May is NZ Music Month, and Great North will be releasing their third album Up In Smoke on May 9. You can download one of the new songs, "Spirits", for free over at their Bandcamp page.
Thanks heaps for voting! And if you want to celebrate with Rapture Ruckus properly, head along to the Worship Experience II event in July with Lecrae!
This week on Homegrown we’re off down to Nashville to find out what the boys form Rapture Ruckus have been up to… well we know they have a new album out and we’re gonna play it start to finish and hear from Brad and the boys!
Made with the help of NZ on Air, it’s Homegrown, Friday Nights at 11 on Life FM.
John Mark McMillan really liked being here in New Zealand. You can see some beautiful shots of his trips around our backyard in the new lyric video for "Heart Runs".
Streaming now at NewReleaseTuesday.com is Rapture Ruckus' new EP Invader Vol. 1. The album in a week or so, and features "In Crowd" ft. Soul Glow Activatur and the new single "In This Together" ft. Shuree.
Have a listen and let us know what you think!!
After giving the live version away for free (which you can still get btw...), Rapture Ruckus has released the studio version of "In Crowd" with special guest Soul Glow Activatur from Family Force 5.
Get the song from iTunes, and hit the jump to check out the new music video with the sweetest little shout-out to New Zealand around 2:49. Nice work!!!
Strahan's been keeping busy, he's been on tour with Tear Fund, had his album up for free download and also been working on new material - including this new song 'There Will Be A Day'. Its a different sound, less folky, more gospel - and definitely worth a listen. Download from noisetrade now or listen below.
Holly Arrowsmith is a blues/ folk musician who hails from the mountain valleys of Queenstown, New Zealand
When 60's and 70's folk and blues is all a child is brought up on, something unique is created- A 'distinctively powerful' sound is stirring in the soulful music of Holly Arrowsmith.
Born In the dry desert city of Santa Fe, New Mexico and raised in the mountain valleys of Queenstown, New Zealand, Miss Arrowsmith has had many cultural, artistic and environmental influences, ultimately manifesting in the form of song.
From a young age, the momentum behind Holly's vision has been building. At just 16, she was a finalist in the New Zealand Country Music awards with her song 'Heavenly Lights', and went on in her teenage years to win many local titles including 'Best acoustic artist' two years in a row, 'The Best original song' And Queenstowns 'Ultimate Muso' at the Battle of the Muso's.
More recently, Arrowsmith was named the winner of 2012 'Songstars' competition, with her powerful single 'Wolves and Moons'. She performed at Parachute Festival 2013 and opened the Queenstown Winter Festival for a crowd of over 10,000.
In June 2013, Arrowsmith released her first EP 'The River' to great response, and is embarking to tour NZ and play at numerous festivals.
With a voice that has been described as 'Organic' , 'Haunting' and 'Entrancing' and lyrics that lay bare a heart to carry light and hope into peoples lives, Holly Arrowsmith is a name to watch.
Click below to download 'Wolves & Moon' from the The River for free for a limited time.
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