"Forever" by HØØKS hits #1 on the Hot 20 NZ Singles chart!

Congratulations to HØØKS, whose new single "Forever" recently hit #1 on the Hot 20 NZ Singles chart! An infectious blend of punchy beats and hip-swaying Latin rhythms, fused with modern pop sensibilities, HØØKS' music sounds both futuristic and timeless - and sits perfectly alongside contemporaries like Bruno Mars & Shawn Mendes.

Check it out on Spotify!

"DEJA VU" BY EASY MCCOY | THEME SONG FOR THE NEW SERIES BEL-AIR ON PEACOCK!

We're proud to announce Easy McCoy’s placement of the song “Deja Vu (Ft.TYuS)" as the title theme song for the new, re-imagined dramatic reboot Bel-Air on Peacock!

Head over to Peacock to stream all of Season 1, and be sure to check out the song on Spotify or your favorite streaming platform!

Artist Spotlight: Amai Kuda et Les Bois

Toronto-based artist Amai Kuda et Les Bois defies genres with their unique combination of Afrosoul, Afropop, folk, roots, blues and traditional African continental music. The group has been hailed as “earthy, rootsy and good for your ears” by CBC’s Errol Nazareth and is the winner of the 2021 Toronto Independent Music Award for Best Folk/Roots group.

For Amai Kuda et Les Bois, music is about healing - as individuals, society and the earth - and this undercurrent weaves its way throughout all their music, from acoustic ballads to Afropop grooves to alt-rock & hip hop infused political tracks.

Their newest album (yet to be fully released online, vinyl only) features an eclectic mix of songs ranging from the hypnotic, emotive “Mother's Home” to the driving, yearning “Oshun” (with lyrics in English & Yoruba). Other standout tracks include the playful & optimistic “Train”, and her most recent single “Love Song” - a feel good track with nods to doo-wop & classic soul.


Artist Spotlight: Georgia Lines

Rising New Zealand artist Georgia Lines creates soulful, feel-good, R&B-influenced-pop. Combining dreamlike vocals with effortless melodies and lyrics, she’s quickly garnered a fanbase across the globe.

With more than 2 million streams across all platforms, Georgia’s music has been featured frequently on popular Spotify and Apple Music playlists, and received widespread play on commercial radio in New Zealand. Georgia has also collaborated with a cast of well-known international writers, producers and musicians, including award-winning producer Djeisan Suskov (BENEE).

Standout tracks include the grooving, yet smooth and soulful “Made for Loving”, as well as “I Got You”, an intimate and vulnerable love song and her most recent single.


New EP From Jennie Lawless

Jennie Lawless writes playful, dreamy indie pop songs characterized by unconventional synth textures, lush harmonies, and sincere, disarming lyrics - which manage to feel both experimental and precise.


Jennie explores and distills her personality into her songs, which always come equipped with a peculiar hook or clever phrase. Highlights from her just-released EP I Am Here To Make Friends (July 16th, 2021) include the dreamy, R&B-tinged "Notice of Visit", and the haunting, breathy vocal layers of "Simple Crimes" - and be sure to check out the unexpectedly lush horns featured in "Emily's Favorite Song".



Pride Month Playlist!

In support of Koze's LGBTQ+ artists, we’re proud to feature an amazing selection of songs across various genres (separated into sections) to help celebrate Pride Month!

Standouts include intricately crafted indie pop songs from Clay "Feelings" and alt-pop empress Adaline "Stronger", and intense, powerful hip-hop tracks from Jade Josephine "Out The Cage".

Good Terms | New Album "Turning Point"

Good Terms display a diverse sonic palette ranging from punk to anthemic emo pop to blistering double time hardcore - with a sprinkle of everything you know and love from the emo, pop-punk & hardcore scenes.


Their recently released, One Stop album Turning Point (April 9th, 2021) is packed with catchy, hard-hitting pop-punk bangers, along with heavy dose of shred and heartfelt lyricism. Standout tracks include the first pumping "More Than I Deserve", the earnest, densely syncopated "Wasted My Age" and the anthemic title track "Turning Point".

2021 Juno Nominee Craig Stickland | New EP

Toronto-based artist Craig Stickland combines vivid singer-songwriter sensibilities with bluesy bombast to uncover a signature style at the crossroads between soul, folk, pop, and rock & roll. Koze is proud to present his recently released EP While We Wait For The Sun To Rise (2021) and his Juno-nominated 2020 album Starlit Afternoon!

".. encompasses all things soul, blues, and rock n' roll. His incredibly versatile range allows him to perform beautifully orchestrated pieces." - Spindle

ONE MORE SECOND BY MATT BERNINGER RELEASED SEPTEMBER 11.

Koze artist, Matt Sheehy of Lost Lander, co-wrote "One More Second" released September 11, 2020 as part of  Matt Berninger's (The National) new solo project. His upcoming debut solo album, Serpentine Prison, is produced by renowned Memphis multi-instrumentalist Booker T. Jones and will be released on October 16th on Book Records, a new imprint of Concord Records.

ATTA BOY RELEASES SOPHOMORE ALBUM BIG HEART MANNERS

Atta Boy returns with their sophomore album Big Heart Manners (June 26th, 2020), a triumphant example of what the music industry has been missing. After seeing over 15 million Spotify spins of their first album Out Of Sorts, the new album marks a welcome return for expectant fans and critics alike.

The band is known for taking a refined yet unorthodox approach to songwriting, showcasing Eden Brolin's personal and intricate storytelling alongside tasteful, often understated instrumentation. Big Heart Manners blends the best of alt-country, indie and folk to great effect - be sure to check out the standout tracks "Shade", "Halfway" and "Night".

ADALINE RELEASES NEW ALBUM DEAR ILLUSION - APRIL 24, 2020

Canadian alt-pop empress Adaline's new album Dear Illusion, (April 24th, 2020), marks the fourth release for the captivating songwriter.

Largely produced by noteworthy German producer Maximilian Jaeger (Diplo, Big Sean), and inspired by the landscape of California and its isolation, there is a noted shift from the moody sound of her previous work.  Breezy pop hooks are infused with stories of disillusionment, addiction and a journey into a revelatory love, and darker themes are paired with a sonic lightness that is ethereal and bright.

Adaline's emotive pop tracks have seen numerous TV and film placements, including Grey's Anatomy, 90210, Workin' Moms, Wynonna Earp, and The Samaritan (starring Samuel L. Jackson). She's also enjoyed millions of spins across platforms, with impressive streaming stats, critical praise and a devoted fan base.

HAILAKER RELEASES NEW ALBUM HOLDING

Hailaker's new album Holding (April 24th, 2020), sees the UK band expand and perfect their sound, first explored on their 2019 self-titled debut album. As with Novo Amor, Hailaker's work is vulnerable and emotive, but on a more intimate & subdued level. At the core of their music is intricate songwriting with stirring harmonies and delicate instrumentation, punctuated by bursts of emotion that are at once restrained and grandiose.

The group has seen millions of streams on Spotify, with new songs like "Wild" and "Caffeine Rivers" performing well alongside standouts from 2019 including "Famous" (vocals by Novo Amor's Ali Lacey).