Never too far from their next tour, Die! Die! Die! have today announced a three date run of shows stopping in Dunedin, Christchurch and Wellington this August and September.
These shows see former bassist Lachlan Anderson rejoining the band fulltime, and will coincide with a period of writing as they begin work on their seventh full length album, and the follow up to 2017s Charm. Offensive.
Anderson left Die! Die! Die! in 2011 after recording fourth album Harmony and a gruelling tour of China at the end of a 3 month run. He is currently based in the UK and has been composing soundtracks, including work on the Netflix series Tabula Rasa and the thriller film 6 days.
With a touring history as blurry and battle scarred as the busiest of artists of their home country, show by show, Die! Die! Die! have focused themselves into a captivating and dependable proposition. Time and time again, they set the well-trod circuits they’ve carved out for themselves alight.
Never too far from their next tour, Die! Die! Die! have today announced a three date run of shows stopping in Dunedin, Christchurch and Wellington this August and September.
Heka, Die Musikband and Lars Von Trio - A Psych Kraut Explosionhttps://www.undertheradar.co.nz/ticket/8458/Ha-The-Unclear---Invisible-Lines-Album-Launch.utr
Three bands representing the cream of Dunedin psychedelic rock and krautrock warm up your winter with a triple-header at The Cook.
Heka have been weaving multi-coloured musical moments since 2009. Tonight's line-up of Stephen Kilroy (Stephen), Heath Te Au (The Puddle, Mink, Cloudboy, Squirm) Tenzin Mullin (Suka) and Craig Monk (Mink, Cloudboy) will psych you out.
Die Musikband are relative newcomers but with an impressive pedigree. There's a real buzz about town for the krautrock-influenced tunes delivered by Jeff Harford (Bored Games, The Rip, My Deviant Daughter, Psychic Maps), John Guy Howell (Alpha Plan, Salon Kingsadore, The Broken Heartbreakers), Karen McLean (Onanon, Death By Silo) and Alex Gilks (Old Tom Frost).
Lars Von Trio brings Heka's Monk and Mullin together with drummer Greg Cairns (The Renderers, The Verlaines, Constant Pain, MarineVille) for a set of mesmerising psychedelic jams.
$10 presales (+BF), $15 door
Recently coming off a sold out NZ tour and collaborative EP with pals Soaked Oats and Being., Ha the Unclear are now very pleased to announce a tour of NZ and Australia in support of new album Invisible Lines out August 3rd and joined by Lacuna and Fazed on a Pony for the Dunedin show.
If it wasn’t a year already stinking hot enough, during which they played shows with The Shins and The Dandy Warhols, single Wallace Line is now a Top 20 finalist for the 2018 Silver Scroll and 2 minute chicken liberation anthem recently went #1 on RadioActive.fm.
Newly released video single ‘Stuck In My Head’ is a brightly coloured, “one shot” circus, in which the band play a children's TV presenter, a twitcher, a teacher, and a gallant infantryman and features fellow Auckland musician Lou'ana Whitney as co-presenter.
Beastwars return this winter for their first New Zealand tour in over 2 years.
The band announced their hiatus after the release of their third album The Death of All Things, but will reunite for 4 shows this July and August following the news that singer Matt Hyde is in remission after being diagnosed with cancer in 2017.
With a setlist made up of favourites from their trilogy of albums Beastwars, Blood Becomes Fire and The Death Of All Things, Beastwars also promise to treat fans to new music as they deliver a tour that celebrates life, good friends and the huge riffs that they are known for.
Jed Parsons is hitting the road to celebrate the release of his upcoming debut album MIDNIGHT FEAST, which is out on July 13.
Presented by Undertheradar, Parsons will tour with his full band, which includes Jonty O'Connor on drums; Moses Robbins on bass guitar and Tom Harris on keyboards.
The shows follow an action-packed few months for the Kiwi singer-songwriter who burst onto the local scene in January with the debut single from his upcoming album, ‘Get Lost'
With Marlon Dreaming Support.
The All Seeing Hand are excited to announce the upcoming release of their new album Syntax Error. They are touring to release this new sonic exploration of the internal externalised, and the external consumed. Please join them in the simulation! With Support from Motte and Tiny Pieces of Eight.
Joined by special guests Emily Fairlight (and band)!
Dictaphone Blues return this winter, set to lift the lid on a new EP; a five song offering entitled Elastic Meditation.
