Stolen Girlfriends Club

Rikihana Douglas #stolenidentity


Name: Rikihana Douglas

Where do you live: Auckland

What do you do: Play music, Publicity at Sony Music, talk a little and play the odd song on George FM

Lust for Life: Music, nice friends and family

Any Apologies: Sorry

TWFT (word for today): Allthebest

Your Instagram: @rikihananana

Favourite person to follow on Instagram: @chipnsalt chips and salts reviews from around the world

Best #hashtag you’ve ever seen: #ifihadagoodmemorythiswouldbereallyeasybutnothingiscomingtomerightnow

Song at your wedding: Chealsea Wolfe – Flatlands (thanks Tree & Brent)

Song at your funeral: I Love you Lord – Riana Douglas cover

Last music you paid for: I only listen to Sony music

Rikihana wears: Moonbeam – Tokyo Tort

We Are Ugly But We Have The Music – Hozier


Finding a ‘sure thing’ in the music industry remains as difficult a task as it has ever been. Beyond the raw talent, it is fair to say a huge slice of luck remains ever necessary. However, taking a sizeable punt on fast-rising Irish musician Hozier would appear to be of limited risk.

Having already accrued a healthy home fan base off the back of the release of the incredible single ‘Take Me To Church’, Hozier made his opening strides in both the UK and US with the fantastically assured From Eden EP in April of this year. It’s the timeless but contemporary sound of his rich, raw vocal and the bluesy, soulful songwriting that manages to sound both intimate and vast in equal measure. Written and performed solely by Hozier, it earned him hefty exposure across the British airwaves, the influential blogs, and built up some weighty press quotes. It seemed quite possible that anyone could fall under the spell of this seriously impressive young musician.

Tellingly, the reaction is being felt far beyond simple media acclaim. Hozier barely manages to announce a new show before it’s invariably sold-out. It’s a pattern repeated not just in the UK and Ireland, but across America too, where he’s sold-out every show he’s played. A recent stirring performance on The Late Show with David Letterman has sharply broadened his profile (with an appearance on the Ellen Show imminent), and it feels as though this Summer, with prime appearances at Glastonbury, Latitude, Dublin’s Longitude, and the Reading and Leeds Festivals is going to be another telling stepping-stone in the career of this fascinatingly talented young artist.

Beth Hoeckel #stolenidentity


Name: Beth Hoeckel

Where do you live: Baltimore, USA

What do you do: Mixed media / collage artist

Lust for Life: Clouds, trees, water, mountains, stars

Any Apologies: No public ones

TWFT (word for today): Lackadaisical

Your Instagram: @bethhoeckel

Favourite person to follow on Instagram: @marycmanning and @_sef_ are good photographers

Best #hashtag you’ve ever seen: I guess I don’t pay attention to them

Song at your wedding: I’m not going to have a wedding

Song at your funeral: It’s All Over Now Baby Blue (Van Morrison version)

Beth wears: Dead End – Tokyo Tort

We Are Ugly But We Have The Music – Total Control


Finally, a new deep cut from Melbourne’s visceral post-punk band Total Control. Typical System is their highly-anticipated second album and has straight away entered the race for album of the year 2014.

Total Control emerged from Australia’s dynamic punk scene in ’08, releasing a succession of 7”s that developed from an aggressive post-punk band sound to studio forays into electronic forms from minimal wave to house. Their debut LP, Henge Beat, was commended as one of the few records released in 2011 that evaded the ease of classification and competent tribute act status of most modern bands.

Krystal Boyd-Priest #stolenidentity


Name: Krystal Boyd-Priest

Where do you live: Perth, Australia

What do you do: Co-Owner of The Black Wall

Lust for Life: Dude food!!!

Any Apologies: Sorry for all my selfies…

TWFT (word for today): Hangry

Your Instagram: @krystalboydpriest

Best #hashtag you’ve ever seen: #moustachenick

Song at your wedding: Kanye West- Gold Digger

Song at your funeral: Cold Play – Fix you

Last music you paid for: Lorde

Krystal wears: Moonbeam – Tokyo Tort

We Are Ugly But We Have The Music – No Why


NO WHY are an Auckland based 5-piece who have just released their first collection of work, The Weathered E.P.

The band, consisting predominately of members of now defunct Auckland band 1995, recorded the 5-track E.P with the help of acclaimed producer/engineer Nick Roughan (Die Die Die, Bailterspace).

The Weathered E.P is available for download from the band’s Bandcamp and Soundcloud pages.

Cody Goebl #stolenidentity


Name: Cody Goebl

Where do you live: Currently South Williamsburg

What do you do: Work with artists / artist

Lust for Life: My girlfriend Sara Rabin

Any Apologies: Maybe

TWFT (word for today): Pinky

Your Instagram: @codygoebl

Favourite person to follow on Instagram: @ideabooksltd

Best #hashtag you’ve ever seen: Don’t have one

Song at your wedding: Klaus Nomi – Valentine’s Day

Song at your funeral: Sisters of Mercy – More

Cody wears: Dead End – Flesh

We Are Ugly But We Have The Music – Gang of Youths


Sydney originated 5 piece GANG OF YOUTHS have been creating a stir over the past few months with their formidable live performances, touring throughout LA, NYC and playing SXSW with a review from NME declaring, “The band from down under easily won the prize for the most raucous show of the day”.

Having relocated to the U.S at the end of last year the band have generated overwhelming interest both there and in the UK, performing most recently with Manchester Orchestra and packing out their own headline shows we can only hope Max Dunn the New Zealand born bass player will bring them home.

The band are currently in the final stages of recording their debut album with producer Kevin McMahon, known for his work with The Walkmen, Titus Andronicus, Real Estate and Swans at his studio in upstate NY.

Young Tapz #stolenidentity


Name: Tapiwa Mutingwende (Young Tapz)

Where do you live: New Zealand for now

What do you do: I’m an artist, I make music to my ears with people I like

Lust for Life: Real people that make me love

Any Apologies: Regrets are a waste of my time

TWFT (word for today): Bless

Your Instagram: @youngtapzmusic

Favourite person to follow on Instagram: @murodosmann

Best #hashtag you’ve ever seen: Mmm that’s a good question! The hashtags I’ve seen since hashtags were introduced; oh my goodnesss is all I have to say.

Song at your wedding: Gets me every time, Goddamn. “Randy Newman – You’ve Got a Friend in Me”

Song at your funeral: This is definitely going to change when I’m older but since I’m still 18, young and beautiful, my answer is still valid. “The Lion King – The Circle of Life”

Tapz wears: Bomber Jacket / Pipe Down Stripy Knit

We Are Ugly But We Have The Music – HIGH HØØPS


In just under two years, HIGH HØØPS (aka Jordan Arts) has positioned himself as one of the most accomplished recording artists and live entertainers to emerge from New Zealand’s young bedroom electronic music network. Hailing from Royal Oak, Auckland, by joining the dots between yacht wave, classic house, 90s Japanese electronica and falsetto RnB/soul, he uses his production and performance style to evoke faded Polaroid memories of that one perfect summer spent poolside under clear blue skies.

His remix for Broods was finished in HØØPS’ travels to the Californian coast, pairing Broods’ wonderful crystalline hook in the pocket with an idyllic orange sky feel to float away on.