For just over 10 years Pat Kraus has been cultivating a body of music that has lead him to be hailed as "a national treasure" by the New Zealand Listener, an undeniable sentiment.
When he isn’t performing solo, he’s playing in a multitude other groups or collaborations, on Saturday afternoons Pat helps people create their own DIY synths and effects pedals at the Music Electronics Library at the Audio Foundation, and is omnipresent force within Auckland & New Zealand’s alternative music scenes.
Pat joins Zac live in studio to perform songs are Kraus.
Peach Milk is the electronic music project of Madison Eve. Last year was an exciting time as Peach Milk’s debut EP Finally was released and Madison won big at the 2016 Dirtbag awards, taking home Best Newcomer and Best Engineer. 2017 isn’t looking too bad either with Peach Milk being announced as a part of the Redbull Sound Select shows in February. Peach Milk joins Zac in studio for a live performance.
Affsid Kidjhagiffy is one of this country’s more forward thinking producers. By his own accord he’s interested in innovative sounds that challenge the ideals in modern music. He’s just released his latest work 'Why Do All Garden Sheds Smell The Same? (The Answer is Blood and Bone)' and joins Zac in studio to perform live and challenge our perceptions.
Blame Thrower are a new Auckland duo made up of Ciara Bernstien of Markdown and Luke Penrose of Master Blaster. They’ve just released a split cassette with Markdown, their debut of sorts and join Zac live in studio to plays some tracks from it.
Clap Clap Riot have been gracing Aotearoa, New Zealand's airwaves for the best part of a decade. 2017 has seen the release of their third album Dull Life, which has garnered them the nomination for Best Rock Artist at this year's Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards. Stephen and Dave join Zac for a couple of quick numbers and a chat about the bands past, present and future.
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