Indie

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.

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.

Take a trip to an elevated and dark New Zealand Trip-hop land, where the mood is sexual and the sounds are wet. The tracks by Doprah are purely prickly and make us all hot and bothered beneath the waistline.

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

The road is long from New Zealand to europe and Flip Grater is already on her third album. her first album Cage For A Song (2006) has some echoes of the folk and alt-country scene.

As the evenings grow lighter in New Zealand, the weather getting warmer and the seasons imminently changing, How Many Padmes Hum?

Huachuma is the debut solo EP by Ipswich frontman, Steven John Marr. Recorded and produced on a laptop in his room late at night Steven sights influences such as Thom Yorke, Massive Attack and Portishead in his music.

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

Libeau's debut album 'Led By The Moon' was forged during many late nights recording on her laptop in Christchurch, New Zealand, formulating a mixture of deep atmospherics blended with soulful vocals and harmonies with dark angular beats.

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.

Drawn to house beats and electro synths while partially immobile rehabilitating from an injury, jazz-trained drummer, pianist, guitarist, and trombonist Miles McDougall established his solo project Pikachunes with the release of his first album through Lil’ Chief Records in late 2011.

Christchurch's newest girl/boy-grunge noisy surf-rock band.

Phil Parkes is an indie pop-rock singer songwriter based in Christchurch.  Phil has recently released the second single from his forthcoming EP “There Is Nothing In My Head.”

Up and coming artist Laura Hunter, releases her highly anticipated EP on the 21 of June after an organic process of developing, collaborating and performing with Producer/Musician, Lukas Kelly.

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.

X-Ray Charles are pleased to announce the release of the first decent thing they’ve released, really – a self-titled EP named Selph Titled.

Taipei Teahouse n. 1 a place where political allegiances and social rank were said to have been temporarily suspended in favour of honest and rational discourse. 2. Indie-tronica duo from Christchurch, New Zealand

Terrible Sons is the moniker for husband and wife Matthew Putra Suranta Karo-Karo Rumahgalo Richard Barus and Lauren Barus, who is more regularly known as the singer and songwriter L. A. Mitchell.

A band - since New Year's eve 1982.

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....
 

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

While most bands just worry about noise control getting called to their practice space, spare a thought for Tom Lark, whose routine practice space was demolished in the aftermath of the September 2010 earthquake.

The EP was recorded mid last year while we were in Spain with our engineer / parent / life coach Joseph Veale. Our Spanish booking agent has this amazing villa in Mallorca that he let us stay in for about 3 weeks, to record songs that were written during our tours in 2011.

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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