Like a champion sweeper in a curling match, the early singles Bully, When Your Simulation Crossed Mine, and Elastic Meditation have dusted the ice smooth, paving the way for a full EP of catchy guitar pop due for release on Friday June 29th.
To celebrate the release, the band will chime around NZ's four main centres in July, playing the new EP in full, as well as smash hits from their previous releases Mufti Day, Beneath The Crystal Palace, and On The Down And In. The band, made up of Edward Castelow, Barney Chunn, Matthias Jordan and Myles Allpress have played countless shows across NZ and contributed to some of this countries favourite indie bands over the past 15 years, and can’t wait to bring their happy-go-lucky live show to the people this winter.
Joining Dictaphone Blues on all dates will be Eden Mulholland. The multifaceted Perth-based musician renowned for his inventive solo albums; his work with the Auckland Theatre Company; the recent New Zealand Festival 2018 hit Rushes; and being the voice of mid-2000 indie favs Motocade.
Good ol' Wurld Series are touring New Zealand in July in support of their new EP 'Stately and Befrothed', released through good 'ol Melted Ice Cream. Joined by Fazed on a Pony and Evil Kid.
Twisted Frequency Festival is proud to present the Ticket launch tour!
Bringing you a stonking heavy bass party!!! Celebrate the early bird tickets going up on sale and get a proper underground dance floor session in.
Expect a tricked out show of live psychedelic visuals on top ♥
A favorite among our bass head fans, coming from Sydney Australia we have Xsetra!!! On first performing at Twisted Frequency three years ago he has quickly become a part of the family and we are so lucky to have him return to share his weird and wonderful drum and bass journey with us once again.
For a taste of what to expect check out his set from the New year slot at this years festival:
Next up we have Ism (Formerly organikismness) Feature heavyweight of the south island bass scene, Ism Has been a long standing contributor to many elements of the Aotearoa bass music world and is another perfect addition for the ticket launch tour! Having just finished touring his other project Soulware with an incredible response nation wide, Ism is jumping back on the road to bring us that beautiful NZ Organik _ Audio sound.
Peep his most recent release here:
One of the most talented performers and producers in the Twisted Frequency Team is Loom. Holding down a wide range of quality electronic styles at festival across NZ and the world for over ten years now, Loom has established himself as an incredible asset to the underground party world, It wouldn't be a bass party tour without him.
Follow him on soundcloud to check out with this mad cat is up to next:
The Rock presents Skinny Hobos Album Release Tour.
w/ support from Pieces Of Molly and No Broadcast
Straight off the back of a scorching Homegrown set in Wellington, a couple of dates on I Am Giant’s final NZ tour and the announcement of their debut performance at Spark Arena in support of Biffy Clyro, Skinny Hobos celebrate the launch of their debut album with an 11 date national tour.
Never content to rest on their touring laurels, Skinny Hobos will be delivering their power-packed, 2 piece rock and roll across the country on their biggest headline tour yet, ably supported around the South Island by Pieces of Molly and No Broadcast. Alex Elvis, vocals and guitars states, “it’s been a long time coming, but we finally have an album that we’re proud of and we can’t wait to come play it for you!”.
The video for current single Jacked like the Ripper, a live set favourite, will also be released on the 18 May. The single is available now through Spotify, iTunes and all other digital outlets.
Skinny Hobos self-titled debut album is released everywhere Friday 18 May.
For updates and tour dates find Skinny Hobos on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Bandcamp - @skinnyhobos.
Kiwi icon's The Jordan Luck Band announce the 18 date ‘Why Does Love Do This To Me?’ NZ Winter Tour 2018, trekking across the country from Friday May 18th to Saturday August 4th.
Jordan Luck is the lead singer and songwriter for the New Zealand rock band The Exponents. The Exponents, had a staggering 18 Top 40 singles over the years, and Victoria was recently voted by public as the 8th greatest New Zealand song of all time. At the 2007 APRA Silver Scroll Awards on 18 September, Jordan Luck was named as the first inductee to the New Zealand Music Hall of Fame.
The Jordan Luck Band NZ Winter Tour 2018 will feature all the crowd favourites; from Why Does Love Do This To Me to I’ll Say Goodbye, Who Loves Who The Most to Victoria, Sink Like A Stone to Whatever Happened to Tracey'....and many more.
Tour support comes from Ekko Park. Following notable European success, including their first Italian tour in 2017, the Auckland foursome have just finished recording their highly anticipated 3rd album.
