Lakes

About Lakes: Hailing from Devonport in Auckland, Lakes began on a Thursday, they wrote a song on a Friday, and released their first album from the basement 9 months later. 2015 is going to be a big year for them. Expect many more tunes from Lakes. Lakes are: Toby Edgar...

The Doppelgängers

About The Doppelgangers: The Doppelgängers (also known as Dick Dynamite and the Doppelgängers) are a three piece psychobilly act from Hamilton, New Zealand. The energetic band is famous for explosive live performances and is now based in London, England. Sociopathic bastards from a planet on the far side of the...

Louis Baker

About Louis Baker: With an astute eye for lyrical detail, a rich vocal tone that harks back to classic Motown-era soul and a direct and expressive guitar style, Wellington-based singer / songwriter Louis Baker has been hailed as one of the most promising new talents to emerge from New Zealand...

Johnathan Bree

About Johnathan Bree: Jonathan Bree is a singer-songwriter and producer in New Zealand, and co-founder of the indie pop group The Brunettes in 1998 and Lil’ Chief Records in 2002. He frequently collaborates with label-mates as a musician, engineer, and record producer. His debut solo album, The Primrose Path, was...

Like A Storm

About Like A Storm: Known as one of the hardest working bands out there, Like A Storm fought hard to be heard. The New Zealand brothers shifted to the United States knowing no one, and built a diehard and devoted fan-base by tirelessly touring to promote their debut album, The...
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The Last Strip! – Gig of the Month Sept 2015

The Last Strip! - Gig of the Month Sept 2015: What was your gig of the month? Easy call for me for September - got to say ‘The Last Strip!’, held at the iconic Las Vegas Strip Club on Auckland's K Rd. Bittersweet, without doubt, as the event marked the final weekend of New Zealand's longest established strip club, just prior to its sad closure after 53 years. But thanks ...
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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

Alien Weaponry ‘Te Reo Metal’ song is a winner: Northland thrash metal band Alien Weaponry have added three more successes to their resume for 2015, placing second in the National Finals of both the Smokefree Rockquest and the Smokefree Pacifica Beats competition. They also took out the Youth Performance Trust’s Native Reo Award at Pacifica Beats for their song Ruana Te Whenua (The Trembling Earth). Written entirely in Te Reo ...
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