Atsushi and the Moisties

About Atsushi and the Moisties: Atsushi and the Moisties is an Auckland based ska/ rocksteady/ reggae band. Atsushi Ukito, aka “Moisty Atsushi” immigrated to New Zealand in 1999 from Japan. That year he joined Auckland ska band Risto Rockers as guitarist and songwriter. Later he joined local ska/punk band Skivvy,...

Dictaphone Blues

About Dictaphone Blues: Fuzzy guitar pop with largely vintage influences but a huge love for the future. Dictaphone Blues began as a bedroom project for Edward Castelow in 2006. Independent radio found favourites in early singles ‘Spooky Room’ and ‘Taken Aback’ and a live band was rustled up.   Band...

She’s So Rad

About She’s So Rad: She’s So Rad is an indie rock / pop band from Auckland comprising of Jeremy Toy (vocals, guitar), Anji Sami (vocals, synth), Phil Hadfield (bass), John Parker (drums). SSR’s debut record, In Circles, recorded in the spare room and Jeremy Toy and Anji’s Sami’s apartment, was...

Saru G

About Saru G: Saru G is a fresh face on Auckland’s hip-hop scene. Frustrated with a world full of greed, corruption, hate and violence, his unique style and lyrical content is a shot in the arm for mainstream rap. Covering issues from war to radiation, Saru G spits verses that...

Fat Freddy’s Drop

About Fat Freddy’s Drop: Fat Freddy’s Drop first emerged from the underground music scene of Wellington, New Zealand in 1999, jamming along to instrumental B-sides of funk, dub, house and hip-hop records dropped by DJ Mu (aka Fitchie) at parties and clubs around the capital. The first studio album by...
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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

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