This week’s Te Ahi Top 10 winner was Pretty Dumb with their track ‘Lasso’ Pretty Dumb is a wannabe grunge band from Christchurch. Their music brings together catchy pop melodies, screaming and heavy distortion. Having just released their ep DIRTS, originally intended to be a bunch of demos, they are set to record their debut […]

This week’s Te Ahi Top 10 winner was Thomas Isbister with his track ‘Helicopter’ The song was born from stumbling across a couple of new ways to play a C#7 chord on the guitar.  Thomas Isbister took out the Te Ahi Top 10 this week with his tune Helicopter, a track off his album #4. […]

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This week’s Te Ahi Top 10 winner was Partying at the Disco with their track ‘Puff Puff Pass’ Puff Puff Pass is the debut track from Christchurch duo Partying at the Disco. The duo is composed of real life couple, Georgie Sivier & Thomas Klever. Self-described ‘Dance Poets,’ Partying at the Disco is music made for […]

This week’s Te Ahi Top 10 winner was Sugar James with his track ‘Hit It’ The track Hit It is the debut release from Christchurch artist, Sugar James! The track was originally going to be a single from his first upcoming EP, The Main Thing, due to be released late November, but it was decided […]

This week’s Te Ahi Top 10 winner was Cold Shower with their track ‘Machete’ What began in the hopes that fame and success would help Colter pay off his subprime mortgage is now growing into something far more sinister. A shamed U.S. ex-pat, Colter is on lead vocals delivering paranoid lyrics with an all-American bite […]

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 […]

This week’s Te Ahi Top 10 winner was Marsha with their track ‘Breville’ The song Breville was written by Marsha’s lead vocalist, Sam Williams whilst he was still a fresh young high school student almost 5 years ago. Most of the inspiration for the song was picked up from bands such as The Pixies, Preoccupations, […]

This week’s Te Ahi Top 10 winner was Shaun Malloch with his debut single ‘Take What You Can’ Recorded in a tiny drum practice room at the Christchurch Jazz School, overflowing with his guitars, drums and recording equipment, Shaun Malloch is releasing self-recorded Indie/Garage/Alt-Country songs under his own name. After years of playing as a […]

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