Global superstar BENEE will top off her breakthrough year with a headline performance on the Vodafone Vines Stage this New Year’s Eve. Her star has rose exponentially in the past 6 months thanks to recent US talk show appearances on Ellen and Jimmy Fallon The Tonight Show, and viral hits across youth platforms such as Tik Tok. NZ will be the envy of the world on December 31 as she performs hits such as “Supalonely”, “On an Island” and “Soaked” to a packed Vines amphitheatre.
Internationally regarded as one of the world’s finest live draws, it’s been 15 years since FAT FREDDY’S DROP last performed at Waiohika Estate. Undoubtedly one of New Zealand’s most successful musical exports, the seven headed soul monster returns to the Vines mainstage on December 31. Founded in the club scene in Wellington in 1999, Freddys sound draws inspiration from almost every part of the black music lexicon. Soul drenched vocals and jazz harmonies collide with tape delays and echo chambers, underpinned by a rhythm section as comfortable laying down a throbbing, techy soundscape as they are a swampy blues stomp. It’s a sound that demands to be heard live, a potent mixture of virtuosity and diaphragm-wrecking digital sonics.
Record-breaking New Zealand tours, scene-setting appearances at festivals like Glastonbury, The Big Chill, Big Day Out and Parklife, sold-out performances across Europe, multiple music awards, four EPs and five LPs — three with platinum sales — and an army of fans who return to relive the experience time and time again. These are just some of Shapeshifter’s towering achievements. The return of SHAPESHIFTER to Waiohika Estate will be a spectacle, having last performed there 7 years ago.
What a year L.A.B is having. Selling out Spark Arena and other shows across the country, their breakthrough year has come from hard graft, making them one of New Zealand’s hardest working bands. L.A.B. was founded by legendary Kora brothers Brad Kora (drums) and Stu Kora (guitar, keys) and quickly engaged the extraordinary talent of Joel Shadbolt on lead vocals & guitar, Ara Adams-Tamatea from the mighty Katchafire on bass, & Miharo Gregory on keys. The L.A.B. sound is one which has seen them quickly become a fan favourite on the New Zealand live circuit – trademark Kora grooves combining with Adams-Tamatea’s reggae/dub experience, and Shadbolt’s blues roots to create an eclectic mix of reggae, electronic, blues, funk, and soul.
Hailing all the way from New Zealand, QUIX initially traveled to North America in 2017 for 10 shows and finished up doing an astonishing 42. He has been tearing up the trap scene ever since, continuously shaking new ground with his unique sound design. Kiwis are lucky to have the Kiwi producer home to bring in the New Year at Rhythm and Vines.
Starting making music in his grandparents house in 2010, Montell took a quick liking to FL studio. Growing up in a small town, music was the perfect creative outlet for Montell. Quickly gaining a following online at a young age, he was receiving co-signs from fellow producers such as Mr. Carmack and taste-makers like Joe Kay from Soulection. Since then he’s received official remixes with Diplo and produced for 21 Savage. We’re stoked to be having him return again this year, after one of the most memorable main stage performances at R&V2019.
As a vocalist, MC and truth-teller, the consistent evolution of LADI6 has firmly cemented her as New Zealand’s undisputed Queen of Hip-Hop, Soul and R&B. Hits include "Like Water", "Diamonds" and "Ikarus" to name a few, LADI6 is truly one of New Zealand's diamonds worth catching this New Year's.
Hailing from Wellington, New Zealand, Terror Snake and Downie Wolf are The Upbeats, one of the most legendary production/DJ teams to emerge out the fertile New Zealand drum and bass scene. THE UPBEATS 2020 performance at Rhythm and Vines will be featuring award-winning vocalist MC TALI and is picked to be one of the most memorable festival performances.
New Zealand-born brothers Ben and Louis Helliker-Hales (aka Chaos In The CBD) create understated house and techno that encompass elements of jazz. Born in 1989, the brothers were brought up listening to their parents' rock records, going on to join jazz and indie bands in their early teenage years. With a massive following across Europe, their first performance in Gisborne since 2013 will be well received by the house and techno community.
