Tag Archives: Bangers from Down Under

Bangers from Down Under #7 – The Butlers: Milky goodness for your eardrums

Patrick Donnelly/ May 17, 2019

Upon introduction to The Butlers, I wasn’t a massive fan. After hearing that Mako Road were performing at a charity gig in Christchurch I jumped at the chance to see them, not paying much attention to the other accompanying acts – including The Butlers. But I was very pleasantly surprised when they appeared on the makeshift stage area and began

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Bangers from Down Under #6 – Ruby Fields: One of Australia’s Most Kick-Ass Chicks

Patrick Donnelly/ May 10, 2019

Ruby Fields is a 21 year-old singer-songwriter from New South Wales and quickly became one of my favourite artists as I stumbled upon her music on Spotify. Despite describing herself as an ‘average chick’ on various social media bios, I’d argue there’s nothing average about her and her music. Her lyrics are meaningful without being pretentious and her songs are

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Bangers from Down Under #5 – Hot Donnas: A prog-psych-funk indie rock band?

Patrick Donnelly/ May 3, 2019

In my time in New Zealand so far, I have been lucky enough to see Hot Donnas perform live. TuneSoc, a society based around creating, performing and listening to music, held a ‘Cosy Night Out’ at the student bar, inviting impressive acts such as Bootleg Rascal, Hot Donnas and Dolphin Friendly. It was through this event that I came to

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Bangers from Down Under #4 – The Chats: Ever heard of a ‘goon sack?’

Patrick Donnelly/ April 26, 2019

I first heard The Chats in 2017 after seeing a post on Reddit for the new music video for their single ‘Smoko.’ I enjoyed the song, questioned whether they were a serious band and then closed the video, leaving the song to flee from my memory. That is until about a year later when I re-discovered the song and fell

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Bangers from Down Under #3 – Six60: New Zealand’s Biggest Band?

Patrick Donnelly/ April 19, 2019

On the 17th of April, many famous Kiwi musicians came together to perform a charity concert in Christchurch called ‘You Are Us – Aroha Nui,’ a Maori phrase which roughly translates to ‘much love.’ The concert was held in response to the recent attack on the 15th of March and included some of the biggest names in New Zealand music.

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Bangers from Down Under #2- Sticky Fingers

Patrick Donnelly/ April 7, 2019

This week I’d like to introduce you to Sticky Fingers, one of the best Aussie bands out there right now. Fusing reggae with soft rock, Sticky Fingers produce fantastic, laid-back songs that you’ll find yourself bobbing your head to. The five-piece band, introduced to me once again by my Kiwi flatmate, consists of Dylan Frost (vocals/guitar), Beaker Best (drums), Seamus

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