Race Banyon

About Race Banyon: Race Banyon mixes the pulse and musicality of Chicago house, juke and footwork with the raw emotional heft of modern RnB and the uninhibited theatrics of contemporary hip-hop. Since releasing his Whatever Dreams Are Made Of EP in 2013, Race Banyon has created remixes for The Phoenix...

Munashe

About Munashe: Munashe Tuwe is a Zimbabwean pianist, lyricist and producer currently based in Auckland, New Zealand. At the age of 10 he picked up the pen and started teaching himself how to play piano and make beats. Since then his craft has evolved into what we see today. Munashe...

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,...

Royal Falcon

About Royal Falcon: Royal Falcon are an Auckland-based band, making music akin to a deranged drifter at the window. Their raucous psychedelic country blues songwriting merges dark narrative and creeping dynamics with an explosive aural assault to create something quite intense. Founding members Dan Pilkington (Vocals, Guitar) and Gareth Hays...

Ladyhawke

About Ladyhawke: Pip Brown is a New Zealand singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. She took her stage name from Richard Donner’s 1985 film Ladyhawke. The artist has been involved in numerous collaborations including: with Pnau on “Embrace” from the duo’s 2007 self-titled album, one of their best-known songs; The Charlatans’ Tim Burgess;...
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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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