We were deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Reuben Winter (Totems, Milk, bandicoot, Caroles) last week. Reuben was an incredible creative force - a hugely talented musician across many instruments and disciplines, and a remarkable songwriter who drew people together and collaborated widely.
He was a key part of the Aotearoa music community, with a wildly infectious enthusiasm that propelled others to get involved, particularly across the punk, indie, and electronica scenes in Auckland and Wellington.
Reuben is gone far too soon and will be hugely missed. Our deepest condolences to his friends and whanau.
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