Julian Temple Band "Antarctica" Album Release w/ Koizilla, The Patsys (Matt Langley & Graeme Peters), Ana Moser (Spinster).
Doors at 8:30pm / Music from 9pm
Early Bird Tickets for a limited time only - $10 from:
Door Sales $15/$20 with an album.
Dunedin’s Julian Temple Band are all set to release their latest record “Antarctica” on June 1st, 2018. For their sixth and arguably most textured album to date, JTB have employed the talents of three new members, doubling their line-up since their humble beginnings as a 3-piece - Steve Marshall (Left Or Right) has picked up the low end bass duties, Logan Hampton (Alizarin Lizard) has joined in on keys and synth, and Richard Ley-Hamilton (Males, Space Bats Attack!, Asta Rangu) wails on electric guitar, while stalwarts Paul McLennan-Kissel, Alex Vaatstra and Julian Temple are happily still at the drums, violin, guitar/vocals respectively.
Lush sounding and never tied down to any sort of genre, the album, which was recorded at Chick's Hotel in Port Chalmers, Dunedin, instates flavours of blues, psychedelic and hooky pop, always with dark and bouncy undertones. Temple's songwriting is still as idiosyncratic as ever yet still familiar in a way that gives the listener an almost tangible soundscape to grasp onto. The band provides a textured hammock for the voice and song to lay back in, with Hampton's Doors-esqe keyboards and Vaatstra's avant-garde violins pushing and pulling to create a combination not often heard. Ley-Hamilton's and Temple's electric and acoustic guitar work flesh the songs out with plenty of dirt, while the rhythm section of Steve Marshall and PMK provide a distinguished pulse that tattoos the listeners ear with an indelible mark.
Named "Antarctica" after one of the songs, the title suits the album's atmosphere impeccably, lending itself to a vibrant starkness that is cold and dark yet at the same time, provides the warmth one would yearn for in such an environment.
June 1 - The Cook, Dunedin w/ Koizilla, The Patsys (Matt Langley & Graeme Peters), Ana Moser (Spinster).
Being., Soaked Oats and Ha the Unclear will celebrate their new split release Corduroy Cape: A Persnickety Mixtape with a circus in May across four dates in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, and Dunedin.
TICKETS FROM UNDER THE RADAR
The Corduroy Cape Mixtape is a peep into each band's sock drawer, lint filter and vacuum bag. A pot-pourri of covers, unreleased material and special demo cuts, a whiff of the familiar and a niff of new noises. It is Pop-hearted and indie-scum, hard cheese and the morning muesli, all glued together with a collegial spirit and a like-minded lilt.
Tracks will be released in a stagger over the next few weeks with Being.'s 'Fold Into The Sea' first to arrive on Monday April 30.
Mon April 30 • Being. - 'Fold into the Sea'
Fri May 4 • Soaked Oats - 'Dance Yrself Clean (LCD Soundsystem)'
Fri May 11 • Ha the Unclear - 'Battery Farm'
Tues May 15 • 'Corduroy Cape: A Persnickety Mixtape' full release
The seed for the split release was sown during an overzealous post-show conversation when everybody involved shared a bill at Auckland's Whammy Bar. Composed mostly of hand gestures, yelling and disproportionate body language it was ordained and somehow communicated that said split release should contain both a cover and an original from each band. The Corduroy Cape Mixtape was conceived.
BirdsNest Presents: Mild Orange x Jack Berry - Dutch Foreplay Tour
Supported by the sensational Old Boy
Dunedin bands Mild Orange and Jack Berry Band are embarking on a sonic journey together around NZ to celebrate their new music releases. Expect a lovely evening of colour and dance.
After a hiatus from touring, Mild Orange are back and are releasing their debut album ‘Foreplay’ this April. The band, known to lust for smooth sounds, are eager to share their melting melodies with y'all. They're making music with love, but just getting started yo
Jack Berry’s debut Ep 'Dutch' is set to release this April, So he’s enlisted Kevin, DX and Shorts to play it alongside him throughout the country. After a long summer of touring Jack Berry Band live sets around NZ, the boys are back!
Your friendly friends Old Boy and their simply simple tunes will be present to join in on the fun. Nic, Reuben, Casey and Jack look forward to spending some quality time with you all.
Hold up! wait a minute --- let me clean this record......