She made the New Zealand hip hop scene take notice in 2017 when she delivered a compelling performance as the first female MC to perform on David Dallas’ Red Bull 64 Bars, and backed it up with a string of tracks that showed the newcomer was here to stay. She has released two EPs and won Best New Zealand Act at the 2019 MTV Europe Music Awards. This will be her third return to Waiohika Estate, proving
Hailing from Auckland, New Zealand, State of Mind are one of the most enduring acts in drum & bass music. The duo consisting of Stu Maxwell and Patrick Hawkins, has released 5 studio albums to date. No stranger to Rhythm and Vines, expect balls to the wall Drum and Bass until the sun comes up.
Indie-Rockers Mako Road have been tearing up the New Zealand music scene since their inception in 2017. The boys have graduated their way up the music charts, and no different at Rhythm and Vines, working their way from a discovery act on the festival's Garden Stage, to performing Vodafone Vines Stage in 2020.
Wax Mustang is a force to be reckoned with, either in your headphones, or on any stage you find him. Mustang’s music somehow finds a balance between throwback hip-hop and 80’s rock. We’re not sure how he does it, but I guess that adds to the enigma that is... Wax Mustang. Wax is turning heads around the country, including Red Bull Studios, where he recorded ‘Monica’, ‘Bones’, and ‘Powerball’. Summer of 2019/20 saw him play at a broad span of NZ festivals, everything from Nest Fest and 121 Festival, to Bay Dreams and Rhythm and Vines. Wax was also on the bill for Six60’s massive Western Springs stadium show, where he played to an audience of 30,000+. Along with these festivals, the summer also saw Mustang play a string of four headline dates around NZ, all of which sold out in a matter of days. Looking ahead, the self proclaimed ‘six-foot stallion’ has teamed up with entertainment powerhouse Live Nation to bring together the ‘Mustang for President Tour’ this October. The tour includes his first international dates, those being Sydney and Melbourne. With his debut project brewing, stick around to see what’s next for Wax Mustang.
Aroha is without a doubt one of New Zealand's most accomplished all genre DJs and Tali is an internationally acclaimed vocalist and freestyle MCs and winner of the 2019 Vodafone New Zealand Music Best Electronic Artist award. Together they are a formidable force on stage and unlike any other double act currently touring NZ.
The musical culmination of three brothers and a bestie; Balu Brigada cross-breeds the high energy of alt-rock with hip bop beats and pop hooks to birth an eccentric amalgamation of their favourite genres. With influences ranging from Tame Impala to Tyler, The Creator, Balu Brigada pride themselves on their ability to harmoniously blend such contrasting styles together. Coming off the release of their debut project ‘Almost Feel Good Mixtape’, the band are looking to take their next step as a group. Accompanied by a nationwide tour earlier in the year, Balu Brigada are going to be winding down their big year in Waiohika Estate.
After initially meeting in year 10 over their love of Chance the Rapper’s ‘Acid Rap’ mixtape, who knew that years later Church & AP would go on to become New Zealand’s leaders in hip-hop. The duo’s big break came just before Summer ‘18 when ‘Ready Or Not’ was making the rounds as a radio exclusive through New Zealand. Now 4 million plays later, Church & AP have become frontrunners of a whole new sound New Zealand has never heard before. Recently releasing their debut album ‘TEETH’, Church & AP have brought this new alternative hip-hop sound to Aoteroa. Working closely with producer Dera Meelan, the two have moved away from the traditional hip-hop and trap soundscape to create their very own lane. As they approach their sophomore album, the duo have teased a trio of tracks ‘Aston Martin’, ‘War Outside’ and ‘60K’ further proving there’s no one making music quite like Church & AP in Aotearoa.
