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Great Music You Haven’t Heard Before

Posted by spritzophrenia on November 30, 2010

I was chatting with Liam Lahey13 on twitter yesterday about music. Being from Canada and New Zealand respectively, we know there’s all kinds of great music that doesn’t make it to US and European-driven MTV. So here’s some New Zealand music for you. If you like what you hear, you can find more on YouTube and other places.

Tom Cosm – Live at Canaan Downs
Weird glitchy dance music. I prefer Tom’s other stuff but the video makes me happy as was there. (I was performing and a stage tech for the main stage.) You could be forgiven for thinking all New Zealanders are hippies with dreads judging by the audience.

Shihad – My Mind’s Sedate

A heavy number by this long-running alternative-rock band.

Strawpeople – Beautiful Skin
Melodic electronic duo who often feature guest vocalists.

Concord Dawn – Raining Blood

Heavy drum n bass, sampling Slayer. They couldn’t get a clear sample so Evan played the guitar tracks himself.

Rhian Sheehan – Hiding Place

Beautiful ambient electronica with guest vocals.

JGeek and the Geeks – Maori Boy

Pop/Hip Hop/Humor. I don’t think this is a great song, it will probably be forgotten in a few years. But it’s trending massively in NZ right now and I thought I’d help make it viral.

The Fucking Champs – What’s A Little Reign?

Lastly, a token non-NZ act. Progressive alt-metal with amazing guitar work from the US West Coast, via Lahey13.


There are many unknown-but-good bands out there. Would you like me to share more? What unknown-but-good music would you add to this list?

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