GROMz an act to keep an eye on

'We just released some stuff on Spotify and got spotted from there'

'We just released some stuff on Spotify and got spotted from there'

Each year a music-book full of talent arrives on the East Coast as musicians and artists of varying public fame descend on Rhythm and Vines.

One band you might have noticed on the Supertop Stage on New Year’s Eve is emerging Dunedin surf-rock band GROMz.

The four-piece Otago University group who formed early last year hit the eighth spot on Spotify’s global chart in October, only days after releasing their debut tracks.

“We just released some stuff on Spotify and got spotted from there,” says lead singer and guitarist Semisi Maiai.

Adding to the impressiveness of the group’s quick rise to international notice perhaps, is the time they took to make the tracks and their relative newness.

GROMz had only been together for half a year when they decided to record their first musical offering.

They spent two-and-a-half days recording the eight-track album aptly titled Two and a Half Days, with many of the lyrics improvised during the recording session.

Each year a music-book full of talent arrives on the East Coast as musicians and artists of varying public fame descend on Rhythm and Vines.

One band you might have noticed on the Supertop Stage on New Year’s Eve is emerging Dunedin surf-rock band GROMz.

The four-piece Otago University group who formed early last year hit the eighth spot on Spotify’s global chart in October, only days after releasing their debut tracks.

“We just released some stuff on Spotify and got spotted from there,” says lead singer and guitarist Semisi Maiai.

Adding to the impressiveness of the group’s quick rise to international notice perhaps, is the time they took to make the tracks and their relative newness.

GROMz had only been together for half a year when they decided to record their first musical offering.

They spent two-and-a-half days recording the eight-track album aptly titled Two and a Half Days, with many of the lyrics improvised during the recording session.

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