The infectious pop sound of Auckland’s OPENSIDE has been one of the more gratifying things catching on this winter. 

Their latest single ‘Letting It Out’ (Warner Music NZ) sees Openside swerving from their energetic pop-punk roots into new electronic territory and reaching a wider audience across the airwaves.

The group’s now about to unleash their debut EP, Push Back, on Warner Music September 16.

The six song EP features recent singles ‘Branches’ and ‘Letting It Out’ and four more hook-laden treats. 


Recorded with Rich Bryan in Auckland, mixed by Billy Bush in LA and mastered by Joe LaPorta at Sterling Sound in New York, this is a highly polished set of songs to delight the growing number of fans of Auckland’s spikiest popstars on the rise.

Openside have impressed with an energetic sound and subversive lyrical smarts since their debut single ‘Worth It’ came out last year. This polished Auckland four-piece are rapidly developing a devoted fan base with their strong pop sensibility and anchored punk aesthetic.

Lead singer Possum Plows is growing into a charismatic presence as they get more shows under their belt, having recently opened for Ladyhawke, Melanie Martinez and Twenty One Pilots as well as selling out their own headline shows in the city.

Openside are:

Possum Plows

PJ Shepherd

Harry Carter

George Powell

CRS Music