2019 NZCA update: new album due & more!

Hi everyone, Michael here.

Those who have visited this website recently may have noticed that I haven’t posted any updates for a couple of years! Yikes. This doesn’t mean i’ve been sitting on my arse - far from it. Since I finished touring Infinite Summer in 2017 I have been working steadily on my follow up album. There’s been laughter, tears, multiple continents - but it’s nearly finished. It’s true. And it’s bloody good. I’m really excited for you all to hear the new music!

What’s that I hear you say? Why did it take 3 years to write an album? Well, i’m a bit of a perfectionist, it’s true. But i’ve also been busy doing lots of other fun stuff in between. I’ve toured with Christine & The Queens, done a ton of writing and producing with other artists, and of course have been playing with Metronomy. I’m touring with Metronomy right now in fact, so you catch me throwing shapes at one of our shows. But rest assured NZCA LINES is fully operational, and you’ll be hearing more of my music very soon.

In the meantime, if you want to follow my progress, you’ll find me regularly updating on Instagram.

Peace suckas

M xx

Entire 'Infinite Summer' album visuals released

To celebrate the 1 year anniversary of Infinite Summer, we're releasing a 'visual' version of the entire album. These videos were put together by designers TAXONYM and Alina Landry Rancier (Amala Studio) for our live shows last year. We've made a playlist that puts all the videos together in the order of our live set, for optimum viewing pleasure.

Check it out via Brooklyn Vegan


On Sept 28th we headlined Village Underground, our biggest (headline) show to date. Thanks to everyone who came and made it an excellent evening. We were joined onstage by:

Josephine Stephenson - keys, vocals / Fimber Bravo - steel pan / Leo Stamps - guitar / Adrian Acolatse - bass / Joy Joseph - percussion

The visuals were a custom projection and LED display designed and built by TAXONYM. The visuals were by TAXONYM and Amala Studio. Our white outfits are designed and made by Anh Duong.

Photos here by Chiara Melchior - http://www.chiaramelchior.com/




We've teamed up with designers TAXONYM and NYC based design studio AMALA to create visuals around our current live show. 

The end result of this collaboration will be a production for our headline show at Village Underground on September 28th, the our biggest concert to date. 

New contemporary arts space Assembly Point are kindly hosting an initial preview, and premiere, of this material.

With DJ sets by Nadia Ksaiba (Phantasy) & Little Cub

FREE ENTRY / 26.07.16 / 7.30pm


New track for Southbank Meltdown festival

We made a specially commissioned track for Guy Garvey's Meltdown Festival 2016, using ambient samples recorded in the Southbank centre by the guys at BBC 6 Music. As well as using these sounds, the song tells the story of a guy being stood up by his date at the Southbank - Europe's largest arts centre. Listen below:

You can also listen back to Michael talking with Guy Garvey and Lauren Laverne on BBC 6 Music, along with the premiere of the track:


New single 'Two Hearts' premiere / tour 2016

Spin just premiered our new track Two Hearts! 


We've also just announced a UK tour for February, tickets going up on sale as we speak.

December 14 – London @ Oslo, Lost Christmas, Memphis Xmas Special
February 10 – Manchester @ Soup Kitchen
February 11 – Glasgow @ Broadcast
February 12 – Leeds @ Headrow House
February 15 – Brighton @ Sticky Mike’s
Feb 16 – London @ The Pickle Factory
February 27 – Sheffield @ Outline Festival, The Harley

Head over to the Live section to buy tickets through Songkick

'Persephone Dreams' Lyrics

If only the wind slowed down
I’d feel you were here somehow
It carries me back, straight into you
If only silently
You were carried on the air I breathe
Hurry me back

Are you ready now
Do you really want the night to end
Only when I’ve been counting the hours here waiting for you
Are you ready now
Do you really want it all to change
Only when I’ve been counting the hours here waiting for you
My love

Over the ground like fire
Do we generate this light
That only surrounds, closer to you
We separate like halves
I see what you are dreaming of
Hurry me back
And tell me you’ll wait til this can’t be broken
And tell me you’ll wait til the time is chosen

New single 'Persephone Dreams', new album 'Infinite Summer' due for release on Memphis Industries

I'm excited to be able to announce that i'm releasing my second album Infinite Summer on the 22nd January 2016 through Memphis Industries. You can stream the first single Persephone Dreams right now via Stereogum, or download an HQ copy from the link above.