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Newsletter Issue #502: 04 Feb 2018

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February Newsletter

Welcome to a brand new year and our first 2018 newsletter everyone! 

Is everyone rested and well? I know its never easy getting back on track after those glorious days of sitting around drinking, eating great food and, well, not doing much! but if you're anything like me (and self-employed) I get a bit restless after a few days, so a week was more than enough. 2018 is waiting! Much to do! 

We've had a few new names to add to our muzic family, so, welcome to all of you and I hope you all enjoy being a part of our little family - we love what we do, and it shows. 

Well, we may only be in February, but 2018 is not holding back with its abundance of live music and albums headed our way! SO many festivals (
Storm the Gates, Homegrown, The Summer Underground Tour etc.) and so much new music to sink our teeth in. Sadly, the end of February will see the iconic venue, The Kings Arms see out its final shows, and they aren't doing anything by halves; The D4, Ekko Park and The Jordan Luck Band are some of the few playing in those final weeks - be sure to check out The Kings Arms event listings and grab yourself some of those tickets - this is a moment in history you don't want to miss. It will be the end of an era that none of us want to see happen, but with change comes hope that it may mean a new venue that won't be going anywhere in a hurry... dreams are free, right? 

Moving on to February's newsletter, we kick things off with one of own photographers, the talented Nikita from Antonia Pearl Photography, who takes some amazing shots for a lot of NZ bands and musicians. We also have an exclusive interview with Coridian, and catch up with them on their mammoth 2017. We also take a sneak peek at relative newcomers, Tauranga's Apollo SteamTrain and their brand of Folk/Pop Rock originality. We hear back from a featured artist in one of our last newsletters, the talented hip-hop artist, Dilz, AKA Dillon Lamb, on the eve of his first debut album, Metamorphosis, and we round things off with a feature on The Music Venue Alliance NZ, followed with all our latest music news and updates! 

Phew, a lot to get through, but well worth it!

We're also currently giving away double passes to each of the Summer Underground tour dates on our Facebook page. Enter today to avoid missing out!

Stay cool everyone and get out there and enjoy a new year of music! 

Kerry and the Muzic.net.nz team 


 “Music is probably the one real magic I have encountered in my life. There’s not some trick involved with it. It’s pure and it’s real. It moves, it heals, it communicates and does all these incredible things.” - Tom Petty. 

Now imagine photographing that magic, capturing the realness and incredible moments by all different kinds of musicians. I can tell you it’s more than amazing! Its such a buzz to capture those moments for musicians that they might have never had. 

I'm Nikita from West Auckland, and I’ve been a photographer for almost two years. It keeps getting better and better. I have met so many amazing people and have had so many opportunities come my way.

My first experience at music photography was when I photographed my friend’s band, Riot Carcass, having a jam session at their storage unit in Henderson. It was so much fun! Seeing them pour their passion into their instruments and creating some solid tunes was incredible and I was there to capture it all! From that moment I knew exactly where I wanted to go in photography and I have made pretty good progress so far. 

This year I am looking forward to photographing some epic gigs. I would really love to photograph some jamming sessions and recording sessions so I can continue to capture those real moments and celebrate the success of music being made. 





Recent Photo Galleries


Scared of Girls
Friday Jams
Ekko Park




2017 was a busy year for Auckland Rock act Coridian; they released their incredible second EP Caldera and performed relentlessly around the country - which included playing at the New Plymouth TattooFest as well as supporting Devilskin and American Rockers Fuel. Needless to say, they have a lot to talk about - and talk they did, to MNZ's Ryan Kershaw:

Hi guys, congrats on the latest release. It looks like things are going pretty good for the band, with Calderabeing released in October and now the Summer Underground Rock tour. Tell us a bit about the tour and how you ended up joining forces with the other bands on the bill.

Hi Ryan! Thanks heaps! Things are going really well and we just trying to keep the momentum going. We have had a great response from Caldera, the only complaint is that it’s too short haha. 

