Albi and the Wolves

About Albi and the Wolves: Albi and The Wolves are a four piece Folk Rock Band from Auckland, New Zealand. The band is headed by Chris (Albi) Dent on vocals and Guitar, Matt Owens on Banjo, Michael Young on the Double Bass and Pascal Roggen playing Fiddle. AATW base themselves as...

Dictaphone Blues

About Dictaphone Blues: Fuzzy guitar pop with largely vintage influences but a huge love for the future. Dictaphone Blues began as a bedroom project for Edward Castelow in 2006. Independent radio found favourites in early singles ‘Spooky Room’ and ‘Taken Aback’ and a live band was rustled up.   Band...

Totems

About Totems: The solo electronic project of electronic producer Reuben Winter, also of Bandicoot and Kitsunegari fame  and Kerosene Comic Book affiliate. “Totems is just what I make when I hang out in my bedroom, it’s not consciously meant to be a non-guitar thing but I just like hip-hop and...

The Slacks

About The Slacks: The Slacks are the purveyors of proactivecrastination* at it’s sharpest and bring the infectiously festive Rolling Vibe, shifting seamlessly between rockabilly blues and country folk boogie woogie swing. *proactivecrastination (noun). the action of postponing or delaying dull duty for the purpose of recreating oneself and getting on...

Thee Rum Coves

About Thee Rum Coves: Rum-Cove, a great Rogue (Dictionary of thieving slang, 1737). Born in the laboratory from the DNA of The Kinks, The Sonics, Dr Feelgood and The Buzzcocks, Thee Rum Coves come blasting into your lounge like a sputnik of joy. Come on and rock n soul. Band...
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Violet Highway

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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

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