Dark Hearts brings together a raw mix of punk, rock and metal styles featuring some of the country’s best kept secrets. This will be a party to remember.
WARM LEATHER (AKL)
One part Drab Doo Riffs, One part Slavetrader, one part Magic Factory, one part Hasselhoff Experiment. Three parts make the WARM LEATHER. A mesh of veteran Auckland raw rock&rollers, taking lessons learnt from past combos, stripping it all back to a wiry & snappy, art punk or distorted boogie. One tour cross the USA in 2019, playing Memphis, Chicago, Detroit, Nashville & Cleveland amongst others on a two week burn through more than 10 states. One 7” slab birthed, two more coming in 2023.
Three Drop Kick Toe Rangian Riff Farmers Pick Up boozical shitstruments to bring you the band HOICK. Cursed / blessed by the overlords of shred to set out on a biblical like excursion to blend the trio's obsession with up beat post punk fury, metal and doomy Sabbath / Sleep worship. Chords + Riffs = Chiffs, which in turn equals HOICK! Putting The Maung in Nui. Formed late 2020. Tauranga, New Zealand.
STUNT CLOWN (TGA)
A Tauranga 4 piece assembled from the ashes of multiple veteran local bands, Stunt Clown bring back the old school punk vibe with a modern edge. With influences as varied as UK Subs, Killing Joke and Jesus Lizard, you know this is where the party starts. A debut full length album was released at the end of 2022 and is available on Bandcamp or at shows.
A five piece Hard Rock/ Metal band from the Tron. Let us caress your ear holes with the sound of Static.
SIX TWOS (TGA)
Formed in 2020 against a backdrop of nationwide pandemic lockdowns and shared punk-rock playlists, Mount Maunganui’s Six Two’s are putting the fun back into fast and loose punk-rock. Hailed as the Mount Maunganui's "Best Punk Rock Band" Six Two’s music will have fans of "So Cal" late 90's early 2000's joining the gang vocal chorus and singing along.
A must see for fans of The Descendents, Bouncing Souls, No Use for a Name and The Ramones.
With 2 original E.P's - "Middle Aged Love" and "ANCHORS", Six Two's lyric material tackles everything from Thomas Piketty’s Capital, to the dangers of middle-aged skateboarding, people movers, hope and everything in-between.
DOORS 7PM - R18