Unknown Mortal Orchestra

For this week’s Local Eyes Unknown Mortal Orchestra returns with a brand new single. ‘Weekend Run’ marks their first taste of new music this year and perfectly showcases UMO’s signature modern soul over the course of a five-minute sonic journey.

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 […]

Psych-rockers Unknown Mortal Orchestra has unveiled the new video for “Hunnybee” named after the middle name of frontman Ruban Nielson’s daughter. The week’s Local Eyes video follows in the same vein as Sex and Food‘s previously released animated videos for “Not in Love We’re Just High” and “American Guilt.” The video is directed & animated by Greg Sharp […]

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 […]

Today, Unknown Mortal Orchestra says through music what we all know to be true. ‘Everyone Acts Crazy Nowadays’  is perhaps the first straight-forward dance song off the brand new album, Sex & Food out now on Jagjaguwar / Rhythmethod. It’s a spiritual cousin to Multi-Love’s ‘Keep Checking My Phone’ which similarly touches upon manias we experience […]

In anticipation of the upcoming Super Soul Revue gig, this weeks LOCAL EYES video of the week is Tyra Hammond with her rendition of Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s hit ‘So Good at Being in Trouble‘. Tune in all week on Base FM for a chance to win tickets to se Tyra LIVE with the Tornados along with […]

“I think ‘First World Problem’ is about modern love in a crumbling empire,” says Ruban Nielson aka. Unknown Mortal Orchestra about the tune behind this weeks LOCAL EYES video. The video described as a dance through the desert for the psychedelic rockers, was the brain child of directors James Lees and dancer Kiani del Valle who also performs […]

Featured image on front page from artist Annie Bengard @annieblondiebengard Welcome to our weekly feature where we round up our favourite articles/videos/music from around the internet this week and let you know our picks for things happening in the city this weekend: Pacific Heights are releasing a new album ‘In The Stillness’ tomorrow. The spooky video […]

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: https://itunes.apple.com/nz/album/multi-love/id962057741 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 […]

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 […]

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