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Laneway Announces Wellington Sideshow - Deerhunter, Beach House, Yeasayer + More

Laneway Announces Wellington Sideshow - Deerhunter, Beach House, Yeasayer + More

Monday 1st November, 2010 8:24AM

Brace yourselves Wellingtonians cause this is some damn exciting news...

UnderTheRadar and Radio Active proudly bring you Laneway Presents, a sideshow of the famous Laneway Festival which will see six acts from the Auckland festival heading your way for one night at the Wellington Town Hall.

And the line-up is (drum roll)....

Deerhunter
Beach House
Blonde Redhead
Ariel Pink's Haunted Grafitti
Yeasayer
Ladyhawke

Not too shabby huh?

Laneway Presents
Tuesday 1st February, Wellington Town Hall
Tickets on sale Nov 8th from Ticketek and Lanewayfestival.co.nz

Click HERE to check out our Laneway video collection with the latest music vids from these artists and more.

PRESS RELEASE:

Radio Active & Under The Radar bring you :

LANEWAY PRESENTS
TUESDAY 1ST FEBURARY 2011 – WELLINGTON

WHAT AWESOME NEWS!

Tuesday 1st February 2011 Wellington music fans will experience a taste of the music festival that has become known for its diverse, forward-thinking line-ups with interesting, surprising bands.

After performing the day before at St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival in Auckland, a finely selected group of bands and musicians from the Laneway line-up will head to the Wellington Town Hall. Punters unable to make it north to the full festival will be guaranteed a special evening of musical discovery and appreciation.

Which fine selection of bands?

LADYHAWKE - YEASAYER - DEERHUNTER
- BEACH HOUSE - BLONDE REDHEAD -
ARIEL PINK’S HAUNTED GRAFITTI

Laneway Festival favours cutting edge talent over mainstream success, and has consistently delivered compelling, boundary-pushing acts to discerning audiences since its inception in 2004. Next year's special Wellington event will continue the tradition.

Sydney and Melbourne Laneway Festivals have already sold out for next year’s event, and Auckland is looking to follow suit. Auckland sold out in its very first year last year and is certainly one of the hottest tickets for summer!

Don’t miss out!

Doors will open at the Wellington Town Hall at the earlier time of 5pm. First band on 5.45pm.

TICKETS ON SALE MONDAY 8 NOVEMBER, 9AM, FROM:
www.ticketek.co.nz 0800 TICKET (842 538)
and www.lanewayfestival.co.nz

LADYHAWKE

LADYHAWKE describes herself as a lady who loves guitars, loves synths, loves making noise and pressing buttons. The Masterton-born, UK-based singer carried off NZ Music Tui awards for Single of the Year, Album of the Year, International Achievement, Best Female Solo Artist, Breakthrough Artist of the Year and Best Dance/Electronica Album last year after the release of her debut album. The album had huge success internationally being certified gold in the UK, Australia as well as New Zealand and reached number 16 on the UK album chart. This year Pip Brown aka LADYHAWKE has been based in New Zealand writing, but has continued to wow audience and critics alike being nominated for the International Female Solo Artist at the Brit Awards in May this year.

YEASAYER

Everyone in favour of a good time say ‘YEA…SAYER’. Our favourite prog-pop proponents return to get the party started with wares from the remarkable Odd Blood and its equally inventive predecessor All Hour Cymbals. If tracks like ‘Ambling Alp’ and ‘O.N.E.’ don’t make you all kinds of happy, then we can’t be your friend. Having sold out all the shows on their recent visit, YEASAYER are A-Listed.

DEERHUNTER

Mixing woozy ambience, hypnotic Krautrock, art-damaged squall and classic, 60s-inspired pop into one wholly arresting package, Athens, Georgia four-piece DEERHUNTER have quickly cemented themselves as one of the most compelling and combustible bands of their era. Led by the magnetic presence of frontman Bradford Cox, DEERHUNTER’s live show has become the stuff of legend – an utterly immersive, noisy, gauzy, ecstatic, propulsive thing that the Yeah Yeah Yeah’s Karen O describes as ‘a religious experience’. DEERHUNTER return to New Zealand on the back of their fourth LP, the self-produced Halcyon Digest, an album of lush, elegant, nostalgic neo-psychedelia that manages to keep pushing forward even as it’s looking back.

BEACH HOUSE

A BEACH HOUSE primer for you. FACT: Baltimore duo Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally are not a couple. FACT: They are brilliant. FACT: Their third release (and first for Sub-Pop), Teen Dream, is classic, dreamy, timeless pop. At once exultant and melancholic, Teen Dream sets Legrand’s breathy vocals atop a rich, sparkling sonic bed of organ and guitar, the result that rare kind of music for which the word magical truly applies. Live, the duo weaves a spell that you have to see to believe. Have a look at these photos of the band on stage recently at Radio City Hall.

BLONDE REDHEAD

Over seventeen years, eight albums and countless eps, alt-rock titans BLONDE REDHEAD have secured their place in the rock’n’roll firmament as one of the most consistently inventive and evocative acts of the past two decades. After beginning life as a No Wave inspired outfit, over the years the trio of Kazu Makino and twin brothers Simone and Amedeo Pace have pared back the squall while pushing their sound to ever more expansive places, as evidenced by their wall-of-sound, break-out cut from a few years ago, 23. Their latest LP, the lush electro-dream pop outing Penny Sparkle, is pure narcotic summer bliss, the latest evolution of a band never afraid to try their hand.

ARIEL PINK’S HAUNTED GRAFFITI

Reclusive pop surrealist ARIEL PINK comes out of his shell and across the Pacific toting his full band, HAUNTED GRAFFITI. After a decade putting out a succession of woozy, tripped out lo-fi pop LPs for Animal Collective’s Paw Tracks imprint, this year Pink stepped out of the bedroom armed with Before Today, his thoroughly awesome hi-fi 4AD debut and our album of the year. A gloriously damaged, genre-hopping record, Before Today is as schizo as it is excellent, filled to the brim with immediate, surprising hooks and a cracked charm.





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