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Newsletter Issue #480: 07 Feb 2016

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Welcome to 2016

Welcome to 2016 everyone! It feels so long ago already, but I hope everyone had a well deserved break over Xmas and New Year. Every year is a great opportunity to refocus energies, plans and goals and this year is no exception, with plenty of promise ahead. Another year of great music to come.

This is our first newsletter of 2016 and we have some great music news and features to kick things off including with half ex-Cripple Mr Onion members, described as the 'Devils Blues' - His Master's Voice. We also get to know a little more about Wellington Alt Rockers, Urge Empire.

We're also heading down memory lane and taking a moment to look back on our first newsletter (12 years ago!), as well as some of our other firsts, and we check out what's hot in NZ music right now.

- Kerry and the Muzic.net.nz team

Hot Right Now: NZ Music

Over the last two years, Bakers Eddy (pictured) have done substantial work to build on their talent and dedication, establishing themselves as one of the most in-demand young rock bands from the capital in the process. Their infectious single Something Outside was supported heavily by The Rock FM, and accumulated over 16,000 plays on Soundcloud. Bakers Eddy cleaned up at the 2015 Demon Energy Battle of the Bands competition, and they also released their debut album Plastic Wasteland in the later half of the year. With a new single and tour planned for April, Bakers Eddy are poised to make a significant impact on the New Zealand rock music scene.
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During 2015 Devilskin was a name that kept coming at us from all directions - their debut album We Rise became Platinum in March 2015, they were nominated for Breakthrough Artist of the Year, Highest Selling Album, Best Rock Album, Best Producer and Best Engineer at the NZ music awards and many of the dates on their Mountains and the Moon tour sold out. We'd like to think there'll be more to see from this incredible band during 2016.
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New Zealand's very own superband City of Souls (pictured) released 2 singles, Sleep and Water in the later half of 2015, whilst touring with Devilskin, Villainy and Dead Letter Circus (AUS). Boasting members from bands that have etched their mark on the local and international hard rock and metal scene such as Blindspott, Blacklistt, 8 Foot Sativa, New Way Home, Cold By Winter, In Dread Response and Solstate, City of Souls have definitely created a lot of interest. We'd like to think that 2016 will be the year we get to hear a debut album from these extraordinary musicians.
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Another band worth mentioning is the brilliant Villainy, who released their sophomore album Dead Sight (performing two intimate shows during December), supported Devilskin, toured Australia and were the support for AC/DC alongside Shihad. Villainy create a sound that traverses musical fault lines, making dark, intricate, and engagingly well presented alternative rock and we want to hear more of their sound during 2016.
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You definitely shouldn't go past another of our greats, In Dread Response. With their music based on melody and intensity, In Dread Response succeeds in evoking emotions usually reserved for tragic epic movie moments and near death experiences. Last year they released their third album Heavenshore, which was described as "a thick multi-layered molten mass of metal that will leave your ears bleeding and craving more".
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Fire At Will (pictured) released the follow-up to their 2013 album The Way Out last year. Titled Olympus 2.0, the EP was definitely worth the wait. Their live shows are what really set them apart, and this was evident when they played at the Music Is Dead Launch Party last year. Taking influence from Foo Fighters, Breaking Benjamin, Story Of The Year, Queens of the Stone Age and Rise Against along with their individual styles and past bands, Fire At Will deliver a unique brand of hard rock n roll.
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Last year Setting Fire To Stacey supported Halestorm and released their debut EP Love & War and we have to say that we've liked everything we've heard from them so far. Setting Fire To Stacey is described as being a molotov cocktail of metal, rock and punk which is sure to please with its chunky riffs and high energy nail boiling rock n roll.
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Local favourites Ekko Park (pictured) released their highly anticipated second album Know Hope last year, which went straight to #13 in the NZ Album Charts and was followed with a nationwide tour with Dead Letter Circus (AUS) alongside City of Souls. They also mentored students at Kaipara College and performed at Homegrown.
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Beastwars formed in 2007, and the band's reputation as a commanding live act has been secured with sold-out shows on multiple nationwide tours. The band was also hand-picked to support High On Fire, the Melvins, Kyuss Lives!, Helmet, Black Cobra and Fu Manchu on their New Zealand tour dates. Beastwars will be releasing their third album The Death Of All Things this April.
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Well known Auckland post-metal band Helgorithms (pictured) made the most of last year with their debut EP release Realisation // Revelation, a music video to coincide with the EPs releases and a string of energetic gigs to promote their EP. Realisation // Revelation takes the listener on an aural journey that is sure to appeal to a wide audience with having something on offer for everyone, the use of down-tuned 8 String Guitar & Bass compliments the heavy drum arrangement to create one tight heavy sounding unit, that isn't afraid to get mellow every once in a while. 2016 would be a fantastic year to see a full length release from these talented guys.
