Ant Wars

About Ant Wars: Hailing from Mount Maunganui, NZ, and formed in 2012, Ant Wars are a 5 piece band consisting of brothers Kaine & Jamie Harkins (Vocals & Bass), Simon Leigh Mackenzie (Drums), Simon Fritchley (Rhythm Guitar) and Aaron Cutforth (Lead Guitar). With numerous live shows under their belt, playing...

Decortica

About Decortica: This band is an alternative rock / progressive rock act from New Zealand. A three-piece employing a range of dynamics and effects, “the result is a huge, full sound with frequent deviations into new textures and moods” (Groove Guide), striking a balance of heavy riffs and ambiance, thundering...

The Glocks

About The Glocks: The Glocks, founded in 2010, are a rock and growl band; writing and playing original music that has an 80’s type rock new wave vibe. The songs are punctuated with irreverant humerous, sometimes dark sometimes sleazy lyrics, growling guitars and cool pop hooks. The Glocks are: Mike...

Spiral

About Spiral: Spiral has a groove. The groove is alive; it has soul, it has emotion, it can get hot and sweaty and it does not fear to get a little dirty. Where soul meets samba, rock and jazz meet reggae, and horns rub shoulders with lush keys and broken...

Strangely Arousing

About Strangely Arousing: Strangely Arousing are a five piece progressive Ska/Reggae band that incorporate an open minded approach to different genres and styles into their music. Hailing from their hometown of Rotorua, the band is quickly making their way into the New Zealand music scene with their unique sound and...
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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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