Villainy

About Villainy: It’s hard to be a triple threat in rock, but somehow Villainy have managed it. Their combination of killer hook writing, no-holds-barred live performances, and a penchant for wanton destruction has left a trail of Australasian audiences in their wake. This has Villainy sitting pretty as one of...

Team Kill

About Team Kill: After stepping up to the limelight as headline act for last year’s inaugural “Rooster’s Roadshow”, the indomitable TEAM KILL are back, teaming up with Caveman Events to put together an 8 date tour, reinforcing their reputation as the hardest working metal band in the country! Hamilton based...

Kora

About Kora: Regarded historically as one of New Zealand’s most electric and sonically powerful live bands, in the studio this band has also always created a monster. Their music an evolving hybrid of genre-evading sounds with an ethos to push sonic boundaries in wildly different directions on each release they...

Turning Tricks

About Turning Tricks: Turning Tricks are an Auckland based 2 piece live indie/dance outfit from New Zealand. Using their live music skills plus a new found passion for drum machines and synths they are crafting a catchy and danceable sound. Formed in 2007 by two thirds of The Tritones, Turning...

Blacklistt

About Blacklistt This band is made up of 4 of the original 5 members of Blindspott. Their songwriting integrity remains the same, their dynamic live performance is unequalled, their loyal fan base unwavering in support. They are one of New Zealand’s most iconic and successful rock/metal bands. Band members are:...
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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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