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....
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,...
About Alien Weaponry: ALIEN WEAPONRY is a three piece metal band whose style has been influenced by old school thrash and hardcore. Members are: Lewis de Jong – Guitar/Vocals; Henry de Jong – Drums; Ethan Trembath – Bass. AW was formed by brothers Henry and Lewis de Jong, who have...
About Grayson Gilmour: Grayson Gilmour has been channeling his existential musings into song since the early Y2Ks. He leads a threefold life as solo artist, film composer & So So Modern synth-dude, attempting to balance an introverted, extroverted, contemplative, hedonistic & ecstatic type of musical schizophrenia… or just his general over-enthusiasm. Its...
About Bad State: Bad State is a New Zealand rock band that was formed in 2012 in Auckland. They play regularly at venues such as ‘The Kings Arms’, and ‘Ding Dong Lounge’. Bad State has recorded an EP at ‘ROUNDHEAD STUDIOS’ and it is in the process of being mixed...
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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 ...Read More
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 ...Read More
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 ...Read More