Get Those Dancing Shoes On with Up and Coming Kiwi Artists
Morgan Flowers is a solo artist based in Tāmaki Makaurau whose sound is a blend of alt-country and melodic chamber pop. While the sound may be a swirling mix of lush vocal harmonies, chorused guitars and echoing pianos, Morgan has a direct, personal and reflective lyrical style often telling stories that spring from the mundane and surreal in everyday life.
Neive Strang has just finished up her ‘Living In Two’ Aotearoa Tour with a show at Whammy Backroom, captivating those in attendance with her hazy, eclectic sound that blends elements of indie rock and folk pop. Having released two albums, an EP and, most recently, the single ‘Living In Two,’ Neive’s vast discography reflects her versatility as an artist, though her aptitude for introspective and emotional lyricism carries throughout.
As a neuro-diverse musician, Mads has been very open about her experiences with Tourettes, autism and anxiety, which are reflected in her strikingly vulnerable and personal approach to songwriting. Contrasting her potent lyricism with a sharp punk-inspired sound, Mads’ music is unique, fiery and brimming with fervour. She’s currently working on her upcoming album entitled ‘Navigating the Brainstorm’ which she will also be engineering and producing. She also plans to release her latest single, ‘Harmonise,’ next month.
Winner of the Auckland Live Best Independent Music Debut award in 2022, Jazmine Mary has burst onto the scene, opening for the likes of Gang of Youths, Billy Bragg and Kurt Vile. Her folky sound and poetic lyricism acts as a kind of vehicle for Jazmine to “understand parts of the beauty and ugliness of the world.”
After releasing a series of emotionally charged, alt-pop singles over the last three years, Rita Mae has spent recent months opening for the likes of Gin Wigmore and enthralling audiences at The Other’s Way and RNV. Her debut EP ‘Superfeelings’ is set to be released on the 5th of May, with a release show scheduled at Whammy. As a former neuroscience student, Rita now acknowledges that “a relentless desire for escapism could be satiated by simply surrendering to it – and letting her insides spill out through songwriting and performance.”
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