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Kiwi music to discover, with thanks to NZ On Air

Hear these great new Kiwi tracks on More FM this month!

Park RD - Call Me Up

Formed at high school, PARK RD have spent the last five years growing their reputation across Australiasia by playing as many shows as humanly possible, and backing it up with a series of well-received singles & EPs. Taking sonic inspiration from the likes of The 1975, Spacey Jane & early Coldplay, the album sees a band who are putting the guitars to the front and centre, with big singalong choruses and memorable hooks found at each twist and turn.

CASTAWAY - Daisy

Rising Ōtautahi pop-rock sensation Castaway returns with their latest single, Daisy. Daisy showcases a more melancholic and emotive side, offering listeners a heartfelt journey through longing and connection.

Having captured the attention of audiences with their energetic performances, Castaway is set to open for Drax Project at the Christchurch Town Hall on June 29th, further solidifying their presence in the New Zealand music scene.

Inspired by the anthemic power of Coldplay and the pop sensibility of Niall Horan, Daisy has a message of connection and remembrance. "As we grapple with loss and separation, Daisy serves as a call out to those we hold dear," explains the band. "Whether it's a breakup, the loss of a loved one, or simply missing an old friend, 'Daisy' invites listeners to connect through shared experiences." 

Balu Brigada - So Cold

Balu Brigada are a self-described "groove-pop" duo composed of multi-instrumentalist singer/songwriter/producer brothers, Henry and Pierre Beasley. Performing is in their blood: Dad was a ballet dancer, Mum, an actor. Dad played Bowie records, Mum preferred The Beatles. After "enduring" childhood piano lessons, the brothers turned to jamming in the family rumpus room once 12-year-old Henry switched to guitar and forced Pierre to pick up a bass.

Balu Brigada are all about experimentation, inspired by genre-mashing musical giants Gorillaz and Frank Ocean. Their songs perfectly soundtrack coastal roadtrips, summer BBQs and flirty dancefloor moments - effortless, laidback cool.