Government Pest

About Government Pest:

Formed in 2014, and hailing from Palmerston North, Government Pest bring a heavy groove. Band members are: Guitar/Vocals-Kristov Raven; Bass-Murray Shaw; Drums-Aaron Sanko.

 

 

Albums

Government PestAlbum coming 2016!

 

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Turbostill

About Turbostill:

Formed in 2001, Turbostill have played all around NZ and also in Melbourne in 2009. Turbostill plays Heavy Whiskey n’ Roll.

Band members are: Guitar/Vocals-Kristov Raven; Bass/Vocals-Murray Shaw; Drums/Vocals-Markham Wightman.

 

Albums

Turbostill2001-Ohakune Carrot album
2003-Distilled album
2009-Liquid Rock n’ roll album
2011-10 years of Turbostill best of CD
2012-7 Inch Vinyl
2015-Red River ep

 

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http://turbostill.bandcamp.com/

 

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http://www.muzic.net.nz/artists/505/turbostill

 

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turbostill@yahoo.co.nz

Into Orbit

About Into Orbit:

Into Orbit is a dynamic duo of guitar and drums whose immersive, genre-defying sound contains aspects of experimental rock, polished prog, ambience & drone.

Hailing from Wellington, Into Orbit are Paul Stewart: Guitar; Ian Moir: Drums.

 

Albums

Into Orbit‘Caverns’ ©2014

 

 

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http://intoorbit.bandcamp.com/

 

Reviews

http://echoesanddust.com/2015/02/into-orbit-caverns/

http://i.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/blogs/blog-on-the-tracks/13751797/The-wonderful-worlds-of-Into-Orbit

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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

 

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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azzacutty@hotmail.co.uk

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.

 

Albums

Magpie ClawWatch this space!

 

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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.

Visit Bandcamp / Soundcloud for all available music.

 

 

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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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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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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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needlesscane@live.com

 

Black Alpine

About Black Alpine:

Black Alpine play old school rock ‘n’ roll. Loud & funky, and with an attitude and stage performance so rarely seen since the classic heavy metal era. Black Alpine is bringing back the balls to the rock scene and taking you along for a wild ride the way the bands used to do it.

With influences from funk, blues, thrash and classic metal, Black Alpine’s stage show is something to experience first hand; Dionize’s gravelly singing and self destructive energy, AK’s thrashing guitar fury, Banjo’s Killer bass lines, and Jimmy’s relentless rocking beats. Complete with theatrics and overall extreme energy every night.

This up and coming rifftastic rock outfit is ready to take the world by storm.

 

Albums

Black AlpineBlack Alpine – Album coming end of 2015.

 

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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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leathurtattoo@gmail.com