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We’re checking out one of the closest cities to the International Date Line for SoundCloud Local this week. Say hello to Auckland, New Zealand – the City of Sails and rockin’ SoundCloud users!
Alternative, progressive rock band, Decortica, is working on their third album right now. After the success of their first two, there’s no stopping them now. Word on the street is that the band has an explosive live performance as well. Check ’em out below!
Relax a little and listen to Jocee Tuck’s music. She’s an honest singer-songwriter who used to bite her fingernails, but soon realized that if she stopped on one hand, she could play guitar better! Melancholic and a little kooky, you can hear her play the guitar and sing below.
In a “viciously-cold student flat”, two guys got together (who went by the names of Dj Mune and Dj Premise) and made a local name for themselves by throwing killer parties. After moving to the city of Auckland, Def Synthetic was born – specializing in electronic chill-out music.
Already hailed as the pioneer of new sound, Jordan Reyne combines the two genres of folk and industrial into one, creating something that could be called “antipodean steampunk”. She brings in vocal melody, narrative and some steam! She describes it as “recreating the sonic context of characters”.
In an Auckland studio in the winter of 2008, The Zoup was born! This band combines crunchy and powerful guitar melodies, authoritative vocals, signature drum rhythms and touches of ambiance. All while constructing their alluring spin on modern rock! Sounds like your thing? Yeah? Listen to them below.
Like what you hear? Check out more tracks from Auckland: citysounds.fm/auckland
And if you’re in Auckland, join the SoundCloud Local group and submit your tracks – we wanna hear ’em!
Oh, and yesterday we announced our next Global Meetup Day, May 25th! So check out Meetup.com to see if there’s one scheduled in your area yet. If not, start your own! Auckland, here’s yours! Feel free to scroll through our SoundCloud Local features to see if your area has been featured yet.