Ruban Nielson formed Unknown Mortal Orchestra in 2010 after moving from New Zealand to Portland, Oregon, in the US. Since then the indie-rock band has released two albums and have been touring throughout Europe and North America, performing to sold out crowds.
Unknown Mortal Orchestra have now been nominated in this year's NZ Music Awards for Mentos Album of the Year and Best Alternative Album for their album II, Vodafone Single of the Year for So Good At Being In Trouble and Spotify Best Male Solo Artist.
Have a listen to songs from some of Unknown Mortal Orchestra's favourite New Zealand artists.
Warning: Some songs may contain explicit language.
The 48th annual Recorded Music NZ Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards ceremony is at Auckland's Vector Arena on Thursday 21 November. The show is being broadcast on the night on FOUR. nzmusicawards.co.nz. Tickets cost just $25 and can be purchased from ticketmaster.co.nz
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