El Jay Hall

Straight out of the Waikato suburbs, indie-pop quartet El Jay Hall wrap up the archetypes of youth angst in party sensibilites and snappy hooks. Born out of national heat-seeking competition Smokefree Rockquest, the boys took out the People's Choice and The Lowdown Best Song awards in 2015 - not bad considering they wrangled singer Stephen Watson just weeks out from their first performance.

Their summery pop tune 'Lights Out', recorded at Neil Finn's Roundhead Studios featured on Spotify's Discover Weekly podcast, as well as gaining airplay on pop radio around the country.