Needless Cane

About Needless Cane:

Born of the ashes of a former project, frontman Needless and bassist Ruby went on to create the band Needless Cane. Surviving countless line-up changes with only N. Cane remaining as the constant member (Ruby was not to reunite with the band until mid-2012), the band quickly became the torch bearer for alternative music in its hometown of Timaru.

Following the reunion with former Omega drummer Emlyn James (The Grem), things took a new turn when Cane hooked up with bassist turned guitarist Morgandrogyny. Together the horrible trio would explore new territory in gothic industrial metal in their new hometown of Wellington, New Zealand.

Needless Cane has fulfilled a few goals since living in Wellington, with the release of the band’s latest EP ‘The Sun Did Not Shine’ also the amazing S&M filled surreal tea party music video that was ‘Hemlock Lemonade’ and a couple of tours.

The band has plans to get in the studio to work on their debut album and has hopes to venture outside of New Zealand and spread their Black Plague to international waters.

 

Albums

Needless Cane‘Noir’ (EP) July 2011

‘The Sun Did Not Shine’ (EP) October 2013

 

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http://needlesscane.bandcamp.com/

 

Reviews

‘It becomes so psychedelic that each viewer can quietly drift in the depths of his imagination, through stabbing guitars and technical sound, followed by a pair of rhythmic bass-drums raptures.Elovite – Sons of Metal

‘This seven track EP brings that heavy, yet melodic sound that conjures up instant dark imagery and blackness, before swiftly bringing a strong industrial sound that finishes off the last three tracks.’ Burned_By_My_Lighter – Music.net.nz

‘Hemlock Lemonade is the main track of the EP, featuring strong melody and a full sound with a powerful and catchy main-riff.’ Vince Clark – ALTearoa

‘Switch tea for absinthe and crazy hats for BDSM, kink and goth and that’s a bit of what you got here, not to mention the girls in nothing but glow in the dark paint.’ ASMITH – Music.net.nz

 

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Contact

needlesscane@live.com

 

Nakey

About Nakey:

Bringing indie rock from Christchurch, New Zealand, Nakey is Steven Marr (of DOPRAH)’s latest project. Nakey is also made up of Jonty OC (Pieces of Molly), Ryan Chin (Rickshaw, Doprah), Manny Fresh (Maximum Fledge) and Matthew Gunn (Doprah, Ipswich).

 

Albums

Nakey‘Live the Nakey Dream EP’ ©2015 – coming soon!

 

 

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EP coming soon!

 

Reviews

http://cheeseontoast.co.nz/2015/03/23/nakey-share-seconds-single-from-debut-ep/

 

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Contact

www.facebook.com/NAKEYBAND/

The Nowhere Effect

About The Nowhere Effect:

The Nowhere Effect are an independent, three-piece pop/rock band based in Auckland, New Zealand. Their unique sound can been described as atmospheric pop/rock with an edge of darkness.

The Nowhere Effect are:

Ewan Gubbins – Vocals, Bass, Keyboard
Nathan Boston – Guitar, Vocals
Shellita Goldsmith – Drums

 

Albums

‘Bigger EP’ ©2013

The Nowhere EffectTrack listing: Bigger; Simon Says; Mines; Behave; Brainsick; In Neutral.

 

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http://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/the-nowhere-effect/id776236860

 

Reviews

http://popsta117.wordpress.com/tag/the-nowhere-effect/

 

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Contact

http://www.thenowhereeffect.com/

 

Tami Neilson

About Tami Neilson:

Tami Neilson was raised in Canada, by parents with a closet full of sequined stage costumes and platform shoes.

She grew up in a house where amplifiers and guitar cases were just as much a part of the furniture as chairs and tables, and when most kids are still singing nursery rhymes in the bathtub, she was traveling across North America in a 34 foot motor home, performing professionally in her family band, The Neilsons.

Sharing the stage with the likes of Johnny Cash, Tami appeared regularly on television and radio, touring North America, promoting The Neilsons independent CD, releasing 2 top 40 singles on the Canadian music charts.

Then Tami met a boy who caused her heart to flutter and her feet to move to the other side of the world – New Zealand.

Buzzing with raw energy and talent, her music is a hybrid of acoustic torch and stripped-bare country blues. From haunting ballads of heartbreak and irony to foot-stomping, hand-clapping, harmony-infused numbers, Tami’s live performance is one to be remembered.

