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Kirin J Callinan + Jack Ladder

Thu Jan 8th, 2015
San Fran,

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Fresh after announcing a co-headline Auckland show at Whammy Bar, the two esteemed Sydney artists add a Wellington date at San Fran Bath House. Jack Ladder will have Callinan join him on guitar for a duo set, and then Callinan will follow with his cathartic and acclaimed stage show.

Thursday, January 8th, 2015
San Fran Bath House
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Wednesday January 7th, 2015
Whammy Bar
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These are Kirin J. Callinan’s first shows in New Zealand since headlining the last A Low Hum Festival earlier in 2014. He has toured NZ to a rapturous response numerous times now since first visiting supporting his friends in Grizzly Bear.

Reviews for ‘Embracism’:
NME Disorientating, confusing and exciting. 7/10
Pitchfork Embracism is a left hook to the face that doesnt
want to be liked so much as it needs to
leave a mark. 7.4/10
Under The Radar equal parts warped, shameless and brilliant. 8.5/10

These dates will be the first New Zealand shows for Jack Ladder and come on the back of the release of his acclaimed fourth album with his band The Dreamlanders, ‘Playmates’.

Three years after the acclaimed ‘HURTSVILLE’ and a move from the inner city of Sydney to the Blue Mountains, Jack Ladder reunited with The Dreamlanders – Callinan, Laurence Pike (of PVT) and Donny Benet. With Sharon Van Etten contributing vocals to two tracks. The album was produced by Kim Moyes (of The Presets), mixed by David Wrench (Caribou, Jungle, FKA Twigs).

‘Playmates’ is Jack Ladder’s fourth album and his first on his own label, Self Portrait. His previous two albums (2008’s ‘Love Is Gone’ and 2011’s ‘HURTSVILLE’) were shortlisted for the Australian Music Prize. ‘Playmates’ was one of the most acclaimed Australian releases of the year soon after it came out there in late 2014.

2015 promises to be a key year fotr the band as ‘Playmates’ will be released by the legendary Fat Possum label in North America, South America and Japan in February 2015, with plans to tour the US through the year.

CHEESEONTOAST “Musically, painting from a purposeful eighties electronic palette, the backdrop is suitably restrained, placing the voice and words firmly into the centre of attention. …I struggle to find the words to justify the amount that I recommend this album. It’s fantastic.”

THE BRAG 4 stars The appeal of his splintered romanticism is by no means a given, but once his work connects, you begin to feel as though it’s been fashioned specifically for you….Playmates has already made a persuasive pitch for album of the year.

THE THOUSANDS Its tender, its crushing, and its creepy; nothing else this year will hurt as good as. “

DOUBLE J RADIO Feature Album “The breadth of Ladders ideas is staggering here, with elements of warped country, synthpop, noise rock and krautrock.”

alternative, art/noise, kirin j callinan, jack ladder

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