Concord Dawn began life as Evan Short & Matt Harvey, bursting onto the New Zealand music scene back in mid-1999 with their unique high octane Drum and Bass sound. After a year or so of underground success, they released their first album Concord Dawn in July 2000. After touring the album throughout New Zealand they released their second album Disturbance in April 2001. Their 3rd album Uprising with tracks like “Morning Light” and “Don’t Tell Me” found international acclaim well before the album’s release, with singles appearing on UK labels including Timeless Recordings. Uprising was released in New Zealand in September 2003. With Concord Dawn now well established internationally and their catalogue now being distributed worldwide, Evan and Matt embarked on a seemingly never-ending world tour, travelling all over the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia and Australia. Work on their long-awaited 4th album was completed in early 2005 and was titled Chaos By Design to express the album’s musically eclectic nature. The album and singles won critical acclaim worldwide with various tracks off the albums being signed to some of the biggest and most respected Drum and Bass labels worldwide such as Metalheadz, Ram Records and Hospital. 2008 saw Evan focus on his studio commitments and leave the project while Matt continued on with Concord Dawn, touring extensively and releasing the LPs "The Enemy Within" and "Air Chrysalis". In 2019 the pair reunited and released the "1999" EP.
Daffodils have been a growing presence in the New Zealand music scene since the release of their first single, Two Angels, in 2017. Since then, they have supported the likes of The Foals, PaleWaves and Methyl Ethyl, performed at Laneway Festival 2019 and sold-out their own show at Auckland’s Tuning Fork in 2018. The way they approach songwriting is heavily influenced by how it translates in a live setting; “Our sound isn’t punk but it does influence our performance ethos. There’s a sense of community, each song is everyone’s song, not just the band’s. ”With singles championed by the UK’s John Kennedy and added to the Radio X B List, and support from New Zealand blogs Coup De Main and SNIFFERS, Daffodils have built quite the reputation for their explosive live performances and irresistible, hook-laden creations.
Legend says that in 1998 he escaped the Eastern Bloc with only an Adidas Tracksuit and a (badly) translated 12’ copy of Crystal Waters’ Gypsy Woman. Since then he’s never looked back. Eastern Bloc has been bringing non-stop club action to Western ears for the better half of a decade. His music is the perfect sound track to drop top driving. His mixing will transport you to a Spanish party boat faster than you can say “Pop Some Flavour”. His stellar track selection will make you ask “what the f**k was that?” as you try whip your Shazam out in time. Just leave the Shazam on.
Art pop singer - songwriter Harper Finn shuffles in mysterious ways. Growing up under an eclectic umbrella of influences, Harper bends the style boundaries of pop, centring his handwritten gems around an infectious kinetic energy and the twists and turns of youth and young adulthood. Harper Finn hit the scene with a flash last year with his single “Conversations with the Moon” becoming a massive hit on Australia’s Triple J playlist. One of New Zealand’s most promising musical talents is back for 2020 with a new single titled “Norway".
HIGH HØØPS is the sunset escape project of left handed Aquarian Jordan Arts. Starting off his live music career in royal company when he opened for Lorde, he's since shared stages with iconic producers Kaytranada, MDSGN, Harvey Sutherland and Slow Magic, as well as featuring on Triple J heavy rotator 'One Hundred' with Roland Tings (Australia), the 7 million streamed Spotify smash 'Comfortable' with Moods (Netherlands), and most recently crooning on collaborations with local hip-hop heavyweights SWIDT and High Beams (NZ), all while crafting out psych-pop tunes with the critically acclaimed five-piece Auckland music collective, Leisure.
Local electronic wonder K2K has been heavy on the electronic scene for a few years now playing at the likes of Laneways, Red Bull Sound Selects, Inky Waves and 121 events, just to name a few.
LEE MVTTHEWS, aka, Graham Matthews and Tom Lee met in 2012 and started working together after discovering they had a nearly identical taste in music, eventuating in Lee Mvtthews in late 2013. Since then, they’ve gone from strength-to-strength, gaining a reputation for turning out infectious tunes that pair colourful melodies with bass-driven drops. 2020 has been a big year for LEE MVTTHEWS
The earliest sketches of Wellington trio Mermaidens, follows the story arch of how most bands start; through long-term friendship and bonding over music that shaped their salad days. For Mermaidens, it was an eclectic melting pot of PJ Harvey, Warpaint and Fugazi to name a few. Together, childhood friends Gussie Larkin (guitar/co-lead vocals), Lily West (bass/co-lead vocals) and Abe Hollingsworth (drums) form a powerful trinity of unwavering creativity and relentless work ethic. Their time together as Mermaidens has been a fruitful one; a timeline consisting of two critically acclaimed albums, being signed to iconic indie label Flying Nun Records, and a wide range of live supports that include Sleater Kinney, Death Cab for Cutie, Lorde, Mac DeMarco and The Veils. This is Mermaidens louder, more crushing and propulsive than ever. They are in their element, and at their most raw and confronting.