 

Tami has won numerous awards, including:

THE APRA SILVER SCROLL 2014

THE NEW ZEALAND MUSIC AWARDS ‘BEST COUNTRY ALBUM’ 2009, 2010 & 2011

APRA ‘BEST COUNTRY SONG 2014’

NZ COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS ‘BEST FEMALE ARTIST’ 2010, 2011 & 2014

APRA SILVER SCROLL 2014

 

 

Albums

‘Red Dirt Angel’ ©2008

‘The Kitchen Table Sessions Vol II’ ©2009

‘The Kitchen Table Sessions Vol II’ ©2011

Tami Neilson‘Dynamite’ ©2014

Track listing: Walk (Back to Your Arms); Come Over; Texas; Cry Over You; You Lie; Dynamite; Woo Hoo; Running to You; Honey Girl ; Whiskey and Kisses.

 

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http://www.tamineilson.com/

 

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http://tamineilson.bandcamp.com/

 

Reviews

‘A red-hot honky-tonker, somewhere between Patsy Cline and Wanda Jackson with perhaps just a little bit of Peggy Lee sophistication.’ – Nick Bollinger

‘Truly top shelf….Tami Neilson has the looks and the voice to get any song across to any audience…’ -Randy Bachman of ‘The Guess Who’

‘…alarmingly good…’ – Graham Reid, Elsewhere

‘Neilson sings her heart out, recalling a cross between Roy Orbison and Patsy Cline…’ –Grant Smithies, Sunday Magazine

 

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Contact

mail@tamineilson.com

 

The Naked And Famous

About The Naked And Famous:

The Naked and Famous, from Auckland, New Zealand, formed in 2008 when Thom Powers and Alisa Xayalith recorded EPs This Machine and No Light with engineer Aaron Short, a fellow student at Auckland’s MAINZ music college.

The band took their name from a line in the English artist Tricky’s song “Tricky Kid”, “everybody wants to be naked and famous”, that is ambivalent about the notion of celebrity.

The Naked And Famous have won numerous awards including: APRA Silver Scroll (2010); MAINZ Best Engineers; Album of the Year; Best Alternative Album; Single of the Year; Best Group; Breakthrough Artist – New Zealand Music Awards 2011.

 

Albums

The Naked And Famous‘Passive Me, Aggressive You’ ©2010

‘In Rolling Waves’ ©2013

Track listing: A Stillness; Hearts Like Ours; Waltz; Rolling Waves; The Mess; Grow Old; Golden Girl; I Kill Giants; What We Want; We Are Leaving; To Move With Purpose; A Small Reunion.

 

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http://thenakedandfamous.sandbaghq.com/all.html

 

Reviews

http://www.metacritic.com/music/in-rolling-waves/the-naked-and-famous

 

 

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Contact

http://thenakedandfamous.com/contact/

 

The Nudge

About The Nudge:

The Nudge are a fresh form of innovative blues and roots.

Formed initially from Ryan
Prebble wishing to expand what was originally a solo project. Elements of blues were naturally there; however, with the addition of Coyle and Whakamoe, The Nudge has come to find their sound far more psychedelic and hypnotic.

The Nudge are: Ryan “Treble” Prebble, James “Clip-On” Coyle and Iraia “Cackles” Whakamoe.

 

Albums

The Nudge‘Big Nudge Pie’ ©2011

Track listing: Shook Me; The Nudge – Moving In You; All Becomes Clear; Come Home; Leif; The Burden of Relief; Yesterday’s Blues; Golden Egg; In My Old’s House; Raising the Greyscale.

 

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http://nudge.bandcamp.com/album/big-nudge-pie

 

Reviews

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/entertainment/news/article.cfm?c_id=1501119&objectid=10750057

http://www.nzmusician.co.nz/index.php/ps_pagename/article/pi_articleid/2474

http://www.undertheradar.co.nz/utr/more/NID/3960/Album-Review-The-Nudge—Big-Nudge-Pie.utr

 

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http://www.thenudge.co.nz/

 

 

Night Gaunts

About Night Gaunts:

High energy, sing-a-long ska, reggae, punky, hip-hop that will embed itself into your brain from the moment they hit your ears.

Night Gaunts are:

Paul on vocals and guitar, Hayden on Bass, Daniel on Keys, Guitar, and Vocals, Jacob on Sax and Vocals, and Simon on the drums. They put on an insanely cool live show have received acclaim and praise from fans and critics both here in New Zealand and overseas.

Their music is a combination of ska, hip-hop, punky, reggae (has been described as a cross between the Beastie Boys and Sublime). Night Gaunts give off so much positive energy a live show is a totally awesome experience. If you haven’t seen them before, you are in for a real treat!

 

Night GauntsAlbums

‘Full Body Tourettes (Pt II)’ ©2011

‘Love Life & The Devil’ ©2012

Track listing: Mosquitoes; Ill Informed; Pink Lagoon; Under Stars; Crowned by the Devil; Money, Money, Money.

 

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http://www.nightgaunts.com/

 

Media

http://www.stuff.co.nz/auckland/local-news/north-harbour-news/9130075/Band-home-after-US-road-trip

 

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Contact

contact@nightgaunts.com