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The aptly named Summer Thieves are set to take 2016 by storm. They have worked and recording under the mentorship and direction of multi-award winning and multi-platinum producer, Tiki Taane, played to crowds at the likes of Rhythm and Vines, Kaikoura Summer Sounds and La De Da and been demanded three straight years for the Otago University O'Week festival. In the last couple of years Summer Thieves have shared the stage with the nations best as well as some international heavyweights, supporting Sticky Fingers on their sold-out NZ tour - adding to a list that boasts the likes of Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Six60, David Dallas, Katchafire, Kora and many more.
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Hitting all the right notes, The Lowest Fidelity (pictured) released an incredible album last year This Is The Life, which followed frontman Will Saunders' 4 full length releases in 2014. Yes, that's right - 4 full length releases in one year. That's amazing, when you consider how much is involved in producing a full length album.
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Giving us their own take on Rock, Urge Empire gave us a very strong release last year with their self-titled debut EP. An excellent indication of what we can expect from this Wellington three-piece in the future and definitely worth a listen. From what we've heard, they've also performed at some incredible live gigs. See their newsletter feature below.
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We couldn't go past mentioning the hugely popular Six60 (pictured), named after the address of their Dunedin flat. Despite being around since before 2009, Six60's sound is still considered to be fresh. With 3 self-titled albums, the latest one released last year, this is a name we're sure to hear more of during 2016.
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Weird Together is the new studio and live project from Dick Johnson and Nick Dwyer, spurred on by Nick's love of exotic music and crazy sounds from all far corners of the globe, and Dick's love of taking said sounds and moulding them and sculpting them into solid grooves that make people want to dance lots. With a summer tour happening as we speak and supporting a few of Six60's shows, 2016 is shaping up to be a good year for this talented duo.
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Street Chant's (pictured) last release may have been in 2013, but they are starting this year with high hopes and new album plans. Their newest single Never was released late last year and their second album Hauora should be released early this year. Street Chant have toured NZ with their spiritual antecedents The 3Ds and were also hand-picked to play around Australia with The Dead Weather. They have also toured with The Lemonheads, performed at Laneway and Big Day Out.
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Auckland four-piece Outside In released their debut EP The Nature of Dreams last year and after hearing their captivating music, we're looking forward to hearing a full-length release from them in the future. With influence drawn from Radiohead, A Perfect Circle, Muse, Pink Floyd, and Incubus, Outside In's debut EP summons elements of all, and combines with their own unique songwriting style in a beautiful explosion of noise.
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Auckland based Hip-hop funk soul outfit Kong Fooey (pictured) have earned themselves a solid and loyal Kiwi fan base with their tight musicianship, funk beats and high-energy crowd-pleasing performances. Their debut album Final Destination came out last year and we're looking forward to seeing what these three talented musicians can deliver during 2016.
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Last year was an incredible year for award-winning Tunes of I, having released their album Restless, which was produced by Barnaby Weir (The Black Seeds, Fly My Pretties) and recorded in legendary Wellington studio The Surgery with Lee Prebble. They're currently enjoying a summer tour after performing at Soundsplash and Rhythm and Vines... definitely worth listening out for during 2016.
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Another band to release an album during 2015 is No Broadcast, being their 5th release. Titled The Blueprint it delivers a dynamic powerhouse of sound, reminiscent of fellow New Zealand bands HDU, Kerretta and Jakob. No Broadcast  have played alongside rockers Beastwars, post-punk heavyweights Die! Die! Die! as well as supporting Mountaineater (former HDU members) and internationally renounced six-piece An Emerald City on the South Island leg of their 2011 New Zealand tour. No Broadcast have recently returned from Australia and word is there'll be another tour from them this year.
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Coming from one of New Zealand's more famous musical families, Amiria Grenell (pictured) released her second album Autumn last year - this incredible release has been nominated for the 2016 Folk Album of the Year award, which is no surprise given that Amiria's first album Three Feathers won the same award in 2012. Amiria is also a member of Fly My Pretties.
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Other nominees for the 2016 Folk Album of the Year award Holly Arrowsmith and Nadia Reid are also worthy of some attention. Holly released For The Weary Traveller last year, whilst Nadia released Listen to Formation, Look for The Signs.

