On the last weekend of October we'll be celebrating another year of Whammy! Thanks to everyone who's worked, booked, played, partied or supported Whammy in any way for the last 11 years. Here's to another one!
Held across the weekend of October 26/27 2018 is our annual Whammyfest - we have carefully curated two nights of bands and DJs ranging from punk-rock, rock'n'roll, dream-pop, drone, rap, boogie and house. Whammyfest celebrates the diversity of artists that perform at Whammy each and every week.
Tickets on sale now from undertheradar.co.nz & Flying Out. Festival passes are just $35 for the weekend! Limited nightly passes will be available on the door.
Whammyfest are stoked to announce that:
ALL SEEING HAND * AVE TETH *CONTENDERS * CRÈME JÉAN * EYES NO EYES * HASJI * HIM * MUTATION * OUNCE * PEACH MILK (DJ) * ROGERNOMIX * ROPE * SAMUEL HARMONY (DJ) * SCARLETT (DJ) * TOOMS * VINCENT H.L
Will be joining the already announced:
AYN RANDY * BLOODBAGS * BOZO* CHURCH & AP * CINDY * HARD TARGET * HA THE UNCLEAR * IMUGI 이무기 * K2K * LONG DISTANCE RUNNER * MAGIC FACTORY * MATTHEW CRAWLEY * NERVOUS JERK * RANDA * SKILAA * UNSANITARY NAPKIN * ZHUKOV
For Whammyfest 2018.
WHAMMYFEST 2018 FULL LINE UP
THE ALL SEEING HAND are a genre-bending triangle from Te Whanganui-a-Tara.
AVE TETH draws on forms of noise, industrial, goth and metal musics while flirting with the ritual elements of meditative drones and hypnotic chimes. “If the more bleak, gothic and unsettling soundscapes of Einstürzende Neubauten, Nurse With Wound, or Coil (and kin) satisfy your desires, then Ave Teth’s arcane darkness should prove equally rewarding.” - Sixnoises.com
AYN RANDY are a four piece punx babe band from Wellington! Who play some damn fine garage-poppy punk and enjoy memes, hugging their pets, coffee, out gif-ing each other and sometimes they try be cool and co-ordinate sweet stage outfits!
BLOODBAGS - Noise Rock'n'Roll Rumble, Gutbucket Scuzz, Heap of Howling, Clang & Clatter. What this temperamental 6 year old local groop of ne'er-do-well towers of power peddle. Six years existing, two trips thru tha 'Muricas, four seven inch slabs of plastic, and it ain't worn them out yet. Plenty more anti-social rollin' noise to come...
BOZO: Shake Appeal. The jangle feast with lateral beats.
CHURCH & AP are are two teenagers from Tāmaki Makaurau that are making waves in the rap game.
CINDY - is a 4 piece group from Auckland that was started by mistake after wanting to sound like the Beach Boys. We had some fun and don't sound like the Beach Boys.
CONTENDERS Expect Contenders from the Waikato, not Contenders the popular Norwegian roots rock bands of the early 1990s. Or Contenders, the Pretenders tribute band, etc.
CRÈME JÉAN Crooning like the Tramadol John Rowles, Créme Jéan is looking to howl & holler his way into your hearts with a bag of infectious earworms. Joined at Whammyfest by full backing band ‘The Family’, get ready for a danceable dose of psych and mopey guitar-pop driven to excess by unbridled Vegas tribute band passion.
EYES NO EYES is a New Zealand Based dream pop shoe gaze band created by Jessie Cassin and Rikki Sutton in 2017. The group began as a home recording project, which then grew into a four piece collaborative with musicians Katie Everingham and Joel Beeby. After the release of their first track ‘ON TV’ they’ve been chipping away at their album ‘MONO NO AWARE’ which will be available late November. They’re super excited to once again play at Whammyfest
HARD TARGET ARE FROM AUCKLAND. DON'T HUNT WHAT YOU CAN'T KILL.
HA THE UNCLEAR, Alt-Pop/New Wave/Indie from South Dunedin based in Auckland
HASJI has firm roots in gorge music, and contemporary club extractions, This DJ version of the project listens to the club's 'hardness' via an urbanised South Pacific.
HIM is a experimental work that shifts and unravels in a visceral and often haunting way. Him rests somewhere between Folk, ambient and the moon. Drawing a scene most poignant, inviting their audience to travel through scapes mysterious, bold and watery. An invitation into spaciousness and insides.
IMUGI 이무기 are the silky electronic duo that released their first EP titled ‘Vacasian’, a trip through the diasporic-Asian-girl-psyche and the healing it takes to go from self-consciousness to self-awareness. With roots in South Korea and Aotearoa, the EP explores the multi-faceted, wholesome identities and complex issues that migrant women of colour face, through a mix of styles ranging from R&B, synth-pop, funk and spoken word. The goal is to embrace multiculturalism and challenge Eurocentric structures within our culture.
