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 with such acts as Shihad, I Am Giant and Cairo Knife Fight to name a few, Ant Wars have spent the best part of a year and a half perfecting their sound and constructing a cutting edge live show and set that is said to be explosive and mesmerizing.

Their songs vary from track to track and feel no need to stay within a certain genre – shifting between punk, blues, rock, soundscape & desert rock in one set while still maintaining integrity and a unique sound.

Ant Wars have taken a flying leap into the NZ music scene with gusto and intend to make themselves known and get their music out the best way they know how – through kick ass songs and memorable live shows.

2015 sees the band currently in the process of recording their first full length album along with making their own videos to each track.

Influences range from Fugazi, QOTSA, Melvins through to Motley Crue, Weezer and Shihad.

 

Albums

Antwars (Demo) 2014

New album coming 2015!

 

 

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Buy music and merch

http://antwars.bandcamp.com/album/antwars-demo

 

Reviews

http://www.nzmusician.co.nz/index.php/pi_pageid/10/pi_albumid/2398

http://hphamilton.blogspot.co.nz/2014/11/ant-wars-35.html

 

 

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Contact

azzacutty@hotmail.co.uk

Nicole Andrews

About Nicole Andrews:

Nicole Andrews brings piano driven, alternative, haunting female vocals and dark themes.

Nicole is a self-taught pianist from Portland Oregon, now based in Wellington, New Zealand.

Her debut album ‘In the Shallows’, released February 28 2015, is a collection of introspective songs with echoes of Tori Amos, PJ Harvey and Massive Attack.

 

Albums

Nicole Andrews‘In the Shallows’ ©2015

 

 

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http://www.nicoleandrewsmusic.com/

 

Buy music and merch

http://nicoleandrews.bandcamp.com/

 

Reviews

http://www.muzic.net.nz/articles/reviews/50597/nicole-andrews-album-review-in-the-shallows

http://www.nzmusician.co.nz/index.php/ps_pagename/album/pi_albumid/2504

 

 

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nicoleandrewsmusic@gmail.com

The AGM

About The AGM:

The AGM features Richard Adams (Nairobi Trio), Paul Gurney & Stuart McIntyre (The DeSotos), & Paul Crowther (formerly Split Enz & the Con Rays, plus creator of the Hot Cake guitar pedal).

Essentially an acoustic roots project that brings together some of New Zealand’s leading musicians in an intimate soundscape to deliver a mix of their original compositions and other material from the folk, country, bluegrass and jazz canons.

 

Albums

The AGM‘Unichord’ EP ©2014

 

 

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http://itunes.apple.com/nz/album/unichord-ep/id914683550

 

Reviews

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Contact

theagmNZ@gmail.com

 

Alien Weaponry

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 been listening to bands like Metallica, Anthrax and Pantera since birth; and started jamming and writing songs before they learnt the alphabet. Current influences include Lamb Of God, Tryvium, Subtract and System of a Down, but the band has developed its own distinctive thrash metal sound, destined to endure into future centuries.

Not content to rely on the shock value of their extreme youth, the group understands the value of professionalism, and works crowds to a frenzy with their tight, thrashy energy and wild stage performances. Their plans for world domination include playing at Wacken in Germany and touring the big international metal festivals. They refuse to play covers, and have enough material to begin recording their first album later this year.

 

ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Supported Shihad May 2015
  • Supported Devilskin on the last leg of their sell out NZ tour, August 2014
  • Single ‘Cages’ playing on the Axe Attack show on The Rock FM, 2014
  • Headlined the Brutal Beach Tour in Northland, January 2014
  • Regional SmokeFree RockQuest Finalists 3 years running, 2012-2014
  • Winners, SFRQ lyric writers award (Henry and Lewis de Jong) and overall musicianship award (Henry
    de Jong, drummer), 2013

 

WHAT PEOPLE SAY
“I was blown away when I heard them” – Paul Martin, AKA The Axe Man
“Hail the new wave of destruction” – Benjamin Pain, fan
“You guys rip the sound wikidly” – James Sheppard, fan
“Holy shiitake mushrooms, these guys are awesome”- Victoria Mitchell, fan
“Death to mediocrity!” – Craig Poll, fan

 

Albums

Alien Weaponry EP – Zego Sessions (4 track demo EP released in 2014)

 

 

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http://alienweaponry.com/

 

Buy music and merch

http://alienweaponry.ezymerch.co.nz/

 

Reviews and media

http://alienweaponry.com/media.html

http://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/music/66821916/pintsized-thrash-metal-band-alien-weaponry-makes-waves

http://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/music/68483342/shihad-shouldertap-a-dream-come-true-for-alien-weaponry

 

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Contact

info@alienweaponry.com

 

Albi and the Wolves

About Albi and the Wolves:

Albi and The Wolves are a four piece Folk Rock Band from Auckland, New Zealand. The band is headed by Chris (Albi) Dent on vocals and Guitar, Matt Owens on Banjo, Michael Young on the Double Bass and Pascal Roggen playing Fiddle.

AATW base themselves as an originals band but have a vast repertoire of  popular covers mastered in their own way, style and feel.

They have toured New Plymouth, Raglan, Hamilton and Auckland playing at various popular venues.

 

Albums

Albi and the WolvesI Will Not Be Broken – EP  ©2015

 

 

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http://www.albiandthewolves.com/

 

Buy music and merch

http://albiandthewolves.bandcamp.com/releases

 

Reviews

Albi and the Wolves reviewed as support for Harvey Knows A Killer:

http://sonicden.com/gig-review-harvey-knows-a-killer-rhythmic-slither-tour/

 

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info@albiandthewolves.com

@peace

About @peace:

At Peace (stylised as @peace) is a New Zealand hip hop group.

