Indie Rock Folk Pop.

Back Story.

Born of wool shed piss-ups and coastal kick-backs, theSlacks was formed to instigate and lubricate a space where folks can cut loose and relax, not least of all the four members themselves.

Song Writing.

Armstrongs both write songs but not together so there are two styles of Slack in the musical sack.

Slacks songs are vignettes, observations, character studies and sing-a-longs dressed in the colours of pub-rock, hippie-punk, fizz-pop and country-ska.



In complete contrast to the writing of the songs, in the studio, the development of each song is highly collaborative.  All band members act as quality control knobs, keeping each other in check and adding to the flavour.

A lot is laid down as a group, especially vocals.  The immediate connection between people is an important ingredient in theSlacks vibe.

Live Sounds Like..

Buffed with a charming rough polish, theSlacks are at once gentle and hard as stone, delivering danceable beats, joyful indie-pop and a welcoming vibe that resonates with questing minds in these testing times.

Are We Experienced?

Early on, theSlacks cut their teeth in the pubs around Auckland town.  There was no circuit back then and theSlacks worked it hard.  It's where Marky learned to read a crowd.

Self-managed mini-tours followed, along with two full albums and numerous singles.

Radio, TV, Studio, Live on Stage, Sync or swim, theSlacks have done it all.  Seasoned professionals with a verve and fervour that makes them seem greener than they really are.

Festival Highlights.

22 Jan 2021 - Festival of Lights. 

7 Mar 2020 - Hokitika Wildfoods Festival. 

1 Feb 2020 - King Beats, Kingston. 

18 Jan 2020 - Summer Nights, Stratford.

3 Mar 2019 - Spirit Festival, Waimauku. 

3 Nov 2018 - Nelson Cider Festival. 

18 Mar 2018 - Music In Parks, Helensville River Reserve.

17 Mar 2018 - WOMAD, New Plymouth. 

10 Mar 2018 - Hokitika Wildfoods Festival.

18 Jan 2018 - Festival of Lights, Pukekura Park.

25 Aug 2017 - Taranaki Arts Festival, Spiegeltent.

20 Jan 2016 - Festival of Lights, Pukekura Park.

1 Jan 2016 -  Prana Festival, Coromandel.

28 Jan 2015 - Luminate, Takaka.