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Terry Announce 10-Date New Zealand Tour

Terry Announce 10-Date New Zealand Tour

Wednesday 8th June, 2016 1:38PM

Melbourne foursome Terry are jumping the ditch at the end of the month to play an extensive run of shows around New Zealand. The recently-formed group, which is made up of Al Montfort (UV Race, Total Control, Dick Diver, et al), Amy Hill (Constant Mongrel, School Of Radiant Living), Xanthe Waite (Mick Harvey Band) and Zephyr Pavey (Eastlink, Total Control, Russell Street Bombings), have synchronised the tour with release of their debut album Terry HQ which is being unveiled on 1st July via Upset The Rhythm. Here are the tour details....


Wednesday 29th June, Whammy, Auckland (free show)
Thursday 30th June, Nivara Lounge, Hamilton
Friday 1st July, Great Job!, Palmerston North
Saturday 2nd July, Moon, Wellington
Sunday 3rd July, Lucky Base, Whanganui
Wednesday 6th July, Barrytown, Barrytown Hall
Thursday 7th July, The Sherwood, Queenstown
Friday 8th July, 2 Jutland Street, Dunedin
Saturday 9th July, Darkroom, Christchurch
Sunday 10th July, Audio Foundation, Auckland (daytime show)

Tickets to most shows available HERE at UTR

Here's the video for '8 Girls' which was released on 7-inch earlier this year...


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TERRY announce NZ tour
members of UV Race, Total Control, Dick Diver
(and Constant Mongrel, Lower Plenty, Straitjacket Nation, School Of Radiant Living,
Mick Harvey Band, Eastlink, Russell Street Bombings, and billions more)

Let there be no confusion about this: TERRY is a band.

A band, that is, of two couples. Two couples, that is, from loads of underground Melbourne bands. Melbourne, that is, the city in Australia.

Resemblances? TERRY are the Television Personalities in quirk, the Kinks in imagination, and nearly even the 3Ds in terms of idiosyncrasy. And for a band so distanced by the salty Tasman, these Aussies sit close to the hearth that is this country of ours: Amy Hill, for one, is an ex-pat NZer. Guitarist Al Montfort welcomes the Skeptics and DD Smash in equal measure. And yes, they're touring here with such conviction that they're riding all the way to Barrytown.

As for their live performance, boy, what a hoot: straight-ahead punk had not been so niftily-assembled, and with such curiosity, before TERRY. Tracks about Australian female politicians, violence, and emotional repression are all given due frankness in, uh, cowboy hats and studded denim attire. And the generous heaping of meta-punk at hand will spare you from ever forgetting the band name. TERRY.

We are not in shortage of thrills here, folks. This is no thrill drought.

After having released two 7-inches (through their home city's Aarght label and Upset The Rhythm in the UK respectively), Terry will be releasing their first full-length LP, 'Terry HQ', on the NZ tour. Why care? Because NZ is not often graced with an Australian act, let alone one from that country's much lapped-up underground renaissance. Y'know, that one NZers never hear about cos these bands never tour here. Well, no longer! Let this tour mark the mighty renewal of AUS-NZ musical diplomacy.

And if your allegiance to the flag should put you off exploring sounds that lie beyond your fickle shores, hear this one roar from the belly of TERRY: "Terry does not support nationalism."

etc! etc! etc!

All shows are $10.


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Thu 30th Jun
Nivara Lounge, Hamilton
Fri 1st Jul
Great Job!, Palmerston North
Sun 3rd Jul
Lucky Base, Whanganui
Wed 6th Jul
Barrytown Hall, Barrytown
Fri 8th Jul
None Gallery, Dunedin
Sat 9th Jul
darkroom, Christchurch
Sun 10th Jul
Audio Foundation, Auckland

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