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Crocodiles Tour NZ In December

Crocodiles Tour NZ In December

Friday 21st August, 2009 12:00PM

The details of San Diego band Crocodiles' NZ visit have been revealed and everyone's in for a treat:

CROCODILES New Zealand Tour:

DEC 2nd at SFBH, WELLINGTON

- R18 SFBH presents... + guests

DEC 3rd at DUX DE LUX, CHRISTCHURCH
- R18 FREE SHOW, strictly limited capcity

DEC 4th at MUM club, CASSETTE NUMBER NINE, AUCKLAND
- R18 Late show, strictly limited capacity

DEC 5th at BACCO ROOM, AUCKLAND (TWO SHOWS)
- All Ages Matinee show Starts 4pm + guests
- R18 Late show Doors Open 9pm + guests

Tickets will be available here at Undertherdar from Wednesday 26th August and we have an extra special prize pack to giveaway to the first ticket buyers:

If you have purchased your Metronomy tickets from UTR already and are one of the first 5 purchasers of tickets to either of the Bacco Room R18 shows you'll win:

1x Metronomy, Nights Out CD
1x Crocodiles, Summer of Hate CD
1x Neon Jesus 7" (rare and out of press!)

Press Release:

The dark side of the California sun to shine on NZ as San Diego duo Crocodiles announce tour for December

Following their recent buzzed-about European and British jaunts, and forthcoming US excursion with The Horrors, San Diego’s Crocodiles are to bring their barbed-wire kisses to New Zealand for a series of shows – including an all ages matinee at Auckland’s Bacco Room.

For the uninitiated, Crocodiles songs began slinging across the Interweb after their friends in No Age named the band’s song “Neon Jesus” as one of their Top Ten shredders of 2008. Unprompted, the forward-thinking Fader Blog posted two more stunner tracks, ’I Wanna Kill’ and ’Summer of Hate’. The influential Stereogum site recently named them “Band to Watch” and described them as “The Velvet Underground swinging Jesus and Mary Chain.”

Crocodiles’ hometown San Diego is a sleepy military town, stuck between Tijuana and the bright lights of Los Angeles, but it isn't Surf City, USA. Hells Angels, jocks, drug casualties, and the medicated rich populate the beaches, and while warplanes rumble in and out of the naval base, the kids here are bored. Charles Rowell and Brandon Welchez met as teenagers. Playing in various groups since then, the duo struck out on their own as Crocodiles in April of 2008. They quickly self-released a 7" single and used it as an excuse to escape their tarpit hometown, first touring up and down the west coast and then venturing across the whole of the U.S.

Crocodiles debut album ’Summer of Hate’ is born of the alienation and frustration fuelling Charles' and Brandon's initial pairing. Poppy vocal melodies are crushed with harsh electronic drums or lifted and left floating in spaced-out noise and echo. Loud, wiry guitars jab wildly like mutant synapses skirting along a tightrope drone.

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