When we toured late last year for Caldera we had the idea to do a summer tour after we had played shows throughout the year with Curlys JewelsChecaine and AnimalHead. Myself (Kris) and Aaron from Curlys thought it would be cool to hit some summer hotspots and play some shows at the same time, so after many discussions, some bookings and a few hiccups we made it a thing and are excited to play in February with some great friends.

At the time of this interview, you will have recently played at the End of an Era show at the Kings Arms. End of an Era is right!! What did the Kings arms mean to you all as local muso’s?

I’m trying not to think about the Kings Arms actually being gone (or about to), it has been a musical institution for so many bands, up and coming, national and international and it's just the perfect venue in so many ways. Many memories for all of us playing in various bands over the years and seeing so many amazing bands from all over grace the stage. You feel like a big deal playing there so it's gonna be very hard when it's not there anymore. I am glad we get once last gig there and to say goodbye properly.

It would be cool for readers who might be new to your music or who might be keen on catching one of the tour shows to hear a bit about the actual sound of Coridian. Listening to the guitar playing in Coridian, you can really hear some Deftones and Incubus influence. Even in simple songs like Drive, Mike Einziger does that cool Em7 chord with the open strings rather than the same old barre chord. Mike, has the approach to chord shapes and drop tunings influenced some of the tunings or chord shapes you use for songs?

I've always been intrigued by guitarists who incorporate interesting and sometimes unorthodox chord shapes and tunings into their music. I think I've always had a natural tenancy to write and play how I do, as in I see the chord shapes as different sounds and patterns, and the alternate tunings I use help me to unlock more potential from these chords.

You will all be at the Incubus show in March?

100% YES, so excited

Kris, the drums sound tight man. You have a solid style without overplaying, and you aren’t stuck at the hi-hat and snare. Who or what are your main influences in your playing?

Cheers! My two biggest influences on my playing would be- Abe Cunningham from Deftones- to me that guy is a master of groove and is so original within the rock/metal scene with his style and beats. Travis Barker would be the other, the guy is nuts, I love the drum marching style, with the hip hop inspired beats and just the flat out punk drumming. Bonzo from Led Zep is also up there, his flair and triplets had a big influence early on. I always say I am a punk drummer trying to play metal.

Dity, on the bands latest single Reflections (from Coridian's latest album Caldera) your lyrics seem introspective and often written from experience… it sounds that way from the vocals as well, rather than just putting lines together to rhyme. How do you usually write lyrics? Is it just spewing out what you feel when inspired and using that, or sitting and crafting with words? Is it using bits of different ideas, or all of the above?

Reflections was a bit of a personal song. I went through a heavy break up and when we jammed this song at practice and I got the feeling the theme of this song was leaning towards melancholy.

It usually takes me an hour or so to write lyrics, as I usually have a theme in mind (which is usually a personal matter or subject) and I just rattle off lines and try to formulate rhymes, with the main goal to work on syllables and the sound of words more than the rhyme.

With Reflections, I remember being so consumed with my feelings, that it took me 5mins to spew out the words. 

I did fine tune a few bits weeks later, but the core of the song was there.

Nick, as a solo artist in years gone by you had some cool things happening acoustically. Do you ever incorporate ideas from the six string onto the bass?

I have never really done solo stuff but I have been involved in various projects that span different genres and covers as well. The acoustic bass however always comes out for parties with friends to jam some Fat Freddy’sand John Butler Trio. I have always been a 4 string player, very minimalist when it comes to effects etc, I just like to have big sound that makes an impact especially in Coridian.

In your ‘Inside the Music’ interview, things were mentioned about timing in projects and the promotion of those projects – trying to time things right to keep momentum without losing quality. Can you expand on that for other artists who might not be aware of how that tends to work with PR, touring etc. Are you finding the pace/balance is good for you going into 2018?

