Melbourne Smackwave Artist Spike Fuck Heading To New Zealand For Three ShowsTuesday 16th May, 2017 3:00PM
Melbourne-based solo artist Spike Fuck is making her way to New Zealand for three shows in June, including an appearance at this year's Borderline Festival. Describing her sound as "smackwave", which is also the name of her debut four-song EP released last year, Spike has won fans around the globe with her heart-on-the-sleeve songs that blends elements late 80s new wave and late 70s post-punk with "a dash of country music/singer-songwriter sensibilities delivered in Las Vegas Ballroom karaoke vocal style". Here are the dates for Spike Fuck's upcoming shows on these shores...
Saturday 3rd June, Borderline Music Festival, Whammy, Auckland
Monday 5th June, Pyramid Club, Wellington w/ Womb + Sungrl
Wednesday 7th June, Audio Foundation, Auckland w/ Ducklingmonster, Ragged Veins + lskse
Here's Spike Fuck's video for 'Tomorrow We Get Healthy' from The Smackwave EP...
And here she is performing 'Guts' live at 3RRR...
Following the release of ‘The Smackwave EP’, Melbourne-based solo artist Spike Fuck has attracted a cult-following with just four songs. Described as ‘One of the most significant releases out of Australia last year’, Spike Fuck earned number one on the Noisey 100 with her single ‘Guts’.
‘Smackwave’, a title that also describes Spike’s own invented genre, is "a blend of late 80s new wave and late 70s post-punk, a dash of country music/singer-songwriter sensibilities delivered in Las Vegas Ballroom karaoke vocal style.”
"Spike's ability to spin beauty from the grisly—death, drug addiction, and the complexity of being transgender—is remarkable, and somehow manages to catch and then untangle the completely fucking mystifying experience of being alive at this particular point in time." - Noisey.
Mon 5th Jun, Pyramid Club, Wellington