Discovery 2 Preview with Bakers Eddy, Matt Grocott and the Shrives, Desert Planes, Lisa Marini and Adventures Of…

Sep 17, 2015 by

Our next showcase features Bakers Eddy, one of the most in-demand young New Zealand rock bands. You’ll also hear high octane indie-punk/funk from Matt Grocott & the Shrives, flavours of Americana and alternative rock with Desert Planes, blues Latin-gypsy influenced Lisa Marini and spoken word duo Adventures Of…


In this podcast you’ll hear a track from each of the artists who will be performing on the night, as well as informed chat from both Alex KW (promoter of the event) and myself.

More about the artists

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Hailing from Wellington, New Zealand, rock quartet Bakers Eddy are inspired by 90s/2000s rock. Their infectious single “Something Outside” has been supported heavily by The Rock FM, and accumulated over 16,000 plays on Soundcloud.

“A band to watch out for” -Rip it Up Magazine

“I haven’t heard such mature song writing from such a young band in a long time. They’ve got the riffs, the lyrics and the look and they kill it live. I have no doubt these guyswill go far” -Clayton Anderson, Beastwars

More about Bakers Eddy on their website


An exciting upcoming band who formed after front man Matt Grocott & guitarist Josh Horsfall recorded an album at Jingletown Studios, Oakland, California. The album featured Joey Armstrong (Emily’s Army) on drums, was produced by Billie Joe Armstrong (Green Day) and recorded by Grammy Award-winning engineer Chris Dugan. The band have toured the UK and their single “Turn Me On” gained press coverage from Kerrang!, Rock Sound and NME.

“Matt Grocott & The Shrives are unafraid to experiment, with their music veering from solid indie to pop to punk-funk.” -NME

“There are rushes of power-pop energy and acoustic tracks that fall somewhere between Johnny Cash and Violent Femmes, all served with a vintage punk and new-wave vibe. Keep your eye on The Shrives” -Kerrang!

More about Matt Grocott & The Shrives on their website


A London based guitar band, with an Americana/alternative Rock flavour. Formed by Tom Farrer and Ben Niblett, the bands musical approach to strong melodies, attacking beats and swaying riffs result in a melancholic soundscape with a euphoric punch.

“We’re on this whole nostalgia trip upon pressing play that introduces the voice of Richard Ashcroft (so by default The Verve) combining with moments of The Cure that culminates in something quite splendid.” -Killing Moon

Find out more about Desert Planes on their Facebook page


are Bernard James and Koopa Nut; two musician, rappers based in London. Influences span countless genres and eras resulting in a cityfull sound of synthlead melodies and driving beats; the backdrop to their vivid imagery and artistic direction.

Find out more about Adventures Of… on their Facebook page.


She describes herself as a travelling artist. Her debut EP ‘From The Bedroom Den’ was released late last year. From what started out as an experiment in her bedroom, her songs have found their way onto a documentary in New Zealand and into juke boxes around Europe.

“Great music, that transcends your mood and musical leanings.” -Music Musings & Such blog

Find out more about Lisa Marini on her Facebook page.