Sheep, Dog & Wolf

About Sheep, Dog & Wolf: Daniel McBride, better known under the moniker Sheep, Dog & Wolf, is a multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, and composer based in Wellington, New Zealand. The music of Sheep, Dog & Wolf is characterised by its often-dense instrumentation, unusual time signatures, McBride’s use of vocal layering and harmonisation,...

Ralph Bennett-Eades

About Ralph Bennett-Eades: A New Zealand Singer Songwriter who sings the Blues. Ralph started hollerin’ the Blues and playing Slide Guitar in 1978, after immersing himself in the Mississippi Delta Blues of the early 1900’s. He found his way there via the likes of Led Zep, Janis Joplin, Joe Cocker,...

His Master’s Voice

About His Master’s Voice: We sold our souls for Rock ‘n’ Roll to bring you the Devil’s Blues… Steeped in groove with a passionate, classic feel….. Listen closely and follow the sound of His Master’s Voice…… The love child of metal and dirty blues, this new yet imposing four piece...

Hexanine

About Hexanine: Hardcase, not to be taken too seriously, feel good and nod your head to Hexanine – NZ Creepy Punk Metal Band from Marton 546. Members: HEX (Hexachord and Vox) * LEAD HEAD (Blood Beaters) * St LUKIFER (Gravel Rumbler) * Albums Watch this space! Listen, watch, follow Buy...

Ghetto Sunrise

About Ghetto Sunrise: Ghetto Sunrise have been hailed as the New Face of New Zealand Drum and Bass, bringing you a fine fusion of drum ‘n’ bass, dubstep and live electronica. Their 2014-released album sees the band depart from the roots-inspired electronica of their debut EP, and move into a...
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The Last Strip! – Gig of the Month Sept 2015

The Last Strip! - Gig of the Month Sept 2015: What was your gig of the month? Easy call for me for September - got to say ‘The Last Strip!’, held at the iconic Las Vegas Strip Club on Auckland's K Rd. Bittersweet, without doubt, as the event marked the final weekend of New Zealand's longest established strip club, just prior to its sad closure after 53 years. But thanks ...
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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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