Tom Lark: All Night Long
Tom Lark hails from the earthquake ravaged city of Christchurch, although I'm told the above video for his first single 'All Night Long' was filmed somewhere just outside of Auckland. He released his six track self-titled EP back in 2011 which has been described as "a collection of sunlight starved tunes composed in musty, jungle like bedroom conditions". His use of unconventional samples, blended with alt-pop melodies showcases his storytelling skills and ability to transform noise in to delightful, revolutionary tunes.
He's already been compared to Sparklehorse, The Shins and Beck... (I was about to make a terrible joke about him shaking the very ground beneath you or some other inappropriate earthquake joke but decided it might not go down so well)