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Live Nation & Vodafone’s Fresh Monthly Artist Announced As Psychedelic Dream Rockers Juno Is

01 September 2021 - 0 Comments

The first of the month brings a brand-new Live Nation & Vodafone Ones to Watch artist, with psychedelic dream rockers Juno Is announced as the next act. Fronted by Mackenzie ‘Mac’ Hollebon, the young artist burst onto the indie rock scene in 2019, now being recognised as the eighth Ones To Watch artist of 2021.

Hailing from Dunedin, the classic sound of Otepoti is present in her music, with dreamy rock psychedelics, memorable guitar riffs, and captivating music and lyrics. Accompanied by a five-piece band, their music is reminiscent of musical legends such as MGMT, King Krule and Tame Impala.

Starting out as a drummer and transitioning into a frontwoman, Juno Is are making their mark on the Kiwi music scene. On moving from drumming to being behind the microphone, Mac says: “Because I’m such an introverted person, it definitely came to points where I’d clash with people when I was drumming, and I just felt like I needed full independence to fully be satisfied with my creativity.”

Juno Is released their debut EP Creature of Habit in 2020, which includes one of their best-known tunes, It’s No Groover. The EP encompasses Mac’s raw writing style, which coupled with her dreamy vocals and addictive synths has transformed her sound and left fans excited for more. Earlier in January they released Floating Alone, the first single off their upcoming album. While the recording of their debut album is underway, Mac comments, “I don’t want to rush the album at all... It’s been a big dream of mine – my whole musical career – and I want to do it right.”

Juno Is have taken the music scene by storm around the country. As well as playing at Live Nation & Vodafone’s Ones to Watch artists showcase back in May, the band have opened for Live Nation touring artists Wax Mustang, Daffodils and Australian indie rock legends The Chats. They also embarked on their own summer tour in January 2021, to delighted crowds.

Click here to find out more about Juno Is

On the incredible talent that is Juno Is, Live Nation promoter Mike Ross says, “Juno Is have delivered some fantastic support slots on our recent tours, and we’re excited to help them develop their well-deserved audience.”

Juno Is joins the esteemed alumni of the Ones To Watch New Zealand programme, alongside Kiwi music legends such as There’s a Tuesday, Muroki, Paige, Park Rd, Balu Brigada and more. A variety of genres have been featured, from pop to indie, rock to hip hop, showcasing what Aotearoa has the best to offer when it comes to local music. Launched in 2017 in the United States, Ones To Watch has helped boost the careers of artists now reaching global stages, including Halsey and Dua Lipa.

As Joe Goddard, Experience & Commercial Director at Vodafone NZ comments “We’re pleased to be supporting the immense talent that is Dunedin-based Juno Is. Ones To Watch has an amazing reputation for finding the best talent across Aotearoa and we love that our partnership can help shine a light on these up and coming Kiwis.”

After launching an exclusive long-term partnership in 2019, Live Nation Australasia and Vodafone New Zealand have provided Vodafone customers access to Live Nation’s entertainment portfolio including music, family and comedy tours and festivals across the country. The strategic multi-year partnership is committed to bringing the best live experiences to New Zealand and the best New Zealand artists to the world. The unique emerging talent platform of Ones To Watch builds on this strong partnership and a mutual dedication to support grassroots initiatives.

As well as access to the online platform, Vodafone customers will be given the chance to win tickets to the Ones To Watch invitation-only quarterly showcase events. More info and competition details available at: vodafonerewards.co.nz



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