11:15am - 12:15pm
With a sound that traverses alt-country via indie, Wellington 5-piece Anxiety Club, have been winning fans up and down the country with every live show and new release.
Expect to hear songs from their excellent 2018 EP, ‘Black Heart’ as well as the much-loved ‘Be Still’.
Write them off as serious navel- gazers at your peril though – with a set that includes ‘Ginger in the Summer’ they bring the party AND the pathos. Your new favourite band.
12:45pm - 2:00pm
Wellington’s mathematically challenged T-Bone Trio (quintet) bring their own brand of zydeco, old-time, blues and bluegrass to Beers at the Basin.
Featuring a line up of diverse and talented musicians, Richard Klein (Fiddle) Gerry Paul (Banjo /Guitar) Dusty Burnell (Guitar, Mandolin and Fiddle), Aaron Stewart (Bull Fiddle) and Alan Norman on accordion and drums, these lads will dazzle you with a powerhouse of harmonies and unparalleled musicianship. Guaranteed to have toes tapping, this is the perfect beer drinking music.
2:30pm - 3:30pm
Hollie Smith is one of New Zealand’s most predominant & iconic musicians. She has always maintained a highly respected reputation of creating music with the upmost integrity & passion, not to mention her incredible live performances and powerhouse vocals.
In April 2016 Hollie released ‘Water or Gold’. It entered the New Zealand Charts at #1 sitting in the top 10 for 3 weeks. Hollie gained two New Zealand Music Award nominations for Best Album & Best Female Solo Artist.
This show sees Hollie Smith performing with her stripped back duo and this literally puts Hollies voice out there to be soaked up and really appreciated.
4:00pm - 5:15pm
The Nudge are a fresh form of innovative blues, roots & psychedelia.
“Keen for a Nudge?”
The Nudge have been forming their genre crossing sound since 2010. Formed initially from Ryan Prebble wishing to expand what was originally a solo project. Forever morphing their influences over the years, The Nudge has come to find their sound bluesy, but psychedelic and hypnotic. What establishes this band as unique is their ability to fill the sonic spectrum of the music, both layered and texturally, to be a crucial part of their song writing. Often tribal in rhythm, the element of a party and dance vibe is never far away from the heart of the songs.
NZ Musician live review (Whammy Bar) – “The Nudge have perfected a fine balance between psychedelic rock and classic rock to create a niche sound that sounds impressive recorded and even better in person.”
In 2016 and 2017 The Nudge headlined tours of NZ to support the release of sophomore album Dark Arts, as well as support shows with Aussie Rockers Midnight Oil, Fly My Pretties and long time Wellington associates Fat Freddy’s Drop.
5:45pm - 7:00pm
Playing fresh tracks off their DEBUT ALBULM (releasing November 2018)
Auckland-based four piece, Racing, take rock and roll and inject it with a chemical haze so potent the listener is left both pleased and punished. Once likened to “the thoughts of a crocodile in flood season”, the band crafts a swirling sea of groove and hypnosis into rock anthems drenched in weird tropical dance music.
Racing is made up of long-time collaborators Ed Knowles (vocals) and Sven Pettersen (guitar); two crucial parts to the colossus that was The Checks.
The two time Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards winners (Best Rock Album) from Auckland, made their way into the pages of NME while sharing the stage with Oasis, REM, The Hives, AC/DC, The Killers and Muse on different tours. Knowles and Pettersen are joined by two other heavy hitters from the Kiwi alternative scene – Daniel Barrett (Bass) and Izaak Houston (Drums).
From the darkness of the late night dive bars where they cut their teeth, to playing summer festivals across New Zealand, the four members of Racing have come together to create a massive sound that challenges anything from their collective musical past.