Holly Arrowsmith features poetic, thought provoking lyrics, combined with her distinctively haunting voice and at her young age she has already showcased at the New Zealand Country Music Awards, Rhythm and Alps and Rhythm and Vines. She has also supported internationally acclaimed acts like Anika Moa, Avalanche City and Rodriguez. Holly is another member of Fly My Pretties.
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Nadia Reid has a richness of voice; a depth of emotion and wisdom beyond her years. She is one of New Zealand’s most evocative and profound young songwriters. She performed at this year's Laneway festival, as well as the Sydney Festival in Australia and this March she'll be touring with Anthonie Tonnon and Darren Hanlon.
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Personal favourites Poison Skies are a high energy rock band based in Auckland, who bring years of experience and musical background to the table. Their bio says it all; every performance since has left audiences, other bands and some of the most seasoned critics impressed. Definitely one to watch for.
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With a number of singles being released to critical acclaim and a Lorde support slot under their belts, Doprah (pictured) could quite possibly be the next big thing to come out of New Zealand. They have recently announced that their debut album Wasting will be released in February, with a tour taking place during late February to early March. Stunning music worth checking out.
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Wellington based rock band Curlys Jewels have been quietly working away for sometime now, with an EP released in 2012 and their debut album No Apostrophe released in 2014. They are renowned for their tight and powerful live performances smashing hard hitting groove rock and chunky ballads. With a new single Terror In Disguise released late last year, 2016 could be the year to hear more from them.
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Armed in Advance are currently preparing for more shows across New Zealand during April, as well as a follow up release to 2014's Harder Times. Their latest single Stay was released last September, which came after the single they released in May, Shallow. Armed in Advance also completed a successful national tour in June and July, as well as a string of other gigs.
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Jason McIver is also another amazing talent to keep an eye on. Having released his debut solo EP The Big Blue in 2014, Jason has been busy working with other musicians in the Jason McIver Collective, which has a rotating roster of musical talent. Jason was previously the frontman for Heathen Eyes and acoustic duo Mojo and has proven time and time again that he is more than capable of holding his own when it comes to music.
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Seventy One Sunset (pictured) released their debut album Bitter Earth last year, drawing on a vast range of influences to create their own unique sound. With an eclectic variety of topics, ranging from the day to day human condition through to deeply philosophical meanderings, their songs will make you sit up, listen and think!
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Marlon Williams is one of New Zealand's most successful musicians to come out of 2015, having won Best Male Solo Artist and Breakthrough Artist of the Year from the New Zealand Music Awards, from an astounding 6 nominations. Marlon also released his self-titled album, completed two successful tours with an America/Canada tour taking place right now. There's definitely more to come from this outstanding musical talent.
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Broods (pictured) carried on their successes from previous years, taking home Album of the Year, Best Group, Best Pop Album, Radio Airplay Record of the Year and Best Album Cover at the Music Awards. In 2014 they released an album Evergreen as well as their self-titled EP. Late last year they toured Asia (including Neon Lights in Singapore), as well as performing at several other music festivals. This time last year they were touring New Zealand - let's hope they tour again soon.
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Others worth a quick mention include Lord Echo, TurbostillChambres, Ctrl Freak, Skinny HobosAron Ottignon, His Master's Voice, Ginny Blackmore, Churlington, Tokyo Rock Machine, Groeni, Sol3 Mio, Tomorrow People, Lisa Crawley, Hammer Time, Xile, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Lookin Up and Out Cold A.D.

Urge Empire

Wellington Rock band Urge Empire has been a decade in the making, first forming as the band 'Changeling' in 2006 after Julian and Hans met through a music shop advert. The pairing of the respective guitarist/vocalist and drummer, has been an on and off affair as career, family and other artistic pursuits distracted. Now, with the welcome discovery of third member James Cartwright on bass, Urge Empire are set to go.

The trio played their first gig at Valhalla in Wellington in late 2014. Their second gig last month at Valhalla again, over a year later, brought together many months of patience and persistence. Hans says, “I’ve played countless gigs with countless bands over the years, and this felt really, really good. I’m very excited about us writing more songs and performing more often.”

