Altmusic 2014 presents...
Matmos (US) – NZ tour
Altmusic is excited to announce our first national tour of NZ for 2014 – avant-electronic superstars Matmos (US)!
Hugely influential electronic duo Matmos (Drew Daniel and M.C. Shmidt) will be performing for the first time ever in New Zealand, bringing their signature blend of mutant electronica and audio/visual extravagance to audiences around the country! Known as much for their visually dazzling live performances as for their MENSA-level conceptual backflips, Matmos hits the sweet spot between super-fun and finely-honed, beat-driven dance/psychedelia. With surgical precision, Matmos assemble intricate soundworlds from the most unlikely of sources including amplified crayfish nerve tissue, the pages of bibles turning, rat cages, human skulls, a cow uterus and much more - turning these samples on their head to create eminently danceable and conceptually mesmerizing sonic voyages!
“It takes a group like Matmos to pull off such serious music with such a sense of fun.” - The Quietus
“(Matmos) is well-known for nestling their own raunchy universe of found sounds into glitched-out disco-bounce, and, some say, saving musique concréte from the dustbin of electronic music history.” - Pitchfork
“While Matmos is often described in terms of conceptual frameworks and inspired sampling - the experimental duos dialogue of ideas, and the playfulness with which they perform live, is what has kept them relevant.” - Resident Advisor
With nine albums under their belt including their classic A Chance To Cut Is A Chance To Cure (Matador), Matmos recently released their newest The Marriage Of True Minds LP - an investigation into Ghostbusters-esque psychic experimentation - via Thrill Jockey. Matmos have collaborated with the likes of Bjork (working on Vespertine and Medulla), The Melvins, Herbert, Dan Deacon and many more!
Tour dates – 2014:
Dunedin – Tuesday 21 Jan, 8 pm Dunedin Public Art Gallery, w/ The Ladder Is Part Of The Pit
Christchurch - Wednesday 22 Jan, 9 pm Third Door Down, 7 Lincoln Lane, Addington w/ Sam Hamilton and Misfit Mod
Wellington – Thursday 23 Jan, 9 pm Mighty Mighty, with Ducklingmonster & Koi
Auckland – Friday 24 Jan, 9 pm Cassette Number Nine, w/ Team Catfood, Race Banyon and DJ Power Nap
Altmusic is a programme administered by the Audio Foundation www.audiofoundation.org.nz/altmusic
This tour is part of Altmusics programme of independent & adventurous international musicians touring New Zealand in 2013 – special thanks to CNZ for their continued support.