Otosan are Ryan Dickinson and Ultan Burke. A house duo with one foot on each side of the Tasman, but both planted firmly on the dancefloor. The pair’s sound is already unmistakable, combining classic house grooves with modern vocal hooks that cross over from dancefloors to radio. George FM (New Zealand’s number one national dance radio station) have firmly embraced them with a weekly Friday night radio show, making Otosan a household name for kiwi dance music heads.
Growing up in an overly connected world of crowded voices battling for space, there is a unique challenge for up and coming Generation Z artists as they attempt to break through the whitenoise. It is a world uncharted by previous generations, left to be navigated by the young, creative and the bold. In 2016, Paige, a young singer-songwriter from Auckland, New Zealand opened up her window to the bluescreened universe and her life was forever changed. With her infamous YouTube channel Paige’s Space and a humble acoustic guitar, Paige uploaded covers of songs that permeated a generation, to eventually sharing originals with her growing fan base. Writing songs is a way of life for the 22 year-old, who has been writing since she was 9 years old. For someone so young, Paige carries an old soul and isn’t afraid of getting honest with her earnest songwriter’s sensibility and velvetine voice. Just like a bee, Paige flutters between catacombed thoughts of the heart and invites us into her cozy space
The host of George FM days on New Zealand’s dance & electronic radio station, Sin is totally plugged into the New Zealand dance music scene, and has quickly become a revered authority on all things electronica. Sin has appeared on NZ's biggest festival lineups and played support for international acts such as Fatboy Slim, Netsky, Solardo, Illyus & Barrientos, Sam Divine, Cut Snake, Eli Brown, and Rebuke. With her infectious, cheeky energy matched to groovy house & disco tunes, it's a total dance floor love affair.
The Leers are a NZ four piece exploring the depths of Indie Rock & Roll, with subtle pickings of psychedelia and a healthy obsession for dynamic structure. Hailing from the sunny beach town of Mt Maunganui, these childhood friends pour their experience as longtime musicians into what has been described as “an Alt-Junkies dream”. Raised by the beach and by the early rumbles of bands such as Radiohead, Artic Monkeys, Foals and Countless other indie heyday artists, The Leers continue on their musical journey of exploration with the tempered, relaxed attitude and style that can only be found in inhabitants of the seaside. Armed with swelling build-ups, catchy guitar pop melody, dynamically engaging structure and head bobbing riffs, The Leers are best enjoyed live, up close & personal.
Through a vast expedition designed by pushing the envelopes of drum and bass and carefully carving his name into the halls of the very genre itself, Trevor Linnell has been a foundational asset to dance music for over 13 years - and believe us when we say he’s just getting started. Time and time again, his versatility and ability to interject his signature style into his every tune shines through a canon of releases including individual heavyweight classics such as “Seeds”, “Rebels” with Tali, Empires, and many more. Championing collaborations with high-profile artists such as The Upbeats, Futurebound, State Of Mind, and Concord Dawn, this maverick of a producer/ DJ has showcased his nonconformist discography to anxious listeners all around the world. Successfully embarking on over 25 European tours spanning across 22 countries to date, stating that Trei’s eccentric approach to songwriting and his insatiable ability to galvanize a live setting is impressive would be an understatement. Now, his energetic sets have seen stages at world class festivals such as Rampage, Let It Roll, Mainframe, Fusion Festival, Rhythm & Alps, and so many more. With international untethered support from legendary acts such as Andy C, Friction, and Pendulum, it’s safe to say that his career’s achievements have transcended expectations. In an ever-changing world restricted by a lack of originality and regurgitated content, Trei, although achieving widespread recognition from the very beginning, has shown absolutely zero signs of stagnation. Expect a highly-anticipated flurry of technical productions paralleled by an unforgivably-unique performance setting from this creative mind. His next chapter, has only just begun.
