Muzai Signs The Postures + Announces Auckland EP Release Shows

Muzai Signs The Postures + Announces Auckland EP Release Shows

Tuesday 25th May, 2010 3:11PM

Wellington band The Postures have just signed with Auckland based label Muzai Records and will be heading northward for two EP release shows in June. The first is a gig at the Kings Arms on Friday 18th and then the band will play an all-ages show on Saturday 19th at St Barnabas Scout Hall.

Under The Radar are giving away gig tickets and a copy of The Postures EP, which you could win simply by entering below.

Press Release:


New MUZAI Records signing The Postures announce final support acts for June 18th Auckland EP release show at the Kings Arms, and an All Ages show at the St Barnabas Scout Hall on June 19th.

Following on from the announcement that those degenerates The Postures are playing an Auckland EP release at the Kings Arms on Friday June 18th with God Bows To Math, the final two support acts can finally be revealed � Popstrangers and Sora Shima. In addition to this MUZAI Records and The Postures have added an All Ages side-show on the Saturday 19th of June at St Barnabas Scout Hall with FATANGRYMAN, Cat Venom and The Hairdos.

Auckland�s Popstrangers formed in 2008, this three piece have quickly built up a strong support following appearances at BDO, and Rhythm and Vines, an appearance on BFM�s Fancy New Band and the B Street NZ Music Month launch at Britomart on May 1st. Self proclaimed melodramatic indie rock - an accurate description would be the combining elements of noise, pop and post punk. An affinity for bands like The Gordons and Sonic Youth, and their post punk leanings should make for a good show, and as such the Popstrangers are a welcome addition to an already exciting line up.

Hamilton based post rock/shoe gaze outfit Sora Shima have been around since 2006, alternatively sparse, spacious to full and textured. Their solid instrumentals and feel for nice gradual build-ups have seen them become a well respected addition to New Zealand�s sonic community, and rate well along side the likes of Jakob, Kerretta and now defunct Dukes of Leisure. Last time they were in Wellington saw Jeremy Nolan (The Postures/Force Fields/Dukes of Leisure) on guitar, here�s hoping there�s a repeat this time around.

This show is shaping up to be a doozy, and is a total steal at $10.

God Bows To Math have come off a successful set at Campus A Low Hum, and after releasing a split EP with Dunedin�s TFF have carved out a name for themselves as a tight post punk and noise rock 3 piece. Their own tendency to joke about their music and take the piss (much like The Postures, it should be said) belies a focused and driven sound that is one of the more interesting and energetic bands to emerge from Auckland over the past couple of years. In God Bows To Math one finds elements of 80s hardcore, 80s and 90s noise rock, and post punk that make up one sweet noisy racket. Tight, straight forward, yet chaotic and out of control almost at the same time.

The Postures were formed in Wellington in 2006. At times punkish, and thrashy, they also incorporate elements of noise, minimalism, primitive rock, melodies and discordant riffs with a subtle groove that touches on the sonic territories explored by the likes of The 3Ds, and The Gordons. As a live act they hold nothing back - loud, fast, relentless, and always intense. They recorded their debut self titled EP at Happy with Warwick Donald in September 2009, it was released in February of 2010, initially distributed with the help of MUZAI Records, that relationship has since lead to The Postures happily signing to MUZAI Records, it seems like the perfect time to come up and play an Auckland release.

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