I guess it’s the art of balancing playing and being present enough but then not overplaying that people get sick of seeing you and all your social media posts haha. I think just from seeing how the bigger bands locally and internationally do it, you can keep the momentum growing with releasing bits and pieces and building up to the bigger thing like a new single or album or show etc. We always try to balance our shows, we don’t wanna overplay anywhere, we have in the past and we always want to play new places, it seems to be working so far!

For most of your music you have worked with Zorran Mendonsa as producer. Zorran has a great reputation amongst New Zealand rock musicians. Excluding any engineering or mixing, what is the producers’ role when it comes to making a Coridian album?

Zorran is fantastic and being a musician his involvement in all our instruments can be quite heavy. As a producer he basically helps with developing our songs to be bigger and with more layers and depth, he expands our playing I guess. He is so easy to work with and we are all on similar wave lengths. Producers are so important, they make you see what the song really can be. I would say he is like the 5th member when it comes to crafting and arranging everything.

Dity, you have taken the helm for the artwork of Coridian's last few projects. What is your background as far as your interest in art goes, and what’s the process. Do you start with a sketch and go to Photoshop type software or…?

I have an artistic background. I was drawing and painting from a very young age. I studied art and have a degree in design. My day job is as a Graphic Designer. So I felt it would be a waste of talent to let the band outsource our designs if I could help. Plus.. I can be a bit of a control freak (shoosh... don't tell the band) haha.

With any of my designs, I usually have an idea or two in my head. I know what the feel of the artwork will be, but I still try to seek out more ideas. So I usually go onto websites eg Pinterest etc.. And draw on some inspiration.

I usually do everything on Photoshop.

Also, I need to listen to good music to help me stay focused. 

You are doing well as a band but no doubt have had your share of ups and downs. How do you think musicians could be more active in getting their bands working in New Zealand?

The best thing we found was playing out of town, playing with a variety of bands, gaining contacts, being present at local gigs with other musicians. Networking is really important, staying positive and just keep gigging!

It can be tricky for musicians balancing a creative brain with the workload, and for some the Rock n’ Roll lifestyle can take its toll. I had an interview with the Nutters Club some years ago opening up about my past experiences with challenges in mental health and music, which is why I was drawn to the ‘Solid Gig’ that you played in 2017. Tell us a bit about that show and why you played it. Are there any other plans for a similar event from the organisers in the future?

We did that show because mental health is a huge thing worldwide and we need to continue to talk about it. We all know people that have been hugely affected by mental health issues. Currently no plans but we would love to see more events like that take place in the music community.

Is there anything you think could be improved as far as operations in the NZ Music Industry go? It’s a broad question as there are so many aspects of the industry, but perhaps there is something that you have noticed as a band along the way.

In some ways we are very lucky to have a funding system in NZ. But it's still very hard to get your name out there, I guess more local content on radio would be ideal- like the Channel Z days where the NZ music scene was buzzing and huge. But yeah I think artists, bands and the whole industry just need to help each other out and improve all the time, things keep changing, streaming and downloading have more advantages these days for accessibility as well.

You have T-shirts available for your Blind Faith single. How do you work your merch as a band in terms of funding, getting it made, and selling it as shows?

We self-fund generally or we use any earnings from shows. However pre-orders help with costs as well. If you wanna sell them at shows you have to actually sell. Be at your merch table, meet people and promote the band, we learnt a lot from Devilskin and Sumo Cyco with selling merch and meeting fans, it wont always sell itself so you gotta put in the effort just like you do on stage.

For bands that are starting out, or getting to a level where T-shirts would be sold successfully, do you find it helps the band to have something to promote the band other than downloads?

It's good to have music available at the show, even if it’s a little print out with where music is available. Anything to promote at a show, stickers, download codes etc. People like stuff, so even free little things so they remember the night out when they wake up in the morning and there is a guitar pick in their pocket.

In the life of a musician it can be easy to rush from one project to the next without taking a minute to celebrate the little milestones along the way. In saying that, hopefully you are enjoying the process – the latest release sounds really well done. What’s next for Coridian?

