New Zealand Music Month: Hirsute
It’s New Zealand Music Month this May. New Zealand’s annual celebration of homegrown music. Generally, that involves a lot of mainstream media highlighting a lot of mainstream acts. So I’m here to try and redress the balance a bit. I’ll be posting a link to some rowdy New Zealand music for you to check out every day over the next month. Some bands will no doubt be familiar; others I hope will be fresh to your ears.
Hirsute: Still Waiting EP
Hirsute is a one-man band, originally based in Wellington, New Zealand. Formed by multi-instrumentalist Justin Chorley, Hirsute’s melodic death and doom is indebted to bands like (early) Anathema and Opeth. So except plenty of slow, rich and dark melodies mixed with growled and howled vocals on the band’s excellent Still Waiting EP.