NEW ZEALAND

Premieres

Take a Time Out and Listen to "Hang", Merk's Lazy New Psych-Pop Track

We're premiering the Auckland artist's blissful new introvert anthem, and its Parallel Teeth-directed video.
Shaad D’Souza
9.27.18
noisey meets

Keeping Māori Culture Alive with Thrash Metal: Alien Weaponry — Noisey Meets

Making heavy metal inspired by ancient Māori battles has made teenage trio Alien Weaponry unlikely heroes in the fight to preserve New Zealand’s indigenous language.
Noisey Staff
9.12.18
Important Questions Raised By...

Why Are Sticky Fingers Playing Two New Zealand Festivals?

Public campaigning around the band's abuse allegations stopped Dylan Frost & co. from headlining festivals in Australia. But can #MeToo cross borders?
Shaad D’Souza
8.13.18
Music

Alien Weaponry Are Helping To Usher In A New Era of NZ Protest Music

The teen metallers take aim at John Key and sample the infamous Don Brash interview in their new video.
Hussein Moses
7.19.18
Zealandia

Meet the Teen Metalheads Saving the Maori Language Through Thrash

A new episode of Zealandia meets Alien Weaponry, the teen metalheads raging against colonialism.
Shaad D’Souza
7.4.18
Noisey News

Childish Gambino is Debuting New Music in New Zealand

It's an “immersive virtual reality, multi-sensory concert experience” being held near Auckland airport. What?
Shaad D’Souza
3.1.18
Premieres

New Zealand Witch Rockers Hex Are Here to Curse the Patriarchy

Stream the eldritch trio's new album, 'The Hill Temple,' which blends doom, psych, and riot grrrl into a divine manifestation of feminine rage.
Kim Kelly
2.13.18
music video premiere

Élan Vital's Video Celebrates a Diamante Encrusted Horse Head

The Dunedin trio are inspired by New Zealand's most notorious drug mule/stallion.
Noisey Staff
1.9.18
Interview

Prepare for the Return of Early New Zealand Punks Proud Scum

A chat with vocalist Jonathan Jamrag ahead of the band's first gig in 10 years.
Tim Scott
1.4.18
Noisey News

This Kind of Punishment's Brilliant Early 80s Records Are Getting Reissued

Two pieces of New Zealand's unique musical history are set to be reissued on vinyl for the first time.
Tim Scott
12.10.17
Premieres

HVNCOQ’s New Track Calls Out Australia’s Racist Media Reporting

Listen to "Blackout", the latest track from the rising Melbourne MC.
Tim Scott
11.30.17
Noisey News

New Zealand Court Finds the National Party Ripped Off Eminem

Eminem wins $600,000 after the New Zealand political party breached his copyright.
Noisey Staff
10.25.17
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