Sometimes heavily produced, other times raw. “For as long as it tells a story,” says Cattski. Incorporating elements of folk, rock and electronica, her army of words is the most integral part of the music with the sounds beneath the lyrics also having much to say.

Pop Rock · Rock

Lourdes Maglinte

In the age of instant popstars, it’s not everyday we come across a protégé worth the pause. At 19, Lourdes Maglinte already has a rich background in music and an arsenal of songs that reflect the precociousness that captivated us to her in the first place.

Modern Folk · Pop

Ella Melendez

With a writing voice that’s uniquely her own, Ella’s music conveys maturity and wisdom through lyrics that speak honestly about love and fear, embedded within a cacophony of folky guitar riffs.

Modern Folk · Pop

The Labrats

Like other great duos such as Simon & Garfunkel, The White Stripes, Daft Punk, The Civil Wars, and of course, Paul and John, there is an intangible tether that dwells between Cilee Kuizon and Jad Bantug of The Labrats. Genuine and ingenious, The Labrats is one of Cupid’s successful ventures to date yet.

Electronic · Modern Folk

Martina San Diego

A self-assured singer-songwriter with a beautiful voice that exudes a lot of the pleasant, yet still coming to terms with that little tortured soul within every artist.

Modern Folk · Pop

Undercover Grasshoppers

This 5-piece indie rock group weaves the 60’s rock, post-punk, nu wave, and everything else in between and transforms it into something of that experimental rock music.

Experimental Rock · Rock


A new mix of soul and synth has made our local shores with Auckland-based singer-songwriter and producer Shana Llorando also known as Valere. With a palate of new wave sounds served with pop melodies and heartfelt lyrics, Valere’s search for worth in the right places is a journey definitely worth following.

Electronic · Pop


Guitar-delay crescendos, ambient arrangements and blistering guitar and bass licks fill this trip hop trio’s dramatic atmospheric music, with sensitive, captivating lyrics as the cherry on top.

Electronica · Triphop


A band of brothers who exude mirth and lyrical storytelling with their feel-good tunes bordering on folk rock, jazz, and rhythm & blues.

Modern Folk · Pop