Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland

Dream Guitar Pop

Listen to BEING.

Bursting with melodies of hope-filled melancholy, BEING. is the indie-rock project of Tāmaki Makaurau songwriter Jasmine Balmer. Known for their dynamic live performances, BEING. interweaves illustrative lyric and a dream-guitar-pop aesthetic, with poetry excerpts on occasion. Their vibrant arrangements range from solo to full-band expressions with the support of talented friends Joshua Worthington-Church (Galaxy Bear), Simeon Kavanagh-Vincent (Lucky Boy^), Tom Broome (Homebrew), and JY Lee (Avantdale Bowling Club). Lush layers and drones "pressed through tumbling guitars" create the "crushingly tender" soundscape that is BEING.