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Weekly Round Up: Friday 3rd October

Weekly Round Up: Friday 3rd October

Friday 3rd October, 2014 4:08PM

Chahoo! What a week. Of course, the big news was the incredible Laneway Festival 2015 announcement which brings together 30 fantastic acts from New Zealand and abroad for one day of entertainment at Auckland's Silo Park. There are simply too many to name here, so head over to the full announce post to soak up the goodness. A bunch of other excellent announcements also rolled in this week, first off Lawrence Arabia is undertaking an extensive 11-date tour of the country in November. Seminal hip hop act Souls Of Mischief have booked in one Auckland show off the back of their November tour through Australia. The same month also sees Hurray For The Riff Raff play one show at Auckland's Tuning Fork. Japanese jet blues act King Brothers are teaming up with The DHDFDs again for a decent jaunt around the North Island in December. And Shihad are joining forces with Aussie act Airbourne, as well as Cairo Knife Fight and I Am Giant for a series of summer shows around the country.


In local release news, Career Girls (aka Lawrence Goodwin from Caroles) let loose his chillwave EP Going Deep via Bandcamp. Auckland-based-Dunedin-born group Ha The Unclear have unveiled their new album Bacterium, Look At Your Motor Go, which will be supported by a string of shows around the country during October. Looking overseas, Danish punk outfit Iceage have unleashed their new album Plowing Into The Field Of Love through Matador Records, and you can stream it over here. Glasgow outfit Belle and Sebastian announced a new album called Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance, which will be release next January prior to their performance at Laneway, watch a trailer here. And finally, Thom Yorke's new album Tomorrow's Modern Boxes, which he surprisingly released as a BitTorrent bundle late last week as an experiment has been downloaded more than one million times.


This week's Caught Live is a rather obscure one. It's  a drone group called Weather Warlock who played at the recent Gonerfest in Memphis (along with our own Cool Runnings),  they use a analog synth that is controlled by the weather to generate sound. Check it out...


WEEKEND GIG PICKS:

Friday

Auckland: Delete Delete and Dead Model - Golden Dawn
Auckland: Bloodbags, The Cavemen and guests - Lucha Lounge
Wellington: Meow's Sixth Birthday with Alphabethead, D Burmester, Beach Pigs - Meow
Wellington: Las Tetas, Golden Awesome, Blue Bloods - Bodega
Christchurch: Villain Album Release - Darkroom
Dunedin: Callum Gentleman - ReFuel
Dunedin: Kane Strang Music Video Release Party - Chicks Hotel


Saturday

Auckland: Liam Kiely - Audio Foundation
Auckland: Miss June, Charlie Freak, Mucus Kids, Purple Mayweather - UFO
Wellington: Mulholland - St Peters Hall, Paekakariki
Wellington: Melting Faces and The Doobs - Moon
Christchurch: Darkroom's 3rd Birthday with Doprah - Darkroom
Christchurch: Rules of Addiction Album Release Tour - Churchills
Dunedin: TLA Album Release with Dinosaur Sanctuary, ManSweat and more - ReFuel

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