Kane Strang will take to the road next month performing songs from the album Two Hearts and No Brain.

The four-piece, who've been playing in the US and Europe this year, will play Dunedin's None Gallery on August 19 and follow it with dates in Palmerston North, Wellington, Auckland and Christchurch.

Tickets from Under The Radar.

Kane Strang NZ Tour:

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August 19 - None Gallery, Dunedin w/ Constance Disappointment and Painted Blind (all ages)

August 24 - The Stomach, Palmerston North w/ Fruit Juice Parade and Carson Taare (solo, all ages)

August 25 - Caroline, Wellington w/ Girlboss and Zero Cool

August 26 - Whammy Bar, Auckland w/ Girlboss, The Beths and Eyes No Eyes

September 2 - Darkroom, Christchurch w/ Constance Disappointment and Fran

Baynk has a new single out and will play three New Zealand shows in late August and September.

The electronic producer has released the haunting track Come Home, a collaboration with Shallou which is the first single from his upcoming EP.

He'll perform at Christchurch's Mono on August 28, the capital's Meow on September 1 and Auckland's REC on September 2.

A remastered edition of micronism's inside a quiet mind has been reissued nearly 20 years after its initial release.

The album, hailed as a techno masterpiece and "the greatest electronic album ever made in this country", is the product of Denver McCarthy under the moniker micronism. McCarthy has not released any music since the 1998 album.

The reissue has been remastered by Chris Chetland, one of the founders of Kog Transmissions, and who handled the original mastering.

McCarthy said: "Somehow or another, Chris managed to make it releasable 20 years ago, and now he has given new life to the album by a further smoothing of the edges, and polishing it to a level of shininess where it even sounds good in my ute."

Royal Blood will play two New Zealand shows next May.

The British power rock duo will perform all ages gigs at Auckland's Logan Campbell Centre on May 1 and Wellington's TSB Bank Arena on May 3.

Thir second album How Did We Get So Dark? reached number 6 is the New Zealand album charts.

Frontier members' pre-sale runs from July 26 with general public sale from August 2.

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The Smiths will release a remastered and expanded edition of The Queen is Dead, which was first released in 1986.

The album is perhaps best known for the classic track There is a Light That Never Goes Out, but also features The Boy With the Thorn in His Side and Bigmouth Strikes Again, as well as the brilliant title track.

"You cannot continue to record and simply hope that your audience will approve, or that average critics will approve, or that radio will approve," says singer Morrissey. "You progress only when you wonder if an abnormally scientific genius would approve - and this is the leap The Smiths took with The Queen is Dead."


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