This blistering instrumental three-piece from the hinterlands of Auckland, New Zealand was formed in mid 2005 has enchanted audiences with its rhythmic onslaught since 2007, with their debut 7" "Death in the Future" as well as "Antient", relased in New Zealand, Europe, North America, available on sakistore.net, smokecds.com, and amplifier.co.nz for digital download.
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.
They have shared stages with the likes of Explosions In The Sky, Jakob, The Breeders, Mono, and festival bills such as SXSW and The Big Day Out.
Their 12" on coloured grey vinyl entitled "Antient" features 4 exclusive tracks recorded in Port Chalmers, New Zealand with one of the kings of audio interference, Dale Cotton, and was released on December 8 2008. Also available on the very limited edition 12" compilation entitled "Effectuation" is their track "Shoot This Messenger". This track is only available on this 12" and digital download from itunes and amplifier.co.nz. Kerretta additionally remixed Pitch Black's "Bird Soul" for their 2009 remix LP.
The band's triumphant debut LP Vilayer was released in NZ during the last half of 2009 – and was nominated for the 2010 Taite Music Prize - the New Zealand equivalent of the UK’s Mercury Awards for song-writing achievement. http://kerretta.bandcamp.com/
Kerretta completed of the USA, playing shows across the country and gaining new fans at each stop during March/April 2010. Their 'Vilayer' album is available in the USA through Carrot Top Distro and was released in Europe by the Golden Antenna label on May 28th, 2010, to widespread European critical acclaim. www.goldenantenna.com
Kerretta have released their impressive 2nd LP 'Saansilo' in 2011 on Golden Antenna and continued to tour in 2012.
In 2013 they released a single entitled "The Guardsmen" exclusively as a digital only release available for free.
Kerretta European tour begins APRIL 2014
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