Originally published on spinnup.com
This week we introduce you to some of New Zealand’s South Island’s finest lads, Mako Road.
The four-piece from Christchurch, New Zealand comprises of Rhian Ward, Connor Jaine, Connor McErlich and Robbie Day. They first got our attention with their snazzy artwork for their latest EP The Green Superintendentand their music is just as colourful.
They’ve certainly established a New Zealand sound, similar to bands such as Marlin’s Dreaming and Albion Place. Mako Road provide us with folk, ska and reggae infused tunes with Tash Sultana-esque guitar riffs throughout.
“The name came from a sign found at our flat when we all moved in together at the start of summer”, the band told George and Harry of Sunday Best Radio.