Devilskin

About Devilskin: Devilskin is a four piece band from Hamilton New Zealand formed in June 2010, they already have guts, class, kudos and confidence. The sum total of a determined and accomplished group of musicians who know what they want, the music is organic, dynamic and real. Devilskin are: Jennie...

Shepherds of Cassini

About Shepherds of Cassini: Shepherds Of Cassini are a post-progressive rock-metal quartet from Auckland, New Zealand. Expect dynamic, intricate compositions featuring heavy riffs and peculiar rhythms, brooding textures and soaring melodies, symphonic buildups and psychedelic breakdowns, passages of tranquil beauty and whirlpools of harrowing noise. The band consists of Omar...

Doprah

About Doprah: Based in Christchurch and formed in 2012, band members are Steven Marr and Indira Force. “All hail the arrival of another odd-pop export from New Zealand. Compare to or call it whatever you want, Doprah have got their own wild thing going on, and Ms. Force is aptly...

Arthur Ahbez

About Arthur Ahbez: Best described as a soul lost in the spirit of song, Arthur Ahbez is found around the outskirts of town donning a good pair of roman sandals and a cactus shirt. Finding solace in the ethos of Jazz, Folk, and Psychedelic movements of the 1960’s, many such artists played a...

Munashe

About Munashe: Munashe Tuwe is a Zimbabwean pianist, lyricist and producer currently based in Auckland, New Zealand. At the age of 10 he picked up the pen and started teaching himself how to play piano and make beats. Since then his craft has evolved into what we see today. Munashe...
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Violet Highway

Violet Highway Gig Review

Violet Highway Gig Review: Fresh from recording their EP and ready to blow off some steam, three piece rock band Violet Highway held their EP release party at K Rd’s Backbeat Bar, a hub of up-and-coming local talent with the perfect moody basement vibe for Violet Highway’s gritty sound. Infused with blues, punk and pop influences, the band consists of Jacqui - guitarist and commanding powerhouse vocalist, Ant on bass ...
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Alien Weaponry

Alien Weaponry ‘Te Reo Metal’ song is a winner

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