Connan Mockasin was Born Connan Tant Hosford in Te Awanga on the east coast of New Zealand’s north island, he was set on a course to play guitar after hearing one of his dad’s Jimi Hendrix albums as young child, playing guitar incessantly as a child. After puberty hit, he took a hiatus and started surfing, as well as welding his own version of carnival rides and beach vehicles. Music eventually came back into his life after high school when he started his first band Grampa Moff (also a track title on Forever Dolphin Love). But it was Connan And The Mockasins (named after Connan’s hobby of making moccasins out of sheepskin and motorbike tire) that first made a mark. Without friends or contacts, the quartet decided to try their luck in London in 2006, sleeping on park benches when they didn’t have apartments (luckily it was a great summer). Once settled in with bar jobs, they found interest from record labels, but ultimately, Connan backed out of his first album deal. Jaded and discouraged, Connan returned to New Zealand.

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard Premiere "Cellophane"

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard Share

4 clicks and we’re off – galloping through realms on a phase-shifted, hydra-headed, many armed and muscular monster. This Australian beast of a band with a bear of a name and a thick herd of band members delivers many things to us on this warped song cycle:

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Connan Mockasin reveals new music video for "I'm The Man, That Will Find You" + Announces North American Tour, 'Caramel' out now via Mexican Summer.

Connan Mockasin Reveals New Music Video

Connan Mockasin reveals a new music video for “I’m The Man, That Will Find You” from his new record Caramel out now via Mexican Summer. The video is a fitting visual pastiche to the song’s sultry, soul-infected pop, and features Connan playfully seducing a woman,

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Connan Mockasin's "Carmel" reviewed by Alan Ranta for Northern Transmissions. "Caramel" comes out November 5th on Mexican Summer.

Review Of “Caramel” By Connan Mockasin

Although the style is overwhelmingly funky, New Zealand soul-mutant Connan Hosford doesn’t exactly bring sexy back with his sophomore album under the name Connan Mockasin. Where contemporary mainstream trends are pushing for that PBR&B sound, the kind of sound Mockasin achieves with Caramel,

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Connan Mockasin shares new track "Do I Make You Feel Shy?" + 'Caramel' drops 11/5 via Mexican Summer

Connan Mockasin Shares Song From “Caramel”

Connan Mockasin has shared the new track “Do I Make You Feel Shy?” from his upcoming release Caramel out November 5th via Mexican Summer. Check out the track above. Connan Mockasin recently made his US debut performing at The Mexican Summer Five Year Anniversary at Pioneer Works.

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