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UnderTheRadar Presents: An Emerald City

UnderTheRadar Presents: An Emerald City

Thursday 5th November, 2009 12:00PM

Under The Radar and 95Bfm are proud present the return of An Emerald City! The band have been in Europe for the past 6 months and are playing a home coming show at Auckland's Bacco Room on Saturday 28th November - tickets are on sale now here at UTR.

We'll be bringing you an exclusive download and a bit of tour goss in a couple of weeks but for now - here's a bit of a round up:

After six months in the thick of a furious European adventure of roaming cities, forests and mountains alike, An Emerald City return to New Zealand for a summer of shows and creative respite. Playing The Bacco Room on Nov 28th with Strange and Wondrous guests it will be the only chance to see An Emerald City before 2010 rolls around. After touring the country with the Veils throughout November the band will unleash songs upon Auckland from their self titled EP and debut album Circa Scaria alongside a flurry of new music crafted in the heart of Berlin where the band have been based for the last six months.

Forming in late 2005 this New Zealand six-piece has created a sound that combines Eastern traditional instruments and psychedelic leanings with experimentation and musical liberation. Instrumental, thoughtful songs created by guitars, drums, synths, keyboards, sitars, violins, a Persian long necked lute, tablas, daabuka, piano and percussion found from various reaches of the universe.

An Emerald City have gathered a rabid following from those who thirst for music that pushes boundaries and experiments with sounds very rarely created. Their debut EP of 2008 featured bNet radio favourites Qing Song and A Question and the band's reputation grew further in 2009 after the release of debut album Circa Scaria which was recorded in the great cave of Whatipu amongst the black sand of Auckland's isolated west coast. 2009 was An Emerald City's biggest year yet with stand out performances at the Auckland Big Day Out, sold out album release shows and Circa Scaria receiving critical acclaim from some of the country's most respected music voices. The album spent several weeks in the New Zealand Top 40 album chart and the band continued to play memorable live shows and festival performances that were talked about across the land.

In May An Emerald City relocated to Berlin, Germany and spent the latter half of the year touring Europe and playing shows with the likes of Beirut, The Datsuns, The Veils and Divotchka. They have begun to make their make amongst the lively streets, smoky dens and grassy parks of Berlin and plan to return mid 2010 after a summer of touring New Zealand and creating new music.

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Sat 28th Nov
Bacco Room, Auckland