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New music in livestream festival from emerging Wellington musicians in October

News from No Future?
No Future? is to be a livestream festival of new and original music from Wellington, beaming 90 minutes of hope to a world in lockdown on October 9th.

The festival lineup, from a student team at Massey University, comprises new music inspired by the major arcana of the tarot, created for the festival by some of Wellington’s best emerging artists. Resisting a cultural fascination with dystopian visions, NoFuture? imagines a place for humanity among myriad possible futures.

2020 has been a year ruled by uncertainty, trumping everyone’s best predictions. Using the tarot as a thematic device, we’ve encouraged our artists to hold this uncertainty in tension and embrace the unknown and unknowable:

Earth to Gaia​ – Drawing on the elements of Earth, Air, Fire and Water, the dynamic group experiments with flavours of indie, soul and folk, making for an explorative earth boogie experience.

Hans’ Hideaway​ – ​Abandoning the confines of the material world to pursue enlightenment in a society set off the grid, ‘Hans’ Hideaway’ is here to serve a dose of indie rock intended to guide us to goodness.

NEL​ – After being put in the naughty corner by aliens for disrespecting and exploiting Earth, alternative rock/space soul band ‘NEL’ composed a set to express their emotional responses to being called out for their wrongdoings.

The Winklers – ​​Forced to reevaluate their upper class role in the universe, The Winklersshare their story through dancey, synthy, post-pop ready for the impending “apopalypse”.

Roaches for Mayo​ – Combining crisp, funky bass and charging vocals, ‘Roaches for Mayo’ sing songs of political plight, reflecting on the resources they are left to live on in the aftermath of the human race’s tactless actions, culminating in a set of tasty futuristic grimepop.

Cindy​ – Explore the concept of consciousness with lyrical themes reflecting the way we see ourselves as kaitiaki (protectors) of Papatūānuku. Cindy calls for us to find our mana as anation and become the kaitiaki of our taonga, the treasure that is our land, once again.

We want to imagine better futures for each other and so, as part of the livestream we will be asking for donations to support domestic violence services.