Cairo Knife Fight Announce Three Album Release Shows

Cairo Knife Fight Announce Three Album Release Shows

Thursday 30th April, 2015 9:09AM

Cairo Knife Fight is preparing to release debut album The Colossus and has announced a three-date tour to celebrate. The long-awaited record was a global affair, having been written and recorded across three countries with core member, drummer Nick Gaffaney, working with a whole cast of contributors including musician Mark Lanegan and producer Tyler Fournames. The Colossus is due out May 29th -here are the details for the supporting tour, which will see Gaffaney joined by guitarist George Pajon Jr...

Cairo Knife Fight - The Colossus Release Shows

Friday 29th May, Whammy, Auckland
Saturday 30th May, Dux Live, Christchurch
Sunday 31st May, Bodega, Wellington

Here is the video for single 'No Longer Silent'...


Cairo Knife Fight
The Colossus
NZ Release shows

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Written and recorded over three countries and two continents, THE COLOSSUS is the debut album from Cairo Knife Fight.

THE COLOSSUS sees frontman Nick Gaffaney (a man who has drummed for many of New Zealand’s leading songwriters) expanding his writing horizons to include working with a revolving cast of some of the most accomplished guitarists and songwriters from around the globe. From New Zealand musicians Aaron Tokona, Joel Haines, Laughton Kora and William Knapp, American Legend Mark Lanegan (Screaming Trees, Queens of The Stone Age) and Los Angeles producers/musicians Tyler Fournames (Marilyn Manson) and John Anderson (Banks).

This diversity in writing partners has seen an album develop of great subtlety and dynamism while still maintaining that fierce and razor sharp intensity Cairo Knife Fight is known for.

“Written with and influenced by a number of extraordinarily talented friends from all over the world - some of whom I hadn't even met when the process started - it's a genuine culmination of all the experiences Cairo Knife Fight has had, but also a launchpad to the band's future musical direction"

And speaking of talent, joining Nick for this run of NZ release shows is American, Grammy Award-winning guitarist, songwriter and producer GEORGE PAJON JR. who in addition to being one of Black Eyed Peas’ key performing and recording musicians , has co-written many of the group’s most popular hits and has a list of credits that include Carlos Santana, Sting, Macy Gray, Kelis, Nas, Damien Marley, Sérgio Mendes, July Black, and various other artists.

The Colossus is released in New Zealand on May 29th

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I've got tickets to one of those Australian shows with Karnivool. Looking forward to it, but I'm a little bum that Aaron Tokona isn't coming out too. I f**king love his guitar playing.
Posted by Textra - anonymous 1 year ago
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Agreed Textra. I saw them support Karnivool in Newcastle. A great show but I missed Aaron too. I first got into them because of him (I've been a fan of his since his Weta days back when they supported Filter in 1999/2000 with Shihad) and he "clicked" really well with Nick live. They feed off each other. George is a fine guitar player but I just didn't get that same sense of "togetherness" from them which is essential when their songs are built around looping and working together. That plus they couldn't play Origin of Slaves as George doesn't seem to do vocals.

At least I got to see them play in Sydney a few years back.
Posted by atexp80 - anonymous 1 year ago

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