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Weekly Round Up: Friday 19th February

Weekly Round Up: Friday 19th February

Friday 19th February, 2016 5:16PM

Tour news this weeks sees a few Aussie acts heading this way!! Legendary guitarist, vocalist and songwriter Ed Kuepper has lined-up two headline shows for New Zealand in April. Melbourne hardcore group Outright are crossing the Tasman to headline the annual Hamtown Smackdown and has also locked in dates for a handful of side shows. Sydney-based emotional punk duo Hannahband are jumping the ditch to play a raft of shows with Auckland's own Carb On Carb next month. In terms of local tours, post-rock trio Jakob announced two shows on home soil before they head off to Europe. And Delaney Davidson announced an eight-date jaunt with his new project Manos Del Chango.


In release news, the ethereal Purple Pilgrims unveiled a gorgeous video for new tune 'Forever' as they prepare to release a fresh album next Friday. Tauranga trio Threat.Meet.Protocol let loose a NSFW video for new single 'The Garden' as they also gear up to unleash a record via Muzai. Young guns Yukon Era put out a great clip for 'Her Worst Nightmare' that is a promising sign of things to come. Roy Irwin has released his amazing new album S.O.D.A. which you can stream via Bandcamp. In international news, FKA Twigs has emerged with a new single called 'Good To Love' which came out with a self-directed video. And Santigold unwrapped candied single 'Banshee' in anticipation of releasing her new album 99¢.


This week's Caught Live comes courtesy of The Wireless. It's the amazing trio Hex, performing and being interviewed at their home in Naenae, Wellington...


WEEKEND GIG PICKS:

Friday

Auckland: The Grant Hart Conspiracy - Kings Arms Tavern
Auckland: Rackets and Wormstar - Golden Dawn
Wellington: Twerps with Hex + Terror Of The Deep - Meow
Christchurch: The River Jesters, Kentucky Fried Children + The Brewers - Darkroom
Dunedin: Carnivorous Plant Society EP Release - Taste Merchants

Saturday

Auckland: Raggamuffin - Trusts Stadium
Auckland: Twerps with Guardian Singles + Avoid! Avoid - Whammy Bar
Wellington: Death Cab For Cutie - The Opera House
Christchurch: Nostalgia Festival - Ferrymead Park
Dunedin: Waitati Music And Arts Festival - Bland Park

Head over to our Gig Guide for more listings!!!


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