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GMA DOVE AWARDS NOMINEES ANNOUNCED

Today the Gospel Music Association (better known as GMA) announced the nominees for their annual dove awards. 

Lauren Daigle claimed six nods, including Artist of the Year, followed by Hillsong UNITED and Chris Tomlin with five each. NZ's very own Rapture Rucks took a nomination for Short Form Video of the Year for "Mr. Roboto".

Check out some of the nominations below, or click here to see the full list.

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MUSIC VIDEO: Nakita - Where Are You?

New Zealand has been exporting some of pop music's most promising tracks in the last few years. Lorde aside, a raft of Kiwi songwriters has been behind some of this year's biggest hits, and the circle is growing - case-in-point: 17-year old Nakita.

The protégé of Leroy Clampitt, the hit making wunderkind behind Justin Bieber's latest hit Company, Nakita's first single "Where Are You?" places the young artist's mature vocals atop Clampitt's hook-heavy indie-pop production.

The video for "Where Are You?", presents a slick visual introduction to the artist with a maturity that betrays her youth. Shot in the bars, arcades and twilight haunts of Central Auckland City, you could be mistaken for assuming you were experiencing a slice of the Tokyo night life.

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Graceful Closure & Disciple giving away free music

It's been one year since Graceful Closure released their Rév EP, and to celebrate they are letting anyone who hasn't gotten it yet to download it for free! If you want to get your hands on it, you can pick it up on their Noisetrade page.

Disciple is also giving away free music through their Noisetrade page. They've recently made their Live In Denmark EP available which features them performing four songs at RiverFest in Denmark earlier this year.

 

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