Over the past twenty years we've been gifted a bumper crop of memorable and beautiful albums that have found notable local and international success. Listen to our Top 21 and more! Spotify playlist. It's the perfect mix of rock and the Kiwi alternative sound. Also, every song is strong. No weak points in this record! Put it down to chief songwriter and singer Liz Stokes' distinctly Kiwi twang, and her wry and self-deprecating lyrics that lament her own romantic failures. It's tight. It's hook-laden. The album is a wonderful distillation of our national character flaws balanced with optimistic and bright melodies, handclaps and harmonies that all the band can belt out.
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Culture Trip stands with Black Lives Matter. Yumi Zouma started with three friends from Christchurch who defied physical borders to produce some cool synth sounds. After the earthquake, the original members Josh Burgess, Charlie Ryder and Kim Pflaum found themselves living and working in different parts of the world — Yumi Zouma was their way to stay in touch, despite the distance. The expat trio quickly earned international acclaim after touring as a support act to Lorde.
In to celebrate 75 years of its existence, APRA the Australasian Performing Right Association , invited its members and an academy to vote on what they believe are to be New Zealand's top songs of all time. They were asked to select songs from a list of entries. The resultant top songs are listed below. Don't Dream It's Over.
From Lorde to Crowded House, musicians from New Zealand have belted out chart toppers with grand international success. We take a look at some of their most popular numbers. Released on June 3, , the song spent nine weeks at the top of U. Billboard , and also topped the charts of Canada, Ireland, U. To date, it has sold over 10 million copies globally.