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 Th' Dudes

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

8 The Skeptics
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 Contenders

11 Evermore

Dude there new single is great underground YEAAA

12 Six60

The greatest NZ artists of all time. Absolutely cracked it, cracked the New Zealand summer, cracked being a kiwi. To sell out 50,000. No other New Zealander could get close. I was there and I have never felt anything like that before. WOW.

They just better than every other nz bands

13 Exponents
14 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.

15 Steriogram
16 OMC

Some Songs Are Awesome

17 Blindspott
18 Dragon
19 Rapture Ruckus
20 Golden Harvest
21 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

22 Hello Sailor
23 8 Foot Sativa
24 Broods
25 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.

26 Midnight Youth
27 The Checks

Good Band. Check them out.

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

28 The Bats
29 Salmonella Dub
30 Blam Blam Blam

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

31 Die! Die! Die!

Best Noise Pop Band, best of anything recent

32 DD Smash

How is this not there already?!

33 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

34 The Swingers

Counting The Beat was a legendary album

35 Schnell Fenster

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

36 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

37 Shapeshifter
38 Altered Blondes
39 The Lads
40 Antagonist A.D.
41 Like a Storm
42 Quarashi
43 The Clean
44 The La De Das
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