Lakes

About Lakes:

Hailing from Devonport in Auckland, Lakes began on a Thursday, they wrote a song on a Friday, and released their first album from the basement 9 months later. 2015 is going to be a big year for them. Expect many more tunes from Lakes.

Lakes are: Toby Edgar and Liam Jaques.

 

Albums

LakesSummer EP ©2015

Reflections of the Night Before ©2014

 

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http://lakesmusic.bandcamp.com/

 

Reviews

http://sniffers.co.nz/lakes-levitate/

 

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Contact

lakesmusicnz@gmail.com

Leathur Tattoo

About Leathur Tattoo:

Leathur Tattoo is a five piece rock n’ roll band that is soaked in the classic feel of the golden age of rock n roll but with modern edge.

Armed with screaming vocals and guitar solos, thumping bass lines, thundering drums and a look to match the sound, these five outlaws fly the flag of a style of music that hasn’t been seen in decades, providing a high energy the music scene needs.

Leathur Tattoo are:

Paul Rothsay – Vox
Niko Oliver – Guitars
Matt Vedder – Bass/Backing Vox
Shem Stiletto – Drums/Backing Vox
Alex Paine – Guitars

 

Albums / Singles

Leathur TattooStrict Hard Lover (early daze single) – Limited release 18/04/2015

L.A.M.F (single) – Release date: TBC

 

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Watch this space!

 

Reviews

http://www.metal-temple.com/site/catalogues/entry/worldwide_reports/anvil-distorted-20.htm

 

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Contact

leathurtattoo@gmail.com

Like A Storm

About Like A Storm:

Known as one of the hardest working bands out there, Like A Storm fought hard to be heard. The New Zealand brothers shifted to the United States knowing no one, and built a diehard and devoted fan-base by tirelessly touring to promote their debut album, The End of The Beginning with top acts such as Alter Bridge, Shinedown & Creed. In the midst of that whirlwind, the road served as the foundation for their forthcoming sophomore set, and first album for Another Century Records, Awaken The Fire.

While supporting Creed on a summer 2012 run, the band— Chris Brooks [lead vocals, guitar, didgeridoo, keys/programming], Matt Brooks [vocals, lead guitar, keys/programming], and Kent Brooks [bass, vocals, keys/programming]—would immediately retreat to either their dressing room or hotel after each show and begin recording new music until daybreak. This intense work ethic fostered a fertile creative spell for the boys.

“We were growing as a band and getting inspired by life on the road,” Chris explains. “We never stopped writing as we were touring. Our fans were hungry for new music, and we were hungry to put something out. We didn’t want to sit around and wait to see which label came knocking at our door. So, we decided to make the album ourselves, produce it, tour it, and preserve this awesome connection we’re lucky to have with our fans. We made a mobile studio rig and brought it everywhere.”

Cut on the road, their new hit single ‘Love The Way You Hate Me’ began to make waves on its own. Midwest radio station “The Banana” in Flint, MI started spinning it, and it eventually spent four consecutive weeks at #1, owning the station’s “cage match”. Organically, other stations picked up the track, such as KIBZ in Lincoln, adding it to regular rotation. Soon, Sirius XM’s rock station, Octane caught wind of it as well, and it seized #1 on their nationwide Big ‘Uns countdown for five weeks. The single eventually went Top 30 on the US active rock charts, a major achievement for a completely independent band, and making them the first New Zealand group to ever do so.

As ‘Love The Way You Hate Me’ exploded at airwaves, Century Media reached out and signed the group in 2014. They immediately jumped back into recording, converting a remote lake house in Michigan into a recording studio and self-producing Awaken The Fire. As a result of this approach, Like A Storm fully realized their sound.

“We’re making the music we want to make,” Chris exclaims. “There are no rules when we’re writing except the three of us have to love whatever we’re doing. We push it creatively. We love to see how far we can take things. That’s the sound of Like A Storm.”

“Musically, we want to inspire and empower people,” Chris leaves off. “We write songs about the things we feel strongly about, things that really matter to us. It’s amazing that we’ve made an impact. We came from the other side of the world, and we’re living our dream. If that inspires someone, that’s incredible.”

 

Albums

‘The End Of The Beginning’ ©2009

‘Like A Storm Unplugged’ ©2011

‘Southern Skies DVD’ ©2012

‘Chaos Theory: Part 1’ ©2012

‘Worlds Collide: Live from the Ends of the Earth’ ©2013

‘Awaken The Fire’ ©2015

 

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Buy music and merch

http://www.likeastorm.com/

 

Reviews

http://crypticrock.com/like-a-storm-awaken-the-fire-album-review/

 

 

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www.likeastorm.com/

The Leers

About The Leers:

These four guys are an Alternative Pop group who all grew up in Mount Maunganui, started a band and moved up to Auckland, in the meantime playing shows with the likes of Cut Off Your Hands, Two Cartoons, Clap Clap Riot and Collapsing Cities, as well as holding a #1 single on bFM’s Top10.

The Leers are ready to play music that makes you want to dance and maybe buy that girl a drink.

Band members:

Matt Bidois
Jack Furniss
Jacob Buchan
James Kippenberger

 

Albums

The Leers‘Pockets EP’ ©2013

 

 

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Buy music and merch

http://theleers.bandcamp.com/album/pockets-ep

 

Media

http://www.redbullstudios.com/auckland/videos/the-leers

 

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Contact

www.facebook.com/TheLeers/

Lightning On Me

About Lightning On Me:

Lightning on Me is the combined effort of Sean Patterson and Michael Cannon–previous members of The Earlybirds with Chris Hurn. Originally a solo artist in Wellington, Chris has brought a sophisticated drawing upon the influences of Destroyer, Phoenix, The Killers, New Order and Bruce Springsteen.

