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Melted Ice Cream Presents Better Living 2016: AUCKLAND

When
Fri Jun 10th, 2016
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8:00pm
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Better Living is back! For the first time! This is the first Auckland installment of an annual Melted Ice Cream thing! Mmm! Dope!

• OPPOSITE SEX (Dunedin)
• T54 (Christchurch)
• SF a.k.a SEAN OREILLY [King Loser]
• CENTRE NEGATIVE
• INVISIBLE THREADS
• OLYMPUS

$10 ON THE DOOR! TERRIBLY GOOD VALUE! FIRST BAND ON AT 8.30 SHARP SO COME EARLY!

OPPOSITE SEX plonked out an album sometime around 2011 (I forget exactly when, I never research these things) that was mailed to various radio station people whose job it was to send smiley face emojis to publicists. The sycophantic suckers in question phell for it, thank god, and the Opp-Sex album lovingly roared its way into hearts around the world. Gotta love an oddity, huh Anyway, theyre back with their album Hamlet and if were basing our rating on their last Auckland visit, then boingo, these babies sure DO rip! Essential listening: https://oppositesex.bandcamp.com/track/complicity

T54 are the main course lambshank within the Irish restaurant that is New Zealand. Or are they the entree Either way, we are the dinner plates. And anyone could be the eater. Its anybodys guess. Unnerving. Unnerving. Unnerving. Essential listening: Their self-titled album: https://t54t54.bandcamp.com/track/return-to-action-movies

SF a.k.a. SEAN OREILLY was the guy from King Loser; in fact, he still is. Indeed, the man has not died. Being one of the more hallmarked members of the night gives him no right to be prematurely deified, no less in a writeup as flippant as this one, but shit, girl, you oughta hear im whack that g-tar! Just dont flush any heads just yet, bullies -- there might be some sap to wade through, but its part of the craft... as soon as that peaceful plonk turns to noise, boyo, you better shiver! Essential Listening: https://www.youtube.com/watchv=pnAiNCl-uR4

CENTRE NEGATIVE was the solo project of Michael McClelland, formerly of Team Ugly, but he has now given birth to a lovely big band of misfits playing his fucked up brand of social anxiety punk-zonk. There’s 7 of them and four of them play casiotones. Brammo! Essential listening: The smash hit, ‘Secretly He’s A Racist’: http://meltedicecream.bandcamp.com/track/secretly-hes-a-racist

INVISIBLE THREADS are about to release a brand new album through Melted Ice Cream and for this show theyre towing a whopping fifteen modular synthesizers to all make wonderful, faster-than-average-tempo-for-your-average-band-of-punks, geek trash, good shit-zonk. Essential listening: A new single from their upcoming album ‘Oxide’, which WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AT THE GIG! : http://invisiblethreads.bandcamp.com/track/zs

OLYMPUS are somewhat of a new thing that features the best members of Kraus, Pumice and Thistle Group. Kinda Marine Girls played alongside a 60s southeast asian radio station, or probably not since Im terrible at comparisons. But hey, no use waiting for me to over-explain. Dont fuck up -- just come and listen to the damn thing. Essential listening: https://www.youtube.com/watchv=2Qnevt-dW5c&feature=youtu.be

PLAYING ORDER TO BE DETERMINED ON THE NIGHT!

$10 ON THE DOOR! What an atrocious price! (Im trying to bring in atrocious as a good thing like cool/sick, as in maaan, that burger was atrocious)

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Tags
acoustic/solo, alternative, art/noise, electronic, punk/hardcore




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