Rock

Alice-Louise has just released her debut single 'Puzzle Of A Day' today on iTunes.

Anyone who has seen one of August Fields’ high energy shows will know that what they bring to the stage is crowd-engaging power pop tunes with foundations in punk, rock and gospel.

Having released onto 5.25” floppy disc the first time around, it was decided to take a more “conventional” route with Ipswich's debut studio album.

Lead guitar man and vocal maestro Tim, along with Beat master Chris and Thunder bass Talon provide a unique blend of Classic but hard hitting rock, infused with groove and a twist of the blues. 

There are a myriad of ways to describe NZ rock outfit, Ashei, but one word that really summarises their so-far 5 year journey in sharing their music is simply: determination.

CHART is pleased to present our latest instalment in the CHART CD series, with the release of our new Emerging Artists compilation. This free music sampler contains a selection of some of the talented and exciting new artists that are coming out of our city at present.

Clap Clap Riot are set to release their long awaited debut album entitled Counting Spins on June 15 through Clap Clap Records, distributed by Universal Music NZ.

"Decades are a dark-pop band from Christchurch, New Zealand. Emma, Liam, Dan and Curtis have been performing together as a band for the last 7 years, formerly under the name of Ashei as a pop-rock outfit born and bred in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Christchurch musician Alexander Harmer is set to release his debut album on the 24th of May this year.

"House of Mountain possesses a brooding, psychedelic urgency which they barely manage to contain behind a strong foundation of song-writing sensibility. Sexy & kind of twisted, these guys rock!"

Christchurch's PHANTOM EMPIRE have released their debut “mini-album". The album with it's apocalyptic narrative is aptly entitled "If The World Burns".

Four piece outfit Imaginary Blues Machine endeavor to bring attitude back to pop/rock, taking influence from diverse artists such as Kimbra, Queens of the Stoneage and Franz Ferdinand in creating their simple pop lathed rock and roll.

Christchurch based singer/songwriter Katie Thompson’s star is most definitely on the rise.

Lupus Lunar is a Christchurch rock quintet based around the triple wailing guitars and close harmony singing of Dylan Hawes, Ari Freeman and Chris Noël. Sitting over the solid rhythmical foundations of bassist Nick Vassar and drummer Steve Howden.

It's been over two years in the making, recording in five different studios, including local hero Ben Edwards' Sitting Room.

Pop meets rock, punk meets funk, Mari Slack is all about music. The debut EP from Christchurch based singer is geared up to be an impressive first release. Though this was produced independently, you wouldn’t know it from a casual (or even careful) listen.

The first full-length release from No Broadcast, a self-titled album, is to be made available independently by the band on April 5th.

Hailing from Christchurch, NZ, No Broadcast’s impressive mixture of atmospheric, ambient and drone qualities are not easily described without witnessing them first hand.

The Delirious Three were thrust into existence after entering and winning the inaugural Christchurch ‘Festival Of Flowers’ song writing competition.

Radius Kink formed in 2006 with music created by a collective of musicians around the world and produced and mixed by the production members of Radius Kink Greg Douglas (Reading, England) Gary Hendrikse (Christchurch, New Zealand) and Alex Lampe (Hoorn, The Netherlands).

On Christmas Day, 2012, The Helpful released their second EP, "Relationships are the stuff of life, James". Another entirely self-produced effort, this new EP is rockin' at times and delicate at others.

An amalgam of alchemical elements such as Psychedelic Funk, Post-Grunge, Post-Rock, Math Rock, Jazz Funk, Blues and other ingredients from the universe can produce a MoMo, if one performs carefully cookery with bespoke magical tools, in this case the wood crafted guitars of Ari Freeman, built fro

Lyttelton based Runaround Sue’s unique blend of country and rock’n’ roll swagger showcase the best set of lungs in the port, Anthea Struthers and her band of bluesful devotees. 

Known for their hard hitting brand of modern rock, Christchurch's Setting Fire To Stacey are the perfect storm of driving riffs and searing vocals.

Christchurch based Singer-songwriter Shayna King is the latest rising talent to emerge onto  the New Zealand music scene.

One of the most captivating live bands to explode onto the New Zealand music scene in a very long time. Von Voin Strum are fast tracking their way to rock n roll stardom with their own enigmatic blend of high octane rock and blues infused melodies.

Skelter are a matchless four-piece hard rock band from Christchurch, New Zealand. Skelter’s songs are elegant and mature, with a sound that is massive and unapologetic.

Sleeping Dogs are a band from New Zealand that are flying high on their own unique trajectory.

Smokin’ Voodoo is a four piece rock band influenced by the likes of Shihad, Queens of the Stone Age, Muse and Tool, with a powerful, infectious sound that you won’t be able to forget.

Sparkle Kitty formed in 2013 where members came from a diverse range of musical backgrounds to create a dynamic new act producing an ethereal electronic sound.

"Rolling waves of fibrous sonic matter you can sink your teeth into."

The Deep Six is a rock band of Christchurch New Zealand, established in 2011.

The Easy Hearts have been writing music and performing together in Christchurch NZ, for a little over four years now.

A collective with the idea of collectin'....trading songs for donations is the plan...songs of heart swung with the warmest acoustic instruments and the sharpest electrics sung with guts and hope....
 

The Hookline Shakers are centred around two talented musicians from Canterbury, New Zealand. Drawing influences from a diverse range of artists and bands. Their music weaves seamlessly between styles and textures yet sticks firmly to simple foundations of great musicianship and great sounds.

Husband and Wife duo Andrew and Victoria Knopp put together 'The Response' as a retaliation against the covers, and session gigs that make up the majority of the music they play.

Andrew and Victoria Knopp are the duo that make up Christchurch, New Zealand based indie-pop act, The Response.

The Swarm is a colaboration of musical connections from around ChCh, driven by Gallagher / Thorpe from Ian Costello's legendary Celtic combo The Black Velvet Band.

Quake city roaches.

Von Voin Strum are fast tracking their way to rock‘n roll stardom, with their own enigmatic blend of high octane rock, and blues infused melodies.

After a busy year Ipswich have: signed to New Zealand's Muzai Records; won the RDU Round up  band competition (consisting of 70 entrants from the South Island of New Zealand);  toured the country twice; Charted across New Zealands bnet radio stations; been apart of the Flying Nun 30

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