Vayne is one of the fastest rising voices of Aotearoa New Zealand hip-hop today. Since it’s July release, her debut EP Gutta Girl has spread like wildfire around the music community with its hard-hitting emotional catharticism and ambient production. Teaming up with Montell2099, LMC and Church Leon, the glowing Māori rap artist’s debut is a nod to the Gutta Girl in all of us. Since appearing on the scene in 2019 with underground bangers ‘waitwait!’, ‘YUCK’ and ‘I’ll Be Fine’, turning heads left right and center with her heavy, upfront and honest delivery, Vayne continues to push the envelope with her raw and inventive craft. Having grown a notorious following from packing out Karangahape Road venues Whammy and Neck of the Woods, to performing at The Others Way, FOMO and Six60 earlier this year, Vayne season is on.
Witters is an Auckland based producer and DJ. On account of his humble disposition and commitment to delivering a professional and precise show every time, Witters has fast become an established name in the industry with the support of New Zealand promoters, artists and Drum & Bass fans alike. No stranger to live shows, Witters has supported Alix Perez (UK), Netsky (BEL), S.P.Y (UK), Friction (UK), Lenzman (UK) and A.M.C (UK), to name a few. Witters has performed in iconic venues across New Zealand and is set to throw down at festivals across the summer. Recently picked up by Lunchbox Records, Witters has just released sophomore single ‘Calibrate’, to the joy of the DNB community, attracting the eyes and ears of people from all over the world. Calm and collected, patient and focused, Witters is in the hot seat as one of New Zealand’s finest prospects for the export of Drum & Bass music to the world.
Aw B is Emma Hall-Phillips, a DJ, musician, and promoter based in Tāmaki Makaurau. A key member of Aotearoa’s dance whānau, Aw B has graced the stages of some of New Zealand’s best loved festivals, including Splore and A Low Hum. Setting aside the restrictions of genre, her sought-after DJ sets weave seamlessly through house, techno, breaks, and bass, with the odd shameless banger thrown in. Alongside Katherine Anderson (DJ and producer k2k), Emma runs Moments, a promotions group whose kaupapa is curating parties with a purpose. With a focus on amplifying marginalised voices within Aotearoa’s dance community, their work within Pōneke and Tāmaki Makaurau has been a breath of fresh air for the cities’ nightlife.
Over the last three years, BLOOM has worked hard to become a staple name in the Auckland nightlife scene. Her unique dark style and vibe-filled bass heavy mixing skills have earned her spots on almost every major club night. Contrary to her name, Bloom's musical repertoire is anything but floral, performing support sets for countless international electronica artists, including: NGHTMRE & SLANDER, Alison Wonderland, Blanke, Godlands, Matroda, 1788-L, and more recently JOYRYDE & DOMBRESKY. BLOOM is one to watch - take our word for it.
Bonnie – better known by her DJ alias, Bontempo – has earned her place as one of New Zealand’s breakout selectors in dance music. Introduced to electronic music during her time living in Melbourne, she was taught to mix by friends and has never looked back. Bontempo began making her mark in NZ as a regular behind the booth at Club 121 and it wasn’t long before she was travelling across the country, supporting acts such as Chris Stussy, Sally C and Sandboards. This was followed by a run of festival sets over summer, including appearances at Rhythm and Vines, Nest Fest, Sonorous and the inaugural 121 festival. Bontempo has a unique sound and is known for unleashing her selection of house grooves filled with deep smooth basslines and dreamy synths.
Oh god, where do we start with this (loveable) idiot. You’ll catch him hosting GeorgeFM nights throughout the week, carving himself a niche with his Saturday Morning “Disco Den” and parading his prized cat Maurice, around the place. When behind the decks he blends his love of all things disco house to have ya throwing around high kicks like no ones business. So if you’re down for a knees up and bloody good boogie, go check him out. But don’t be surprised if he asks if anyone’s here from hastings? Hooroo
In a folder on Cassie Henderson’s computer sits a bible of sorts - filled with memories, quotes, and notes to herself; it’s the key to Cassie’s relentless work ethic. It’s that persistence that took her from busking the streets of Christchurch, to placing fifth in season - one of The X-Factor NZ (at just 14-years-old) and releasing her debut single ‘Tainted’ in April of this year. Cassie’s musical journey, along with the experience of heartbreak in between, has provided the perfect training ground for Cassie to discover her voice. Now 21 and a prolific songwriter, Cassie is sharing that voice with the world. More than 200,000 streams, radio airplay, and a #2 spot on the NZ Hot 20 Singles chart for ‘Tainted’ have laid a new foundation for Cassie’s musical career. Her next single, recorded in Auckland with Ambian & Sleo (Paige, Foley), mixed by Simon Gooding (P!nk - Walk Me Home) and mastered by Randy Merrill (Taylor Swift – Folklore), is ‘Burns Brighter’ - an anthemic middle finger salute to a former flame with scalding lyrics like “you were the morning after an all-nighter” ready to be sung loud by her growing legion of fans. ‘Burns Brighter’ - the next single from Cassie Henderson, is available everywhere in September.
