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NZ Music Playlists

There’s a heap of great Kiwi music released each week.

But whether you’re a dabbler or a dilettante, finding good new material can take some time and effort.  Here’s a headstart which might save you a little of both.

Of course, you know all the market leaders already.  You won’t really find any of them here. These lists are more about the chasing pack.

These are RadioScope data-driven lists, but gently curated and caressed into shape for your music discovery pleasure.

Predominantly up-and-comers, with the odd veteran thrown in, this is all fairly new material, all local, mostly independent, mostly just starting to make its mark.

We’ll be updating regularly. Have a listen below on Spotify or Apple Music…

 

 SpotifyApple Music 
New Kiwi Pop - Open In SpotifyNew Kiwi Pop - Open In Apple Music
New Kiwi Rock - Open In SpotifyNew Kiwi Rock - Open In Apple Music
New Kiwi Hip Hop - Open In SpotifyNew Kiwi Hip Hop - Open In Apple Music
New Kiwi Alternative - Open In SpotifyNew Kiwi Alternative - Open In Apple Music
New Kiwi Electronic - Open In SpotifyNew Kiwi Electronic - Open In Apple Music
New Kiwi R&B / Reggae - Open In SpotifyNew Kiwi R&B / Reggae - Open In Apple Music
New Kiwi Folk / Country - Open In SpotifyNew Kiwi Folk / Country - Open In Apple Music
New Kiwi Chill - Open In SpotifyNew Kiwi Chill - Open In Apple Music

POP >
NEW: PAPERCITY • Marlin’s Dreaming • ASHY • Tūtahi.
PRINS • Andrew Papas • Chelsea Jade • Theia • The Response • Maimoa • Taylor B-W • Georgia Lines • Harry Parsons • Antony Jeffares • BEXY • Lepani • Foley • Shannon Matthew Vanya • Chores feat. Laine • Dual • Navvy • RIIKI • Ashley Alexander • Molly Devine • Marlin’s Dreaming • Baby Zionov • Savannah • Paige • Honeybee • ives. • Alma Leta feat. Nik Brinkman.

ROCK >
NEW: Coridian • City Of Souls • Impostor Syndrome • Demons Of Noon.
These Four Walls • Arrays • Tablefox • Black Smoke Trigger • Devilskin • On The Ledge • Old Loaves • Sea Mouse • Written By Wolves • Bakers Eddy • Guardian Singles • Shepherds Reign • Cindy • Miss June • Dolphin Friendly • Dick Move • Pluto • Masks • Blackholestars • Mini Simmons • The Butlers • The Leers • Devils Elbow.

HIP HOP >
NEW: eleven7four feat. Tayla Parx • The Settlers • Avantdale Bowling Club • Stanley Pedigree • Stndrd • Meer • Elliot’s Songs feat. Filho • Lil Rae feat. Pelican Tusk • InDuna feat. Andy Fisher And Takudzwa.
RAIZA BIZA • MELODOWNZ • bKIDD • Machete Clan feat. Mc Dundee • Cleophus •  Diggy Dupé • Mazbou Q feat. Mo Muse And Phodiso • CHAII • NO COMPLY • FABLE • Aidan Fine • Sid Diamond feat. JessB • Church & AP • Rei • choicevaughan feat. MELODOWNZ • Mo Muse • Shiraz & LSJ • Rapture Ruckus • Hans., imugi 이무기 • Nat Lover feat. RAIZA BIZA • Ryan Hendriks • Alexa Casino feat. PollyHill • Dharmarat feat. Almac • Eno x Dirty • Raka.

ALTERNATIVE >
NEW: B-Lush • Soft Plastics • DARTZ • Alexa Casino • Mixed Vege • Vanessa Worm • Anecdata • Katharticus • Slow Rage • Jazmine Mary • Koizilla • Ryan Fisherman • The Grand Bazaar • Bat Face Girl • WhyFi. • MantaPoint • Bediquette • Maochie Femchain • Doons • HEAVY CHEST • T. G. Shand • Vox Venus.
Lontalius feat. singular balance • The Beths • WHIM • BEACHWARE • Randa • Desbot • Ingrid And The Ministers • Murmur Tooth • Womb • Macho Macho • Giantess • Fimo • Swallow The Rat • Polaroids Of Polarbears • Roy Irwin • Dateline • Kate Owen • Thee Golden Geese • Louisa Nicklin • Daily J • Sarah Mary Chadwick • the tacks • Na Noise • Juno Is.

ELECTRONIC >
NEW: Late June • BLANC • Beacon Bloom • gg. mothra • recycle if possible • Ernie Ruso • Peach Milk.
QUIX feat. Nevve • Montell2099 feat. RL Grime • BAYNK feat. Mood Talk • SAMMIE • BEACH BLUE • Hybrid Rose feat. And$um • CLICKS • Bad Manners feat. King Kapisi • SACHI feat. Naïka • Jupiter Project • Flowidus feat. Reiki Ruawai • Amamelia • Space Above feat. Tom Young • Lee Mvtthews feat. Käysh • Crap Date • Kamandi • Leaping Tiger • Flamingo Pier • VASILI • Grid City • Luke-W • B O K E H • Ayden Harris feat. Omega Levine • The Upbeats feat. Workforce And Tiki Taane.

R&B / REGGAE >
NEW: Tarn PK • Rubi Du • Summer Thieves • Marley Sola • Lost Tribe Aotearoa • Mikey Mayz feat. Krisy Erin • Cee Blu • JARNA • Onetox feat. Sio • Ripple Effect • Israel Starr • Dillastrate • Holly Afoa • Fejoint • ONONO • Victor J Sefo • FORTY4 feat. TY.
Amila • Vince Harder • MCK • Donell Lewis • Villette • Lévyne • Juana Kino • Ria Hall • Tree • DJ Noiz feat. Kennyon Brown, Donell Lewis And Victor J Sefo • Jireh • TRUCE • Jordan Gavet • Swiss • Haz’ Beats feat. Miloux • Tunes Of I • Skilaa • Only Brothers • alayna.

FOLK / COUNTRY >
NEW: Lisa Crawley • Cassie Henderson • Mild Orange • Jenny Mitchell • Little Sunday • Grace Kelly • Molly Payton • Jess Jackson And Leon Shelley • Marianne Leigh.
Neive Strang • Tim Allen • There’s A Tuesday • Darren Watson • Hera • Reb Fountain feat. Finn Andrews • Albi & The Wolves • Kathy Bates Motel • Tattletale Saints • Katie Thompson • Mountain Boy • Jody Direen • Ida Lune • Kaylee Bell • Kylie Price • Miranda Easten • Aly Cook And Sharon O’Neill • The Sations • Tami Neilson • Repulsive Woman • Thomas Oliver • Hannah May.

CHILL >
NEW: Madeleine Howard • Jeremy Redmore • Paige • NO CIGAR • Written By Wolves • Wells* • Mali Mali • Wulfie • Arjuna Oakes • Tijay • MCK • Your Indigo • Ski Resort