Best Bands from New Zealand


The Top Ten

1 Shihad

They're an amazing band, great live!

2 Split Enz

The quality and quantity of the Finn brothers song writing puts all other NZ bands in the shade. - Tamatu

3 Crowded House

So awesome what a band
one of the few bands that could do alternative stuff and still be considered "Lovely" by 40 year old mums everywhere - JasperB

This band produced timeless song after timeless song that stand the test of time. - crowdiegal

Can't put Shihad ahead of Crowded House, Crowded House have a way more epic history.


4 Tall Dwarfs

You have missed some amazing music if you are not familiar with these bands

5 Supergroove
6 Fat Freddy's Drop
7 The Skeptics
8 Th' Dudes

Can't believe this needed to be added, musical gold for that time

9 Elemeno P

Awesome band, check out 'Urban Getaway', makes me feel good whenever I hear it.

10 Flight of the Conchords

Such a great comedic duo. they even got their own Tv show!

Yeah would be better if the T.V. show went past two seasons

The Newcomers

? 8 Foot Sativa
? Antagonist A.D.

The Contenders

11 Evermore

Dude there new single is great underground YEAAA

12 Exponents
13 Steriogram
14 Six60
15 The Naked & Famous

The only NZ band I know and I live there
Great band by the way

16th place? really? these guys are so massively underrated.

16 Blindspott
17 Rapture Ruckus
18 OMC

Some Songs Are Awesome

19 Golden Harvest
20 Dragon
21 The Have

The band whih brought you the cracking song 'the fuzz' and they don't even get on the top 10. Give me a break.

22 Midnight Youth
23 The Checks

Good Band. Check them out.

Love the style of this band
Very accomplished musicians
Wishing you the best from Seattle!

24 The Bats
25 Salmonella Dub
26 The Mutton Birds

! How is Blam Blam Blam, DD Smash, The Mutton Birds and The Swingers not on here (just to name a few)?!
FYI: My Top 5 would be
1) Crowded House (Though technically Australian)
2) Split Enz (Esp the first two albums)
3) The Mutton Birds
4) Die! Die! Die!
5) The Swingers OR Schnell Fenster
- not biased(! ) Lol

27 Blam Blam Blam

How is this not on here?!... But evermore is?

28 Die! Die! Die!

Best Noise Pop Band, best of anything recent

29 DD Smash

How is this not there already?!

30 Fourmyula

Nature is rated as the best kiwi song ever, just wanted to put these guys on here although a lot of their songs were covers

31 The Swingers

Counting The Beat was a legendary album

32 Schnell Fenster

Sound of trees and ok alright a huh oh yeah
Enough said

33 The Front Lawn

Initially I wasn't going to add this but then I saw Flight Of The Conchords.
This is a duo/trio that deserves just as much recognition although they are actually worlds apart from FOTC

34 Shapeshifter
35 Hello Sailor
36 Altered Blondes
37 The Lads
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