Together the band brings a killer live set.

 

Albums

Lightning On Me‘Lightning On Me EP’ ©2013

 

 

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http://www.lightningonme.com

 

Buy music and merch

http://lightningonme.bandcamp.com

 

Media

http://www.morphmagazine.co.nz/yomo/261-10-questions-with-lightning-on-me.html

 

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Contact

http://www.lightningonme.com

Left Or Right

About Left Or Right:

Left Or Right is a Bass Heavy Dub, Sonic Roots & Psychedelic Fuzz Band from Invercargill / Dunedin, New Zealand.

Since the release of their 2009 debut record, the band has continued on their mission of extensive touring, appearing at some of NZ’s sweetest festivals along the way, and performing alongside many of NZ’s highest profile acts (including The Black Seeds, Kora & Salmonella Dub). All the while, the band have also been honing their song writing craft.

Band members:

Callum Hampton
Metua Marama
Seedy Marshall

 

 

Albums

Left Or Right‘Nuggety’ ©2009

‘Buzzy’ ©2012

 

 

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http://leftorright.bandcamp.com/

 

 

Reviews

http://www.undertheradar.co.nz/utr/review/CID/684/N/Buzzy.utr

 

 

 

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leftorrightnz@gmail.com

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; New Zealand singer Nik Brinkman, better known as Junica, on the single “Living in My House”. In 2011, she remixed American singer Alex Winston’s song “Sister Wife”, and in 2014, Ladyhawke appeared on the Tiesto album A Town Called Paradise with a track called “Last Train”.

In 2013, via her Instagram, she announced she would return to the studio to record her third solo album. In 2014, her song “Blue Eyes” was used in a series of Verizon commercials in the United States, raising them to pop culture phenomena.

 

Albums

Ladyhawke‘Anxiety’ ©2012

‘Ladyhawke’ ©2008

 

 

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Buy music and merch

http://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/ladyhawke/id281997616

 

 

Reviews

http://dancemusic.about.com/od/reviews/fr/Ladyhawke.htm

 

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www.facebook.com/Ladyhawke/

Ladi6

About Ladi6:

Ladi6 (born Karoline Tamati in Christchurch, New Zealand) is a recording artist of Samoan descent.

She has won numerous awards, including Best Female Solo Artist and Best Urban Hip Hop Album at the 2011 New Zealand Music Awards and Best Urban/Hip Hop Album at the 2009 New Zealand Music Awards and has been called “New Zealand’s answer to Erykah Badu”.

The current line-up of the wider group includes Ladi6, her partner Parks (a.k.a. Brent Park) and Julien Dyne.

 

 

 

Albums

ladi6‘Time Is Not Much’ ©2008

‘The Liberation of….’ ©2010

‘Automatic’ ©2013

 

 

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http://itunes.apple.com/nz/artist/ladi6/id32991869

 

Reviews

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/entertainment/news/article.cfm?c_id=1501119&objectid=11112092

 

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http://ladi6.com/

 

Lorde

About Lorde:

Employing a stylish mix of arty, confessional bedroom pop and club-ready electro-rock that has drawn comparisons to the likes of Grimes, Lana Del Rey, and Sky Ferreira, New Zealand singer/songwriter Ella Yelich-O’Connor has taken the world by storm.

 

 

Albums

Lorde ‘Pure Heroine ’ ©2013

Track listing: Tennis Court; 400 Lux; Royals; Ribs; Buzzcut Season; Team; Glory and Gore; Still Sane; White Teeth Teens; A World Alone.

 

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http://instagram.com/lordemusic

http://www.lorde.co.nz/

 

Buy music and merch

http://itunes.apple.com/nz/album/pure-heroine/id686537022?ign-mpt=uo%3D4

 

 

Reviews

http://www.theguardian.com/music/2014/jun/08/lorde-review-nothing-short-awesome-shepherds-bush-empire

http://www.clashmusic.com/reviews/lorde-pure-heroine

http://www.billboard.com/articles/review/5733177/lorde-pure-heroine-track-by-track-review

 

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http://zaphod.uk.vvhp.net/vvreg/8329-302795

 

Tom Lark

About Tom Lark:

Tom Lark is an artist/producer extraordinaire hailing from Christchurch, New Zealand, with an ear for composing infallibly beautiful melodies, and a penchant for transforming ones bedroom surroundings to ingenious and irrefutably bedazzling Alt Pop music.

Saturated in moronic genius, these tunes are the result of Tom Lark’s adorable wit and charm, blended with an uncompromising and endless pop imagination.

Tom Lark is signed with Island Records and now managed by Saiko who also look after Lorde, Sol3Mio and Thomston.

 

Albums

Tom Lark‘Tom Lark EP’ ©2011

‘Tom Lark EP’ ©2014

Track listing: Something To Tell You; Never Be Your Man; Dialtone; Baby Give Up; Best Weekend.

 

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http://tomlarkmusic.com/

 

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http://www.amplifier.co.nz/default,73902.sm

http://itunes.apple.com/nz/artist/tom-lark/id484233567

 

Reviews

http://www.theaudience.co.nz/news/ep-review-tom-lark-tom-lark/

http://christchurchmusic.org.nz/artist/tom-lark

http://www.coupdemainmagazine.com/tidbits/introducing-tom-lark-his-something-tell-you-music-video

 

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www.facebook.com/TomLarkMusic/