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New Zealand Goes Electronic: Twig Pigeon debuts Jazzy, Soulful track “Phantom”

VIA JAMMERZINE – Twig Pigeon is an up-and-coming experimental producer and musician from New Zealand that specializes in genre-bending electronica (similar to Tycho and Bonobo) but introducing elements of jazz, soul and R&B through guest vocalists and funky time signatures. “Phantom” ft. Martine is the first single off his upcoming EP, and it shows a subtle, bouncing synth line accompanied by the smooth, sultry vocals from Kiwi artist Martineherself.

Twig Pigeon is the brainchild of New Zealand-based musician and producer, Ricky SimmondsRicky released his debut EP under the name Twig Pigeon, featuring Sydney Future Soul Singer, Wallace, Wellington Soul/RnB Singer Vanessa Stacey and MC Chris CK. The debut singles, “No Call ft. Wallace” and “Seeds ft. Vanessa Stacey and Chris CK” were premiered on Milk Crater, and featured through various music blogs such as La Belle Musique and Howls and Echos.

Beyonds is the forthcoming EP by Twig Pigeon. It’s a collection of songs relating to the trials and tribulations of making decisions, the anxieties that come as part of that, acting on your emotions and the effects this can have on yourself and the people around you. The EP was written, recorded, produced and mixed over the last two years by Twig Pigeon in Auckland, NZ, Wanganui and Wellington.

“It has been a long process for me on this record. Dealing with big changes in my life and going through some significant learning experiences along the way. I felt when this EP was complete, the time searching for the most authentic sonic representation of what I have been going through was worth it. The EP is a step by step reaction through the initial anxiety of something you’re going through, towards the outcome; where you emerge as a stronger and more resilient person of who you were when you began. Treating what can feel like a challenging emotionally driven ending as an inspirational beginning to what is ahead for you.” – Twig Pigeon

“Phantom ft. Martine” will be released across all digital and streaming platforms on October 29th, 2018, followed by “Tokens ft. Rachel Fraser” on November 26th, and “Chemistry ft. Vanessa Stacey” on January 14th, 2019.

The EP, Beyonds, will be released on January 25th, 2019.


“Phantom” ft. Martine
Twig Pigeon

1. Phantom ft. Martine

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