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Several Life FM Artists Receive Grammy Nominations

A whole bunch of our favourite Life FM artists were nominated for Grammys over the weekend.

Lecrae was inevitably nominated in two categories; Best Gospel Performance/Song for Erica Campbell's track Help - which he featured on - and in Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song for Messengers.

Another of our favourites For King & Country featured heavily in that song, and they were also nominated in the Best Contemporary Christian Music Album category for Run Wild. Live Free. Love Strong.

The likes of Royal Tailor, Francesca Battistelli and MercyMe round off the Life FM artists on the list of nominees, joining For King & Country in the Best Contemporary Christian Music Album category.

The Grammy Awards take place on February 8th next year.


Abandon Kansas launch IndieGoGo campaign

Abandon Kansas have officially announced partnering with Bad Christian & have launched their IndieGoGo campaign to raise funds for the new album. Check out the promo video below.

Push in as little as ten bucks and you'll get a download of the album, PLUS a brand new [AK] Christmas song every week for until December 25! That sold it for me right there - but other perks include getting a selfie in a lyric video, some personal videos, or even a song made and produced about you, or anything you want!



Ruby Fröst's New Video: Comeback Queen

Ruby Fröst has returned from her writing and recording stint in Sweden with a collection of brand new jams.

We've only heard the one so far - Comeback Queen - which was released last month; and now there's an absolutely awesome video to accompany it.

Ruby (and what she's described as her "tribe of misfits") take to the streets of Stockholm to do a bunch of weird stuff that looks cool but defies reason.

Seriously - that's the only way to describe it. See it for yourself below.


New Clip for Anberlin's 'We Are Destroyer'

Punk rockers Anberlin have just released a brand new video for their track 'We Are Destroyer' off their latest album Lowborn (it's at the bottom of this article!)

The video is made up of clips from their live performances over the past year, and coincided with the opening of their new website.

The song is pretty great - and the rest of the album is wicked too - so if you're interested go and give it a download from iTunes.


Tooth & Nail Records // No New Kinda Story

Tooth & Nail Records had their 20th birthday in 2013 and to celebrate, they've released a documentary about the history, executives and artists behind the rise, fall, and eventual rebirth of the label.

The record company has produced bands of the calibre of Underoath, Thousand Foot Krutch, Hawk Nelson and Anberlin in its 21-year existence, so the documentary is packed with all the artists you know and love.

"It was a lot of fun going down memory lane, reuniting with old friends, and talking about how it all started," shares founder and President Brandon Ebel.

"No New Kinda Story encapsulates the spirit of Tooth & Nail at its core, and I'm honored we were able to immortalize the beginnings of the label in film."

"It's been a blessing to work with so many artists and put out albums that truly impacted people, and I'm honoured to have been a part of it."

Check out the trailer below, and then click the link above to get your copy of the film.


Bethel Music: Swan Song

Bethel Music is releasing Swan Song tomorrow! It will be avaliable on iTunes then.

"This record is dedicated to all those who have withstood the test of time and have chosen to stay the course."

Check out the promo - 



Late Night Poets: My Darling

The Auckland based band Late Night Poets are on the rise and have just released the video to their song My Darling.

There is a familiar face in this video - Life FM's very own, Intern Tiff! Our talented friend was intern here in 2013 and we are so proud of what she is achieving!

Make sure you watch the video and give it a big thumbs up!

Head to to download the single for FREE!! Aw, you guys are too gooooood!


Hillsong Release Christmas Song 'Peace Has Come'

We've just crossed over into December and thus into the lead-up to Christmas. It's a time of excessive food and celebration and, for others, a time of loneliness and heartache.

It's a time where peace - true peace - is at a premium; which is precisely the heart behind Hillsong's Christmas song 'Peace Has Come'.

David Ware, who was heavily involved in the creation of the track, says "even as I struggle myself not to get distracted by all the events that I'm a part of during the Christmas season, I am learning that "peace" is so much more than our external environment, most of which we don't control."

"Peace isn't getting the world around me to slow down to suit my pace and comfort. More and more I am discovering that peace is the ability to still myself, my heart, my spirit and my emotions in the middle of what might seemingly be an "un-peaceful" time of year."

Check out the song below and download it from iTunes if you like what you hear!

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