Blackholestars are a New Zealand Indie Rock Band from Christchurch, formed by Singer, Guitarist, and Songwriter Richard Grist in 2019. The band consists of Richard Grist (guitars/vocals), David Deakins Salmonella Dub (Drums,) and Greg Mannering (Bass)
The South Island of New Zealand has long been ripe for exploration by artists from, The Chills to The Exponents, to Shapeshifter, and now the three piece Christchurch band, Blackholestars, have drawn on their particular experiences for their Debut 8 track album. Their debut single I Surrender (out 20th September 2019) was Recorded at Audio-Centric Studios in Christchurch under the watchful eye of producer/Engineer Ian McAllister, an old school friend of the Guitarist and Drummer. Their sound is built on the foundations of Rock, a bit raw, but with a touch of Kiwi originality.
The alt-rockers influences include the Buzzcocks, Jet, The Hoodoo gurus, The Pixies, Oasis and REM, The Debut Single, I Surrender was released on 20th September 2019. Other Singles will be released throughout 2019-2020
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