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The Internet Announce Two New Zealand Shows

The Internet Announce Two New Zealand Shows

Wednesday 18th May, 2016 9:17AM

LA-based soul collective The Internet just can't stay away, and are returning to New Zealand for two shows in August. Last on these shores for Laneway back in January, the six-strong crew are still touring their excellent Grammy nominated album Ego Death released last year. Sure to put some much needed summer feels into your midwinter, here are the details...


The Internet

Tuesday 2nd August, The Powerstation, Auckland
Tickets available HERE from AAAticketing.co.nz

Thursday 4th August, Shed 6, Wellington
Tickets available HERE from Ticketek.co.nz 


Here's the vid for 'Special Affair' lifted from Ego Death....


PRESS RELEASE:

Robin Fernando and Laneway Presents with ATL bring to you
THE INTERNET

FOR TWO NEW ZEALAND SHOWS, AUGUST 2 AND 4
After a stonking Laneway 2016 performance, itís an enormous pleasure to welcome back THE INTERNET, for two dates in Auckland and Wellington this August 2nd and August 4th respectively. Tickets go on sale Wednesday 25th May.

The LA-based soul collective began as two people - Syd Tha Kyd and producer/synth player Matt Martians. An offshoot of Odd Future, THE INTERNET blends smooth electronic urban soul, with chugging drums and slinking bass lines overlaid by front-woman Sydís honeyed vocals. Syd taught herself how to record, engineer, and produce at age 15. She also sings, imbuing every song with a sultry, mellifluous, quiet power. Matt produces and plays synths. Like all post-modern relationships, the duo initially met on Myspace in 2008, only to meet in-person three years later.

THE INTERNET branched off from the Odd Future collective and started their own band in 2011. Syd had been writing music since she was small; she put this on hold to become OFís DJ and producer, and picked her songs back up in 2011 to make her first full-length album with Matt. THE INTERNET have now released three albums Ė 2011ís Purple Naked Ladies, 2012ís Feel Good and 2015ís Ego Death which they are currently touring.

When they play live, THE INTERNET is a full band Ė swelling to a six-person outfit with Patrick Paige II, Christopher Allan Smith, Jameel Bruner and Steve Lacy joining Syd and Matt. They began playing together to tour behind Feel Good, and since then the band members all contributed their talents to THE INTERNETís latest album, the Grammy nominated Ego Death Ė their most evolved album to date, featuring guest appearances from the likes of Janelle Monae, Tyler, the Creator, and Vic Mensa.

Recorded in the bandís hometown of Los Angeles, Ego Death is a heady mix of confessions and come-ons, shiny Rhodes keyboard glimmers, chugging drums, slinking bass lines, and Sydís honeyed voice anchoring the mix. Itís a record that connects the dots between Digable Planets, Erykah Baduís Baduizm, the warm, inviting breezes of the West Coast, and the stories that only happen very late at night or very early in the morning, all played by musicians who are carrying the soul torch for the new generation.

Do not miss your chance to see THE INTERNET perform their beautifully crafted and genre-defying funk-tinted R&B soul - these shows will sell fast!

THE INTERNET NEW ZEALAND SHOW DATES:

TUESDAY 2 AUGUST Ė POWERSTATION - AUCKLAND
www.aaaticketing.co.nz

THURSDAY 4 AUGUST - SHED 6 - WELLINGTON
www.ticketek.co.nz

TICKETS GO ON SALE WEDNESDAY 25 MAY



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They played Laneway 2016!
Posted by rachel - anonymous 2 months ago


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