Hexanine

About Hexanine:

Hardcase, not to be taken too seriously, feel good and nod your head to Hexanine – NZ Creepy Punk Metal Band from Marton 546.

Members: HEX (Hexachord and Vox) * LEAD HEAD (Blood Beaters) * St LUKIFER (Gravel Rumbler) *

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Demos available for free download on Reverbnation.

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Violet Highway

About Violet Highway:

Violet Highway is a female fronted three piece that plies a fiery blend of Rock, Pop and Blues that will leave you torn between dancing up a storm and drunk texting your ex.

They match passionate lyrics with catchy melodies and powerful instrumentation. Lead vocalist Jacqui Munro belts out a tone described by listeners as “PJ Harvey meets Joan Jett” alongside her own gritty guitar work. The band’s rhythm section is defined by attention-grabbing bass riffs from Ant Deane and heavy, energetic drumming from James Rimmer.

 

Albums

Violet HighwayViolet Highway EP © September 2015

 

 

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

 

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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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azzacutty@hotmail.co.uk

Chris McMenamin

About Chris McMenamin:

Chris McMenamin is a folk-punk artist from Auckland, influenced by Andrew Jackson Jihad, Harley Poe, and Jared Mees & the Grown Children among others.

His music often uses traditional folk instrumentation, including upright bass and accordion.

“Don’t trust a perfect person and don’t trust a song that’s flawless.” – twenty | one | pilots

 

Albums

Chris McMenamin

The Masks We Wear [Single] released 19 February 2015

Prenant La Fuite [EP] released 01 May 2015

Phantoms, Fears, and All Things Feral [Album] released 15 May 2015

 

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Magpie Claw

About Magpie Claw:

Magpie Claw are a hard rock / alternative band based in Auckland, New Zealand. Influenced by a wide range of artists, the band formed at MAINZ in 2015.

Magpie Claw are currently rehearsing and polishing their current songs – ‘The Omen’, ‘Lucid Dreams’, ‘Dog Without a Chain’ and ‘Life in Vegas’ and are constantly writing and adding new songs to their setlist.

Band Members are: Calum McKay- Vocals, Salman Khan- Bass, Travis Cave- Drums, Ashlee Grigg- Guitar.

 

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Magpie ClawWatch this space!

 

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JCK

About JCK:

JCK a.k.a. James Castady-Kristament brings alternative hip-hop with contemporary sensibilities. He is an artist oozing creativity and originality with his gothic imagery, catchy well crafted songs and captivating music videos.

JCK’s musical career as songwriter, rapper and producer has gone through many incarnations, including female vocals and partnerships. His enthusiastic energy and passion for the world of hip hop is obvious and is reflected in his music.

JCK´s clever and advanced mixture of traditional and modern hip hop and sense of national pride, creates a sound that is diverse from its American and European counterparts.

 

Albums

‘5 year Anniversary’ 2007

JCK‘The Bees’ 2011

‘The Vampire Trilogy’ (Digital Singles) 2013

‘The Land Of The Wrong White Crowd’ – coming soon

 

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http://www.jckmusicnz.com

 

Reviews / media

http://musicnation.co.nz/jck-hip-hops-dark-side/

http://esoligh.wordpress.com/2015/06/18/jck-land-of-the-wrong-white-crowd-album-review/

http://sonicden.com/nz-music-month-underground-hip-hop/

 

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MCG

About MCG:

MCG The Gemini a.k.a. Gerard Price  is a Hip Hop / Alternative artist from Nelson, New Zealand. He says: “My music is basically my life’s journey from beginning to where I am now. It’s a mix of life events, views and future goals where I touch base on many issues in our communities. I aim to use my music to relate to others and help them through times of struggle in the same way the music helped me, and to make a difference in our communities.”

MCG dropped his 1st single ‘No Limits’ on iTunes in 2013 then created his own label MCG Studios NZ in Feb 2014. He dropped his 1st album ‘MCG The Message’ on October 10th 2014.

“I am currently trying to expand and mix into all different genres so I can grow as an artist, work with anyone and everyone, and spread my message wide and far. Feel free to check out some of my music.” MCG

 

Albums

MCG‘The Message’ 2014

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The Bonsai Birds

About The Bonsai Birds:

The Bonsai Birds is a 3 piece band from Auckland, New Zealand. Influenced by Psyche​delic, Hard Rock and Improvisatio​nal Jams, The Bonsai Birds bring sounds that are real and vivid, sometimes sharp and violent and at other times expansive and deligh​tfully sultry.

The Bonsai Birds’ first release ‘Wrong Is Right As Rain’ was met with open arms by critics and punters alike. The Birds are live and real. Listen loud. Listen true.

Band members: Dom Clark on Guitar, William Knapp on Bass and Vocals and Jordan Clark on Drums.

 

Albums

The Bonsai BirdsTracks released to date include: Wrong Is Right as Rain, Crushington, Growing Colder, Daydreams, See You Around.

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‘A perfect balance of art, technical ability and emotion’, with ‘the melodic quality of a Beatles track and the orchestrated chaos of a Gun Club single.’ – Elizabeth Beattie – The Corner​.co.nz

‘Eclectic, polished, and refres​hingly live sound’ sitting somewhere ‘in a Brit-pop, psyche​delic, guitar heavy rock’n’roll world.’ – Barney Chunn – Vanguarded

 

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Zac Fraser-Baxter

About Zac Fraser-Baxter:

Zac Fraser-Baxter is singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist originally from Devonport, Auckland.

Zac Fraser-Baxter is a former student of Takapuna Grammar – a school known for relentlessly pumping out legendary musicians such as The Checks and Finn Andrews (from The Veils). His music belongs to the wave of alternative pop predominant in music today. One of his underground tracks, released only on Soundcloud, received praise from New Zealand’s golden girl – Lorde – who shared this track ‘2track/Material Of My Own’ and led to this track having over 70,000 plays.

Dubbed ‘next in line’ in the torrent of NZ musicians today, Zac draws upon the influence of Frank Ocean, Justin Timberlake, The Beatles, Radiohead and Burial. As a result, his sound is a blend of musical genres – R&B infused drumbeats and vocal layering and harmony alongside sensitive moods and exquisite production informed by Morgan Allen: the producer, mixing engineer and second brain of this outfit.

 

Albums

Zac Fraser-BaxterMy Words Are Who i Am EP ©2015

 

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http://www.zacfraserbaxter.bandcamp.com

 

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http://www.undertheradar.co.nz/interview/647/Zacho-Fraser.utr

 

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zacfraserbaxtermusic@gmail.com

 

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/

 

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

 

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lakesmusicnz@gmail.com