A New Zealand supergroup of sorts has formed for a side-splitting charity single to support the All Blacks in the 2015 Rugby World Cup along with charity Cure Kids to raise awareness for Batten Disease. Starring a who's who of contemporary NZ musicians, sports stars, comedians, and actors, the "We Are The World" style video starts with a brilliant tongue-in-cheek satire where kids hilariously dictate the song before the likes of Lorde, Kimbra, Savage, Brett McKenzie, emcee Brooke Fraser, Daniel Bedingfield, Alisa Xayalith (of The Naked and Famous), and Georgia Nott (of Broods) jump into the studio the record the mish-mash of lasers, unicorns, and rugby. Similarly to "Feel Inside (And Stuff Like That)" by Flight of the Conchords.
Kimbra knows how to make great pop music, and she also knows who to work with the make the videos stunning. The new video for “Gold Mine”, lifted off her incredible second album The Golden Echo was filmed in Berlin and directed by fellow New Zealander’s Chester Travis and Timothy Armstrong, and is the most vibrant black and white video you’ll ever see.
Kimbra finished her last leg of her 'The Golden Echo' tour in Melbourne over the weekend however she showed no signs of fatigue as she bedazzled the audience with her extraordinary voice and elaborate costumes.
Kimbra stands on stage; a spectacular gold cloak draped over her Jetsons-esque dress of reflective silver, bright eyes slammed shut as she grips the microphone, tearing notes from her throat.
Supported by Banoffee, Kimbra returned to The Metro Theatre last night and Belinda Dipalo was there to bring you these photos.
We've taken a look at some of the shows we're going to be heading to throughout the week ahead and deliver you this guide - our national gig picks of the week!
Look. We love Kimbra. So it’s fitting we saved the best until last this week. She’s releasing an EP filled with remixes of her awesome track “90s Music” – and the final track is with a close collaboration of up-and-comers Client Liason. It’s not a remix – it’s a complete re-record and rewrite. And it’s awesome. Check it out below.
New Zealand-born, Los Angeles (via Melbourne) based songwriter Kimbra is truly a pioneer of modern music. Her debut album Vows, released in 2011 was not only incredibly accomplished but showed immense amounts of potential, and she’s definitely fulfilled her potential on her 2014 follow-up, The Golden Echo.
Though select Australian crowds saw Kimbra recently when she was in the country with Janelle Monae, the tour obviously didn't go quite to plan, with Monae cancelling most dates due to illness. The NZ songstress has today announced two headline shows for Melbourne and Sydney for those who missed out the last time, as well as one special show for Auckland fans! Kimbra's latest album, The Golden Echo, has seen a musical progression for the artist as well as collaborations with members of the likes of Muse, The Mars Volta and Foster the People. Get your tickets to see the album realised live, as well as the popular Vows material which brought Kimbra to the attention of many upon her break out!
Kimbra has been making some big waves both at home and abroad with her second album The Golden Echo. Check out this typically colourful and wonderful new video for her disco-pop-themed new single "Miracle".
In this issue: Saskwatch to headline inaugural The Alexander Technique, John Murry returns to Australia, Wunder Wunder announce Melbourne show, Bad Vision play one last Melbourne show before Europe tour, Rock Trivia and Live Performances in support of Artful Dodgers Studio, The Public Opinion Afro Orchestra to play free show at the Espy, Kimbra to play at Asthma Charity event, Strangers From Now On to launch new album, The Stevens play last show before U.S Tour, The Basics to play The Gasometer, Low Speed Bus Chase to launch new single and Maxi Priest to play exclusive show in Melbourne.
New Zealand pop princess Kimbra is ready to top the charts with her delectably sweet LP The Golden Echo, due for release Friday, August 15th. Her first venture in almost three years, the album is a quirky, mellow-sounding showcase of her experimental sounds that keep evolving with each release.
In This Issue: IT'S BIG BIG BIG BIG BIG news this week with the announcement that British band alt-j are releasing their new record later this year. Also, The New Pornographers are back unexpectedly with a new one, Kimbra has just put out a new video, D At Sea has a new EP, and 5 Seconds of Summer are getting ready to take over the world. It's a great week in music, have a read.
In This Issue: This year just keeps getting bigger and bigger... Jason Mraz is back! Also Basement Jaxx! Also The Baby Animals! Also Kimbra! Also a heap of other bands are starting to release some really great sounds. So...just have a read and have a listen!
One of them was one half of one of the biggest tracks of 2012 worldwide and the other is a Grammy-nominated, MTV and Billboard winning songstress who performed for the Obamas earlier this year.