Friday, June 3, 2011

Kiwis flying high in the USA

Hip hop-turned-pop star Dane Rumble and Dave Baxter, brainchild behind and frontman of the folksy Avalanche City, were guests on the American network's show earlier this week. They starred in a segment called "Up-and-Coming Rock Stars from New Zealand".

The show is part of ABC News Now's 24-hour digital channel, which has more than 30 million US subscribers and an estimated international audience of 200 million through Twitter, web streaming and Facebook. Baxter was in the US promoting Avalanche City's debut album, Our New Life Above the Ground, which local record company Warners has already licensed in the US, UK, Japan, Germany, Sweden and France. The band's latest single Love Love Love is sitting at the top of the New Zealand charts.

Until next time keep rockin'
The 0800 Jukebox crew.

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