Hailing from Palestine, ILLBAZ is an Auckland based DJ who has supported many international acts including Migos, Lil Uzi Vert, Bryson Tiller as well as being hand picked to DJ at Childish Gambino’s 3-day festival “PHAROS” + many more. ILLBAZ is a well known figure within the NZ Hip Hop scene as much as he is respected in the Auckland DJ circuit bringing you the best in local and international urban music.
Who the hell are the Katayanagi Twins?. Auckland born twins Rain and China grew up surrounded by music and DJing. Starting off as turntablists, these twins have gone from playing clubs to playing in festivals, and in different places around the globe. The Katayanagi Twins, inspired by the funky 80’s, Hip Hop & POP 90’s and eclectic 00’s! It's guaranteed you will get amnesia from the mixed bag of collective music from the different styles of the Katayanagi Twins (China & Rain) vibe off each other to take your musical experience to the next level. The Katayanagi Twins continue to dig into the past for inspiration and push the boundaries with new music to inspire people of all gender, age and culture.
Band members Jake Schdroski and Zac Emerson are cousins, and started playing music together from the age of 7. Growing up in a small town in the Wairarapa they met Jesse Brown in primary school, who quickly became family, and formed a vital piece of the project. Growing up at the bottom of the world the internet allowed them to shape themselves musically, essentially becoming a product of the internet. Naturally, online tastemaker blogs were the first to fall for ‘Hurricane Love,’ quickly followed by Spotify fans. Following the heat from the track, the group created a music video shot in and around their home town which was premiered on MTV. In the process of releasing their EP they have also picked up a co-sign from Complex. Don’t take your eyes off L.A WOMEN as they’re set to release their EP after the tracks that broke the ice...and the internet.
From Auckland, Leaping Tiger is the project of 21-year-old music producer and bass player, Jacob Park. Taking inspiration from a wide range of genres to create a unique hybrid of Electronic, Alternative, Hip-hop and R&B.
Auckland-based artist Lévyne is an engaging new addition to the pop-scape. The classical pianist-turnedproducer has been growing a solid base to stand upon since diving into the world of indie pop in 2018. Her sound is a mixture between spacious harmonies and forceful, driving beats, giving her songs a solid backbone that allows them to stand out from the rest. Well-known convention mixed with a hint of chaos leaves Lévyne’s songs with their own distinct flavor, and her clear, soft vocals are the cherry on top. 2020 with its many curveballs has remained active for Lévyne. In March she released her first punchy single for the year called ‘Look At Me’. She took part in Two Daze 48 hour songwriting collective in May, releasing speedily self-produced, despair filled ‘Fever Dreams’. The tumultuous 4-track ‘Being Low’ EP followed in May. In June she opened for local legends Daffodils at the Tuning fork, and more recently for Foley for their headline show at Whammy Bar. Lévyne has slowly been gaining prominence in the NZ music scene and most recently was included in New Music Single Funding for July. Lévyne is presently working on her next string of releases to come out as the year closes.
