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Minuit Announce Farewell Shows

Minuit Announce Farewell Shows

Thursday 11th September, 2014 10:09AM

Nelson-born electro trio Minuit are celebrating the 11th anniversary of their debut album The 88 and simultaneously calling it quits. The 2003 album achieved gold-status propelled by singles like 'The Boy with The Aubergine Hair' and 'Menace', and following the album's success the group subsequently released several albums - the latest being 2012's Last Night You Saw This Band. As a final farewell to fans the group have announced performances for Wellington, Christchurch and Auckland, and have a special hometown show up their sleeves. Here are the details...


Minuit - Final Fling Tour

Saturday 15th November, San Fran, Wellington
Saturday 22nd November, Dux Live, Christchurch
Friday 28th November, Tuning Fork, Auckland (SOLD OUT)

Update: A new Auckland show has been added due to high demand.
Thursday 27th November, Tuning Fork, Auckland


Tickets for the Wellington and Christchurch shows are available HERE through UTR. Wellington fans can also pick up tickets at Slow Boat Records and RPM.


Take a walk down memory lane with the video for 'Menace'...


PRESS RELEASE:

Minuit celebrates 11 years of 'The 88' & prepares for final shows

“You're a menace, to the female sex, you're a menace.”

It's been 11 years since the release of Minuit's debut album, The 88.

In 2003, tunes like ‘Menace’, ‘Except You’, ‘Body-Shaped Box’, and ‘The Boy With The Aubergine Hair’ popped up out of nowhere thanks to a loyal live following and a spooky music video directed by Alyx Duncan. Released on record label Tardus, the album went gold.

Herald reviewer Russell Baillie wrote: “Minuit have something many electronic acts studiously avoid - a sense of personality.”

To celebrate and say “cheers” Minuit are doing a handful of shows - then they're out. Yes, the Kiwi band with the french name, are calling last drinks. Leaving a legacy of macabre media photos, eery music videos, the smouldering groove of Aotearoa, lyrics mixing sinister with salvation and memorably rib-rattling live shows, the band are surprised they made it this far.

Partway through recording their second album The Guards Themselves, singer Ruth Carr was diagnosed with cancer. She finished recording all the tracks the day before undergoing major surgery. With a new lease of life, Minuit toured far flung venues from St Petersburg to the Czech Republic; storming The Crystal Method's DJ night in Los Angeles; playing the hotel where Tarantino wrote Pulp Fiction in Amsterdam; and headlining the Hanoi Festival in Vietnam. A slew of European remix vinyls released on Dollhouse Records had them invited to record a 30-minute live set for Annie Nightingale's BBC Radio 1 show in the legendary Maida Vale Studios. Describing their third album Find Me Before I Die A Lonely Death dot com, Rolling Stone magazine pointed out: “despite an album title as dark as midnight, Minuit's music is often as joyful as a fat kid with cake.”

From September onwards, the band's back-catalogue will be discounted online and in stores and you can ransack the virtual racks at their online merch store. Mini-garage sales will pop up at the shows with whatever's left over, Tshirts, badges, stickers, vinyl, posters, books, possibly a backdrop or two, the knitted Minuit tour banner, TomTom's plasticene props from the Sum of Us stopmotion video... Everything must go!

“I never kept anything I stole, I never stole anything I kept, except you”

MINUIT: The Final Fling

Saturday 15 November- San Fran, Wellington
Saturday 22 November - Dux Live, Christchurch
Friday 28 November - Tuning Fork, Auckland

Plus a very special hometown (Nelson) gig to be announced

Tickets on sale from undertheradar.co.nz (Wellington / Christchurch) and Ticketmaster.co.nz (Auckland)

For more tour info check minuit.co.nz



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No Dunedin show?!? :(
Posted by rellieknai 2 years ago
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I first saw and fell in love with Minuit at a forest party in Upper Hutt called Wonderland. First time I had heard them, and Ruth's onstage presence was the most amazing I had seen. They are a very special part of our music culture
Posted by Kevin Dunkley - anonymous 2 years ago
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Just brings tears to my eyes knowing we will not be blessed with your funkiness, your stage performances were inspirational, the amazing voice and crazy energy from such a wee gem! Thank You for being so bloody real! Aotearoa we all salute you <3 Wishing you all peace and Love :-) & one last smashout of all our favourite tunes! Kia Kaha Arohanui <3
Posted by Lala - anonymous 2 years ago


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