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Weekly Round Up: Friday 19th February

Weekly Round Up: Friday 19th February

Friday 19th February, 2016 5:16PM

Tour news this weeks sees a few Aussie acts heading this way!! Legendary guitarist, vocalist and songwriter Ed Kuepper has lined-up two headline shows for New Zealand in April. Melbourne hardcore group Outright are crossing the Tasman to headline the annual Hamtown Smackdown and has also locked in dates for a handful of side shows. Sydney-based emotional punk duo Hannahband are jumping the ditch to play a raft of shows with Auckland's own Carb On Carb next month. In terms of local tours, post-rock trio Jakob announced two shows on home soil before they head off to Europe. And Delaney Davidson announced an eight-date jaunt with his new project Manos Del Chango.


In release news, the ethereal Purple Pilgrims unveiled a gorgeous video for new tune 'Forever' as they prepare to release a fresh album next Friday. Tauranga trio Threat.Meet.Protocol let loose a NSFW video for new single 'The Garden' as they also gear up to unleash a record via Muzai. Young guns Yukon Era put out a great clip for 'Her Worst Nightmare' that is a promising sign of things to come. Roy Irwin has released his amazing new album S.O.D.A. which you can stream via Bandcamp. In international news, FKA Twigs has emerged with a new single called 'Good To Love' which came out with a self-directed video. And Santigold unwrapped candied single 'Banshee' in anticipation of releasing her new album 99.


This week's Caught Live comes courtesy of The Wireless. It's the amazing trio Hex, performing and being interviewed at their home in Naenae, Wellington...


WEEKEND GIG PICKS:

Friday

Auckland: The Grant Hart Conspiracy - Kings Arms Tavern
Auckland: Rackets and Wormstar - Golden Dawn
Wellington: Twerps with Hex + Terror Of The Deep - Meow
Christchurch: The River Jesters, Kentucky Fried Children + The Brewers - Darkroom
Dunedin: Carnivorous Plant Society EP Release - Taste Merchants

Saturday

Auckland: Raggamuffin - Trusts Stadium
Auckland: Twerps with Guardian Singles + Avoid! Avoid - Whammy Bar
Wellington: Death Cab For Cutie - The Opera House
Christchurch: Nostalgia Festival - Ferrymead Park
Dunedin: Waitati Music And Arts Festival - Bland Park

Head over to our Gig Guide for more listings!!!


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