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New Zealand Music Month: 13 Punx

**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.


I’m fast running out of days to highlight bands individually in this New Zealand Music Month series. Luckily, some bands don’t require any in-depth unpacking to explain their attraction. In fact, here’s a baker’s dozen of them. Here’s 13 driving New Zealand punk releases filled with gut-felt, antagonistic, and fantastically ill-mannered tunes. Dig in. Enjoy. Support. There are loads of rip-snorting tunes below.


Ratt Face

Scum Hammer



Awkward Death

Johnny and the Felchers


Freak Magnet


**Tentacles of Destruction **