Family Cactus hail from Wellington, New Zealand. The seven-piece has drawn members from across the country, and the world — from Germany to Zimbabwe! They released their debut album Come Howling to critical acclaim in NZ in mid 2009, and the US in April 2010.
punk/rock'n'roll band from Aucklland, New Zealand Members Renee - bass, keys, guitar, vocals
Charlotte - drums, slay bells, horns, shapes, vocals, vo-coder, pogo dancer, head banger
Kristal g - guitar, go go dancer
Bressa Creeting Cake were a three-piece band from Auckland, New Zealand who did well in the late 90s with their debut self titled release from Flying Nun. They originally were known as "Breast Secreting Cake" but unsurprisingly this name was abandoned.
New Zealand power-pop trio Street Chant aren’t a band known for their inactivity. In their earlier days and prior incarnation as Mean Street, the band became notorious for playing night on every weekend in their hometown of Auckland.
Together, White Swan Black Swan are Sonya Waters and Ben Howe formerly of Fang, Ricky McShane from The Chainsaw Masocist and Ben Furniss from Surrealistic. White Swan is the songs of Sonya Waters and Black Swan are the songs of Ben Howe; different songs and a different sound - but the people making them are the same.
Tommy Ill is a kid from the Hutt Valley who enjoys making rap music, and filling the gaping void that currently exists in Wellington hiphop with something a little less lame than the garbage and drivel that flows out of the mouths of most Aotearoa hiphop artists (whether they even deserve the title 'artists' is debatable).
The Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra is one of the most popular music-comedy acts to come out of New Zealand in years. As well as impeccable musical skills, heavenly harmonies and a canny choice of covers, the dozen-strong strummers have sold-out audiences rolling in the aisles with their on-stage antics.
Born from sleepy disillusionment with life in Auckland's leafy suburbs, Dear Time's Waste paints an aural picture of soft water-colour with a grey wash of light that is - according to one listener - 'akin to a morning orgasm'.