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Weekly Round Up: Friday 12th June

Weekly Round Up: Friday 12th June

Friday 12th June, 2015 2:55PM

This week has bought with it a bucketload of great tour news. Later this month, Spunk signee and new folk musician Nadia Reid kicks off a six-date tour of the country. In July, one-man garage band Mark Sultan aka BBQ is coming to New Zealand for four shows. The same month will see Auckland acts The Admiral, Dad Jokes and Roy Irwin hitting the road for a nine-date jaunt. Eccentric folk artist Fraser Ross has mapped out an extensive tour of the country as he prepares to release new album Mongrels. Also in July, Head Like A Hole are unleashing themselves on the nation for a joint tour with 8 Foot Sativa. September is also looking very busy, we have NY-trio A Place To Bury Strangers coming for one mind-bending performance. Local legends No Tag and The Spelling Mistakes are hooking up with a few other local acts for a special one-off show. Sebastian Bach aka "the original voice of Skid Row" has two New Zealand shows lined up for September. And Australian outfit Hiatus Kaiyote are jumping the ditch to deliver two nights of neo-soul. November will see The Beach Boys visiting the Mount for one performance. And Looking forward to December, AC/DC have finally revealed two dates on New Zealand soil.


In local release news, The Raw Nerves dropped an A-grade sausage-themed video for previously unheard single 'Let Me Listen To Your Problems' from their forthcoming album due out later this month through 1:12 Records. Recently formed group Memory Pills, which brings together members of The Vietnam War, The Admiral and The Broadsides, let loose their enchanting first single 'Beauty In The City', which is world's apart from any of the member's other musical projects. Speaking of The Admiral, the trashy duo dropped their EP Tramadol Knights on Bandcamp this week for you to scoop up. We were also very intrigued by a single (and video) released under the moniker Depressed House Cat, which has everyone guessing as to the mysterious kitty's identity. And we were hyped to hear a new offering from The Transistors coming out via Christchurch label Melted Icecream, who are releasing it as part of their new cassingle series. And looking overseas, a collaboration between iconic artists Kim Gordon and J Mascis has produced an excellent and fuzzed-to-fuck single called 'Slow Boy', which you can check out over here.


This week's Caught Live is some fan-shot footage of Kathleen Hanna's group The Julie Ruin performing 'Ha Ha Ha' at the Primavera Sound Festival in Barcelona...


WEEKEND GIG PICKS:

Friday

Auckland: Tokimonsta - Galatos
Auckland: Deathbeam, Greenfog, and more - Whammy
Wellington: Pattern Recognition 2015 - Valhalla
Christchurch: Indigo Wolf And Moonpup - Darkroom
Dunedin:Dictaphone Blues Single Release Tour - Chicks Hotel

Saturday

Auckland:Malevolence, Inside Arkham, Graves, Setentia And More - Whammy
Auckland: Desperate Models Roaches Vinyl Tour - Ellen Melville Hall
Wellington: Into Orbit, ENT And Tigers Of The Sea - Meow
Christchurch: Dictaphone Blues Single Release Tour W/ Transistors - Darkroom
Dunedin: The Trendees And Opposite Sex- Chicks Hotel

 


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