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NZ Music T-Shirt Day - UTR Gift Guide

NZ Music T-Shirt Day - UTR Gift Guide

C.C. / UTR Fashion Squad / Image by Annabel Kean / Monday 25th May, 2020 1:02PM

The annual NZ Music T-Shirt Day returns on Friday 29th May, helping raise funds for MusicHelps to support our live music community and signifying the conclusion of of the weirdest New Zealand Music Month of all time this coming Sunday. While live gigs are still starting to rev up in the post-lockdown era, merch purchases such as t-shirts are an excellent way to directly show your support for artists, labels and venues across Aotearoa, plus you get to look super cool in the bargain. We've assembled a handy sampler of top notch local tees available online for you to cop right now – if you place your order today and say a prayer to the postal gods, there's a good chance you'll be the envy of your workmates while rocking a whole new look on Friday.

Take in 24 of our team's favourite NZ music tees available now below, broaden your horizons with NZ Music Month's handy roundup of local artist merch online here, and / or dive in the deep end and click around the New Zealand section of Bandcamp for plenty more up to date options here.

Fun fact: we once saw US EDM star Skrillex purchasing a Carb On Carb t-shirt from the Flying Out store on Karangahape Road.

If your ratty old Die! Die! Die! t-shirt's hanging on for dear life, why not grab a new one here?

If there was an award for breakout NZ music t-shirt design of 2020, it would have to go to Auckland punks Dick Move.

Pledge your allegiance to rising Wellington metal maniacs Endboss with a killer new tee.

Wear the cover of Ria Hall's new album Manawa Wera, available via her Bandcamp page.

You can help keep the Whammy Bar crew afloat by copping an awesome tee here.

Fellow St. Kevin's Arcade residents The Wine Cellar have some fab designs available as well.

Show your support for Pōneke heavy music stronghold Valhalla with a killer double print tee.

The champs at Christchurch's Darkroom have tees available here.

Tāmaki Makaurau collective The Grow Room have collaborative long sleeve tees with 95bFM available here.

Sulfate (Peter Ruddell of Wax Chattels) has awesome monochromatic designs available over on his Bandcamp page.

Possibly the classiest of the bunch is Green Grove's Callum Rooney-designed tee.

Pōneke sludge overlords Piggery have brutal designs available via Razored Raw.

Make sure everyone at work knows who's that bitch with a swanky new Dateline tee.

Rep your favourite NZ underground legend with a highly covetable PHF tee and / or peep his catwalk-ready new imprint Litter.

You can't go wrong with a supremely stylish new Na Noise tee.

Prove your love of Christchurch bedroom pop master Pickle Darling with a snazzy tee.

Wellington's Dark Divinity have a hellish range of t-shirts available.

Anthonie Tonnon has a special tee celebrating Aotearoa's rail heritage here.

Yoko Zuna have an awesome merch section to choose from, how swish is this YZ patch tee?

BEING. has subtly psychedelic tees available.

Rising duo Ripship have logo tees to space out with here.

You can't beat the classics, Flying Nun have a selection of vintage designs available here.

Everyone will know you've got your finger on the pulse when you're rocking a stylish UTR t-shirt!

Don't want to wait for NZ Post? You can also head along to your local record store to browse an up to date selection of NZ music t-shirts.


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