They emerged from the musty tunnels outside of Katikati, a derelict network of forgotten catacombs and unloved pits. A band, but at times appearing more like a horror-movie monster, birthed by small-town New Zealand and dripping in misanthropy and disillusionment, THREAT.MEET.PROTOCOL immediately drew heads and pricked ears.
Over the three years of their existence so far they have grown to be at the forefront of the resurgence of the previously stale Tauranga music scene. In actuality that may be an understatement; since their inception THREAT.MEET.PROTOCOL have dragged Tauranga music kicking and screaming into modernity. Enabling bands to head there as a destination again, THREAT.MEET.PROTOCOL’s passion and dedication has seen them share the stage with bands from all across the country (and the world) including Die! Die! Die!, Guitar Wolf (Japan), Pairs (China) and Bodies (Mebourne).
After a couple of EPs and tours the band stripped everything back and started again. Resurrecting themselves from a creative wilderness by adding virtuoso Luke Turner on keyboards, the existing rhythm section of Stefan Braunias and Austin Cunningham are now oozing fresh and exciting musical ideas. This new sense of energy has been distilled into Pretentious, five tracks of dynamic, heavy hitting sonic attack.