DO YOUR DANCE.....
Introducing the second installment of a regular club night stemming from Radio One's Tuesday night show 'Negative Space'. Leave your troubles at the door and lose yourself to the dance.
Be Kind - Be free
Feat. Back On Track, Frost, Acid Police, Danny Creature
It's NZ music month so pop along this Thursday night to The Captain Cook for some freshly spun wax! DJ Deform (Sam Ovens) will be spinning records all night for you to keep your bods moving to.
Sam will play an eclectic and lively bunch of tunes (some local) from his vinyl collection ranging from post-punk, indie-rock, psych, synth, new-wave, heavy, garage/punk-rock or anything else he thinks you need to hear. Rumour has it Mike McLeod will also spin some LPs into the night to keep the entertainment flowing.
Free Entry! Come have some drinks and make some new friends within the warm walls of The Captain Cook. 8pm - late.
See you wonderful humans there!
Finn carving up a storm this year with one man band show that doesn't suck (or have any loops lol) fresh off the back of 2 single releases with more on the way.
Dick sharpening his craft before a nationwide tour with Emily Fairlight - it's unfair because his voice and songwriting are already stupidly good.
Motte. Hometown hero, needs no intro, loops things but it's actually transcendental + exceptional. Still has a few vinyls to flick off. Don't miss out dummy she's world class. She blew me and Dick's minds last time with a 30min improvised set and we were like 'who even is she'.
The rejuvenated Captain Cook hosts the best Dunedin band never to have graced its stage: the Dead C. The Port Chalmers trio have been plugging in since 1987. Now with 35 or so albums under their belts, they are looking to a new LP this year on Ba Da Bing, entitled 'Rare Ravers', as well as a seven date Scandinavian tour in June, winding up in Helsinki at the Sideways Festival. What better warm up for the fjords than a gig at the Cook? Imagine chasing the Yorkshire circumnavigator through the bloody shallows of Kealakekua Bay - war club upraised - 'Bad Politics' running through your head. He's one dead palangi.
Remember what John Peel said about the Fall: 'always different, always the same'? That's the Dead C too. Support will be provided by local upstarts Bad Sav, what more can you ask for, the Bad and the Dead on one great bill?
This is a very rare opportunity to experience one of New Zealand's most Internationally acclaimed bands. Not to be missed.
Door sales only. $20, from 8pm
Tom's back with his sophomore record 'Template for Love' and is taking it all around the country. The album has everything - energetic folk-rockers, sardonic ballads, social commentary and achingly open love songs. Come see Tom and his band perform it at the great Captain Cook Hotel
Radio One 91FM and the 91Club present:
Hans Pucket - https://hanspucket.bandcamp.com
ONONO - https://o-n-o-n-o.bandcamp.com/
Jaggers x Lines - https://jaggersxlines.bandcamp.com/
DJ Waveney Russ
Thursday 26th April
The Captain Cook Hotel
Entry is FREE with the RAD1 app or card
The RAD1 app is available here: https://rad1.co.nz/
The RAD1 card is FREE to all students of the University of Otago / Otago Polytechnic, available from the University / Polytechnic I.D Offices.
SAT 21 APRIL 2018
3 FEA STREET
Feastock Day 12pm @ 3 Fea St
Feastock Night 7:30pm @ The Captain Cook Hotel
TICKETS EXCLUSIVELY @ COSMIC (355 George Street)
+ ONLINE @ https://www.cosmicticketing.co.nz/event/show/5405
LIMITED TICKETS AVAILABLE - $50 (inclusive of booking fee)
TICKET INCLUDES NIGHT EVENT ENTRY
RETAIN FESTIVAL WRISTBAND FOR NIGHT ENTRY
THERE ARE NO DOOR SALES FOR THE DAY OR NIGHT EVENT
BYO FOOD FOR BBQ
NO PARKING AVAILABLE
ONE WAY DOOR POLICY - COME PREPARED
A bus service will run a loop from Fea St to The Captain Cook Hotel directly after the final act of the day @ approx 7:30pm.
The day will go ahead rain or shine in true Dunedin style. Look forward to an amazing show set in the thick, earthy Pine Hill bush & a cosmic late night party @ The Cook!
