2021 APRA Silver Scroll Award Top 20 shortlist. This Top 20 list was chosen from over 250 entries by a judging panel of 10 fellow songwriters, who have each made wonderful contributions to the NZ music community.   The judging panel were (in alphabetical order): Anji Sami (She’s So Rad), Finn Andrews (The Veils), Hollie Fullbrook […]

With the launch of the new Ngā Waiata Kairangi I Te Reo Māori Music Chart, this week’s Local Eyes we have picked a track recorded completely in te reo Māori. Katchafire have translated and recorded their track ‘100’ in te reo Māori, which is now called Karawhiua. The track is sitting at number 2 in the Top […]

  TALKING POINTS on Base FM – hosted by Ian Beatmaster Wright Thanks to NZ On Air Music Date: January 2019 Guest reviewer: H (Dillastrate) Featured release: Katchafire – Revival Released: 2003 https://itunes.apple.com/nz/album/revival/650640171 Featured track #1: Redemption Song Featured track #2: Bounce Featured track #3: Who You With H is one half of hip hop […]

L.A.B is the latest project from Brad & Stu Kora (Kora), Joel Shadbolt and Ara Adams-Tamatea (Katchafire), their debut album showcases the incredible talent that has seen the band become a fan favourite on the New Zealand live circuit. The album consists of 12 songs which have been tested, honed and perfected live over the […]

‘Jimmy Boy‘ is the first single from L.A.B., the new project from Brad & Stu Kora, Joel Shadbolt (Batucada Sound Machine) and Ara Adams-Tamatea (Katchafire). Taken off their debut album set for release in November, ‘Jimmy Boy‘showcases the L.A.B. sound – trademark Kora grooves put through Adams-Tamatea’s reggae/dub filter, and combined with Shadbolt’s blues roots. […]

  Its been a long time coming for the undisputed kings of New Zealand reggae but Katchafire are back with their latest track ‘Burn It Down‘. The new jam comes hot off their NZ tour of the same name earlier this year. Find out more about Katchafire: katchafire.co.nz | FACEBOOK | TWITTER | SOUNDCLOUD | ITUNES – Turn It Up is […]

More artists have been added to Splore Festival’s 2016 line-up including Australian neo soul group Hiatus Kaiyote,  Warp Records’ supremo Nightmares on Wax and UK rising hip hop star, Little Simz.  Hiatus Kaiyote will be returning to  New Zealand for their first festival show after their recent successful, sold-out venue shows in Auckland and Wellington. Their debut album ‘Tawk Tomahawk’ […]

First artist announcement includes: Cuban Brothers * The Correspondents * Waxahatchee The Reverend Peyton and His Big Damned Band Dub Pistols * Tkay Maidza * Jordan Rakei * DJ Sarah Love Katchafire * The Supervillains * Tipene * Eno x Dirty * Race Banyon *** Splore Tickets on sale now Calling all wanderers, migrating creatures, […]

Get Up Stand Up is a nonpartisan project aimed at inspiring those disengaged with politics to stand as one (Tūtahi) and vote. The stakes have never been higher. By voting you can make our collective voices heard and keep our democracy strong. New Zealand’s general election takes place on September 20 but anyone can vote at […]

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