From studying design and only songwriting and singing in her bedroom alone, to dropping out of Uni, facing her fears, making a girl band and performing at RNV. When BEXY finally decided to follow her dreams nothing could stop her. After her debut release Wish We Had History back in 2019, BEXY has landed on; Spotify playlists globally like NEW MUSIC FRIDAY USA and CHILL HITS, Top NZ radio charts, and top 50 viral charts; securing herself as one to watch in the NZ indie-pop scene. BEXY has a diverse sound, from stripped soulful folk songs like her single 'YOU DON'T LIE' to fully structured indie-rock anthems like 'You Expect me To Not Be In love?" BEXY is excited to release a larger body of work this year and do her first Headline tour with a full band.
Currently Bexy is working towards a new double sided project (2 EPs) called 'Chamilia' which will feature 8 new songs and will begin to roll out later in the year moving into the summer season. Bexy alongside Five AM has received project funding from NZ On Air to build this project.
Born in Dorset (UK) raised in Cambridge(NZ) and now Auckland-based, Harry Parsons offers your dose of local melancholy-drenched pop. With tasteful indie-rock influences and infectious melodies, Parsons has effortlessly connected with audiences around New Zealand who struggle to leave him singing and swaying alone. It's his "undeniablyaddictive" lyrics (HAPPY MAG) and roughly sweet charm that will hook you into a musical oblivion, perfectly showcased in latest single 'Good Time'. Keep your eyes peeled for more new music due for release later this year!
Harry Parsons is currently working on 4 double sided singles that will collectively create an Album. This project features production from Ben Malone and Rory Noble who have been actively developing songs over the past 4 months. Harry Parsons has also received project funding from NZ On Air to build this project.
Sharing her name with a deity of the moon known throughout Polynesia, HINA is a vocalist, producer, and multi-instrumentalist from New Zealand. Raised from a young age on an eclectic musical diet, she started writing songs in her mid-teens and has matured into her early twenties with a sound described by Happy Mag as “neo-pop chocolate for the soul.” The debut EP Muse is HINA’s intimate ode to romance and the after hours - written, recorded and produced in solitary from her bedroom. HINA also released two music videos for Scratch and Reverie from the EP, created with her partner.
Following a string of local shows with her band in Auckland, including a slot at the Auckland Arts Festival in March this year, HINA’s latest release revisits the Muse EP with an unplugged live session of Go So Well. The project is a cohesive introduction and a taste of what is to come, with two more self-produced singles next in line for release and some exciting collaborative projects in the wings.
Fijian-New Zealand, Palmerston North based songwriter Adam Snow shared his debut single 'Say To Me' in March last year. He then blossomed with 'Daffodils' in October, which garnered NZ radio attention and was paired with a visually vibrant music video. Adam began, like many aspiring artists, by making bedroom beats and recording demos into his phone. This eventually led to him teaming up with childhood friend and New Zealand producer/songwriter Rory Noble. Since then, the pair have been collaborating on a body of work due to see release in the form of an EP late 2021. Much like his current releases, the project utilises the cognitive dissonance of pacing drum patterns & bright chords with sombre lyricism; almost like learning to take the bad with the good. Most recently, Adam attended a songwriting retreat held by indie label Five AM, curated by Rory Noble and Diaz Grimm. He worked as an artist and co-writer alongside other emerging NZ artists BEXY, Mikey Dam, Harry Parsons, and HINA.
Jackson Owens is no stranger to the music industry, having been a solo artist, in a group act and also most recently a 'step-in' lead singer for one of New Zealand's most succesful reggae and roots bands 'Sons of Zion'. Jackson is now ready to step into the industry as his own solo act with a brand new direction that he describes as 'himself'. Jackson intro'd this with a collaboration single with Sons of Zion called 'Love on the run', which has topped the kiwi charts on radio, spotify and shazam.
After teaming up with producer Rory Noble and the Five AM team, Jackson takes a lead with his debut single set to release mid-august called 'Have I', which will really set the tone for Jacksons solo project. Jackson has an EP all completed that will roll out shortly after the release of 'Have I'
Mikeyy is an up-and-coming Iraqi-New Zealander hip-hop/hyperpop artist. Taught by
his father from the age of 5, he has been a multi-instrumentalist as well as an avid
producer. Inspired by an array of musical influences ranging from The Beatles to
Kanye West, he speaks his truth and promotes positive messages through
songwriting and production. The rising artist has played big New Zealand stages such
as Soundsplash Raglan and opened for notable New Zealand artists such as CHAII at
the young age of only 19.
Mikeyy's honest and fresh musical style has garnered him
over 300,000 streams on spotify with audiences tuning in from all over the world . The
core of the artist’s lyricism is positivity and inspiring other people through music. 2021
has seen Mikeyy explore the fast rising genre “hyperpop”, taking inspiration from US
based artists such as Brakence and Glaive.