Doprah

About Doprah: Based in Christchurch and formed in 2012, band members are Steven Marr and Indira Force. “All hail the arrival of another odd-pop export from New Zealand. Compare to or call it whatever you want, Doprah have got their own wild thing going on, and Ms. Force is aptly...

Beastwars

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...

The Naked And Famous

About The Naked And Famous: The Naked and Famous, from Auckland, New Zealand, formed in 2008 when Thom Powers and Alisa Xayalith recorded EPs This Machine and No Light with engineer Aaron Short, a fellow student at Auckland’s MAINZ music college. The band took their name from a line in...

Kerretta

About Kerretta: This blistering instrumental experimental rock band from the hinterlands of Auckland, New Zealand has enchanted audiences with its rhythmic onslaught since 2006. Described variously as “lead-heavy” with “sparse and beautiful” moments, the trio have carved out a unique brand of dark rock that is scattered with melodic hooks....

Tiny Ruins

About Tiny Ruins: Formed as a solo project in 2009 by songwriter Hollie Fullbrook, Tiny Ruins now includes bassist Cass Basil and drummer Alexander Freer. While continuing to be based in New Zealand, Tiny Ruins has spent much of the past few years touring throughout Australia, the UK, Ireland, Europe...
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Violet Highway

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