Kara Gordon

About Kara Gordon:

Blues, rock and shred with a punch to the head. Kara Gordon is ready to take off. Watch out for the wreckage.

The Kiwi guitar hero has, until now, been a live phenomenon, largely in New Zealand but occasionally in Australia, with some of the world’s finest dribbling over themselves at his exceptional ability.

Joe Satriani has described him as ‘‘one of the most prolific guitarists I’ve ever seen’’, Living Colour founder Vernon Reid dubbed him ‘‘Jimi Hendrix reincarnated’’, while Jason Becker, one of the greatest shredders of all time, emailed him after he saw a video on You Tube to say he really thought Gordon’s playing was great. That’s high praise, indeed.

‘‘I am still hugely honoured and humbled by these compliments by such great men,’’ Gordon says. ‘‘I’ve worked hard to be the best I can.’’

 

Albums

Kara Gordon‘Kara Gordon and the Wreckage’ ©2012

The Wreckage members: Dean Blake and Ross Larsen.

 

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http://www.karajgordon.com

 

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http://www.amplifier.co.nz/artist/36618/kara-gordon-and-the-wreckage.html

 

Reviews

http://www.offthetracks.co.nz/kara-gordon-the-wreckage-kara-gordon-the-wreckage/

 

 

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http://www.karajgordon.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/

 

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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

Downfall of Humanity

About Downfall of Humanity:

Downfall of Humanity bring tasty metal with tune from the depths of Laingholm, West Auckland.

Combining the raw power of meatiness, heaviness and brutality with the richness of melody and harmony, Downfall Of Humanity strive to get their audience headbanging AND humming to their tunes.

Band members:

Daniel Carleton – Vocals
Ben Pegman – Bass
Alex Carleton – Guitar, Backing Vocals
Bryce Patten – Guitar, Backing Vocals
Ben Bakker – Drums

 

Albums

Downfall of HumanityNew tracks on the way!

 

 

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Media

http://www.theaudience.co.nz/downfall-of-humanity/

 

 

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Cut Off Your Hands

About Cut Off Your Hands:

Hailing from Auckland, New Zealand, Cut Off Your Hands make catchy and melodic post-punk-influenced indie rock. Early on, the band changed its name from Shaky Hands to avoid confusion with a Portland, OR, ensemble of the same name.

Band members:

Nicholas Johnston
Philip Hadfield
Brent Harris
Jonathan Lee

 

Albums

Cut Off Your Hands‘Shaky Hands EP’ ©2006

‘Blue On Blue EP’ ©2007

‘Happy As Can Be EP’ ©2008

‘You and I’ ©2008

‘Hollow’ ©2011

 

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http://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/cut-off-your-hands/id257295494

 

Reviews

http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/15738-hollow/

 

 

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cutoffyourhands@gmail.com

Shepherds of Cassini

About Shepherds of Cassini:

Shepherds Of Cassini are a post-progressive rock-metal quartet from Auckland, New Zealand.

Expect dynamic, intricate compositions featuring heavy riffs and peculiar rhythms, brooding textures and soaring melodies, symphonic buildups and psychedelic breakdowns, passages of tranquil beauty and whirlpools of harrowing noise.

The band consists of Omar Al-Hashimi (drums), Vitesh Bava (bass), Felix Lun (violin) and Brendan Zwaan (guitar, vocals).

 

Albums

Shepherds of Cassini‘Shepherds of Cassini’ ©2013

 

 

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http://shepherdsofcassini.com/music/

 

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http://shepherdsofcassini.com/reviews/

 

 

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God Bows To Math

About God Bows To Math:

God Bows To Math are a noise-rock band from Auckland, New Zealand.

God Bow To Math aren’t complicated, they are two Aucklanders and a Geordie who managed to lose his accent. Three men with varying abilities to grow facial hair, and bodies perfectly formed for recessed stages in dimly lit underground bars, floors sticky with stale alcohol.

The last few years have seen them grow from noisy kids into well-honed veterans, touring New Zealand too many times to count, sharing stages with many a touring band and even managing to head out to Australia and China.

Gigging everywhere and anywhere, sharing bills with bands spanning genres including indie (Die! Die! Die!, Street Chant, DHDFDs, The Sneaks), hip-hop (Dam Native, Misfits of Science), hardcore (Malenky Robot, Parents, Carthaginian), noise-rock (Mountaineater, Dean Roberts, TFF), internationals (My Disco (Au) Ouch My Face (Au)) and everywhere in between. Constantly championed as one of the hardest working bands in the country, the group have completed a number of national headlining tours, building a fan-base in every major centre, and doing it all themselves.

For a group with the sound they exude, they’ve not been ignored by the music press either. With a glowing review for their split with TFF appearing in Real Groove Magazine (“God Bows to Math are a blunt instrument” – 4/5 Stars), the band have also been covered by Rip It Up Magazine, interviewed by Troy Ferguson on 95bFM’s “The Rock ‘n’ Roll Wire” in Auckland as well as by RadioActive (Wellington), VBC (Wellington), Radio One (Dunedin), RDU (Christchurch), Christchurch daily newspaper The Press and a number of internet websites, publications, zines and blogs.

 

Albums

God Bows To Math‘Solar Lights Don’t Work At Night in June EP’ ©2011

‘God Bows To Math’ ©2011

 

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http://www.godbowstomath.co.nz/

 

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http://godbowstomath.bandcamp.com/

 

Reviews

http://www.undertheradar.co.nz/utr/review/CID/611/N/god-bows-to-math.utr

 

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godbowstomathband@gmail.com

The Jury And The Saints

About The Jury And The Saints:

Monster rock from the Land of the Long White Cloud.

Formed in 2009, The Jury and the Saints’ first year was a relentless one. The band played live to over 50,000 people and National TV channel, FOUR, picked up the boy’s first single, Brand New, as the channel’s promo song as well as a short documentary about the band and their music. The video for ‘Brand New’ soon became the number one most played video on C4 and a top five single on MySpace music.

Not long after all this the band were asked to support global hit makers Paramore on their NZ tour. Paramore loved the band so much they invited the guys on a full eight date, Stadium, Australasian (Australia and NZ) tour to an overwhelming response – reaching over 60,000 in 8 shows.

In October 2012 the band was signed to SPV Records in Germany. A tour followed soon after in 2013 through Germany, Switzerland and Austria.

Band members are:

Jesse Smith – Guitar + Singer
Ivan Beets – Bass + Singer
Marty Kroon – Drums + Singer
Rowan Crowe – Guitar + Singer

 

Albums

‘The Jury and the Saints EP’ ©2009

‘Daydreams’ ©2010

‘Revival EP’ ©2011

 

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http://www.thejuryandthesaints.com

 

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http://itunes.apple.com/nz/artist/the-jury-the-saints/id363365685

 

 

Reviews

http://www.bringthenoiseuk.com/201502/music/new-noise/new-noise-the-jury-and-the-saints

http://www.muzic.net.nz/articles/reviews/45527/daydreams-album-review

http://www.twoguysmetalreviews.com/2014/12/the-jury-and-saints-st.html

 

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victorykid@gmail.com

The River Jesters

About The River Jesters:

The River Jesters are New Zealand’s own psychedelic blues rock gypsies.

A four piece band formed in 2012 in Dunedin, The River Jesters received high levels of national attention following frontman Tom Batchelor’s X Factor appearances in 2013. The band gained a strong following as a result of his TV appearances and had over 14,000 Bandcamp streams of their acoustic album ‘Really Bad Apples’ within a week.

Band members are:

Tom Batchelor – vocals, guitar
Michael Morris – guitar, vocals
Sam McKean – bass, vocals
Antonio Mercuri – drums

 

Albums

The River Jesters‘Really Bad Apples’ ©2012

‘The Live EP’ ©2013

 

 

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http://theriverjesters.bandcamp.com/music

 

 

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http://christchurchmusic.org.nz/news/river-jesters-release-new-single-pony

 

 

 

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theriverjesters@gmail.com

Osmium

About Osmium:

Osmium is a groove metal band from Invercargill, New Zealand.

Formed in 2005 through a mutual love of classic metal and heavy grooves Osmium have been putting on high energy performances all over NZ since their inception.

Proving their diversity Osmium have shared the stage with such NZ heavyweights as Shihad, Sinate, 8 Foot Sativa, The Heavy Metal Ninjas, New Way Home and much, much more.

Band members:

Cameron Leslie – Guitar & Vocals
Doug Heath – Bass & Backing Vocals
William Powell – Drums

 

Albums

Osmium‘The Misery Harvest’ ©2012

‘Relentless, Primal Being’ ©2008

 

 

 

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http://osmiumnz.bandcamp.com/album/the-misery-harvest

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Reviews

http://www.muzic.net.nz/articles/reviews/47921/osmium-the-royal-palmerston-north-070213

http://www.muzic.net.nz/articles/reviews/47874/the-misery-harvest-album-review

 

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The Killer Seas

About The Killer Seas:

The Killer Seas are a rock band from Queenstown, New Zealand. They play raw soul music soaked in whiskey, overdrive and reverb.

“From an island in the south pacific that is pounded by raging waters on all sides in an alpine town surrounded by mountains come The Killer Seas!”

It’s their blending of rough and polished, loud and quiet, soul and noise that has seen them winning over crowd after crowd. A working band with a wall of guitar fuzz, rumbling low-end bass and pounding drums behind howling vocals. The Killer Seas have been performing together since late 2013.

The Killer Seas are Tai Forrester/Joe Cowie/Joel Rowlands/Andy Paterson with live appearances from Conan Wilcox.

 

Albums

The Killer Seas‘White Flag EP’ ©2014

 

 

 

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Media

http://www.stuff.co.nz/southland-times/culture/9688297/Killer-Seas-fly-their-rocky-flag

 

 

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www.facebook.com/TheKillerSeas/