Equal parts harmony and dissonance, Auckland-based quartet Chasing South take only two things seriously- the hope found in Jesus Christ and putting on a chaotic stage show. Drawing on influences ranging from Good Charlotte to The Chariot, the ‘insert your favourite heavy musical prefix here’-core meets punk rock end product that is Chasing South can only be described one way: Surprisingly accessible.

Chasing South is the Spider-Man 3 emo dance scene of heavy bands- dressed in black, bad at dancing, and undeniably beautiful.