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TEAM UGLY
Play last show for 2014 on Saturday

This Saturday night at Audio Foundation TEAM UGLY will play their last show of the year. Guitarist Ary is leaving for Australia for summer.

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WU-TANG CLAN
Perform “Ruckus In B Minor” on Letterman

WU-TANG CLAN performed their song “Ruckus In B Minor” from their forthcoming new album A Better Tomorrow on Letterman earlier this week. You can watch the clip here

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SHAKEY GRAVES
Announces NZ show

Americana one-man-band Alejandro Rose-Garcia aka SHAKEY GRAVES, the self-proclaimed “gentleman of Texas” has announced a show at Auckland’s Tuning Fork next February. From the press release issued today: An experienced actor who had…

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SHOVELS & ROPE
Announce one NZ show

Award-winning husband and wife duo of Cary Ann Hearst and Michael Trent aka SHOVELS & ROPE have announced a single NZ show bringing their ‘foot stomping Americana folk and rock’ direct from Charleston, South Carolina to Auckland, New Zealand for the very first time.

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TASTE NASA
“I’d Like To Be Your Girl”

TASTE NASA is Leroy Clampitt who plays bass in LA based NZ act Strange Babes.
Check out “I’d Like To Be Your Girl” here – it’s yum!

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BETTER CALL SAUL
Coming to Lightbox exclusively in NZ

The much anticipated BREAKING BAD spin-off show BETTER CALL SAUL has been confirmed to be coming to NZ screens exclusively via Lightbox…

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SAM SMITH
Adds second NZ show

Frontier Touring have announced that a second and final Auckland show has been added.

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HOW TO DRESS WELL
Shares 53 minute mixtape – listen here

HOW TO DRESS WELL has shared a new mixtape titled You and I Are the Same. It contains reworked versions of tracks by FKA twigs, Default Genders (formerly Elite Gymnastics), Sia, Phillip Glass, Akron/Family, the Microphones, Majical Cloudz and more. Listen to it here…

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LORDE
Performs “Yellow Flicker Beat” on Jimmy Fallon – watch it here

LORDE performed her latest single on US late night talk show JIMMY FALLON on Tuesday night. Watch the clip here.

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JACK LADDER AND THE DREAMLANDERS
Playmates – album review

Sydney’s JACK LADDER AND THE DREAMLANDERS return with their fourth album, and first since 2011’s Hurtsville. It could, and should, also, well be the album to propel the four piece into a much…

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NADIA REID
Streams her album Listen To Formation, Look For The Signs
CHEESE ON TOAST EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE

NADIA REID is set to release her sophomore album Listen To Formation, Look For The Signs tomorrow. But Cheese on Toast is super-proud to offer readers an exclusive advance stream of it here…

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CHARLIE STARK ft ROOTS MANUVA
“Shy Away”

Check out this new clip from London artist CHARLIE STARK featuring ROOTS MANUVA.

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SHE’S SO RAD
Celebrate the release of “Cool It” this Friday night

SHE’S SO RAD released their latest single and music video “Cool It” in the past week or so, from a forthcoming sophomore album titled Tango due for release next year. This Friday night…

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THE KING BROTHERS vs THE DHDFDs
on the cover of The Fold issue 93

In celebration of the fact that Japan’s KING BROTHERS are touring here with their friends THE DHDFDs in early December, THE FOLD ‘turned Japanese’ for the week…

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PARQUET COURTS
Announce four date NZ tour in March

Melted Icecream and 100% GOOD have today announced that they are bringing PARQUET COURTS back to New Zealand in March 2014 to play shows in all four main centres (Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin)….

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LATINAOTEAROA
Announce new album and tour

Auckland-based trio Latinaotearoa are set to release their sophomore album and announced tour dates.

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KILLER MIKE (of RUN THE JEWELS)
Gives a passionate speech ahead of St. Louis show in the wake of Ferguson Grand Jury decision

Watch this speech from KILLER MIKE he delivered before the RUN THE JEWELS show at St Louis about an hour and a half after the Ferguson Grand Jury decision.

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DENTAL PLAN
Share stream of their debut EP and a music video for “James Dean

In an eMail from Luke of Auckland based three piece DENTAL PLAN, he describes the trio as being “based on the Simpsons” and “90s//hipster/emo/garage”. They have shared a DIY music video for a…

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TROSKEY
Was that Lorde remix a fake!? New soundcloud track emerges – listen here

Okay, this TROSKEY malarky is getting completely out of hand! I post this only in the interests of journalistic integrity to present readers the correct information.

