Keller Kinder – Dying City

Gothtronica at its finest. Keller Kinder formed in 2007 and have been impressing a local and international audience ever since. Their first album, Kindergarten, had fantastic reviews from all around the globe. After such success with their first album their second album, Dying City, was highly anticipated though fans did have a long wait. An album worth … Continue reading “Keller Kinder – Dying City”

Crash-Scan – Repeat Until False

Industrial metal from the countries capital city. Crash-Scan formed in 2008 with their début album, Catalyst, released in 2009. We’ve been checking out their latest album, Repeat Until False, released April 2014. Recorded with; Ron Nobbs on vocals and programming, Bryan Tabuteau on programming and synths, and Vivian Stewart on guitar and bass. Something that is often … Continue reading “Crash-Scan – Repeat Until False”

Heavyweights EP

Heavyweights is a split EP from Redgrave Manor, a six-piece metalcore band from Christchurch, and The Rising Tide, a deathcore band from Foxton, bringing four tracks of Kiwi metal from each band. Both bands have already developed a strong fan-base and The Rising Tide has recently signed with the Brutal Tooth Foundation (USA) record label. After looking … Continue reading “Heavyweights EP”

Nillionaires Club

“Fundraising to help our local starving artists achieve dreams”, the Nillionaires Club, is the latest contribution that the wonderful Ruby Ruin has made to the artistic community. “The Nillionaires Club philosophy is about living life to the fullest, dreaming big dreams and aiming for the stars despite the nil budget most of us scrape by on in … Continue reading “Nillionaires Club”

C2 – Quadrants: The Stories of Four

“Are you a bystander, a cause or a solution? What happens when the unknown becomes constant and the hyper awareness becomes truly horrible. The stories of four explores the cloudy line between memory, premonition and action through a state of being that does not allow clarity but does allow us to be haunted by the simplest things … Continue reading “C2 – Quadrants: The Stories of Four”

Miss Alternative Fox 2013

The first of its kind, The Fox & Ferret The Palms, hosts Miss Alternative Fox. An exciting alternative to the yearly Miss Fox contests hosted by The Fox & Ferret Riccarton. With sponsors including tattoo parlour Epic Ink, Janine Jansen Hairdressing, Dolly Boutique and more, along with a strong list of judges including international alternative model Jackal it … Continue reading “Miss Alternative Fox 2013”

Blacklistt – Blacklistt

This is New Zealand Rock at its finest, a bitter sweet backstory leading into what could be one of the best albums I have heard this year. To some people, they may have heard this sound before, to others, this is a new experience, but this band had been about for some time. Blacklistt wasn’t … Continue reading “Blacklistt – Blacklistt”

8 Foot Sativa – Shadow Masters

So I’ve been listening to 8 Foot Sativa’s latest album, Shadow Masters, for some time now and I must admit, this is one badass album. Best way I can describe it is Thrash Metal meets Grunge meets Hate Made Me & Season For Assault, and depending on your point of view (this is mine) those … Continue reading “8 Foot Sativa – Shadow Masters”

Ghost Daddy

A Christchurch based band playing their own unique style of alternative hard-rock, Ghost Daddy have quickly built quite a fan base and a big name for themselves around New Zealand, with their first video release capturing a lot of media attention. The five piece band features Peeping Andre Paris doing vocals, Amy Renholder on guitar, Mykel Cole on … Continue reading “Ghost Daddy”

Needless Cane – The Sun Did Not Shine

Needless Cane is an alternative metal band, based in Wellington, with the upcoming EP, The Sun Did Not Shine. This seven track EP promises some dark sounds and interesting listening. It opens with “Death of the War Machine” which features a deep driving rhythm with monotonous vocals. This opening track brings to mind the works of … Continue reading “Needless Cane – The Sun Did Not Shine”