New Zealand group Miss June blew crowds away at last year’s BIGSOUND. It’s been no different this trip with the band earning fans around the country as part of their Best Girl tour.
In between shows, the group have found time to share the top tracks from New Zealand artists that you need to know about.
Annabel Liddell – vocals, guitar
The Mint Chicks – Crazy? Yes! Dumb? No!
The Neilson brothers who make up the majority of The Mint Chicks are NZ royalty. Seeing this band place live is actually the reason I started a band. Their energy on stage is incomparable and they’ve gone on to do incredible things. One of them plays in Unknown Mortal Orchestra now. This is an iconic track with such a sick drum beat!
Che Fu – Misty Frequencies
To ignore the NZ’s hip hop culture is to overlook a huge part of NZ music. I love Che Fu and this track is sooo feel good. It really represents a laid-back mentality that exists in a lot of great NZ R&B bangers. Great karaoke song and part of a fantastic record.
Tom Leggett – drums
Scribe – Not Many feat. Savage & Con Psy (Remix)
The Crusader was the first album I ever bought. I still remember being nine years old, living in South Auckland and writing down all the words to this song then spending weeks trying to memorise it. It’s still David Dallas’ best verse to date, I reckon.
Tiny Ruins – You At The Museum, Me At The Wintergardens
I remember the first time I heard this song, I couldn’t believe that people we know and live down the road from us could make music that sounds this good. I was so into it I kidnapped the engineer, Tom Healy, and made him produce our album.
Chris Marshall – bass
Hans Pucket – Eczma
Hans Pucket are one of my favourite indie rock bands in New Zealand at the moment. This is the title track off their most recent album, which I believe was one of the best, and most underrated albums of 2018.