The last few years have been amazing, we can slowly see Coridian growing and making more impact, even if it's just someone reaching out to us at a show and saying they loved it, feels amazing. 2018 we see as a year to keep building, we have plans for a single and then will start writing and recording our debut album as well more tours to come!

Well, good luck guys and keep up the great work. Any last words to the Coridian fans out there as we head into 2018?

Thank you for all your support so far and see you at the next show!


Muzic.net.nz is currently giving away double passes to each of the Summer Underground tour dates on our Facebook page. Enter today to avoid missing out!

Coridian is 
Dity Maharaj (vocals), Mike Raven (guitar), Kris Raven (drums) and Nick Raven (bass).


Website Links

2017 Photo Galleries

2017 Reviews and Interviews


Summer Underground Tour 2018 Tour Feature

Coridian have a new single and music in the works, with recording starting in March 2018.
New tours are also to be announced.


Tauranga act Apollo SteamTrain started in a non-traditional way; it was decided early on to record a bunch of tracks from an extensive back catalogue of songs written by Brendan over the past 20 years, and then assemble the best musicians available to deliver the music in the live format. With a new single set for release in February, a tour lined up for March, and a new album in the works, Apollo SteamTrain are starting 2017 on a high note. Brendan answered the following questions for muzic.net.nz:

How did you become involved in music?

I have loved music all my life, It’s what I grew up with and I can’t remember a time when my home life as a child was not filled with all types of music on record, tapes and from early TV shows such as RTR and Solid Gold Hits. My father played Harmonica and my mother Piano Accordian so music was a strong focus. I got a guitar when I was 9 and mucked about for a few years taking lessons and eventually teaching myself enough to get by. I played in school bands for a while then left school and got into sound and lighting production, landing a job as resident tech at the now legendary Sammys Nightclub in Dunedin. When the resident band needed a bass player I applied for the job and got back into playing live. I have gigged ever since on both Bass and Guitar.

If you could perform with anyone in the world, who would it be and why?

Easy. Neil Finn. He has been one of my life long influences. My first ever concert was Crowded House on their very first tour in July of 1987 at the Dunedin Town Hall. It was the first time I had heard a band at full concert volume and I was blown away. I have followed his career ever since. I play a number of his songs in my solo sets.

Which one of your songs are you most proud of, and why?

I am most proud of a currently unreleased track called The Barony of Carbery. It is the result of a conceptual idea that I came up with for a song when my youngest son was a baby. I wanted to portray what it felt like to go through the process of putting a very young child to bed and explain the feelings that a parent goes through when the child finally falls asleep. I am really happy that I was able to turn the idea into a finished track.   The track will be on the Apollo SteamTrain album when it is released later in the year.

How would you describe your music to someone who hasn't heard it before?

As is to be expected, no artist wants to be put in a pigeon hole when it comes to original music but If I am pushed I will say that I write Guitar Folk songs that are delivered in Adult Contemporary Pop/Rock Format.

What can we expect to see from you in the next year?

Apollo SteamTrain spent almost all of 2017 recording and setting up material to be released in 2018. The plan is to release as much as we can throughout the year and lead up to an album before xmas. All backed by as many live shows as possible.

What NZ musicians or bands would you like to see more of, and why?

I have such wide tastes that I cannot single out any one artist. Overall I just want to see as many people find a way to get out there and play live. 

What is your favourite NZ venue, and why?

Totara St, Tauranga. It’s a venue in the true sense  where on any given weekend they can have Reggae to Rock to EDM. They cater for all and have a great stage and production. Great easy staff too.

Have you got any tips for dealing with nerves before a gig?

Remind yourself that YOU own the show. No matter how big or small the gig, if you have made it to the point of getting on stage then the stage belongs to you for that moment. Relax and enjoy what you are about to do. 

How do you balance your music with other obligations; family, job etc?

I don’t sleep :) It’s a constant juggling act. I have a full time day job and a family with a young child to commit to before I start any musical work. My wife is very supportive and supports what I do 100%. I do try to be home as much as possible when I am not out gigging which can mean I miss out on seeing other musicians play.

