I see a lot of indie/underground/unsigned bands across a variety of guitar-based genres. Last year I saw/photographed over 500 bands, and I would say around 10% of those I wouldn’t bother seeing again. The rest I would happily watch again, and some more than once. Manuka Hive are one such band. They’re not out there breaking new musical ground, and they don’t need to because they do what they do really well. Impressive rock melodies coupled with great stage presence and musicianship, the band is already attracting a lot of attention within the industry and from music fans around the country. This is definitely a band to watch over the coming year.