Press Kit

Bio

Lizard Prom Band Live at Paisley Stage
Lizard Prom L-R: Glen Pettitt (guitar), Tyley Burkin (guitar/vocals), Zoe Bower (bass), Liv Strawbridge (drums).

Lizard Prom are a four piece alternative band from Te Matau-a-Māui/Hawkes Bay (NZ). They draw influence from a variety of genres including shoegaze, post-punk and doom.

Previously named Queens of Beauty School, the band started mid-2014. Creating moody, atmospheric rock – dreamy, but with an aggressive undercurrent. During this period the band opened for Jakob and The Veils, as well as playing various local shows.

After a hiatus in 2018, the band regrouped at the start of 2019, renaming as Lizard Prom but continuing with the sound they had established in the years prior.

During 2019 they recorded and released their self titled debut EP, featuring the single Betty Goes to Hell and accompanying video. This track stayed in the Radio One Top11for 12 weeks, peaking number 1 in February. It was also playlisted by 95bFM.

In July 2021 they released their single 'Lullaby', followed a week later by their sophomore EP 'Unusual Pain'.

Continuing to play live regularly in their hometown of Hawkes Bay, and most recently venturing out of town to various venues in the North Island, Lizard Prom have built up a reputation as an exciting live act with chaotic energy.

Short Bio

Lizard Prom are a four piece alternative band from Te Matau-a-Māui/Hawkes Bay (NZ), whose influences include shoegaze, post-punk and doom. Creating moody, atmospheric rock – dreamy, but with an aggressive undercurrent, they have built up a reputation as an exciting live act with chaotic energy.

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Reviews

"With its hypnotic mystical sound Lizard Prom have produced a 3-song EP [Unusual Pain] that is full of compelling transcendent power... When it’s all over you take a breath and its takes a bit to get back to reality, a wonderful and provoking trip this EP is.
“My Bloody Valentine-like loud-upon-loud layers of noise-sound and it was beautiful. Hypnotic. All the things you crave and hope for. A most mesmerising performance.”
“It’s special. It’s one of the most unique and interesting sounds I have heard come out of NZ.”
“Lizard Prom’s 'Betty Goes To Hell' has an otherworldly quality to it that really makes it sound not much else that’s out there right now. With equal parts noise and pop hooks it’s definitely a band I’m interested in hearing more from!”
“The band brought a stylised, dreamy show to the stage. Lots of instrumentals and epic noise… Their set ended with a brilliant climax of noise and scream.”

Music/ Releases

– Debut Self-titled 4-track EP 'Lizard Prom' was released Friday 13 December 2019.

– Sophomore 3-track EP 'Unusual Pain' was released Friday 23 July 2021.

Achieved

Track: Betty Goes to Hell

Track: Lullaby

Support Slots

Opened for The Veils, Jakob, Beastwars and Mermaidens.

Photos

Photos for press can be downloaded here via dropbox. Please contact us below if you would like a particular photo or need it in a different format.

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Contact

For further queries, bookings and interviews, email us.

For any publishing or licensing queries, email Leah at Songbroker.

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