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Hazza Making Noise - Gig Review: Hazza Making Noise w/ Mikaela Cougar @ The Thirsty Dog, Auckland - 23/07/2021

26 Jul 2021 // A review by IslaMusic

Another Friday, another epic gig at local favourite The Thirsty Dog.

Mikaela Cougar warmed up the audience with a haunting rendition of Seven Nation Army. She owned the stage with an effortless confidence, immediately drawing the audience in with her characterful voice. Her set featured acoustic renditions of her originals, sans band. Several audience members commented on how excited they would be to hear her perform again with her full band. This is a bucket-list item you can tick off on Friday when she performs at The Wine Cellar alongside Sweaty Bettys and Zoe Scott.

The country calendar theme boomed around the venue, and Hazza Making Noise made his grand entrance playing a heavily delayed guitar. The artist lit the stage on fire, jumping and animating with his hands. Through all the chaos he maintained an epic vocal delivery.

One particularly impressive feature of the night was the technical set up. The diamond suit clad rockstar travelled the stage with a wireless set up on his guitar. Hazza Making Noise is backed by band of brothers The Ellice Road Boyz. Animal of a drummer Jared Lanigan smashed the stage to pieces, and maestro Isaac Griffiths defied sonic gravity with his double keyboard stack. When Hazza delivered his trademark string break through shredding too hard, bass player Matthew Cattin riled up the audience with an impromptu Blink182 cover.

This Auckland gig was the second leg of Hazza's Vengeful Millenial tour(ish), and you've still got time to catch him in Hamilton later this month. The artist's stage persona is captivating, and he never fails to get the audience moving. Sprinkled with an epic choice of covers (The Joker and the Thief, Let Me Entertain You) Hazza Making Noise's live show is a force to be reckoned with.


About Hazza Making Noise

Harry Platt is a disillusioned architect and slightly average singer-songwriter/producer based in Auckland, releasing material under the irreverent pseudonym, Hazza Making Noise.

Originally hailing from Christchurch, outputs under the Hazza Making Noise name flirt around various guises of alternative rock. With an ever evolving catalogue of singles which display complete inability to maintain a consistent musical typology or aesthetic, his recent lyrical themes dabble in somewhat cliche "meaning of life" rhetoric as well as making sense of the consequences that differing technological innovations have on us both sociologically and as individuals. While currently pondering a conceptual EP project for 2019, he is also a sausage roll enthusiast.

Visit the muzic.net.nz Profile for Hazza Making Noise


Vengeful Millennial
Year: 2021
Type: EP

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