Where do you get your inspiration to create music from?

Always from listening to music in many shapes and sizes. I will hear someone who has worked hard on a great track and it inspires me to create my own and work hard.  I can pick up on a particular chord or rhythm in a song and think wow what can I do with that to create something of my own. Often I will hear ideas or phrases when socializing with friends and think that’s a great line, write it in my phone (holds the backlog of all ideas) and the next time I sit down to write I will call on the idea and expand on it.

Do you have any advice for aspiring musicians?

Try to understand what makes you happy and stick to it. If you are out gigging then learn how to run your operation as a business. Do not listen to any negative feedback. Never stop. 

Apollo SteamTrain are Brendan McCarthy (vocals, guitars), Ian Clark (vocals, bass) and Les Robinson (vocals, drums).


Website Links

Latest Photo Galleries and Reviews

Upcoming Gigs

2 March @ Nivara Lounge, Hamilton
10 March @ Imbibe Bar, Tauranga
24 March @ Ding Dong Lounge, Auckland
25 March @ Waihi Beach Hotel, Waihi Beach

Apollo SteamTrain are releasing a brand new single Brain Bell Jangler on February 9.
Check out muzic.net.nz on the day for more info.


Dilz (Dillon Lamb) is one of New Zealand's freshest and finest Hip-Hop artists and his new track Wait On You featuring J Williams and TY is set to take NZ Hip-Hop to another level. Originally from Foxton and currently living in Rotorua, Dilz' music has a unique Kiwi sound and perspective, with relatable lyrics and distinct beats.

Dilz' highly-anticipated debut album Metamorphosis is now in the final stages, after four years of intense work. Wait On You is the lead single from the album and features two of New Zealand's most talented artists, J Williams and TY from Smashproof.

Dilz says "Wait On You has been in the works since 2016, it’s been a long process but definitely worth it. I felt as soon as I heard the track coming together that it was a hit, this was to be the lead single for the album because it needed to be heard."

"I can pin-point where the motivation behind a majority of the tracks came from on my album, who I was listening too heavy at the time etc. But with Wait On You I feel like it’s me being motivated solely by what the beat was doing. It definitely feels unique for me and the vibe of this track, and a lot of others on the album is me proving I can be flexible as an artist and not be limited to one style of Hip-Hop."

"A music video is currently in the planning stages for Wait On You, with both J and TY on board - I just need to finalise some things on my end. Hoping to get into it early March. Until then you will find the song on Spotify, iTunes, YouTube and everywhere else music is available!"

Website Links

The Music Venue Alliance NZ


The Music Venue Alliance NZ will be the first partner of The Music Venue Trust (MVT) UK in the southern hemisphere. The MVT is a registered charity which aims to preserve, improve and protect grassroots music venues for the benefit of venues, communities and up coming Artists. They have a huge following in the UK with patrons such as Paul McCartney & Elbow as well as industry and government backing.


The mission is simple - to protect the live music network by securing the long-term future of iconic Grassroots Music Venues.

These venues play a crucial role in the development of music over the last 40 years, nurturing local talent, providing a platform for artists to build their careers and develop their music and their performance skills.

We work to gain recognition of the essential role these venues fulfill, not only for artist development but also for the cultural and music industries, the economy and local communities. We aim to preserve and improve venues, making them more efficient and improving the experience for performers and audiences.


Auckland’s Albi & The Wolves wins Best Folk Artist Tui

Congratulations to Albi & The Wolves, who on the 28th of January wer announced as the winner of the 2018 Best Folk Artist Tui at the Auckland Folk Festival in Kumeu!

Experimenting with blending folk music with a wide range of genres, Albi & The Wolves are a sight to behold when they take the stage – something festival attendees experienced first-hand when the band performed at the finalist showcase before accepting the Tui.

Their debut album One Eye Open highlights their mastery of the craft by seamlessly blending folk, soul, bluegrass, rock and world music. This culminates in an exciting album and bodes well for the future of one of New Zealand’s top folk groups.

