About Beastwars: New Zealand sludge metal four-piece, this band abides by one steadfast maxim: Obey the Riff. Described as “a mongrel mix of Kyuss, Neurosis, and the mighty Godflesh…” (NZ Herald) and playing “heavy tunes for heavy times” (ALARM), the Wellington-based sonic soothsayers utilize the chaos that engulfs our world...

These Four Walls

About These Four Walls: These Four Walls are a hard rock band originally formed in Auckland, New Zealand and now based on Queensland’s Gold Coast. The band are perhaps best known for their live shows, which are typically loud, heavy and tight with uniquely powerful vocal performances from singer Steve...

Strangely Arousing

About Strangely Arousing: Strangely Arousing are a five piece progressive Ska/Reggae band that incorporate an open minded approach to different genres and styles into their music. Hailing from their hometown of Rotorua, the band is quickly making their way into the New Zealand music scene with their unique sound and...

Sons of Zion

About Sons of Zion: Originally grounded in Rotorua, Whangarei & Botany Auckland, these young musicians re-planted their roots in South Auckland to start the band SONS OF ZION. Built from humble beginnings, and a drive to create, perform, tour and make music, SONS OF ZION started their journey into what...

Gang Violins

About Gang Violins: Ambient, experimental New Zealand soundscapes. Gang Violins make wordless music that speaks to you. The band contains members of Stray Theories, Sora Shima / Palaces and An Emerald City. Band members are: Felix, Micah, Jae, Eddie.   Listen, watch, follow   Buy music and merch
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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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