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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

RDU 98.5FM presents DARTZ – live to air from the Flux Courtyard! DARTZ have been taking the SRN by storm topping the charts of the SRN Top 10 this week and featuring on playlist across the country! The lads will be performing a couple of tunes including their hit single ‘High on the Beach’ ahead […]

Dunedin surf-psych-rock quartet Koizilla are a well-oiled machine specialising in high energy live sets that are always raucous and irresistibly danceable. Having released their sophomore album, ‘I Don’t Surf I Boogie’ over lockdown, Koizilla continues their thorough exploration of the psychedelic world of surf that bands such as Oh Sees and King Gizzard and the Lizard […]

The New Zealand Young Writers Festival celebrates its sixth birthday this month with an innovative hybrid programme that combines live-streamed and in-person events hosted in Dunedin, UNESCO City of Literature between 24-27 September. The festival is free to attend and covers a diverse range of topics from poetry; plays and personal essays; comedy and culture; social media […]

Mousey is the project of Christchurch songwriter Sarena Close. With a strong sense of melody and emotionally raw sincerity, Mousey cherishes the art of communicating the human experience above all else. She is inspired by artists such as Thom Yorke, Regina Spektor, Paul McCartney, Angel Olsen and Sufjan Stevens. And yet her sound defies the […]

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