The other finalists for the 2018 Best folk Artist were Reb Fountain following the release of her album Little Arrows, and Candice Milner after releasing her debut album Evergreen at the end of 2016.

The Tui was presented at the Auckland Folk Festival, an annual festival of music, song and dance held at Kumeu Showground, northwest of Auckland.

It is organised by members of Devonport Folk Music Club, Titirangi Folk Music Club, Auckland Bluegrass & Traditional Old Time Country Music Club, Gaidhealtachd, and The City of Auckland Morris Dancers.

Full Article

MMF Seminars - Auckland & Wellington

The NZ Music Managers Forum (MMF) with support from Recorded Music NZ are proud to present the annual Back to Basics seminar in Wellington.

MMF - Back To Basics Seminar - Wellington
Tuesday 27 February - 

Aimed at all who are new to artist management including self managed artists, the seminar focuses on the fundamentals of the music industry and will explore the inner workings of an industry that can be very complicated for first timers. 

More info about this seminar can be found here.

The MMF NZ are also pleased to announce a seminar about Crowdfunding with Katie Thompson from Quirky Music.

MMF - Crowdfunding 101 Seminar - Auckland and Wellington
(Also available on Google Hangouts)
Tuesday 13 February - 

In this essential seminar Katie will be sharing her knowledge and experience on how to create a successful crowdfunding campaign. This will include what's required before you begin, the basics of crowdfunding, tips on what has worked in past music-based campaigns & post-campaign to-dos. 
More info about this seminar can be found here.

Music Managers Awards 2018 - Nominations are now open

The New Zealand Music Managers Forum is pleased to announce that nominations for this years Music Managers Awards are now open!

The Music Managers Awards is considered one of the key nights in the New Zealand music industry calendar when managers, industry professionals and artists come together to celebrate the work of the music manager. Now in its 14th year, the awards are a reminder of all the hard work that takes place out of view of the public to launch and maintain an artists career.

In 2018 there are 9 categories are open for nomination.

Key dates:

Nominations Close: 19 February
Finalists Announced: 12 April

The MMF Music Awards Ceremony will be held at The Tuning Fork Wednesday 9th May 2018.

Full Article


- New Releases -

Jed Parsons - Get Lost 
Andrew Papas - Troublemaker 
Tom Lee-Richards - Out of the Oddness 
Jocee Tuck - Made To Be 
Santa Barbara - Marianne's Dark Eyes 
Sonatane - Birdie 
Dunes - Cowgirl 
Tomorrow People - BBQ Reggae 
Unknown Mortal Orchestra - American Guilt 
MC Resin & DJ Orphan - Body Soakin 
JCK - Glass 
Kimbra - Human 
Nomad - All Of My Heart 
Chores - Surrender 
Alae - Too Strung Up 
Jed Parsons - Get Lost 
The Frank Burkitt Band - Raconteur 
Kody Nielson - Bic's Birthday 
Marlon Williams - What's Chasing You 
Highvibe Feat. Omega Levine & Zonny - Stay Connected 
Kirikatt - You Got Me 
Jas Josland - See What You Did There 
HeadRoller - HeadRoller 
Craig Payne - Rockin' On A Level Surface 
Cricket Farm - Bending Spoons
Omega Levine - Clouds 
Robby Thorne - The White Thorn Track 
Tomorrow People - Don't Wanna Fight It 
Cymbol Feat. Tali - Setting Sun 
Racing - Motel Pool 
Will Saunders - Covers 4 
Kings - Domino and In The Sun 
Bekah - Habit 
Nation - Nation 
W.I.S.O. - Shank 
Bakers Eddy - If You See Kay 
Chores - Losing You 
Scared of Girls - Waihi Beach 
Abby Wolfe - Breakdown 
Jonathan Densem - Beautiful Girl 
Hallelujah Picassos - Happy Smile (Naive In Joy) 
Savannah - Oxygen 
Helen Corry - Strike 

