Tāmaki Makaurau-based rapper Mo Muse tackles the nature of reality with the first new music from his debut LP First Generation.
What's Real, a collaboration with fellow local rapper Abdul Kay, raises questions about claims made by gossip folks, while trying to decipher reality from the smoke and mirrors.
On the track Muse and Kay showcase their individual rap prowess, exchanging eight bars back to back over heavy production by S.F.T.
Muse and Kay are Redbull Music artist alumni, with Muse most recently appearing on RedBull Music's 64 Bars series curated by David Dallas.
Previous Muse collaborations include Raiza Biza, Unchained XL, Big Sima and more.
Pop rockers Hans Pucket will bring their eclectic mix of 70s disco, early 2000s indie rock and mid-century musical theatre to stages around the country this October.
The band have been busy this year, playing shows across the UK and Europe, including support slots with The Beths, as well as working on the follow-up to their 2018 album Eczema.
Lead vocalist and guitarist Oli Devlin said the three band members were split between Wellington and Auckland, "so when there's a chance to play live together the band gets to share a beautiful reunion and moment of camaraderie with the crowd".
Check out instagram.com/hanspucket for a poster colouring-in competition to be in to win a set of felt pens and a double pass to one of the listed shows.
Hans Pucket New Zealand Tour
Thursday 3rd October - The Plant, Blenheim
Friday 4th October - San Fran, Wellington
Saturday 5th October - Lucky Bar, Whanganui
Friday 11th October - The Cook, Dunedin
Saturday 12th October - Space Academy,
Friday 18th October - YOT Club, Raglan
Saturday 19th October - Leigh Sawmill,
Feelers frontman James Reid's new song Planet Nowhere will be released to coincide with a nationwide solo tour of intimate venues.
Reid said "I can't wait to tour in early spring and play in some of my favourite places around the country. This is a chance to strip a lot of these songs right back to the way they were written, acoustic guitar and vocal, and spin a few yarns too."
The set will include favourites from all six Feelers albums and his solo album Saint.
18 SEPT - 4TH WALL, NEW PLYMOUTH
19 SEPT - THE GLOBE, PALMERSTON NORTH
20 SEPT - MEOW, WELLINGTON
21 SEPT - TOTARA ST, TAURANGA
22 SEPT - NIVARA LOUNGE, HAMILTON
25 SEPT - GIN & RASPBERRY, WANAKA
26 SEPT - SOUTHLAND MUSICIANS CLUB, INVERCARGILL
27 SEPT - NEW EDINBURGH FOLK CLUB, DUNEDIN
28 SEPT - BLUE PUB, METHVEN
29 SEPT - BLUE SMOKE, CHRISTCHURCH
3 OCT - THE PLAYHOUSE, NELSON
4 OCT - THE TUNING FORK, AUCKLAND
5 OCT - THE HUB MILFORD, NORTH SHORE
6 OCT - BUTTER FACTORY, WHANGAREI
Tickets for all shows on sale 9am Wednesday, August 14 from Eventfinda, except New Plymouth via 4th Wall and Auckland via Ticketmaster.co.nz.