The whip-smart lyrics and confidence and swagger and unconventional arrangements all feed in to a portrait of an artist with clear ideas and the nous to pull them off.
Recrafting the emo-rap sound from a few years back and weaving in a deeply personal writing style, Slendy brings together intimate honesty and hypnotic melodies to connect with audiences in a simple and open manner.
You kind of get to experience an emotive series of soundtracks alongside a strangely relatable, angry yet honest podcast or monologue. It’s a unique thing, inspiring a sense of freedom of expression & emotion.
Timmy Turn Up holds nothing back, and you recognise his voice, his image, and the intensity of his music, having made your way through just a couple of his tracks. One to watch this year.
Four brand new originals from artist and rapper TeeBully emerge this season, each one melodically pure and organic in set-up – refreshing from the outset, and driving with a clear sense of reflective heart and soul.
Gorgeously poetic writing and intimate deliveries allow the purity and uncertainty of the writing to really take hold.
Auckland composer and producer Marc Armitage delves into the world of Cyberpunk Electronica as he reimagines classic soundtracks from video game levels for this brand new EP.
Artist and rapper T Capo delves into his story with conscious bars and a refreshing musicality throughout this new conceptually intriguing and contemporary EP.
Explosive rock rhythms and chaotic electric guitar downpours unite with progressive song-writing and story-telling combined throughout the powerful album Awkward Silence from Ex-Okay.
Spoken-word-style freely meandering hip hop along the vein of a recently viral Hobo Johnson pours through, alongside emotively dreamy music, as Speedtart kicks off this uniquely unsettled outpouring.
Sensational music, intricate and thoughtful, purposeful and of value in being so – delivering a series of audio experiences that extend much further than the simple realm of music.
Bringing together familiar melodic loops, lightness and space, with boldly raspy, recognisable vocals, and raps that seek to inspire a sense of hope and possibility in times of turmoil – poet and songwriter Angelic Relic lives up to the implications of his name.