The group comprises lyricist and vocalist Tom Scott, also of the hip-hop group Home Brew; lyricist and vocalist Lui Tuiasau, formerly of hip-hop duo Nothing To Nobody; and producers Christoph El Truento, Dandruff Dicky and B Haru.

 

Albums

@peace‘At Peace’ ©2012

‘Girl Songs’ ©2013

‘At Peace and the Plutonian Noise Symphony’ ©2014

 

 

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Buy music and merch

http://at-peace.bandcamp.com/

 

 

Reviews

http://www.undertheradar.co.nz/review/943/Peace-and-the-Plutonian-Noise-Symphony.utr

 

 

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Contact

www.facebook.com/peacebeat/

The All Seeing Hand

About The All Seeing Hand:

A Turntable/Drum/Throat Trio.

The All Seeing Hand recognises progress.
The All Seeing Hand facilitates progress.
The All Seeing Hand is progress.
Extraction is progress.
Conversion is progress.
The All Seeing Hand converts.

The All Seeing Hand are collaborators in conversion. Alphabethead provides a dense weaved fabric of sounds, culled through filters and needles. He has created the subliminal future from the carcasses of redundant songs. Jonny Marks breathes your spent breath and mumbled words, and exhales harmonically rich vocals; while you struggle to decipher his language your synapses are firing new paths. B Michael Knight hears your heart and beats it irregular. While your chest collapses with pounding toms, your brain pulsates with frantic snares.

The All Seeing Hand is comprised of Alphabethead (masterful Turntablist gestated in the Hip Hop battle scene before branching into every direction at once, working everything from orchestral gamelan and Inuit folk music to post-punk and electronica into his compositions) Jonny Marks on vocals (a true sonic explorer, traditionally-trained Mongolian throat-singer and high-energy front-person) and Benjamin Knight on drums (trained in the energy of DIY punk and hardcore, tightly binding the whole sound together with drumming that is equal parts driving and frantic).

 

 

Albums

‘The All Seeing Hand’ ©2011

‘Mechatronics’ ©2013

‘Fog and Debris’ ©2014

The All Seeing HandTrack listing: Sanctus Raag; Show Me Your Teeth; Fog & Debris; Scrap Metal; Death Of St. Cosmos; Barcode; Xiao Ma; Canis Lupus.

 

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http://the-all-seeing-hand.bandcamp.com/

 

Reviews

http://www.offthetracks.co.nz/the-all-seeing-hand-fog-debris/

 

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www.facebook.com/allseeinghand/

 

Alphabethead

About Alphabethead:

Adrift in the sonic cosmos, somewhere between the constellations of Hip Hop, Free Jazz and Experimental Rock exists Alphabethead; a tea-drinking, turntable musician from New Zealand.

For over 10 years, using the techniques of scratching Alphabethead has breathed life into the skeletons of redundant vinyl. He has been described as “a virtuoso of the phonograph turntable” and “an outrageous performer whom you really must see to fully comprehend”.

Once New Zealand’s Champion Turntablist, Alphabethead is now an explorer of sound. His attraction to the turntable as a musical instrument was the endless possibilities that manipulation of sound on vinyl offers. A turntables colour palette is essentially the entire recorded history of music! Previously unheard combinations of sound can be melded together to form new musical landscapes.

Sitar and Theremin can duet with Tibetan Monk chants and a Mingus horn section, all atop a rhythmic backdrop of voodoo drumming and bowed double-bass! Expect to hear wonderfully strange sounds coaxed from the turntable, untried aural unions and mechanized, scatterbrain beats.

 

Albums

Alphabethead‘Electricity’ ©2012

‘Quartz Plumage’ ©2014

 

 

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http://alphabethead.blog.com/

 

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http://alphabethead.bandcamp.com/

 

Reviews

http://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/blogs/blog-on-the-tracks/7981858/Alphabethead-Proper-genius

 

 

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Contact

alphabethead@mail.com

 

AhoriBuzz

About AhoriBuzz:

 

 

 

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http://itunes.apple.com/nz/album/providence/id829534738

 

Reviews

http://thecorner.co.nz/2012/02/24/great-sounds-great-bad-sounds-bad-ahoribuzz-turnaround/

http://www.ripitup.co.nz/music/ahoribuzz-providence/

 

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www.facebook.com/ahoribuzz/

 

Aldous Harding

About Aldous Harding:

Aldous Harding (Hanna Claynails Harding) is a singer/songwriter from Lyttelton, New Zealand.

Anika Moa could be credited with discovering Hannah Harding. She was busking on the streets of Geraldine, trying to raise the funds for a ticket to Anika’s show that night, and ended up on stage supporting the headline act.

Think gothic folk.

 

 

Albums

Aldous Harding ‘Aldous Harding’ ©2014

Track listing: Stop Your Tears; Hunter; Two Bitten Hearts; Titus Groan; Beast; No Peace; Merriweather; Small Bones of Courage; Titus Alone..

 

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http://flyingout.co.nz/products/aldous-harding-aldous-harding

 

Reviews

http://www.undertheradar.co.nz/review/960/Aldous-Harding.utr#ixzz33XZe5vJP

http://www.folkradio.co.uk/2014/09/aldous-harding-aldous-harding/

 

 

 

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www.facebook.com/AldousHarding/