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Louis Baker Shares Vulnerable New Single ‘Rainbow’

New Zealand’s Louis Baker has shared his new single, ‘Rainbow’ along with an intimate one-shot video, created by Baker himself and put together by director Ben Hawker and cinematographer Simon Godsiff.

The single is equal parts emotional, raw, vulnerable and provides a strong sense of connection. We highly recommend stopping whatever you’re doing to listen and watch this video.

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Thomston x Wafia Just Want a ‘Window Seat’ To Keep Safe

In a case of if you didn’t know, now you know, we adore WAFIA. And she’s recently shared some new music, in which she joins Thomston on the New Zealand singer’s latest single ‘Window Seat’ which received its first play earlier this week on Australia’s Triple J.
Listen to the track by clicking on the pic above.

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We Are Handsome Are Launching A Limited Edition Scarf ‘The Beacon’

Australia’s We Are Handsome have designed a limited edition scarf that is inspired by New Zealand’s Marlborough Sounds.

The designers, Jeremy and Katinka Somers said they absolutely loved New Zealand and jumped at the chance to inject some of Marlborough’s splendour into their latest summer range.

Click through for more details on ‘The Beacon’.

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Louis Baker Captivated Sydney with an Intimate Performance

Last Tuesday evening, we knew we were in for a special treat when we found out Louis Baker was in town.

Charming, polite and all-round-nice guy, Baker performed a relaxed solo set which allowed for his soulful tones to really shine.

Playing at the intimate venue of Lazybones Lounge, Louis Baker allowed us into his world. Won’t you come along with us?

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David Dallas Has Plenty of Things to Say with His New Single

Arguably the biggest innovator in hip-hop New Zealand has seen in two decades, David Dallas has sold out shows across New Zealand, Australia and the United States, released three chart topping albums,; and now after an 18-month hiatus, he is finally make with something new.

Check out ‘Don’t Rate That’.

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Louis Baker Shows Us ‘The Way’ with an AUS/NZ Tour

Louis Baker is one of those artists who continuously fly under the radar – even if he is a Red Bull Music Academy alumni – which is okay. I like that he is still unknown to some.
And for those who are yet to discover him, they can be introduced to him in the right way at one of his upcoming live shows across Australia and New Zealand.
Check out the dates and check out a new version of one of his latest releases by clicking on the link.

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One of the Most Prodigious Talents in the Future Soul Soundscape is Berlin-Based Noah Slee

Noah Slee is about to play his first headline show tonight – and it’s in Sydney. Aren’t we lucky?

Noah is a talented vocalist, producer and multi-instrumentalist, and has been based in Berlin since 2014, collaborating with local producers, musicians, photographers and visual artists on creative projects. His appreciation for producing quality, timeless music is evident in his work.

The 5 to 9 Life was lucky enough to converse with the artist ahead of his show tonight. Check it out.

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Noah Slee: Waterfalls

New Zealand native Noah Slee combines traditional soul influences whilst experimenting with electronic production blending an array of genres ranging from future beats, contemporary soul, to indie-electronica.

Check out his throwback to the 90s with a cover of TLC’s ‘Waterfalls’.

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Record Review: Mark de Clive-Lowe – Church

Funk. Soul. Groove.

Let those three words sit for a minute and now imagine an entire record full of those vibes and so much more.

That is exactly what Mark de Clive-Lowe has delivered with his latest release, ‘Church’.

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David Dallas: Victoria Harbour

When I first noticed the artwork for this single, it was on David Dallas’ instagram page, and forgive me, but I thought it was an announcement for a show. Excuse for ignorance for not knowing that it was actually a teaser for the release of his new single.

Have a listen to Victoria Harbour and make sure you check him out at one of his live shows this weekend.

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