Tag Archives: New Zealand

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 #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 #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-Mako Road

Patrick Donnelly/ March 31, 2019

As of February 7th, 2019, I have been studying in Christchurch, New Zealand for a semester. Although New Zealand has a thriving, international reputation for beautiful lakes, impressive mountains and fantastic beaches, it is somewhat under-represented as a source of exciting new music. In fact, I would wager that most of you reading aren’t too familiar with modern Kiwi music

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