Tom Lark

About Tom Lark: Tom Lark is an artist/producer extraordinaire hailing from Christchurch, New Zealand, with an ear for composing infallibly beautiful melodies, and a penchant for transforming ones bedroom surroundings to ingenious and irrefutably bedazzling Alt Pop music. Saturated in moronic genius, these tunes are the result of Tom Lark’s...

I Am Giant

About I Am Giant: I Am Giant is a London-based band featuring two New Zealanders – Shelton Woolright from Blindspott (drums) and Paul Matthews from Stylus and Tadpole (bass). In the time they have been together, the band has made significant waves in New Zealand, UK and Asia. In the...

Swamp Thing

About Swamp Thing: A Two Man Blues Roots Juggernaut – Swamp Thing is very much their own monster. Blues, rockabilly, bluegrass, and rock vibe. “They’re the two left in the juke joint when the hurricane’s about to make landfall, when the revelers have gone home, sweat-soaked and exhausted. The bulbs are...

Brendon Thomas and the Vibes

About Brendon Thomas and the Vibes: Brendon Thomas and the Vibes are an upcoming psychedelic blues rock / alternative / soul band from Auckland. The band brings “a collaboration of souls producing an enigma of colour, through an immersing psychedelic, journeying groove.” Band members are: Brendon Thomas – Guitar &...

Cairo Knife Fight

About Cairo Knife Fight: Two musicians, one loop station, a synth and a couple of guitar amps. Cairo Knife Fight bend all the rules. With a drummer stepping out of the shadows to lead, and songs that don’t just follow the tried and true but grow and develop as you...
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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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