Aotearoa has been swept up in the music of Trinity Roots - a boil-up of ingredients that seems to embody the very essence of our home, land and sea. Since their inception, hiatus and then reformation in 2010, Trinity Roots have performed sell-out shows locally and globally, building on their reputation as a multi-award winning, platinum selling band.
C.W. Stoneking is the embodiment of what some would say is a bygone era of music. From his rasping jungle-rock-blues, to his well-oiled locks, and his familiar all white clothing ensemble, he has converted fans across the world to his unique style.
The Beths channel their longtime friendship into high-energy guitar pop with a smart lyrical bite. 2018 has been a breakout year for The Beths, beginning with a signing to Carpark Records, a world tour, and the release of their freshman album ‘Future Me Hates Me’.
Borne of a lightning bolt moment between two long-time friends, Mama Kin Spender is sheer musical electricity. The pairing of the soul-staring, pirate-esque, Mama Kin (aka Danielle Caruana), she of the fire and feist; together with her counterpart (Tommy) Spender - an ethereal man of creative fluidity – is destined for a journey of mischief bound by rhythm and melody.
New wave brass band, BULLHORN, are an acoustic force of nature with a line up including 7 horn players, 1 drummer and 1 monster MC. Their high octane combination of hard hitting hip hop, funk, soul, jazz, reggae and dance music never fails to get the audience moving.
Soaked Oats are a young four-piece band hailing from Dunedin, New Zealand who have been described as "a southern stew of Kurt Vile, Glass Vaults with a good shake of Kevin Morby and Mac de Marco”. Coming into notoriety for selling out shows at home and abroad, Soaked Oats are a live act not to be missed.
The Miltones are known as the masters of blending modern blues-rock sounds with the nostalgia of a vintage record collection. The Auckland five-piece have been turning heads with their powerful stage presence and moody melodies since forming in 2014. The Miltones were recognised at the 2018 Taite Music Awards and took home the Best Independent Debut Album award.
Auckland-based indie act Ha the Unclear are known for their energetic, skewed pop songs and a spirited live show that has seen them perform with Courtney Barnett, The Dandy Warhols, The Shins and Jeffrey Lewis. Their long awaited second album 'Invisible Lines' was released in 2018 to critical acclaim.
Rosy Tin Teacaddy are an alt-folk duo from Paekākāriki. Andy Hummel and Holly Jane Ewens’ modern ballads are steeped in traditional close-knit vocals which swirl within the digital dust of treated guitars and atmospheres. Since 2007 they’ve gained a reputation for an act that balances sass and heartache, real and imagined, with harmonies so tight you’ll be hard pressed to fit a needle through them.
The Richter City Rebels' music is heavy and soulful. Blending RnB, soul, hip-hop, jazz and funk, it grooves deeply and pulsates with pounding bass and searing brass. The music has the soul and charisma of James Brown, mixed with the effortless swagger of Big Daddy Kane. When it hits you, you can't help but dance and feel good!