New Zealand

New Zealand is a sovereign island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. The country geographically comprises two main landmasses: the North Island (Te Ika-a-Māui), and the South Island (Te Waipounamu), as well as around 600 smaller islands.

. Indie Rock

Indie Noise Rock from New Zealand. - Charcoal Burners: The Verlaines and Husker Du

We find catharsis in the flames of our burned-up memories.
. Indie Rock

Auckland Indie Pop. - BENEE: Evil Spider

Explores the rich moments of love-struck madness with a sense of poise and easy flow.
. Folk Pop

New Zealand Folk. - Jamie McDell: Extraordinary Girl

The love we have for ourselves should always be non-negotiable.
. Indie Rock

Kelsy Karter - Harry

A deep and satisfying fantasy about eating pancakes, a la Styles. Probably naked.
. Indie Rock

Kelsy Karter - Catch Me If You Can

This fits just right because it’s not complicated.
. Roots

Anxiety Club - Love Rescue Me

Dressed in the jangly britches of country music, Anxiety Club delivers a longing plea for a little bit of mercy.
. Instrumental

Rhian Sheehan - Soma Dreams

It’s a sense of floating through space and time, somewhere at the intersection of magic and science and biology.
. Soul

Finn Andrews (of The Veils) - Love, What Can I Do?

That theme of love is universal, and ever-changing: the trappings are different now, but the reticency is not, the push-pull of fear and and inspiration. photo credit: Jan Mulders
. Indie Rock

Alae - Stone Cold

Alae is able to conceive a tapestry of cool and weave in the stuff of jazz, trip hop, and indie pop.