Formed in early 2018 by New Zealand scene veterans Jared Kerr (Vocals) and April Haines (Guitar), hardcore/melodic hardcore outfit Amanaki have quickly proven they are a forced to be reckoned with.
Hailing from Auckland and Hamilton of New Zealand's north Island, Amanaki are pushing the boundaries, with a stage presence that shows experience, youthfulness (Jethro Wall - Drums, Ethan Downey-Parish - Bass & Vocals) and melodic hardcore / punk sound that breaks the mold. Amanaki boasts a sound comparable to the heavy hitting bands Counterparts and Stray From The Path.
Having played along side and supporting the likes of Antagonist AD, Seas of Conflict, Lookin Up, Crooked Royals, Xile + many more throughout NZ. As well as Festival Stages at Festival One in 2019, 2020 & 2021. Don't sleep on Amanaki in 2022 as they come out of their COVID-19 slumber. Their best releases are coming...