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Hailing from the working class back streets of Christchurch and practising in a storage unit in the Woolston badlands is Nervous Jerk. A power-pop trio settling into their fifth year as a band consisting of Tom Kerr, Brad Wright and Johnny Fast. Although having always been welcome in the New Zealand punk and hardcore scene, […]

This week’s Te Ahi Top 10 winner was Violet French with her track ‘Too Much Indie’ The song Too Much Indie was written by Violet French over the lockdown in her latest musical endeavour. I fucked around in the garage heaps during lockdown. Wrote a bunch of weird songs Too Much Indie by Violet French […]

Ten years in the making, When A City Rises – The People’s Story, chronicles Christchurch’s most extraordinary decade. A sequel to the award-winning and much loved When A City Falls. How have we survived, thrived, changed? Who have we become? A film by us, about us, and for us. Our untold story. Our remarkable experience. Our city.  The film […]

The Transistors burst on to the Ōtautahi music scene way back in 2009 with the release of their first album Shortwave, supported by high-energy shows throughout the country. They released the Flux Pentaphile EP the following year and continued to tour heavily. In 2012 the band embarked on an extensive US tour supporting Japanese legends […]

Every week we welcome new tracks to the RDU 98.5FM playlist. Here are a few of the tunes hailing from Ōtautahi that have graced the airwaves this week. Check out the RDU Gig Guide to spot when these artists are playing live locally! Alex TZ – Keep It Slow Dose – What They Say Glass […]

Head Full of Snakes is a transcendental rock-and-roll band that features a revolving line-up of local Ōtautahi musicians better known for other things. Pulled together very occasionally by ‘Shakin’ Luke Wood. Head Full of Snakes has been made up of paranoid stragglers from bands such as The Hex Waves, The Opawa 45s, Psychic Maps, and […]

RyeChi has released the action-packed EP ‘INTMT2’. A follow up to his initial ‘The Intimate EP’, ‘INTMT2’ is a fine return to form for the Christchurch rapper. Merging traditional old school hip-hop sounds with a modern twist, RyeChi has a unique sound that refuses to be placed in a box. Produced entirely by Bailey Watson, […]

The Christchurch Art Gallery Foundation is honoured to have the opportunity to acquire Lyttelton-based artist Bill Hammond’s ‘Bone Yard Open Home’ for its permanent collection. But, they need your help! The Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū will be hosting a family-friendly fun day this Labour Day, Monday 26th October to raise the funds […]

Local legend, Marlon Williams has announced that he is due to embark on a 15 date nationwide tour this summer. The announcement comes with the release of brand new single ‘I Wonder Why’ in collaboration with Canadian duo Kacy & Clayton. Check out the track and music video that was filmed during it’s recording in […]

Toyota is the live electronic project of Ōtautahi’s Tom Kerr (Nervous Jerk) and Will Duncan (Social Sport); winners of the 2018 RDU Decknology competition! Combining their musical differences and experiences, Toyota produces a brand of handmade techno live on the spot. No computers, no USBs and no requests. Keeping it mechanical on stage with a […]


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