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The Brunettes NZ Tour With Sarah Blasko

The Brunettes NZ Tour With Sarah Blasko

Friday 2nd October, 2009 12:00PM

After touring the globe extensively for the past two years,  The Brunettes finally return to us for a national tour in support of their new album 'Paper Dolls'. Coming along for the ride will be Australian pop icon Sarah Blasko who has been selling out shows across Australia as she tours her acclaimed album As Day Follows Night.

Get along to a show near you:

Thursday 5th November
Al's Bar, Christchurch
Headlining
Support Sarah Blasko
Local support TBC

Friday 6th November
San Francisco Bath House, Wellington
Support Sarah Blasko
Local Support The Family Cactus

Saturday 7th November
Kings Arms, Auckland
Support Sarah Blasko
Local Support Cool Rainbows

Sunday 8th November
Leigh Sawmill Cafe, Leigh
Support Sarah Blasko
Local Support Cool Rainbows

Tickets on sale now here at UTR.

Sense of fun firmly intact - new record Paper Dolls, (follow up to 2007's Sub Pop release 'Structure and Cosmetics') sees The Brunettes building on previous work without sacrificing the aesthetic that has gained such wide-spread acclaim, instead injecting their new batch of songs with a sense of modernity.  Principle songwriter Jonathan Bree has augmented his pop leanings with drum machines and an intimidatingly wide array of synths to fantastic effect.

Lyrically, the album combines clever call-and-response levity, an undercurrent of smoldering romance, and a penchant for idiosyncratic storytelling.  All are on display in first single “Red Rollerskates”, which finds Jonathan and (Brunettes co-lead vocalist/instrumentalist) Heather Mansfield solving their relatively ordinary problem (Jonathan walks too fast for his asthmatic girlfriend) with a quirky but playful solution (buying her a pair of red rollerskates and pulling her around with a rope).

The Brunettes will be presenting this brand new material to us live, as a fine-tuned and well travelled five piece - as well as favourites from their previous three albums.  Expect your usual array of glockenspiels, keyboards, and possibly every kind of percussion - with perhaps a few extra synthesizers thrown in the mix.





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The Brunettes with Sarah Blasko
Thu 5th Nov, Al's Bar, Christchurch
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Fri 6th Nov, The San Francisco Bath House, Wellington
The Brunettes with Sarah Blasko
Sat 7th Nov, Kings Arms Tavern, Auckland
The Brunettes with Sarah Blasko
Sun 8th Nov, Leigh Sawmill Cafe, Leigh






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