The band’s list of influences are long and broad, from Zeppelin to Queen, Sabbath to Soundgarden and Mars Volta to At the Drive-in. The band have thus far done everything in house, from EP recording and mastering to design and poster art, an asset to having members with many strings to their bow. “We self-recorded a 5 track EP over a year ago which people can hear on our Bandcamp, and we’re back in the writing process right now, so there’ll be a few new songs to hear live.” Performing and song-writing go hand in hand “We always want to evolve, but we get our inspiration from playing live.” Urge Empire will perform next at Bodega, Wellington on 11th February.

Urge Empire are James Cartwright (bass), Julian van der Krogt (vocals, guitar) and Hans Weston (drums).

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His Master's Voice

Formed late 2012, His Master's Voice are inspired by legends like Buddy Guy, BB King and Black Sabbath.

Their sound evokes the Classic-Rock greats such as Deep Purple, the Doors and Led Zeppelin, mashed together with a sprinkling of Motown and icons such as the Beatles.

Musically, the band identifies with a new wave of progressive rock/blues such as Graveyard, Blues Pills, Orchid and Heart Attack Alley.

His Master's Voice are a distillation of all things good about rock.


His Master's Voice gigged constantly between 2013 and Summer 2015.

The band played numerous high profile headline shows including featured appearances at Titirangi Blues Festival and CANZERT fundraiser for Leukaemia and Blood Cancer NZ.

First EP Possession released Sept. 19th 2014.

Debut eleven date headline tour October/November 2014.

The second half of 2015 kicked off with a North Island tour.


His Master's Voice return to the studio to record further tracks for their debut vinyl release.


His Master's Voice are set to release their first full length album, first as a digital release then to Vinyl and CD later on in 2016.

2015 will end where 2016 will begin for His Master's Voice, at the Cabana in Napier NZ to see in the New Year.

Early on in 2016 the His Master's Voice will play Christchurch NZ (Home town of Az and Rene) for the first time as a part of GrooveFest 4. 

His Master's Voice are Jesse Sorensen (vocals, guitar), Az Burns (guitar), Rene Harvey (drums)
and Brandon Bott (bass).

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Flashback: The First Muzic.net.nz Newsletter

The first muzic.net.nz newsletter went out on 13 June 2004 (12 years ago!), and it featured Epitome and The Rabble. Have a look at what both bands said, and where they are now:


In the past 12 months Epitome have accomplished more than most young New Zealand bands working there way into the scene.

Epitome grabbed the opportunity to perform live on the Good Morning Show in late September, also meeting the CEO of MTV Europe Brent Hansen on the show.

Only a few weeks after, they released their debut EP titled 'Testing The Waters' - recorded through Buzztone Records in Auckland's North Shore. This EP was released independently, and sold out completely within the first 3 months.

From there, things just got better. Early in January this year, Epitome in association with Inertia Sound & Light and help from Fourth Member organised the Inertia Tour, which was set to span 5 venues around the North Island with Mozelee, Fourth Member, and Epitome. This gained great exposure, and a lot of experience.

Amongst various gigs this year, Epitome have opened for the likes of Stylus, Stardrunk, and Bolbox Rex.

In recent weeks, Epitome have made the finals of the R'toto's Band Quest and also have their music video by Madness Productions being screened on C4.

Where are they now? Epitome disbanded in late 2006. Drummer Carl Hayman has been the most active out of all the members, performing with Powerchild, Karma In Chaos and currently with Poison Skies. Guitarist/Vocalist Sam Kingston performed with drum n bass group Antiform from 2009-2011 and is now a solo musician who released his debut EP in 2014. We've also been told that Grant (guitar, vocals) performs at churches on occasion, and his brother Warren (bass, backing vocals) has been known to perform covers gigs.

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The Rabble

This year is a busy year for The Rabble. After placing second in the Coke Smokefree Rockquest in 2003, the band has played at Extreme Sports Festival, X AIR in Hamilton and supported bands such as American hardcore band Sick Of It All as well as bands such as The Bleeders, Goodnight Nurse, Sommerset and The Managers. This month, the band are scheduled to support punk legends, Good Riddance also from the US at an all ages show at Galatos on 20th June. After recording a single with Dave Rhodes, who has worked with Blindspott and Stylus, the song Addicted To The Bone has had some exposure on the radio and is currently playing on this months Sound Check on The Rock. Their music video to their song Bored is airing on both Juice TV and C4, and a music video to Addicted To The Bone can be seen soon.

