The Delta Riggs will soon make their New Zealand stage debut in support of their third album Active Galactic.

Like a raw version of the Strokes or Kooks, the Delta Riggs ooze rock & roll attitude - check out the brilliant track Kids Are Alright - which should make for a cracking live show.

The groovy Gold Coast funk rockers, whose new single goes by the catchy title of Baddest Motherfucker in the Beehive, will play Wellington's San Fran, Otago University and an Auckland venue - dates to be confirmed.

Aldous Harding
Aldous Harding

Aldous Harding will tour her upcoming album Party with a full band and some very special guests.


She'll play Christchurch's Blue Smoke with support from Oscar Dowling on February 8, Wellington's San Fran with Oscar Dowling and Hera Lindsay Bird on February 9, Auckland's Hollywood Cinema with Bob Scott (The Bats) and Hera Lindsay Bird on February 10, and the same venue with Soccer Practise, Oscar Dowling and Hera Linday Bird on February 11.

Party is the follow up to Harding's self-titled debut.

Live favourites Elbow are set to release their seventh studio album. Little Fictions is out February 3. Two singles have already been released: Magnificent (She Says) and All Disco, the latter's name coming from a Frank Black line in an interview with Elbow singer Guy Garvey.

"He said something along the lines of 'you have punk rock, you have rock, you have blues, you have soul, it's all disco'," Garvey said.

Nadia Reid has announced a new song, Richard, and tour dates to follow the release of her album Preservation on March 3.

Reid, who has been lauded in The Guardian, Mojo and Pitchfork, said of her new album: "This record is about being OK with who I am in the world, and who I want to be. Learning to live with the fact I'm a person who operates differently to others," admits Nadia. "I'm richer for the fact I am a musician. Without this way of being, I couldn't write songs."

Tour dates:
Thur 30th March - Port Chalmers Town Hall, Dunedin*
Fri 31st March - Port Chalmers Town Hall, Dunedin*
Sat 1st April - Blue Smoke, Christchurch*
Sun 2nd April - Dharma Bums Club, Wairau Valley
Tues 4th - East Street Cafe, Nelson
Weds 5th April - Mussel Inn, Takaka
Thu 6th April - Meow, Wellington*
Fri 7th April - Meow, Wellington*
Sat 8th April - Tuning Fork, Auckland*
*with full band