K2K AKA Katherine Anderson is an artist on the cusp of a fresh wave of New Zealand House and Techno talent. K2K has also established herself as a DJ to watch, secured recent international support sets for Gerd Janson and Kevin Saunderson, and featured at Low Hum NYE and Laneway festival in Auckland over recent summers.
LONG DISTANCE RUNNER an experimental Post-Hardcore band from Auckland New Zealand featuring members of Parents, Sere, How Get and Human Resource. Long Distance Runner bring a unique distinctive and frantic energy, their sound blends melody and discordance into an unpredictable, cathartic haze.
MAGIC FACTORY: If you're a fan of Creedence, the Stones or ZZ Top, you'll like MAGIC FACTORY. Even if you hate those bands, you might still find something to enjoy though admittedly it's unlikely. Magic Factory took a short hiatus after having a fine time at Gonerfest in Memphis and on the Golden Dawn stage at Auckland City Limits, but are back and pretty much the same as before, albeit with a slight reshuffle of the pack. They couldn't be happier to be playing Whammy!fest and look forward to a good times set of tunes that include the only song you're likely to have heard already (Mother Nature) and some new songs from their upcoming second album.
MATTHEW CRAWLEY (DJ) just likes to make people dance!
NERVOUS JERK: Hailing from the working class back streets of Christchurch and practicing in a storage unit in the Woolston badlands is Nervous Jerk. A power pop trio settling into their fourth year as a band.
MUTATION is the current aural incarnation of J. S. Dimery, a guinea pig foray into the inordinate world of noise and power electronics. Creating harsh and textural landscapes, using sound collage and condensed grief as tools to communicate a sense of desperation and anguish, as the world caves in on itself- slowly but surely.
OUNCE fuzz laden, Kraut inspired psych rock.
PEACH MILK (DJ) Peach Milk came onto the scene in 2016 with a debut performance at Chronophonium festival at Lake Ngatu, followed by a self released EP 'Finally' later that year. After a vast string of live performances throughout 2016 and 2017 she quickly became a must-see live act in the realms of electronic music and continues to lead the way in the House and Techno scene in New Zealand.
RANDA AKA Mainard Larkin is a rapper, and oddball based in Auckland, New Zealand. Upon graduating high school and realising he had no friends, Larkin began making bedroom projects under the name Randa. Whether rapping about Neopets, home cooked dishes or navigating life as non-binary trans masc individual, Randa will melt your heart quicker than an ice cream sandwich.
ROGERNOMIX: d-beat hardcore punk from Wellington
ROPE are an Auckland three-piece who play expansive shoegaze influenced post-postrock.
SAMUEL HARMONY (DJ) part of the Friendly Potential crew, and co-host of the Good Times Radio show on bFM, Samuel Harmony is a DJ and record collector who's taste stretches across the genres and points directly towards the dancefloor. A veteran of the whammy DJ booth he's looking forward to playing some weirdo jams strictly 4 da freqs this Whammyfest
SCARLETT (DJ) will be delivering us a mix of tight house/techno/acid/ebm & electro. Member of the Lushelection powerhouse (Base FM), host of Run With The Wolves (a club night run by womxn) and most recent addition to the Friendly Potential crew. One to watch if you wanna dance.
SKILAA is the brainchild of Chelsea Prastiti and Michael Howell - good beats with a healthy dose of neo soul, hip-hop, alternative folk and improvisation, in addition to some thick vocal harmonies that draw inspiration from both African and Balkan singing traditions. The group recently released their first single 'Bluffin' off their upcoming EP.
TOOMS are an award winning drum and bass music duo. Critics have described their music as ‘audible’ & ‘in time’. Also, their personal hygiene is beyond reproach.
UNSANITARY NAPKIN are a staunchly political anarchopunk from Poneke Wellington, in Aotearoa New Zealand (members of Rogernomix, Downer Buzz and The All Seeing Hand), vomiting political rage like a sped-up Rudimentary Peni with the joyful energy of Devo and the anti-patriarchal vitriol of Emma Goldman. Unsanitary Napkin released a new 7”, “Orgasmic Capitalism”, which follows up their 12" Patriotic Grooves.
VINCENT H.L may look like a slack dude who sits around all day eating chicken chips and bananas, but actually he’s spent a good part of the last three years creating the psych country soundtrack to your tramadol nightmares.
ZHUKOV: Christchurch guillotine punks (members of Nervous Jerk, Arm and Hammer and Master Blaster) play short, fast songs inspired by dialectical and historical materialism.
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