A double dose of homegrown ambient music with Omit’s Negative Pulse Logic and Fuckault’s Sine Works Vol.1: Organics.
Northumbria make maximum use of their minimalism to strip away the distractions of modernity and tell a tale that resonates with primal emotions buried deep in our marrow.
No question, No Value is a great debut. But, even better, it shows a lot of promise for Long Distance Runner’s artistic future.
Songs of Sodomy & The Compost of Aethyr is monstrous vision, fully realised.
Milton’s music is often no-fi, off-the-grid, and red-raw. And it’s also heart-rending yet wholly euphoric.
New Zealand instrumental band Hiboux make melodic and poetic post-rock that combines transportive escapism with deep-set catharsis.
Most of the music we listen to is comprised of variations on familiar themes. It’s much rarer to encounter genuinely innovative music like The All Seeing Hand create.
Here are five more recent New Zealand punk releases that you don’t want to miss out on.
No other band in New Zealand is making music like HFD, and their storming new album, Tetris, shifts the goalposts even further in that regard.
Plenty of instrumental bands can construct complex musical suites. But it takes a greater level of songwriting acumen to make that music dramatic and soul-stirring like Into Orbit do.
A double dose of doom metal from (anti-)Christchurch: Stone Angels and Black Temple.
One month into 2017, and I already have 11 New Zealand music releases to write about. No rest for the wicked, eh. Here’s the first three.
Sick Old Man make a corrosive, whirlwind racket –– and Tribunus Plebis flies by at warp-speed.
If the blown-out, vitriolic works of bands like Infernöh, Krömosom or Kriegshög appeal, then Life is Hate’s whirlwind tracks will likely tick the boxes for you too.
Here are my favourite homegrown alternative and experimental releases from 2016.
Six Noises EOY ’16: New Zealand Punk