MAWSA Live Lounge presents
(Pōneke / Wellington)
Wellington based futuristic pop-star Hybrid Rose has been making waves in the underground music scene with her loveable nostalgic style. Exploring shimmery Synthpop from the 80s with notes of 90s techno-pop, creating a distinctive frequency that cultivates a sugar-high of bubblegum debauchery. Hybrid takes influence from Charli XCX, Aqua, Spice Girls and Sophie for cantankerous textures, fast-paced grooves but filled to the brim with emotion, making you feel like you’re at the boss level of a video game.
Her 2019 single “Heaven Spills” from her third independently released album “Awkwardly Eccentric” has reached over 275,000+ views on Youtube, charted at #14 on Norway’s iTunes Charts with Solitude, also topping the NZ Student Radio charts for 3 weeks,
making this her biggest commercial success to date. Her 2020 single “Mr. Spaceman” featuring Christchurch-based Hip Hop/Rap artist “And$um” was praised by blogs like Sniffers and featured on Apple Music’s “New Music Daily '' playlist. Another single, ‘Plaztique’, in collaboration with Dan Konopka from the Grammy Award-winning band
‘OK Go’, and NZ-Based musician Georgie Kirton, was licensed for Season 3 of Māori television show “Ahikāroa''.
In late 2020, Hybrid Rose went on a break from releasing music. In early 2021, her debut release ‘Video Games’ went viral on TikTok, accumulating 4+ million views from being
used in 8,000+ TikToks. This inspired a comeback album, bringing back her signature video game aesthetic.
3pm, Fri 25 Feb | FREE
Fortune Favours Music Series Stage, Te Whanganui-a-Tara (behind Te Papa)
MAWSA Live Lounge:
Come on down to hear some of Wellington's epic upcoming musical talent at the MAWSA Live Lounge! There'll be an awesome line-up of rising bands and solo artists who are making waves in the local music scene - both current students and recent graduates from Massey's School of Commercial Music.