FULL 2018 LINE UP
There were 14 items in your list. Here they are in random order:
FLORA & SEAN
JULIAN TEMPLE BAND
FOR THE QUAIL
OPERATION ROLLING THUNDER
DR MARIGAUX & HIGHWAY 88
TINY PIECES OF 8
LEFT OR RIGHT
HIGH TWITCH ATHLETIC CLUB
SILLY DRUNKEN BASTARDS
Supreme sweethearts of New Zealand alt-country, Eb & Sparrow bring their highly anticipated third record SEEING THINGS on tour throughout New Zealand with curated visual installation - Don't miss this special one of a kind show folks!
“This is the sound of your new favourite band” Simon Sweetman, Off The Tracks.
“Ebony Lamb’s standing as one of the country’s coolest, most sultry voices” The Listener
On the back of their previous release Sun/Son (2015, Country Music Award Finalists for album & song 2016) Eb & Sparrow have gained national recognition and have become renowned for their self-carved niche and unique musical style in the ever- widening scope that is New Zealand Americana.
Seeing Things is written by front-woman Ebony Lamb and arranged by Eb & Sparrow, recorded in the historic homestead Ahiaruhe, in the heart of the Wairarapa January 2017, with Tui award winning producer and sound engineer Brett Stanton (NZ/Melbourne) who co-produced with the band. Utilising vintage recording equipment and instruments in the large wooden building to take advantage of the lush textures and presence, the band has pulled out all the stops.
The rhythm section, consists of new drummer Justin Barr (Golden Awesome) Chris Winter on bass, keys & trumpet, Ebony Lamb on electric guitar Gram Antler on electric guitar and bass & Bryn Heveldt on lapsteel.
On April 17th Thought Creature will release their second album Ocean Dream through Fantasy Fiction Records, thier first full length since 2008´s Teleport Palace. Ocean Dream was recorded by the band and mixed and co produced by Bevan Smith while the group were between New Zealand and Berlin. Wellington's ex Happy Bar Studio and the hull of Wellington's iconic Tug Boat were used as the primary recording spaces for the album.
Thought Creature have been on an extended hiatus with members Danny Brady focusing on Dunedin projects Death and the Maiden and Elan Vital and Berlin based Will Rattray continuing to produce and play with Full Moon Fiasco and under disco moniker Cosmic Palms.
The band will tour New Zealand over April to celebrate the release of the album with guest musicans Andy Frost (Tiger Tones, Coyote) on drums and Jelena Mirceta (Full Moon Fiasco) playing synthesisers. These will be there only New Zealand shows for 2018!
Marlins dreaming and Soaked Oats have recently undergone a transformation and have been locked in studios away from light trying to capture and communicate the experience of becoming werewolves. While scientists tinker with these songs the bands decided they would head out on the road in their new states and play said songs live to see if the experiment worked. Alas, Soaked Dreams teen wolf tour... Okay will c u guyz dere wohoo
After finishing his 1st EU tour including shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival Tom Lee-Richards is launching his debut Mini-LP 'Out of the Oddness' and celebrating with a NZ, Aus and EU tour. The Blue Smoke launch will be supported by the powerful Julian Temple and Jo Little.
Under The Radar are currently premiering the music video for the title track from Tom's Mini-LP, directed by NZ's extraordinary Phoebe Mackenzie and Emily Berryman: http://bit.ly/2BGsIAC
"If the tune feels itself like something made by a true one-off, that's no accident." - Pop Matters Chicago.
"Idiosyncratic songwriting that expresses a unique artistic vision; in fact, his latest single “Out of the Oddness,” recounts the true story of a very young Tom breaking his arm on the first day of elementary school with a novelistic attention to detail" - 'The joy of violent movement' New York.
The single is now also available on Spotify: http://spoti.fi/2rTXuTi. You can download the Mini-LP on bandcamp: http://bit.ly/2Ep4OJ4
San Francisco transplant Julian Temple has been belting out his blues driven stories in and around Dunedin for the better part of 15 years. With 6 albums and 1000s of shows under his belt Temple’s seasoned live show is always a heartfelt experience whether he’s serenading a handful of dreamers or howling at a raging crowd of belligerent party animals!
Stripped back with her rhythm guitar, Jo transfixes with achingly beautiful vocals and sincere lyrics. She effortlessly balances her powerful voice with a natural fragility.
An established performer in her home town of Dunedin, Jo has toured extensively throughout New Zealand including shows in the U.K. and Australia.
Her debut E.P. Till The Blue Skies Come is available on iTunes and here:https://jolittle.bandcamp.com/