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Maria Minerva New Zealand Shows Announced

Maria Minerva New Zealand Shows Announced

Wednesday 4th July, 2012 9:16AM

Estonian lo-fi electronic artist Maria Minerva (aka Maria Jurr) is heading our way for the first time this winter for two New Zealand dates. Part of the 100% Silk/Not Not Fun family (LA Vampires, Ital), she released her debut album Cabaret Cixous last year which you can sample below via a couple of recent videos - first up though, here are the tour details...

Maria Minerva

Friday 24th August, Whammy Bar, Auckland
Friday 25th August, Meow, Wellington

Tickets on sale tomorrow (Thurs 5th July) from here at UTR.

Here is the video for 'Lovecool' from Cabaret Cixous.

And here is another for 'Ruff Trade':

Press Release:

Wing & Gill presents:

MARIA MINERVA
(ESTONIA/100% SILK)

AUSTRALIA/NEW ZEALAND TOUR

100% Silk’s Estonian princess, Maria Minerva tours Australia and New Zealand for the first time this Fall.

In her own words, “Maria Minerva is myself as my own little sister, born out of need to do whatever. Maria Minerva has not heard of HQ recording. Maria Minerva has not heard that postmodernism is pass้. Maria Minerva wishes she was born in the 1980s and born again in the 1990s. They call it lo-fi, I call it 21st century folk music...”

Maria Minerva is Maria Juur, born 1988 in Tallinn, Estonia.

Maria was freelancing as an art and music critic while studying art history at the Estonian Academy of Arts. Together with her partner-in-crime Maria Arusoo, she was also one half of the artist duo mariaUNDmaria. It was during her 3rd year of uni when she got into music-making and quickly became the local lo-fi princess.

Maria's love affair with London began in 2009 when she was interning at The Wire Magazine, in 2010 she moved to London permanently to do her Masters at Goldsmiths College, University of London. In 2011, Maria Minerva signed to the acclaimed Los Angeles based label Not Not Fun and released her debut cassette "Tallinn At Dawn", Not Not Fun's dance-oriented daughter-label 100% Silk also put out her 12" "Noble Savage". On August 1, Not Not Fun released her LP, the highly anticipated "Cabaret Cixous" both on CD and vinyl, on November 15 100% Silk put out Maria's 2nd EP "Sacred and Profane Love" Maria has been featured in the Guardian, the NME, Uncut, Vice Magazine, The Wire Magazine, Dazed & Confused, Vogue, Pitchfork and countless other publications.

Her sophomore LP on Not Not Fun and "the integration LP", a collaboration with LA Vampires are out this Winter.

MARIA MINERVA
AUSTRALIA/NEW ZEALAND TOUR 2012

FRIDAY 24TH AUGUST – WHAMMY BAR – AUCKLAND, NZ
Co-presented by Rose Quartz, Girl Trouble

SATURDAY 25TH AUGUST - MEOW – WELLINGTON, NZ
Co-presented by Rose Quartz, Girl Trouble

SUNDAY 26TH AUGUST – MAYLANDS YACHT CLUB – PERTH, WA
Co-presented by Humm, Good Company

TUESDAY 28TH AUGUST - FORMAT – ADELAIDE, SA
Co-presented by Format, Major Crimes

WEDNESDAY 29TH AUGUST – JUDITH WRIGHT CENTRE – BRISBANE, QLD
Co-presented by Room40

THURSDAY 30TH AUGUST – GOODGOD SMALL CLUB – SYDNEY, NSW
Co-presented by Radiant

SATURDAY 1ST SEPTEMBER – THE TOFF IN TOWN – MELBOURNE, VIC
Co-presented by Melbourne Writers Festival, 3RRR, APRA*

Tickets on sale Thursday 5th July
*Tickets on sale Friday 20th July





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