Wednesday June 22nd 8 pm Free Entry
Diving are a new 2-piece from Wellington. Their mostly-instrumental music is atmospheric and immersive, but also energetic and percussive. Taking inspiration from bands such as Jakob and HDU, Diving bring the traditional guitar-and-drum setup forward to the space-age with effect-laden guitars and looping. After several months of extended jams and sonic experimentation, Diving are taking their musical creations on an outing beyond the walls of their practice space, and on to meet fresh pairs of ears.
Garner are a 2-piece act that utilise drums and a bass guitar played more like a regular guitar to achieve their sound. They incorporate effects and vocals to render their songs in a semi-improvised fashion.
S. A. Reyners:
S. A. Reyners is a Wellington-based songwriter now writing under his own name having initially emerged under the moniker Oddball & Chain in 2010. With emphasis on a more concentrated pop approach than that of his other guise, Reyners' recent songs recall The Hollies, The Chills, Chris Bell and Scott MacKenzie among others. Typically brandishing a 12-string acoustic guitar as a live solo act, the artist's bright sound is awash in endearing hooks that sweetly appease his otherwise stern and confounding delivery.