Fis & Rob Thorne
Experimental / Organic, Saplings Records (NZ)
Thorne and Fis debuted at Berlin’s CTM Festival in 2016. Since then they have played iconic settings such as Cafe Oto in London, Athens' Borderline Festival and Macao in Milan. Their most recent outing in Aotearoa was 2019's Christchurch Arts Festival.
The pair’s debut album Clear Stones was released by Subtext Records in 2017 and achieved critical acclaim at home and internationally. Their sophomore release Nga Parirau o te Karearea inaugurated Fis’ label Saplings Records. Saplings is a non-profit publication platform that devotes 100% of income to ecological restoration work. Since its inception in 2017 it has funded the planting of over 30,000 Mangrove trees in partnership with Eden Reforestation Projects.