In the following months, you can expect to see The Rabble in some of the other areas of New Zealand, focussing on playing both ALL AGES and R18 shows. Expect another single to be released and hopefully a full New Zealand tour can be expected by the end of the year or early next year. The Rabble are hot right now, so if you get the chance to go to one of their shows, don't miss out!

Where are they now? Chazz (vocals, guitar) had a go at a solo career and has also performed with Flirting with Disaster, while his brother Rupe (vocals, drums) has recently started to write his own solo tunes as Deer Thomas. Before joining The Rabble, Jamie was a member of 5th Threat and word is he is close to releasing some solo work of his own.

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Muzic.net.nz's Firsts

Our first ever review was for Elemeno P and Evermore, written on 18 August 2003. That's 13 years of reviews!

The first band we interviewed (outside of our newsletter) was Epitome back on 3 March 2004.

The first event we photographed was Big Day Out 2003.

Our first (and only gig to date) was our 5th birthday gig, held on 6 October 2005 and featured Cold By Winter, 5th Threat, Epitome, Ruptus Jack, Quarter 2 and My Dearest.

The first gig we added to our (now defunct) gig guide was Onelung's Royal Loop Video Release @ Khuja Lounge, Auckland on 4 December 1999.

The first artist page we created was Ardijah.

Our first ever forum posts were searching for a DJ with drum n bass knowledge, introducing Indiesoundz and talking about Battle of the Bands 2001, with these posts being made during July 2001.

Our first ever news article was about the BRN&GTBRNT campaign.

Our first ever tour feature was for the Boost Mobile Hookup Tour 2.

NZ Music News

Yami Sounz Summit Returns To Wanaka

After the success of the inaugural music industry summit last year, Lake Wanaka SouNZ Incorporated has confirmed YAMI Sounz Summit will be returning to Wanaka this May. Artists and industry professionals will converge in Wanaka on May 14th & 15th to share their experiences and advice on how to make it in the industry, both financially and musically.

YAMI, which stands for Youth and Adults in the Music Industry, is a weekend of workshops, seminars and showcases. The 2015 summit attracted over 100 participants, aged from ten to 68 years.

Confirmed tutors for the 2016 summit include Laughton Kora, Jon Toogood (Shihad), Anika Moa, Julia Deans, Barnaby Weir, Devin Abrams, Ruby Frost, MC Tali, and Samuel Flynn Scott(The Phoenix Foundation), with more tutors and speakers to be announced. Participants work alongside the tutors during the weekend summit, with some getting the opportunity to  perform with their idols at the final night’s public showcase. Last year’s lucky attendees got to share the stage with such Kiwi icons as Dave Dobbyn, TrinityRoots and Anika Moa.

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Auckland City Limits Announce More Bands

Fat Freddy’s Drop
, Modest Mouse, Ladyhawke, Kamasi Washington, Broods, Highly Suspect and Jarryd James are amongst names added in today’s line-up announcement for the inaugural Auckland City Limits Music Festival.

Ten acts added today include five more international artists to join headliners Kendrick Lamar and The National and others at the one-day festival on Saturday, 19 March 2016. 

With 25 of forty artists now announced and a final announcement still to come, the promoters point to a well-rounded bill that has music fans salivating. 

Hi-tech soul legends Fat Freddy’s Drop lead the second line-up announcement for Auckland City Limits. They have been riding an incredible summer of sell-out live shows courtesy of their acclaimed new album Bays and perform at ACL on the eve of their departure for another massive world tour. Fifteen years into their career, Freddy’s are New Zealand’s premier live music juggernaut and not to be missed.

Modest Mouse, who became alternative rock million sellers with Float On, have just a single previous appearance here, a sold out show in Auckland in 2011. The Portland band continue to deliver quirky hits in the form of 2015’s Lampshades On Fire.

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Battle of the Bands 2016 - Entries are open!

Entries are NOW OPEN for the Battle of the Bands 2016 National Championship

The event has been helping New Zealand bands establish themselves year after year; providing a platform for up and coming artists to gain valuable experience and win fantastic, career building opportunities for two decades.