- February Gigs & Tours -

(in no particular order)


Summer Underground Tour with Coridian, AnimalHead, Checaine and Curlys Jewels
16 February @ Yot Club, Raglan - 17 February @ Backbeat, Auckland - 23 February @ Totara Street, Mt Maunganui
24 February @ The Boiler Room, Whakatane
Starving Millions and Churlington
17 February @ Lucky Bar, Whanganui
Scorn of Creation
8 February @ Kings Arms, Auckland
Pao Pao Pao
17 February @ Pipitea Marae, Wellington
Robby Thorne
24 February @ Thirsty Dog, Auckland
Lookin Up
8 February @ Valhalla, Wellington - 9 February @ Totara Street, Mt Maunganui
16 February @ North New Brighton Community Centre, Christchurch - 17 February @ Club Paradox, Nelson
23 February @ The Stomach, Palmerston North - 24 February @ Nivara Lounge, Hamilton
Cricket Farm
10 February @ Luke's Kitchen, Kuaotunu - 3 March @ Pop Up Gig, Taranaki
Connan Mockasin
5 February @ MTG Century, Hawkes Bay - 8-9 February @ Hollywood, Auckland
North West Wine, Beer and Food Festival 2018
10 February @ The Hunting Lodge, Auckland
Punk It Up
17 February @ Kings Arms, Auckland
Coastella Music Festival 2018
17 February @ Kapiti Coast
Clap Clap Riot
16 February @ Blue Smoke, Christchurch - 17 February @ Crown Hotel, Dunedin - 23 February @ Whammy, Auckland
24 February @ Caroline, Wellington
Tuki Festival
10 February @ Glendhu Bay, Lake Wanaka
Jas Josland
8 February @ Le Cafe, Picton - 14 February @ Cook Saddle Cafe, Fox Glacier
16 February @ Invercargill Brewery, Invercargill - 17 February @ Penguin Club, Oamaru
22 February @ Purple Rain, Dunedin - 23 February @ Peel Forest, Geraldine - 24 February @ Gin & Raspberry, Wanaka
Carnal with Vixen Execution, Decimated King and Grief
17 February @ New City Hotel, Christchurch


