This is a cross-post from my tinyletter - a summary of new music releases I've come across this week, that goes out ahead of these posts. Sign up at tinyletter.

Kia ora whanau!

It's a huge week for releases this week, but a few aren't public until next week, so it may not look like it here! They'll be in the next newsletter. I'm also gonna start sending these out on Fridays, so that things that I receive early but are out by the end of the week can be included!

Princess Nokia - Your Eyes are Bleeding

I'm a HUGE fan of this track. It's off her recent mixtape, A Girl Cried Red, that came out back in early April. I've always kind of enjoyed her stuff from afar but I think this one made me, like, a real proper attentive fan. I'm bloody in.

Hybrid Rose - Just Press Play feat. Fanfickk

I have SO much love and admiration for Hybrid Rose. I interviewed her for NZ Musician about a year ago now ahead of her debut album, Cosmic, and it definitely became one of my fave albums of last year. This latest tune, a collab with Fanfickk, is a little bit of a step away from the chiptune-ish stuff of the album towards a poppier style, but damn it works so well and she is so suited to it. It's a BANGER.

French for Rabbits - Your Halo

This single comes off their latest album, The Weight of Melted Snow, released back in March last year, and comes ahead of a nationwide tour in support! The first Wellington show sold out already (a second has been added) so definitely get in quick if you're keen! They're doing a range of shows across Aotearoa, including a living room show in Auckland, and a full band show in Ōtautahi at Lyttleton records on 19th May. More info and tickets available at UTR.

https://frenchforrabbits.bandcamp.com/album/the-weight-of-melted-snow

Dead Little Penny - Honeycomb

I'm a real big fan of this tune and I'm real excited that it's up and out! I'm real excited to see what they've got coming up next.

Courtney Barnett - City Looks Pretty

This I'm real excited about, because it's not only a single release but an announcement of a NZ tour! She's not making it to Ōtautahi but I am super considering making it up to Pōneke for the show there on August 30. I've been a huge fan since Pedestrian at Best and I've really been enjoying her latest spate of releases. City Looks Pretty is no exception - it feels a little new, with vocals a little more melodic, and I love it.

That's all for this week!

Aroha nui, Jen