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The Growlers

When
Sat Jan 31st, 2015
Where
The Studio,
Auckland

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Doors open
8:00pm
Entry
R18
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Billabong presents The GROWLERS

Californian rockers The Growlers will return to New Zealand in January, backed by their most recent album, Chinese Fountain. If their sold-out Kings Arms show last year was anything to go by, this will be one night not to miss. Keep those Summer vibes flowing and get down to The Studio, (K Road, Auckland) on 31st January for a night of good times.

The music of The Growlers is unmistakable. Sure, you can hone in on some influences baked into the work of this California-bred band. Heck, even they’d cop to a few, like Ricky Nelson and The Clash. But once those same RIYL tags have been filtered through the minds and hands and voices of this five-piece, there’s simply nothing else like it.

The Growlers took the phrase “Beach Goth” as an apt descriptor of their music. Sunburned and salty, that term perfectly describes their distinctive melding of reverb heavy surf guitar and Bakersfield-style honky tonk with ‘80s post-punk.

This is especially true of Chinese Fountain, The Growlers’ fifth full-length set released on September 23rd via Everloving Records. The 11 songs found on it are some of the strongest that they’ve committed to tape yet; a byproduct not only of eight years in the trenches together, but finely honing their gypsy folk dirges and psychedelic sea shanties to fans at close to 150 showseach year. The connection between vocalist Brooks Nielsen and and guitarist Matt Taylor (the
principal songwriters of the group) has only grown deeper.

Ticket’s available now from http://www.undertheradar.co.nz/

GOOD ADVICE MUSIC VID: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDFsHAH6E5o


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thegrowlers.com
billabong.co.nz
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