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Moths to the Flame is the debut music video for Wānaka based rock band Powder Chutes.

Already stalwarts of the vibrant local live scene, Powder Chutes have been fermenting amongst Wanaka's rich creative melting pot of musicians, producers, DJs, artists, and athletes for a number of years.


Their debut EP, recorded at North Otago’s Studio Sublime with Steve Harrop and Tom Havard, dropped in January 2022 to critical acclaim, and has been streamed over 100,000 times in just 6 months.


The EP and subsequent singles, feature art by Jersey born Producer, DJ, Snowboarder, Skater, and Graffiti Artist, Scott Nixon, and have been described as a joyful call to arms for anyone who likes pounding filthy rock, grounded in melodic sensibilities.


Powder Chutes recently supported The Feelers on their Communicate 21st Anniversary Tour, and played with rock titans Pull Down The Sun at their recent Christchurch show.


The Chutes have been heavily involved in the bi-annual YAMI Sounz Summit, where they’ve recorded with Lee Prebble and Barnaby Weir, wigged out with Seamus Johnson from Sea Mouse, and joined icons on stage such as Troy Kingi, Delaney Davidson, Tiki Taane, Laughton Kora, Bella Kalolo, Deva Mahal, Shapeshifter, and Kings amongst others. Sweet noise pollution... groove-fuelled grunge...


Powder Chutes are electrifying, ambitious, and hungry.

Moths to the Flame: Music Video

Release date: May 2023

Director: Joe Murdie

Producer: Erin Murdie

Production co-ordinator: Anna McConville

Cinematographer: Joe Murdie

Cam-Assist: Ben Wallbank

Editor: Joe Murdie

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