History of the Event

Battle of the Bands - National Championship is New Zealand's largest and longest running R18 Band competition; events take place nationwide, allowing bands throughout the country to take part. The event has been an annual feature of the New Zealand music scene since 1993. In that time the event has developed significant brand recognition and is strongly supported. Many well-known NZ music artists have been previous winners and finalists of the event; such as OpShop, Tadpole, Blindspott, members of I Am Giant, Devilskin, 48May, These Four Walls, Sons of Zion and many others.

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Being a member of our amazing team gets you free entry into most gigs (usually with a +1), free music to listen to and fantastic opportunities to meet some of the finest musicians this country has to offer, all while knowing that you're doing that little bit more to support NZ music.

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2016 Newsletters

The dates for our 2016 newsletters have been announced here.
If you would like to feature your music in one of our 2016 newsletters, check out this forum and email [email protected] for more info.

Important 2016 Music Industry Dates

We've compiled together a list of important music industry dates for 2016. You can read about them here.

New Artists

The following musicians and bands have been added to the muzic.net.nz website since December 2015:

Late Night Poets Born Silenced Slavedriver
Niisa Love Mess Master Blaster
Nightmares BigBomBo Henika
Kelsely Abaza Diaz Grimm The Doqument
Troy Kingi Summer Thieves Ranea
Bespin Cydel KillaManRaro
The Beat Mafia Lord Echo Nadia Reid
NXVA Locrates Tom Francis
The DC Boys Carnal Stonehurst


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New Reviews

Check out our latest reviews at the links below:

Armed In Advance, Quinn The Human, Coridian & Poison Skies @ Kings Arms, Auckland - 22/01/2016
Written by Carl from Poison Skies and JP from Armed in Advance

Born Silenced - EP Review: The Hate Is With You
Written by Peter

Manzo - Album Review: Ultramarine
Written by Crystal

Turbostill - EP Review: Red River
Written by Peter

Lowagrove - EP Review: Aristocrat Barista Cat
Written by Crystal

Churlington - EP Review: Now I Have A Machine Gun....Ho Ho Ho
Written by Crystal

Sol3 Mio - Gig Review: Christmas in The Vines @ Villa Maria Winery, Auckland - 20/12/15
Written by Andrew

Urge Empire - EP Review: Urge Empire
Written by Andrew

Tokyo Rock Machine - EP Review: Batteries Not Included
Written by Kerry

Bruno Merz - Album Review: Highways
Written by Crystal

Ginny Blackmore - Album Review: Over The Moon
Written by Crystal

Gig Review: Big Ass Tour @ The Logan Campbell Centre, Auckland 10/12/15
Written by Matt M

Gig Review: Helgorithms @ The Royal, Palmerston North - 14/11/15
Written by Terry

Outside In - EP Review: The Nature of Dreams
Written by Andrew

The Lowest Fidelity - Album Review: This Is The Life
Written by Peter

Kong Fooey - Album Review: Final Destination
Written by Crystal

The Jason McIver Collective - Single Review: Stoney Joe
Written by Peter

Fire At Will - EP Review: Olympus 2.0
Written by Carl

No Broadcast - Album Review: The Blueprint
Written by Andrew

EP Review: Simon Hirst - Shining in Silver
Written by Jason

Aron Ottignon - EP Review: Waves
Written by Crystal

Seventy One Sunset - Album Review: Bitter Earth
Written by Peter

Ctrl Freak - Album Review: In Retrospect
Written by Kerry

Chambres - EP Review: Rings
Written by Crystal

Album review - Ill Semantics- Trillogy
Written by James


All of our reviews can be read here.
Email [email protected] if you would like us to review your music.

New Photos

Check out our latest photos at the links below:

Lisa Crawley
Photos by Grant

AC/DC with Shihad and Villainy, Wellington Gig
Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Bay Dreams 2016
East Coast Vibes 2016
Photos by Bradley

The Big Ass Tour with A Day To Remember, Motionless In White and The Amity Affliction, Auckland Gig
Antagonist A.D.
Photos by Matt

Master Blaster
Out Cold A.D.
Lookin Up
Hammer Time
Photos by Ben G

Sol3 Mio
Photos by Andrew

Photos by Ngamihi


All of our photo galleries can all be viewed here.
Email [email protected] if you would like us to photograph you.

NZ Blokes Interviews

Francis from NZ Blokes had a busy December, completing three amazing interviews. Check them out at the below links:

Setting Fire To Stacey

Ekko Park

City of Souls


All our interviews can be read here.

Tour Features


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