Hailing from Wellington, Prizegiving recently wrapped up their first Australian tour alongside fellow New Zealanders Carb on Carb. With a run of shows that saw the band play both full and stripped-back sets, it was pure joy to see the dynamics of their sound and their unwavering enthusiasm. There is something truly special about the full band vocal arrangements and delicate dance between guitars and synth, that when teamed with light hearted lyricism makes for beautifully balanced, unpretentious emo-pop.

We caught up with Prizegiving at the start of their tour and filmed two songs with the band and their temporary replacement drummer Stevie (who made up in cuteness what she lacked in actual drumming ability and presence of opposable thumbs).


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It’s hard to believe that Canberra’s Moaning Lisa have only been a band for just over a year. Focused but never lacking in energy, their songs -- filled with driving riffs, powerful vocals and glorious harmonies -- create a force to be reckoned with.

We caught up with 3/4 of the band while they were in Adelaide and recorded a couple of stripped down tracks, including their very first single ‘Comfortable’ and ‘Song 1’ from their debut EP, The Sweetest, which was released earlier this year.


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Auckland guitar-drums duo Carb on Carb are perhaps two of the nicest, most hardworking humans we've ever met. Their committed approach to music has seen them relentlessly tour and hone their craft over the last five years; the result: brilliant, upbeat, dynamic emo punk. Recently setting up camp in Sydney, they have seamlessly blended into the local Australian scene and played a string of great shows with bands like Joyce Manor, Oslow and fellow New Zealanders Prizegiving.

We caught up with Nicole and James in Melbourne to film a couple of 'quiet' versions of their songs.

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