The Upbeats

About The Upbeats: The Upbeats are a drum and bass production duo consisting of Jeremy Glenn and Dylan Jones from Wellington, New Zealand. They also produce various other genres of music including dubstep (as Crushington) and breaks.   Albums ‘The Upbeats’ ©2008 ‘Nobody’s Out There’ ©2010 ‘Big Skeleton’ ©2011 ‘Primitive...

AhoriBuzz

About AhoriBuzz: AhoriBuzz is a flowing, ever-changing funked up beast led by Aaron Tokona (Weta, Bongmaster, Cairo Knife Fight). The band was formed in early 2007 with the intention to bring a group of friends together. Book a date at a venue turn up on the day and play the gig!...

House of Shem

About House of Shem: House of Shem hail from Aotearoa, New Zealand and like many legendary reggae groups this band is built around the classic harmony trio format. At the helm is Carl Perkins, a man with over thirty years experience writing and playing reggae music. As a former member...

TrinityRoots

About TrinityRoots: From the tail of the fish to the tip, Aotearoa was swept up in the music of TrinityRoots, a boil-up of ingredients that seemed to embody the very essence of our home, land and sea, and serve as an invocation to that same environment. The influences that the...

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...
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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

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