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Sleepy Age

This Christchurch band cites such bands as The Pixies, Radiohead and Mystery Jets as influences and think they sound like Miley Cyrus (or so they say on their MySpace - go figure?). But seriously, these guys have sweet yet melodramatic lyrics, soothed by catchy beats. The band features Josh Burgess (of Bang Bang Eche fame) on vocals/keys/guitar, Josh Black (of Neil Robinson) on bass and Julian Vares on drums. Check out their new single Décor: http://www.goldsounds.co.nz/ Their self titled EP is available on bandcamp: http://sleepyage.bandcamp.com.

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Kerretta

This blistering instrumental three-piece from the hinterlands of Auckland, New Zealand has enchanted audiences with its rhythmic onslaught since 2006.
Described variously as “lead-heavy” with “sparse and beautiful” moments, the trio have carved out a unique brand of dark rock that is scattered with melodic hooks. Their catchy, sometimes ambient brand of molten-core will appeal to fans of Swans and Bailterspace, but discerning listeners will know the trio peddle a uniquely atmospheric take on angular rock.

Read more about Kerretta on Last.fm.

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Dave Nash

Born 1960, in Auckland, New Zealand. so getting on a bit for re-starting a music career mate. Yeah, so was J J Cale. In 1979/80 Dave was the singer in Auckland band Spherox. He also had a brief stint playing guitar in Dusky Nepia's Show Band. Life sort of got in the way as it does, but Dave never stopped playing, and in his early 40's he started writing and recording music again. You can listen to and download Dave's songs from the free downloads page on this site.

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Nesian Mystik

Nesian Mystik are one of the top hip hop and RnB groups in New Zealand, blending a variety of polynesian singing and rhyme styles into a unique flavour of music. They beging with a top selling single Nesian Style following up with their #1 debut album Polysaturated in 2002. In 2006 the eagerly awaited followup album Freshmen was released, continuing their Samoan, Maori, Cook Island and Tongan blend of funky, happy beats.

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Grips & Tonic

Grips & Tonic is the new project of J.J. Peters (Of Deez Nuts and I Killed The Prom Queen) and Louie Knuxx. Their debut album "Want Some, Get Some" was released in June on Stomp Records. They've dropped a new mixtape in 2010, it's called Songs To Fuck Your Hand To and is available to download on their myspace. www.myspace.com/gripsntonic

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the feelers

There are two bands calling themselves 'The Feelers.' The more established act is a New Zealand Rock band formed in the early 1990s in Christchurch by James Reid (singer/guitarist), Andy Lynch (lead guitar) Matt Short (Bass) and Hamish Gee (Drums). The Feelers got a record deal with Warner Music and released their first album, SuperSystem, in 1998. It was the second biggest selling album in New Zealand that year.

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Leno Lovecraft

Download the EP #1 for free or pay-as-you-like from: http://lenolovecraft.bandcamp.com Leno Lovecraft is a super sexy disco producer. His “songs tastefully reference everything from the italo disco of Cerrone and the driving funk of Ladies Choice to the vocodered synthpop a la Casco and BWH, plus no small amount of falsetto and pleasantly creative weirdness a la Sparks. Some songs even have the wailing, harmonized shred guitars (not to mention the crazy false ending thing). All of it is well produced, clever and colorful and all the more impressive in that it was crafted by a teenager.

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Kids of 88

Kids of 88 are a Psychedelic New Wave duo from Auckland, New Zealand signed to independent label Dryden Street. Formed in 2008 by friends of ten years Jordan Arts and Sam McCarthy, Kids of 88 are best known for their single My House which reached number one on the RIANZ charts. Their new single, Just A Little Bit, debuted at #13 on the chart. They released their first album entitled "Sugarpills" on August 16, 2010.

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David Dallas

David Dallas (born August 28 in Papatoetoe, Auckland) is an award winning New Zealand rapper and producer, formerly known as Con Psy, signed to P-Money's Dirty Records. He released his debut EP Something Now in 2008, and then his debut solo album, Something Awesome, was released in August 2009. His second next album, The Rose Tint, was released in May 2011 and featured appearances from Freddie Gibbs, PNC and Buckshot. He is also half of the award winning duo Frontline, who were the recipients of the New Zealand Music Awards Best Hip Hop Album award in 2006 for their album Borrowed Time.

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