Shepherds of Cassini

About Shepherds of Cassini: Shepherds Of Cassini are a post-progressive rock-metal quartet from Auckland, New Zealand. Expect dynamic, intricate compositions featuring heavy riffs and peculiar rhythms, brooding textures and soaring melodies, symphonic buildups and psychedelic breakdowns, passages of tranquil beauty and whirlpools of harrowing noise. The band consists of Omar...

God Bows To Math

About God Bows To Math: God Bows To Math are a noise-rock band from Auckland, New Zealand. God Bow To Math aren’t complicated, they are two Aucklanders and a Geordie who managed to lose his accent. Three men with varying abilities to grow facial hair, and bodies perfectly formed for...

Mulholland

About Mulholland: Mulholland is the moniker of Auckland-based musician, engineer and composer Jol Mulholland. His sophomore album Stop And Start Again was completely penned and performed by Jol, except for some extra drum duties which saw Alastair Deverick (boycrush/Lawrence Arabia) step in. When on tour, the Christchurch-native has the helping...

Estère

About Estère: She’s been compared to the likes of Erykah Badu and Kimbra, but Wellington-based singer, songwriter and beat-maker Estere Dalton is proving to be a one-of-a-kind performer. Estère is a girl with an MPC she likes to call Lola. She produces all her own songs with Lola, mostly at...

Agent

About Agent: A London based progressive rock band. Originally formed in New Zealand (NZ) the band relocated to London in 2008. Agent produces accessible, progressive tinged, rock music. Band members are: James Donaldson – Guitar and Vocals Matt Flower – Bass and Backing Vocals Gerald Gill – Guitars Alex Alvarado...
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Violet Highway

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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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