Paul Bosauder
4 February @ Casita Miro, Waiheke Island - 5 February @ Fairfield House, Nelson - 8-10 February @ Circa, Wellington
11 February @ St Peter's Bay, Paekakariki
Dan Walsh
5 February @ Nikau Cave, Tuakau - 7 February @ Te Pahu Sound Lounge, Waikato
8 February @ 4th Wall, New Plymouth - 9 February @ Community Hall, Himitangi Beach
10 February @ Bluegrass Society, Wellington - 12 February @ The Mussel Inn, Takaka
15 February @ Le Cafe, Picton - 17 February @ Barrytown Hall, Barrytown - 18 February @ Folk Club, Christchurch
19 February @ Highfield Winery, Blenheim - 20 February @ Punga Cove, Marlborough Sounds
21 February @ Captain's Daughter, Havelock - 23 February @ Grainstore Gallery, Oamaru
24 February @ New Edinburgh Folk Club, Dunedin - 25 February @ Fork and tap, Queenstown
Kitty, Daisy and Lewis with Blind Boy Paxton and Emily Fairlight
9 February @ Black Barn Vineyards, Hawkes Bary - 10 February @ San Fran, Wellington
11 February @ Powerstation, Auckland
Flora and Sean
5 February @ The Laboratory, Lincoln - 7 February @ Old Lodge Theatre, Hokitika - 8 February @ Reefton Club, Reefton
9 February @ Little Theatre, Picton - 11 February @ Municipal Theatre, Waipawa
15 February @ Kauaeranga Hall, Thames - 16 February @ The Club, Coromandel
17 February @ Freida Margolis, Auckland - 18 February @ Te Ahu Atrium, Kaitaia
20 February @ 4th Wall, New Plymouth - 22 February @ The Mussel Inn, Takaka
23 February @ The Playhouse Theatre, Mapua - 24 February @ Lyttelton Records, Lyttelton
25 February @ Heritage Museum, Fairlie
Blind Boy Paxton
12 February @ Totara Street, Mt Maunganui - 13 February @ The Piano, Christchurch
15 February @ Theatre Royal, Nelson - 16 February @ Old St Paul's, Wellington
17 February @ Black Barn Vineyards, Hawkes Bay
Paramore with Bleachers
13 February @ Spark Arena, Auckland
Robbie Williams with Tami Neilson
14 February @ Spark Arena, Auckland - 17 February @ Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin
Alex Cameron with Roy Molloy
15 February @ Kings Arms, Auckland - 16 February @ Meow, Wellington
The Rubans
16 February @ Galatos, Auckland - 17 February @ San Fran, Wellington
Queen and Adam Lambert
17 February @ Spark Arena, Auckland
19 February @ Powerstation, Auckland
Rise Against
17 February @ Horncastle Arena, Christchurch - 19 February @ Logan Campbell Centre, Auckland
20 February @ Valhalla, Wellington - 21 February @ Whammy, Auckland
Lil Uzi Vert
20 February @ Logan Campbell Centre, Auckland
Chris Botti
21 February @ Bruce Mason Centre, Auckland
Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band
23 February @ Tuning Fork, Auckland - 24-25 February @ Splore
LCD Soundsystem with Nick Murphy
24 February @ Spark Arena, Auckland
The National with Tiny Ruins
25 February @ Villa Maria Winery, Auckland
Stiff Little Fingers
27 February @ San Fran, Wellington - 28 February @ The Foundry, Christchurch
Cattle Decapitation with Psycroptic
8 February @ Kings Arms, Auckland - 9 February @ Club Tavern, Christchurch - 10 February @ Valhalla, Wellington
Ne Obliviscaris
21 February @ Kings Arms, Auckland - 22 February @ Valhalla, Wellington
Lich King with Hidden Intent and Meat
23 February @ Dark Room, Christchurch - 24 February @ Valhalla, Wellington
Venom Inc
26 February @ Valhalla, Wellington - 27 February @ Galatos, Auckland
The Flying So High-Os
16 February @ Eyegum House Show, Wellington - 17 February @ Moon 1, Wellington
18 February @ The Citadel, Whanganui - 23 February @ Nivara Lounge, Hamilton
24 February @ Golden Dawn, Auckland
Busby Marou
8 February @ Caroline, Wellington - 9 February @ Tuning Fork, Auckland



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Check out our latest reviews at the below links:

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New Photos

Our photographers have started 2018 with some incredible shots. Check out all our newest photos below:

Marley: NZ All-Stars Part 2
Photos by Steve and Chris M

Paul Kelly
The Eastern
The Jordan Luck Band
Elemeno P
Photos by Steve

Radio Coma
His Masters Voice
Dick Tracy
Photos by Neil

Dark Water
Photos by Reef

Drax Project
Dub FX
Whare Flat Folk Festival
Photos by Adam

Bryan Adams
The Jordan Luck Band
Dave Dobbyn
Starving Millions
Long Distance Runner
Love Mess
Photos by Chris M

Cat Stevens
Summer Thieves
Cigarettes After Sex
Fleet Foxes
Tiny Ruins
Hopetoun Brown Feat. Finn Scholes
Photos by Chris Z

Shaun's B'day
Scared of Girls
House of Vans
Photos by Nikita

Armed in Advance
Photos by Taylor

Paul McCartney
Photos by Amanda

Skinny Hobos
Photos by Stella

Sol3 Mio
Photos by Corinne

Skinny Hobos
Cheshire Grimm
Violet Highway
False Heights
Photos by Grant

Super Narco Man
Wink Wink Nudge Nudge
Photos by Jamie

Email [email protected] if you would like us to photograph you.

Tour Features


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Our next newsletter is going out on Sunday 4 March 2018!

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