groeni

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  • Origin
    Wellington, New Zealand
  • Genres
    Avant-Pop · Downtempo · Folk · Lo-Fi · Singer/ Songwriter

Biography



From small New Zealand town beginnings Al, James, and Mike of Groeni all met and began their journey making music as Groeni in New Zealand’s capital, Wellington. Originally starting as Alexander Green’s solo project Groeni (now a 3 piece) is quickly going from strength to strength and has now seen the release of three musical offerings. Hewn, which was released in February 2015 with acclaimed German label Project Mooncircle gathered large-scale interest across the globe and was an excellent arrival onto the electronic music scene for Groeni. The first single from Hewn entitled Fray premiered with electronic music giant EDM.com Praise and radio play for Hewn came from exciting places for Groeni, places such as BBC3, KCRW, Triple J, and in uential music blog The 405.

…soulful folk vocals, skipping future garage rhythms,woozy post-dubstep textures and drone art flourishes…” – Martyn Pepperell (The 405)

In October 2016 Groeni released their most current EP Hinde with Melbourne label Wondercore Island / Warner Australia. Hinde was the first offering of compositions written as a three-piece. Hinde has quickly proved a worthy predecessor of Hewn and across its four tracks starts to explore a dancier world of electronic music. Two singles Hedre and Hinde were again released with EDM.com’s Future Garage on shoot and the new EP has already gained much attention. New Zealand’s Sunday Star Times writer Mike Alexander has coined Al of Groeni as a “creative genius”, and the group has received much accolade for the recent material earning top-10 radio play across a number of New Zealand’s radio stations and most recently high commendations from in uential music blog Indie Shuffle.