As we, the Rock and Roll fans of New Zealand come down from our collective high of a massive summer touring circuit and yet another incredible Homegrown, BV Entertainment has made it their business to keep this party going for a little bit longer still. Announced today in partnership with Wrecking Ball Media Ltd and proudly supported by Libel, is the “Family Of Strangers” National Tour.
With the idea of taking a whole tour across New Zealand, showcasing four of the countries most diverse and talented rock and roll bands. The brainchild of BV Entertainment, the concept inspired by festivals of old such as “The Family Values” tour and Disturbed's “Music as a Weapon” tours, was the idea that a collection of bands who create great music, can get together without any of the rock and roll pretence and put on a killer show from start to finish.
Ex-pat Kiwi Hard Rock act These Four Walls are on board with the Family for their first National Tour in over 2 years. Now based on the Gold Coast of Australia, These Four Walls have supported some of the biggest names in Rock and Roll. Two high charting albums and multiple National Tours deep into their career, These Four Walls are about to release their first single in over 4 years, “Bravery”, and will be showcasing songs from their latest upcoming release on this tour.
Auckland Based three piece Armed in Advance will be destroying ear drums for the Family with cuts off their latest album Change/Evolve, as well as bringing their noise from their highly successful Stitches EP. Since their inception in 2015, Armed in Advance have found great success through Radio Play and scoring high profile support slots with local legends I Am Giant and Villainy as well as International supports for Drowning Pool.
Bringing “The Devils Blues” to the family, His Masters Voice can be expected to wow audiences for the Family with their blistering blues swagger and catchy tunes. Spawned from a proud Rock and Roll pedigree, His Masters Voice are a collection of some of New Zealand's finest musicians, already with 2 EP's under their belt, they are quickly gathering a reputation as one of Auckland's finest active Rock and Roll acts.
Rounding off the Family are 5 Piece punk explosion Blue Ruin. Roaring out of nowhere, 5 ladies with a love of punk and all things loud have been turning heads with their highly energetic live shows and power performances, having already scored massive support slots with Buckcherry, The Misfits, and the almight Steel Panther. They have recently dropped their debut single Scream Queen, and will be delivering some brand new tunes on the tour.
Starting In Christchurch and concluding in Auckland, the Family Of Strangers will be making their way up New Zealand like a hurricane, set to make some waves and bang some heads on their journey.
The I Love The 90s Tour returns to Auckland next year March 23rd at Auckland’s Spark Arena, with a completely off the chain lineup featuring classic Hip Hop crew Naughty by Nature. Vin Rock from the Grammy Award winning rap group speaks fondly of this country and love of our people.
The Soundsplash Festival is returning to Raglan in January 2018. Local reggae favourites Katchafire are returning to feature on the bill. We sent a few questions over to lead vocalist Logan Bell ahead of the festival.
Following 2015’s Kitty, Daisy & Lewis'The Third', the sibling trio are back stronger than ever, harnessing their ability to create pop-infused soul, blues, rock n roll and a large mix of genres to perfection, in the shape of their fourth studio album, Superscope.
Kylie Price has just released her new album Bones. Last week she appeared on theNZ Entertainment Podcast, where she sang a new song I Dont Want To Go off the album while talking shop about her dream gig to play with Ed Sheeran and her Philipino roots.
Last week I caught up withPeter Hook ahead of returning down under for Australasian leg of the Joy Division and New Order Substance tour. We had a great chat about the spirit of punk, what it takes to write a book and why shows like the X-factor are so unhealthy…
Long established as one of New Zealand’s finest acts, South Pacific reggae-soul legends, The Black Seeds are set to tour the country in September, following the release of their long awaited 6th studio album Fabric, (out today - Friday September 8th).
Jacqueline Nalpant is a Booking Agent for the Paradigm Talent Agency, and is heading to New Zealand early next month where she'll be one of the speakers for the Going Global Music Summit (Friday 1st & Saturday 2nd September at Roundhead Studios, Auckland).
Since making her musical debut with her song Drift early last year, fast attracting a solid fan base and over 1 million plays across Spotify and Soundcloud in just a few months, Madeline North, better known by her musical moniker So Below, has once again blessed us with a moodier, masterful electro-pop banger, titled Ruin.
Since forming in 1998, the Antwerp, Belgium based trio Triggerfinger have long become a mainstay on the rock scene, building a solid reputation across Europe, the US, Canada and beyond, as one of the hardest-driving and sharpest dressing bands around.
Popular metalcore group Northlane are on their way to New Zealand. The Sydney band are touring North America taking in countries like Chile and Mexico as they head our way down-under next month to play Wellington’s San Fran then Auckland at the iconic Kings Arms.
Returning to New Zealand for the first time in three years, Australian metalcore band In Hearts Wake are on their way to our shores next month for a quick run of shows supporting their label cohorts Northlane.
Courtney Marie Andrews has landed in New Zealand, and set to play two concerts this week with Joe Pug - tonight at San Fran in Wellington (Wed July 19) and tomorrow night at The Tuning Fork in Auckland (Thu July 20).
Auckland two-piece Skinny Hobos, Alex Elvis and Texas Holdom, are heading on a 5 date New Zealand tour with headliners Decades, Bakers Eddy and Dead Favours. Kicking off tonight in Hamilton (July 14), the tour will also take them to Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and finishes up in Dunedin.
Have you ever considered sharing your most personal experiences with the entire world? Well come this Friday 14th July, that’s what Emma Cameron, the rocking front-woman of kiwi band Decades is about to do, when they release their long-awaited full length debut album, The Truth And Other People, so we sat down with the cheerful front woman to discover just what truth this album reveals..
Whilst Sonny Landreth is a well known slide-guitar master, zydeco enthusiast and phenomenal blues legend, what you may not know about him, is that he is one of the nicest gentlemen in the entire universe.
He was always the boy next door type energy, that type of person you just always wanted to be around. From day one, Shay Taylor has always been one to break the mold and live life in such a vibrant and contagious manner, that no matter who he spoke to, they walked away feeling great!
To celebrate the recent announcement of their debut album Idiot Proverbs, set for release on Friday 12 January, Tiny Little Houses have revealed both the music video for their single ‘Entitled Generation’ and their highly anticipated Australian album tour for February and March 2018.
After crisscrossing the Northern Hemisphere for over a year in support of their brilliant seventh studio album Ellipsis, Scottish rockers Biffy Clyro announce their return to New Zealand for one all-ages show at Spark Arena on April 24.