"soulful and sophisticated" - Under The Radar
"Such a beautiful track" - Mary Anne Hobbs (BBC 6 MUSIC)
“Watch out for a great singer from New Zealand called Arjuna Oakes” - Gilles Peterson (BBC 6 MUSIC)
Arjuna Oakes & Serebii "First Nights" EP is out now:
Nick Waterhouse unveils a Valentine's Day weekend release "Very Blue / Medicine" both from the upcoming album Promenade Blue (April 9th).
As Under The Radar reports: "LA-based singer/songwriter Nick Waterhouse sounds like a man out of time, almost as if he was transported straight from the ‘50s and ‘60s era he takes such deep influence from. Melding together strains of soul, jazz, R&B, and garage rock, Waterhouse, over the course of several albums, has hit on a tight vintage style, putting a modern twist on sounds of the past. On his fourth album, Promenade Blue, Waterhouse once again looks into the past, but this time rooted in his own life and memories, from career highs and lows to loves lost and found. Waterhouse has returned with two new singles from the project, “Very Blue” and “Medicine,” premiering with Under the Radar. "
Premiered by Pitchfork, "Weekends" is a collaboration between LA's Classixx & Local Natives. Another collaborative single will come shortly.
“These two songs were made as a collaboration in the true sense of the word,” Classixx said in a statement. “We met the Local Natives guys at a wedding in Mexico and immediately connected. They’re such a vibrant live band and it was important to us that their musicianship and vocal harmony came through. The tunes were a group effort and it was a privilege to work on them together, it felt like being a part of a small community.”