmonies and a charming energy: Melbourne indie folk five-piece The Paper Kites have announced dates for their New Zealand tour this October in support of their new album twelvefour.

Thursday October 8 – The Bedford @ CPSA, CHRISTCHURCH
Friday October 9 – The Opera House, WELLINGTON
Saturday October 10 – The Powerstation, AUCKLAND

Exclusive Presale tickets onsale 9am, Tuesday 18th August
General on-sale 9am, Thursday 20th August

For all ticketing and show details go to


Lecrae Pwns Dove Award Nominees

The Gospel Music Association (GMA) announced the nominees in 41 categories for the 46th Annual Dove Awards today

Lecrae leads all nominations with 7 (incl. artist of the year), followed by for KING & COUNTRY with 5. Crowder and Chris Tomlin tally 4 nods each. 

The full list of nominees can be found here - there are still a couple of finalist groups to be announced.

The awards show will take place in October.


New Empire call it a day

Sad news team - New Empire are calling it quits. From their facebook page:

After ten years, 3 albums, thousands of friends and countless memories, we have decided it is time to call it a day for New Empire. The past ten years have been by far the best, most rewarding (and the most challenging) times of our lives.

The update goes on to say that New Empire will tour Aussie and NZ in October, playing songs from all of their albums, as a final celebration of what they've acheived - the Auckland gig is October 2, and you can get tickets starting Friday, August 14.




MUSIC VIDEO: Tobymac - "Feel It"

What would happen if you took that subtle toe-tap you do when you hear a good song, and allowed to grow to a full on dance number while out at a restaurant?

Also fellas, don't use your phones while on a date - that's "hanging-out-with-girls-etiquette" basics.

This Is Not A Test is out now on iTunes.


Festival One 2016

Festival One is multi-day Christian Festival held at Mystery Creek, Hamilton on Auckland & Waikato Anniversary Weekend.

Festival One is in its second year and has a broad range of fantastic artists, lots of opportunities for the creative arts and a few other surprises.

We are seeking to create community in the church through music, art and culture. This will be achieved through organic growth, an annually progressing teaching curriculum and outstanding music and arts.

Here's a little video from last year's pre-event:

FESTIVAL ONE // This is Community. from Rachel Soh on Vimeo.

The first homegrown artist announcement for Festival One 2016 include:

All Sons & Daughters




Julia Grace


Brady Toops




Tickets are on sale now - follow this link here.



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