Emerging out of the sleepy port town of Lyttelton, The Settlers are a four-piece hip-hop act that are making waves around New Zealand. Consisting of Anthony Horan and Elias Tyro (lead MC’s), Laura Hunter (lead vocals), and Mike Thorpe (DJ), the group have steadily been cementing themselves as one of the South Island’s leading acts.
After years of packed-out local gigs playing to loyal fans, and a slew of festival performances, the talented group have been expanding nationwide. Sharing the stage with Homebrew, Swidt, Raiza Biza, Eno x Dirty, Dharmarat, Thundamentals, Bailey Wiley, & Tiki Tane, The Settlers possess a captivating stage presence that is hard to deny.
With a relatable experience drawing from the ups and downs of everyday life, The Settlers have an authentic take on hip-hop and present themes that are often lacking in mainstream music.
Boasting a hardworking mindset and the talent to match, The Settlers are in place to solidify themselves as one of New Zealand’s premium talents. Get familiar.
Check out their video released earlier this year ‘New Day’, produced by Tia Drumma and shot and edited by Richie Mills;