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 local artists and musicians, The three piece Christchurch band, Blackholestars, have drawn on their own particular experiences for their Debut 8 track album, 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. They take pride in utilising vintage equipment to create an authentic sound built on the foundations of Rock, a bit raw, but with a touch of Kiwi originality.
The alt-rockers influences include the The Clash, The Jam, The Buzzcocks, Jet, Iggy Pop, The Hoodoo gurus, The Pixies, Oasis and REM. Singles will be released throughout 2020
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