New Zealand rapper/producer duo, NO COMPLY take their music seriously, but themselves, not so much. Their music is bold and considered, yet they infuse a playful and melodic take on the rapidly changing, forever evolving, genre we know and love as hip hop. The Auckland-based brothers adopted their group name about skate and street culture, preaching a message of the importance of questioning the norm, and having the confidence to challenge and defy boundaries. Being brothers, the pair both have their own musical tastes and preferences that run deep into the veins of many genres. Each draw inspiration from many different styles, which they say only strengthens their ability to write and perform music together. They also say that they draw a lot of inspiration directly from each other, as brothers and as friends. Both picked up instruments at an early age and have since continued to pursue a life where music is used as a first language, a way to develop and express ideas. Whether it's a message or a feeling, music has been, and will always be, an outlet and a way to express their inner thoughts.
Park Rd are a surf-rock band from West Auckland, made up of 5 high-school pals. Their music is inspired by the world around them - surfing, sun, music and friends. Off the back of releasing their debut EP (Sandcastles), and playing to a sold out crowd at the Tuning Fork, Park Rd are heading into an exciting summer that will see them play throughout Aotearoa. Come sing and sway along with this must see band.
Paloma Schneideman does it all, she started her journey at film school in Auckland where she would go on to be featured in the New Zealand International Film Festival. Although she’s been nominated for many awards in film, music was always in the rear view of Schneideman Initially PollyHill started as a duo with producer Ollie when they both met while working at AS Colour. Since then Paloma has taken PollyHill solo, emerging as one of the hottest local acts in Auckland in 2019. Making the rounds of the underground venues, PollyHill was gaining a loyal fan base despite only having 4 tracks to her name. Since then she’s performed at The Others Way, Laneway (with Filth) and opened up for New York MC Wiki. Her charismatic stage presence along with infectious flow clearly took note of her peers, as she continues to gain a loyal following in Auckland underground scene. Her momentum is only going up in 2020 as she builds towards her first new release.
After only getting behind the decks in November 2019, Poris is now a notorious name in the Drum & Bass scene. Poris is making waves in NZ Drum and Bass for her heavy mixing style, Poris is making a national name for herself as one of the biggest female DnB DJs in the industry. Expect some heavy dance floor dropped into some filthy rollers during her set.
SAMMIE is one of New Zealand’s favourite House DJ/ Producers. SAMMIE’s grimey house and deep baselines have earned her a number of international gigs in Bali, Rarotonga, Fiji and The Maldives. Not only can you find SAMMIE mixing up a storm at festivals, you can find her singing vocals on her own original music on spotify. SAMMIE’s first original record was released in 2019. Since then she has built herself a small discography including tracks that have made it onto Spotify editorial playlists. Known for her seamless fusions of genres from underground house to techno, SAMMIE will take you on an epic musical journey and have you dancing all night!
SYRUP combines the musical stylings of two of New Zealand's beloved house music selectors, TETO & SAMMIE. TETO & SAMMIE discovered their shared love for deep baselines and silky smooth vocals and with that, SYRUP was born. After only a few short months as a duo, SYRUP have hosted and DJ’d at many of Auckland's top Nightclubs & have played support for international artist Born Dirty. These two are one to watch!
Known for her sleek yet playful sound, TETO has gone from strength to strength over the past four years, growing in popularity on the Auckland club and festival circuit, with a residency at one of Auckland's top nightclubs and a weekly slot on George FM Nights. She has supported the likes of Gorgon City, Claptone, Solardo, Set Mo, Confidence Man + many more.
‘There’s a Tuesday’ are an exciting new 4 piece indie folk/rock band from Christchurch. The band consists of two female front women both on guitars and vocals, Nat Hutton and Minnie Robberds with Angus Murray and Joel Becker holding it down on the bass and drums. In 2019 the band won the solo/duo division of SmokefreeRockquest which allowed them the platform to work with Chris Mac on their debut single ‘piñata head.’ Recorded at Neil Finn’s Round Head studios. The single reached number 13 in the New Zealand singles chart which was then swiftly followed by another critically acclaimed single ‘Sound of the Stars.’ The band has just finished recording their debut EP which is soon to drop. Along with this the band has just finished a 5 date tour of NZ with Christchurch band ‘The Butlers’ which included a headline show at The Isaac Theatre Royal, and sold out shows in Wellington, Auckland and Queenstown. In November the band will be supporting Mako Road on their Australian tour along with two dates in Wellington. As well as playing R&A and R&V this summer as well as many other notable festival slots it's fair to say this band is just getting started.