May 2022

Rock Monsters

Waxstar Touring and UTR presents


The two-headed beast that is Head Like A Hole and Beastwars are set to melt faces and shake the foundations at Studio The Venue in Auckland on November 19.
Also joined by Auckland rockers Dead Favours, this is going to be one monster of a show.

Head Like A Hole tumbled nude, loose and loud out of Wellington in 1990, and have continued to dominate the NZ live rock scene ever since. These undomesticated animals of NZ rock possess an abundance of unrestrained energy, dubious humour and an enviable chemistry that will be sure to whip T?maki Makaurau into a sweaty frenzy this November.

Beastwars, the heavy sludge warlords hailing from Wellington, unleashed their brand of glorious doom metal onto the planet in 2009, and are now established as one of New Zealand’s most powerful and uncompromising groups. They bring together a pummelling intensity, beautiful brutality and sonic paranoia to create a sound all of their own. Obey the riff…

Dead Favours established themselves with hit singles Dig, High Flying and On Your Own. The band have made a serious dent in the local rock scene having toured with both Rise Against and Royal Blood, and have played Rock the Park as well as the Homegrown Music Festival.

K Motionz (UK) + Special Guests Ekko & Sidetrack (AUS) – Auckland

BreakOut Presents are proud to announce the return of the prodigal son of drum and bass K MOTIONZ, back to warm things up for Spring alongside very special guests EKKO & SIDETRACK.
At just 22, K Motionz has already become one of the most in-demand D&B producers in the UK. Releasing a 16-track debut album ‘The Evolution’ on the legendary Dominator’s infamous D-Stortion Records in 2018, saw him popping up on playlists around the world. Since then, K Motionz has become a mainstay of the European festival circuit, as well as receiving support from drum and bass royalty including Chase & Status, Wilkinson, Sub Focus, Dimension and Hybrid Minds.
Australian production duo Jeff & Jonathan Hansen aka Ekko & Sidetrack have steadily become one of the most exciting up-and-coming duos within drum & bass. With features on Liquicity, Viper, UKF, Circus Records and Axtone and support from the likes of Sub Focus, Wilkinson, Pendulum among others they are quickly making a name with their euphoric take on dance music.
Tickets available from

Delta Heavy (UK) | Auckland

Audiology presents
Delta Heavy (UK)
Friday July 8th
Studio the Venue
Support TBA
Tickets on sale 7PM Tuesday May 10th
Ticket Link –>>
Thanks to
A Night of Drum & Bass
AL-T Entertainment

SLUMBERJACK (Aus) | Auckland

Hitting Auckland as part of their DICHOTOMY Album Tour ?
A dichotomy contrasts two entirely different things. It can be a clash, an unexpected pairing, a merging of divergent worlds ?
On their debut album, titled DICHOTOMY, SLUMBERJACK deliver their own dichotomy: a juxtaposition of sound, styles and concept. Across DICHOTOMY’s 12 tracks, Perth duo Morgan Then and Fletcher Ehlers glide from pop to bass music, marrying stadium rock with strange synths, cinematic crescendos and world music samples. ??
It’s a hybrid of sounds you wouldn’t expect to hear together but that come together to form something supernaturally beautiful. ?
Exploring both their club-ready roots and more melodic leanings, DICHOTOMY is a journey that traverses both where SLUMBERJACK started and how they have evolved. ??
An album had always been part of the plan for SLUMBERJACK, but until recently, the pair’s busy tour schedule had forced it onto the backburner. Since 2014, Morgan and Fletcher have been in-demand names in the world of bass music. They have collected multiple Gold records, toured across three continents, played the world’s biggest festivals, racked up over 150 million streams and collaborated with artists like Alison Wonderland, What So Not, Daniel Johns and Vera Blue. ?
Their 2017 Fracture EP ranked #1 on the iTunes Australia electronic chart and featured two ARIA Gold-certified tracks, ‘Afraid, Unafraid’ and ‘Fracture’. Along the way, the pair have earned a reputation as two of the sharpest, most forward-thinking minds in electronic music.