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TROSKEY
Share debut release – an unofficial remix of LORDE’s “Yellow Flicker Heart”

It’s titled the “TROSKEY RUN DA TRAP VIP REMIX”. Listen to it here…

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RHYTHM & VINES
Win a double pass

HOLY SHENANIGANS! CHEESE ON TOAST is giveaway away a double pass to RHYTHM & VINES To enter the prize draw answer these three skill questions correctly. Winner drawn next week and will be…

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PLAY IT STRANGE
Cheese on Toast Award announced

At a ceremony in Auckland tonight the award will be presented to a representative of Paige Pomana, Halecia Gardiner​-​Pomare and Jasmin dos Santos from Gisborne Girls’ High School, Gisborne for their song “Outside” . Listen to the song here…

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WILL BUTLER (ARCADE FIRE)
Shares first taste of his forthcoming solo album
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WILL BUTLER of ARCADE FIRE is releasing a solo album by the name of Policy and has shared the lead single “Take My Side” which you can listen to here.

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LAS TETAS
Share music video for “Two Marriages”
CHEESE ON TOAST EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE

LAS TETAS have released their new music video for their song “Two Marriages”, directed by CUTSS. Watch it here…

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BUNNIES ON PONIES
Live photos from their album release at San Fran in Wellington on Friday night

BUNNIES ON PONIES celebrated the release of their new album at Wellington’s San Fran on Friday 21 November 2014 with support from GLASS VAULTS.

Cheese on Toast photographer Georgia Schofield was there top take these photos.

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LORDE
The target of poor taste tweet from Tau Henare

Tau Henare tweeted last night (Nov 23rd) at just after 10pm a “joke” asking if LORDE has epilepsy in reference to her dancing when she performs.

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TROSKEY
is John Key’s son Max and a guy called Joshua Troskie

Max Key (son of Prime Minister, John Key) and his friend Joshua Troskie are TROSKEY – a new production duo / dj team / something…

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TRIP PONY
Live photos from EP release party at Golden Dawn in Auckland on Friday 21 November 2014

TRIP PONY celebrated the release of her EP Gem at The Golden Dawn on Friday last week. Support from RANDA and HEAVY.
Photos by Yvonne Shearer.

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TRIP PONY
Streams her new EP in full

TRIP PONY (aka Priya Sami, also of The Sami Sisters) has released her EP Gem which you can stream in it’s entirety here…

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THE EMILYS
“I’m Just A Ghost” music video

To follow up from last weeks post of the music video for “Play It Cool” here is the clip for the other half of the double-A single from NZ’s own cartoon band, THE EMILYS.

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ROYAL BLOOD
Read our interview with Mike Kerr

Royal Blood, you may have heard of them, a couple of lads from Brighton in the UK, home of the funfair on the pier, they formed in 2013 and in a remarkably short space of time have racked up a few minor achievements most bands would be proud to boast about…

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KAMANDI
Shares tour diary part two

Today we have part two of KAMANDI’s tour diary where he checks in with an update on his LA adventures, a trip to Texas with Azizi, and an all-ages show in downtown Los Angeles.

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SHE’S SO RAD
“Cool It”

Here is the music video for the latest single from SHE’S SO RAD.

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BELLE & SEBASTIAN
Share music video for “The Party Line”

“The Party Line” is the lead single from the forthcoming new album from BELLE & SEBASTIAN – Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance. It’s great.

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MIDNIGHT JUGGERNAUTS
“Freefalling”

MIDNIGHT JUGGERNAUTS are ten years old this year and have just released a brand new EP. All the proceeds from the EP are to be donated directly to the Aboriginal Benefits Foundation in Australia.

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DICTAPHONE BLUES
Share tour teaser video

Watch this. It speaks for itself.

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KIMBRA
Live photos from Tuesday 18 November 2014 at Vector Arena, Auckland

Photos by Danielle Bolton

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LANEWAY
Who the heck-balls are those guys anyway? – PART 2

Here’s PART 2 of our mini-series feature on the bands playing at Laneway in January. Each week we’re giving readers a bit of info about each band playing (in alphabetical order) so you…

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BROODS
Announce headline tour

After spending the last few months touring across the USA as special guests of Sam Smith, this will be the brother/sister duo’s biggest New Zealand tour to date…

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