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Not OK

Not OK are a punk rock band based on the Gold Coast, Australia. The band is originally from Nelson, New Zealand. They moved to Auckland in 2005 and then on to Australia in 2007. They play a brand of punk rock influenced by the likes of Face to Face, The Bouncing Souls and Snuff.

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Little Bushman

The Onus Of Sand is the highly anticipated debut album from Warren Maxwell's rockin' heavy blues band Little Bushman (from New Zeland). Warren Maxwell, formally lead singer with NZ band Trinityroots, is masterfully navigating his new band Little Bushman through the deep waters of 60s/70s style Blues tinged Psych Rock (with heavy nods towards Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix and The Who), all the while keeping it aimed directly at the heart of the New Zealand roots sound he helped pioneer.

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Liam Finn

Born in Australia, but moved to New Zealand as a child, Liam Finn's passion for music begins as early as childhood as the son to Neil Finn (of Split Enz and Crowded House fame), and nephew to kiwi rock legend Tim Finn. Liam attended Auckland high school Selwyn College. It was during high school that Liam Finn pursued the musical talent in his blood and helped in the formation of the band Betchadupa (with other band members Joe Bramley, Matt Eccles and Chris Garland). The band saw the release of two albums which charted well in New Zealand.

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Sons Of Zion

With their fusion of Reggae, Rock, Metal, Dub and Roots, the SONS OF ZION are a six piece crew hailing from various locations around Aotearoa. The Sons of Zion are:
SAMUEL ERIWATA – Percussion, Vocals
RIO PANAPA – Lead Vocals, Rhythm Guitar
JOEL LATIMER – Keys, Saxophone, Vocals
MARIKA HODGSON – Lead Guitar
DYLAN STEWART – Bass Guitar, Vocals
TAWHIRI LITTLEJOHN – Drums

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Subtract

Formed during the mid 1990's, Subtract have gone on to become one of the premier acts in New Zealand metal and true forefathers of the local heavy scene. Combining elements of metal old and new, with a penchant for punishing grooves and pummelling rhythms with charismatically aggressive vocals and passionate, meaningful lyricism, Subtract are an act that have gone from strength to strength throughout their years; never relinquishing an iota of the intensity and sheer heaviness that have become their sonic trademarks.

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Ornithologist

Formed in Wellington - New Zealand in 2007, Ornithologist was initially conceived in jest as one of the 2 fellow Akaname members' many hypothetical side-projects (most of which would usually get lost among the "what-if's" of hazy late night bong-theory). The crux: instrumental interpretations of birdsong - composed of the silliest imaginable guitar gymnastics played in tandem over cheesy retro drum-machine programmes; with a kink somewhere between 80's electro-pop, 90's trip-hop and all metal sub-genres conceivable; all to be performed live while adorning silly bird masks.

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RSI

There are two bands with this name: 1) Another name for Australian noise goofery, Reunion Sacred Ibis. 2) Some cunts from New Zealand.

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Rapture Ruckus

Rapture Ruckus is a Christian hip hop group from Wellington, New Zealand, currently signed to Tooth & Nail and Parachute Records. Formed in 2001, the group currently consists of rapper Brad Dring, DJ Soane Tonga, guitarist Geoff Duncan and drummer Gio Lesa. Their first album, the self titled Rapture Ruckus, was released in 2002 and gained a large underground following. Then followed the Limited Edition EP in 2005, and their second studio album I Believe in 2006, which won the 2006 Gospel Album of the Year at the New Zealand Music Awards.

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