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Biography

Henika is Henrieta Tornyai, a newcomer multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter whose music blends genres as diverse as alternative rock, folk and jazz.

Announcing the self-titled debut EP by Henika, an NZ alternative solo artist, arriving on September 1st 2016. Recorded and produced by the legendary Andrew Buckton (Midnight Youth, Steriogram, D4) and featuring veteran drummer Mike Franklin-Browne (Pluto, Head Like A Hole), it is a polished yet fresh debut. The 6 track EP includes Henika’s previously released single ‘You bring me down’, a song that won Wildcard funding by popular vote from NZonAir in 2015.

Somewhere between Joni Mitchell and PJ Harvey, the EP swings from darkness to light, from stripped down, to a huge wall of sound. The vulnerable openness of a track like ‘The River’ is contrasted by the Jeff Buckley-esque dissonant layered guitars of ‘Torn in Two.’ A creamy and haunting lead vocal, introspective lyrics and 3 part harmonies combine to create a dark cinematic atmosphere, not unlike a David Lynch soundtrack.

Management Contact

For more info contact Henrieta at
henri.tornyai@gmail.com

Tracks

The River

Released

You Bring Me Down

Unreleased

The Night Has Come

Unreleased

One More Time

Unreleased

Earthbound

Released

Playlists

HENIKA

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Had a wonderful time last night at the Taite Music Awards. It was an honour to be nominated among such great artists. Congratulations to all the winners, it was well deserved. Thank you to Independent Music New Zealand (IMNZ) for putting on a great event.
Could it be an April Fools joke? Still pinching myself! Thank you Independent Music New Zealand (IMNZ)
https://henika.bandcamp.com/releases
Profiling the first of our finalists for the 2017 Auckland Live Best Independent Debut Award: The self-titled EP from Auckland's Henika
Some fan footage from Saturday's gig. What a perfect day it was. Thank you to Orewa Arts Council for putting it on and Andy from Tom Cat Productions for the brilliant job on the sound. And of course, a big thank you to Tim Gittins, Dean Rodrigues and Josh Clark :)
https://youtu.be/ZF_Ofz6nGYw
https://youtu.be/ZF_Ofz6nGYw
Fan shot video from the Orewa Boulevard Fiesta 11.02.2017. Featuring Dean Rodrigues on drums, Josh Clark on keys and bvs and Tim Gittins on guitar and bvs. T...
Here's the link to the show featuring some of my music on National Radio!
http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/afternoons/audio/201832291/favourite-album
http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/afternoons/audio/201832291/favourite-album
Dunken Frances has picked the self-titled album by Henika.
Happy New Year! I'm excited to announce my first live performance of 2017. Come enjoy a day at the beach at the Orewa Boulevard Fiesta. Can't wait!
https://www.facebook.com/events/741866122627455/
I'll be playing with my 4 piece band on the main stage. A whole day of music, markets and all kinds of fun right next to one of Auckland's best beaches! IT'S FREE!
GET IT NOW http://henika.co/
Vote for my song here:
http://www.theaudience.co.nz/henika/you-bring-me-down/