Princess Chelsea and band are back from touring Europe and Korea and are getting set to tour new album The Loneliest Girl across New Zealand.

The album was recorded in 2016 and 2017 in Princess Chelsea's West Auckland home studio with production assistance from Jonathan Bree. It is said to examine "the loneliness and ultimately the artistic satisfaction a strong work ethic can bring".

Shows will include Auckland on October 26, Leigh October 27, Wellington November 10 and Christchurch November 17.

The Loneliest Girl will be released on September 7.


The release of Rhian Sheehan's first album in more than five years, A Quiet Divide, will be marked with a series of shows described as spectacles of sound and light.

Sheehan will lead eight musicians and a live string section to accompany a dream-like montage of live visuals.

The first performance will take place during the Arts Festival in Dunedin on September 29, followed by Wellington on October 12 and Auckland on October 26. Tickets from

A Quiet Divide is released October 5.

A scene from Northern Bass last December. Photo / File
A scene from Northern Bass last December. Photo / File

Action Jackson will headline this summer's Northern Bass festival, alongside Stefflon Don, Keys n Krates and New Zealand's own Shapeshifter.

Half of the final line-up is still to be announced, but among the dozens of others already on the bill for the event are London Elektricity, Danny Byrd and S.P.Y.

Northern Bass 18/19 is at Worsfold's Farm, Mangawhai, and is an R18 event. Tickets from

Kimbra will join David Byrne for the New Zealand leg of his American Utopia world tour this November.


Shows include Wellington (sold out), Christchurch and Auckland.

Pacific Heights. Photo / Supplied
Pacific Heights. Photo / Supplied

Pacific Heights' new album A Lost Light will be released on August 31.

It's Devin Abrams' first album as Pacific Heights since 2016's The Stillness. Abrams is best known for his time with Shapeshifter.

A new single, The End Is In Sight, featuring Joe Dukie (Fat Freddy's Drop), is out this week.

See the video below:


Auckland-based singer-songwriter Bartells says his new song Our Love May Go Away is about not being able to move on or feel like you will survive life without that person you love.

"It's about trying to get the magic back before time closes the gap and it all slips away."

The acoustic soul artist plans to release more singles this year and next, with an album to follow, and a tour at some stage "in the near future".

Listen to the song below: