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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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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Nicole Andrews

About Nicole Andrews:

Nicole Andrews brings piano driven, alternative, haunting female vocals and dark themes.

Nicole is a self-taught pianist from Portland Oregon, now based in Wellington, New Zealand.

Her debut album ‘In the Shallows’, released February 28 2015, is a collection of introspective songs with echoes of Tori Amos, PJ Harvey and Massive Attack.

 

Albums

Nicole Andrews‘In the Shallows’ ©2015

 

 

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Louis Baker

About Louis Baker:

With an astute eye for lyrical detail, a rich vocal tone that harks back to classic Motown-era soul and a direct and expressive guitar style, Wellington-based singer / songwriter Louis Baker has been hailed as one of the most promising new talents to emerge from New Zealand in recent years.

 

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‘Louis Baker’ ©2014

 

 

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Otis Mace

About Otis Mace:

Otis Mace is a singer/songwriter/musician. Often a solo artist but sometimes the leader of a band – OMM (Otis Mace Music) – including John Segovia, Daniel Mannetto, Robbie Rolls, plus various other musos from the Auckland indie scene.

Crafty, irreverent, beguiling – Otis Mace presents comic love ballads, pop noir and surreal protest songs. Vivid stories introduce wildly provocative and punchy gems.

He has toured extensively and opened for diverse acts including: Billy Bragg, The Violent Femmes, Screaming Blue Messiahs, and D.O.A.

 

Albums

Otis Mace‘Balaclava’ – EP ©2014
‘Country Tree’ – Album ©2012
‘Two Black Cats’ – EP ©2009
‘Bird In Bush Road’ – Album ©2008
‘Quick’ – Album ©1996
‘Jabber and Hoot’ – Album ©1995,
‘Little Critters’ – EP ©1988
‘Heavy Petting’ – EP ©1986
‘Mecca’ – Single ©1982

 

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Man Solo

About Man Solo:

“I began playing drums in bands when I was eighteen, I just knew that making noise was all I wanted to do. Playing in many bands and travelling to many fantastic countries gave me enormous pleasure. Writing songs, playing the music and singing, meant that I could give you what I want to give you, not just what you, or anybody else thinks, you want. It ought to be what we all do, giving what we know we want to give, governed by what we really believe not just by what we think someone wants. No more guessing. No more hiding.

“Bob Dylan said that those who ain’t busy being born are busy dying. These words are the simplest and most apt gospel for life. I don’t want to be wasting time on someone else’s idea of a good time, waiting for someone or something to change. Life is too special, and too short, to waste any of it dying. Do new stuff all the time! I’m Gone to the next thing. Everyday’s a good day.” Man Solo (Julian Davis)

All songs on his highly rated debut solo album ‘Gone‘, which was recorded at Tonewheel Studio in Auckland, were originals. The album has been well received. Man Solo launched his solo shows in Eastern Europe in 2013.

 

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Thomas Oliver

About Thomas Oliver:

THOMAS OLIVER is internationally recognised as one of the leading players of the Weissenborn lap-steel guitar and a multi-talented guitarist, song writer and singer.

In 2013 Oliver released the first full-length, all instrumental, all Weissenborn album, titled “Beneath The Weissenborn”. The album debuted at #6 in the NZ charts, received 5* reviews and sold out shows across the nation.

He joins Leo Kotke, Ry Cooder and Michael Hedges as someone who has made buying a guitar album a must – ***** Stuff.co.nz

Oliver’s ability to write stirring lyrics and move between sweet melodic and grunty vocals has also earned him a reputation as a vocalist in Drum & Bass, having collaborated with some of the most respected producers, including Black Sun Empire, Rido and Concord Dawn, and boasting releases on prestigious labels, including Goldie’s own Metalheadz.

His previous band, The Thomas Oliver Band, released their debut LP in 2011 to critical acclaim, debuting at #12 in the New Zealand, #1 in the iTunes Blues Charts in NZ and Australia and won Best New Zealand Blues and Roots album.

Oliver recently returned to NZ after playing shows in the UK and Europe in August and has had two live recorded videos released as part of the Aston Rd Sessions.

 

 

Albums

Thomas Oliver‘Beneath the Weissenborn’ ©2013

Track listing: Born; There May Be Hope Yet; These Streets Were Clean; The Moment; Coming Back to Life; Oxy; Land of the Long White Cloud; Jurassic Park Theme; Let it Not Be Lost; Belfast (Bonus Track) .

 

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