Kody Nielson is a prodigiously talented multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and producer who remains resistant to any kind of easy pigeonholing. He’s explored cybernetic pop as Silicon, collaborated with partner Bic Runga on psychedelic guitar group Opossum, worked with brother Ruban Nielson on Unknown Mortal Orchestra and of course blew away local audiences as frontman of pioneering […]

   TALKING POINTS on Base FM – hosted by Dylan C Thanks to NZ On Air Music Date: February 2017 Guest reviewer: Parks (Ladi 6) Featured release: SILICON ‘Personal Computer’ Released: 2015 Featured track #1: CELLPHONE Featured track #2: I CAN SEE PARADISE Featured track #3: DOPE SILICON is the solo project conceived by multi-instrumentalist […]

Red Bull Sound Select Presents: GOD EMOJI Young Gifted and Broke, Red Bull Sound Select and Silicon fly into the night: SILICON – Bailey Wiley – Team Dynamite – Groeni  Friday 21st October, 10pm – 3am GALATOS 17 Galatos Street, Auckland $3 w/ RSVP $10 door sales RSVP HERE After the huge success of their June […]

Up this week for our LOCAL EYES video is a throwback from May 2015, SILICON aka Kody Neilson with this eerie clip for the tune ‘God Emoji’, released on the Weird World Label. The video was made by the team at Auckland production company ‘Robbers Dog’ and directed by Sam Peacocke. Find out more about Silicon: WWW | FACEBOOK | SOUNDCLOUD | ITUNES | […]

The annual Taite Music Award, in honour of Dylan Taite, was held last night at Galatos. The grand prize of $10,000 and free studio time went to Silicon, aka Kody Nielson, for his album ‘Personal Computer’. Nielson was up against some of New Zealand’s most respected artists, including Phoenix Foundation, Marlon Williams and even his […]

LOCAL EYES is a weekly BaseFM segment which weekly showcases a local artists music video. Looking back on this years videos there has been a multitude of great work from the musicians themselves as well as all of the artists involved in making these videos happen. This has been the first year of LOCAL EYES and […]

This week for ‘Local Eyes’ we have Silicon with their track ‘Burning Sugar’ Directed by Kody Nielson and Ralph Brown with additional animation by Natalia Stuyk Find out more about Silicon WWW | FACEBOOK | SOUNDCLOUD | ITUNES Local Eyes is a weekly segment on BaseFM focusing on New Zealand Music videos. Big Thanks to NZ On Air Music!

‘Burning Sugar’ is the new single from Silicon – the new project from Mint Chicks/Opossom frontman Kody Nielson. ‘Burning Sugar’ is the second single taken from Silicon’s debut album Personal Computer. Out globally on Aug 28 through Weird World/Domino/Universal Music. Cultivating his own distinct brand, Silicon has been introduced by the svelte machinations of lead […]

SILCON is the new brainchild of Ex-Mint Chicks / Opossum frontman Kody Nielson. ‘God Emoji‘ is the first official single and first music released from Silicon. To coincide with the release of the video, we’ve featured ‘God Emoji‘ as the Base FM local tune of the week. Enjoy the song, enjoy the video. It’s cold as […]

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