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As Music Month ramps up, we have loads of FRESH content, just for you! In celebration of New Zealand musicians, enjoy NEW artist interviews, blogs & deals!

Visit to check out gig guides throughout May and don't forget to enter our Monkey Music competition – let's level up our local talent!

Alba Rose is a Wellington-based indie-soul singer-songwriter. We linked up with her to talk about her music influences, Tora Bombora, and how lockdowns affect the music scene. Check out the interview below!

Meet our Monkey Warehouse Manager, Katie Aldrige. Katie is a woman of many talents. She sings, plays the guitar and is currently learning bass. She plays in three bands of various genres and works as a session drummer in the NZ country music scene. Read our staff spotlight to find out more about Katie! 

5 Essential Pedals Every Guitarist Needs
by River Tucker

Freyja is a singer, drummer and guitarist based out of Wellington. On top of producing her own music, she also plays in local bands Sure Boy and King Fish. Check out our interview with her to learn about drumming, the art pop genre, opening for The Beths and more! 

Meet our Monkey After Sales Care Technician, David Williams. David loves playing guitar, writing music, working in his home studio creating his album, and singing in choirs. Read our latest staff spotlight to find out more! 

How to Prepare for a Recording Studio Session 
by Ben Gibbons

Enter our Music Competition

We have OVER $4000 in prizes to giveaway to THREE artists with the best original compositions!

Neumann & Sennheiser
  • Submissions are open from 1st May to 31st May 2022.
  • Participants must submit a video or audio recording of their original musical composition or performance via the Rubber Monkey entry form. This can be uploaded or can be a public link to an external platform - e.g YouTube / Vimeo / Soundcloud / Spotify.
  • All entries should be no longer than 6 minutes in length (excerpts acceptable).
  • If your song has already been released, this must have been within in the past year (1 May 2021 + ).
  • All entries must be from unsigned artists.
  • Entry into the competition is limited to ONE entry per person.
* Please note there has been a removal of T&C "Compositions must include at least ONE musical instrument. Compositions may include vocals, however, this is not counted as an instrument."
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