Let’s celebrate New Zealand Music Month!

Written by LN Team / May 09, 2018

We’re now in the second week of May, meaning that most Justin Timberlake memes have dried up - and it’s time to remember that this entire month is New Zealand Music Month, aka, a time to celebrate all the great music coming from our great nation.

To celebrate this month, we’ve put together some of our favourite New Zealand acts at the moment…

Unknown Mortal Orchestra

The brainchild of Ruban Nielson, Unknown Mortal Orchestra have just dropped their new album ‘Sex & Food’, which Pitchfork described as “Nielson mapping inward frustrations to make his home in the psychic gutter.”

With tickets to their upcoming nationwide tour of New Zealand this September selling quickly, listen to a taster of what to expect below with the ‘Everyone Acts Crazy Nowadays’ music video:

Aldous Harding

Having spent most of last year enchanting sold out audiences around the world off the back of her latest album ‘Party’, Harding has even scored herself a fan in the form of fellow NZ-er Lorde, who called her “the most interesting musician around.” We agree wholeheartedly.

Watch the ‘Imagining My Man’ music video below…


From putting up a song on his Soundcloud while travelling Europe in early 2015 - BAYNK has sure come a long way since then. He’s played Laneway Festival in New Zealand several times now, and his unique electronic vibe will have you wishing for summer again…


Though they’re now based in Melbourne, Fortunes originate from the smaller parts of New Zealand - and we’re always listening to their classic 501’s, an ode to the Levi’s jean.



Fazerdaze, real name Amelia Murray, just played at legendary American music festival Coachella (plus opened up for sister trio Haim that same week!) - so it’s fair to say she’s a popular NZ export right now. Her album ‘Morningside’ is an ode to that very suburb, which happens to be her home.

Watch the stunning ‘Lucky Girl’ video if you need more convincing (and join the other 6 million people who’ve watched it)…

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