Head down Bond Street, there is a dark house by the park. It is a private residence but also houses a rehearsal room for local Auckland bands. Rehearsal room is enclosed with a soundproof door that never quite closes properly. It is small and and can feel claustrophobic. Tonight it contains hardcore band Long Distance Runner, a group of musicians that came together from the remains of past Auckland bands who have now disbanded. Their music style and inspiration morphing into the intensity that has collided to produce two EP's and a large amount of live shows around the country. Their style is fast and deafening, yet precise and disciplined, a result of the work the band has put into their music. The talent that comes together in this dark, lonely house on Bond Street is always present. Whilst aggressive and chaotic, LDR play with power and skill. It may be rehearsal but the band practice until they can't anymore.