Carnivorous Plant Society Announce Nationwide TourThursday 21st January, 2016 9:50AM
Mexican fantasy band Carnivorous Plant Society are making tracks around the country throughout February and early March to celebrate the release of their new EP Phantom Finger. The group, which is led by Finn Scholes, incorporates trumpets, violin, vibraphone, tuba, guitar, synthesizers, keyboards, bass and drums to build up intriguing soundscapes that blend mariachi, spaghetti western and sci-fi flavours to entice the imagination. Here are the details for their extensive tour...
Carnivorous Plant Society
Thursday 11th February, Darkroom, Christchurch w/ Motte
Friday 12th February, Old Lodge Theatre, Hokitika
Sunday 14th February, The Sherwood, Queenstown
Tuesday 16th February, Venue TBC, Stewart Island
Thursday 18th February, Repertory Theatre, Invercargill
Friday 19th February, Taste Merchants, Dunedin
Saturday 20th February, Event Centre, Ashburton
Wednesday 24th February, The Mussel Inn, Golden Bay
Thursday 25th February, Little Theatre, Picton
Friday 26th February, Meow, Wellington
Saturday 27th February, 4th Wall Theatre, New Plymouth
Sunday 28th February, The Wine Cellar, Auckland
Tuesday 1st March, Gateway Theatre, Whakatane
Wednesday 2nd March, The Plaza Theatre, Putaruru
Thursday 3rd March, Arts Gallery, Tauranga
Here's the video for 'Misty Magic Land' from their debut album released early 2014...
Carnivorous Plant Society in association with Arts on Tour NZ Trust are embarking on an extensive tour of New Zealand including the North, South and Stewart Island in support of their forthcoming EP 'Phantom Finger'.
Arts on Tour NZ Trust is the pre-eminent community-focused touring agency to rural and remote centres of New Zealand.
Ticket details here - http://aotnz.co.nz/index.php?page=touring-now
Carnivorous Plant Society tell stories both through music and with custom-made animated projections guaranteed to melt your mind in the most pleasurable way. Led by trumpet and keyboard player Finn Scholes, they coax life from an astounding array of instruments - trumpets, violin, vibraphone, tuba, guitar, synthesizers, keyboards, bass, drums, even the odd vocal and some whistling.
Mexican mariachi mixes with spaghetti western; flavours of futuristic sci-fi blend with bizarre, spine-chilling nuances drawn from Stephen King novels.
"shining, uplifting delight" - John Campbell
"an exotic, cinematic sound of their own, full of rich instrumental flourishes and characterful phrases" - Lydia Jenkin, Time Out
Thu 11th Feb, darkroom, Christchurch
Fri 19th Feb, Taste Merchants, Dunedin
Fri 26th Feb, Meow, Wellington
Sun 28th Feb, The Wine Cellar, Auckland