PLAYS: 31 DEC
Openside’s debut Worth It crashed onto the airwaves in May with a barrage of high energy hooks and subversive lyrical smarts. The track from Auckland pop punkers Openside was quickly making these youngsters talked about as the freshest local band debut of the year.
Produced and written at Golden Age with Josh Fountain (Thomston, Kidz In Spaceetc.) and Jaden Parkes (Goodnight Nurse, Kids of 88) and mixed by Rich Bryan (Stan Walker, Babysitters Circus) at Big Pop, this one had smash written all over its devilishly smiling face.
Openside have since been picking up more attention for their smart cover releases of Lean On (Major Lazer) and Style (Taylor Swift) as well as a rapturously received set with 21 Pilots in Auckland.
Possum Plows (vocals)
PJ Shepherd (guitar, vocals)
Harry Carter (bass)
George Powell (drums)
- via Muzic NZ