The Aotearoa music scene is overflowing with a dynamic range of promising star-talent, pushing the culture forward and beyond New Zealand’s shores. The range of eclectic voices are growing each year, with fresh newcomers and other more seasoned artists who are honing their sound and developing their artistry to the point of undeniability. There is such a wide variety of talent that demands our attention. From underground hip-hop, to electronic, R&B, hybrid alternative sounds and indie music, there’s something for everybody.
In honour of New Zealand Music Month, we look across the ditch to the musical prowess brewing on the shores of Aotearoa. Representing New Zealand’s cultural melting pot and showcasing sounds that are authentic to their lived experiences, we’ve handpicked 9 artists who have caught our attention, hoping to put you on to more of Aotearoa’s music scene. Check them out below.