Fat Freddy’s Drop ‘Trickle Down’ NZ Summer Tour 2019 Saturday 19 January – Western Springs Park It wouldn’t be a Kiwi summer without a Fat Freddy’s summer roady and once again they’ve enlisted some incredible tour bus buddies. Fat Freddy’s Drop are stoked to announce that Unknown Mortal Orchestra will be playing in the summer shows […]

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: August 2015 Guest reviewer: Mark ‘Slave’ Williams Featured release: UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA ‘Multi-Love’ Link: Featured track #1: MULTI-LOVE Featured track #2: CAN’T KEEP CHECKING MY PHONE Featured track #3: WORLD IS CROWDED Mr Mark Williams aka M.C. Slave of the […]

Unknown Mortal Orchestra‘s 3rd album Multi-Love, nreleased in May is a mix of psychedelic funk and alt pop, and showcases Ruban Nielson’s skills as both a producer and songwriter. The album is full of hooks and musical earworms that burrow into your brain, resurfacing to haunt your memory throughout the day. ‘The World Is Crowded’ is a […]

The threads of our past never unravel, they hover like invisible webs, occasionally glistening due to a sly angle of the sun. On ‘Multi–Love’, Unknown Mortal Orchestra frontman and multi-instrumentalist Ruban Nielson reflects on relationships: airy, humid longing, loss, the geometry of desire that occurs when three people align. Where Nielson addressed the pain of being alone on II, Multi–Love takes on […]

March 3rd saw the release of the much anticipated debut release from soul vocalist Tyra Hammond. The 6 track EP goes from soul through to full-wall noise to afrobeat, and is produced by long time collaborator Jeremy Toy (She’s So Rad, Opensouls, Leonard Charles). ‘So Good At Being In Trouble’ is a cover version of […]

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