HALF HEX OF A GONG

 

 

Another NZ mystery presentation is an unknown shape – Half Hexagon. Unless you are a hardcore Aotearoa music fan that was present at a few Auckland venues: Wine Cellar, Hollywood Avondale, and Whammy, you have probably never heard of Half Hexagon.

If you look them up on Youtube you’ll find one song and two live videos.

 

 

Just this month they released their debut EP, Half Hexagon.

 

 

None of this adequately explains the excitement we are feeling for a new kiwi band. Excitement that mainly comes from mysterious mix of the all-star lineup.

Featuring James Milne of Lawrence Arabia. The Julien Dyne on drums (TOO many projects to

list, incl. Ladi6 and Avantdale Bowling Club). Vocalist Yolanda Fagan from Na Noise.

The band formed as a fun internet project between Julien Dyne and James Milne during the first

Covid lockdown. But things evolved when the demos were sent to Yolanda for vocals.

Now after several glowing shows in Auckland, Half Hexagon is showcasing their sound further around Aotearoa this summer.

Is this a new genre of Aotearoa electronic music we are witnessing the live emergence of?

Post-pandemic synth-punk electronica? Words just don't fit this kind of music.

 

 

It's a delight to bring this tantalising trio onto your sonic radar. Their EP is probably all you’ll have to listen to until Nestfest, when you’ll be treated live to songs from their upcoming full length album.

Who doesn't love a bit of musical mystery unveiled on the big stage...

By Nicholas Stringer