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Screaming Females Announce Four New Zealand Shows

Screaming Females Announce Four New Zealand Shows

Thursday 7th July, 2016 10:00AM

New Jersey group Screaming Females have revealed the dates for their first ever shows on New Zealand soil. The trio, which is made up of Marissa Paternoster (guitar/vocals), Jarrett Dougherty (drums), and King Mike (bass), are coming this way on the coattails of releasing their breakthrough sixth album Rose Mountain which came out last year through Don Giovanni Records. As an added bonus all their dates on these shores will be supported by Auckland psychedelic-surf outfit Bozo, here are the details...

UnderTheRadar Proudly Presents...

Screaming Females 

Wednesday 17th August, Whammy Bar, Auckland
Thursday 18th August, Totara Street, Tauranga
Friday 19th August, Valhalla, Wellington w/ Street Chant
Saturday 20th August, Yot Club, Raglan

Tickets on sale from 8th July HERE at UTR and in store at Flying Out (Auckland), Slow Boat and RPM (Wellington)

Watch the cute video for album highlight 'Empty Head'...

And here's the Lance Bangs-directed clip for 'Hopeless'....


Twenty-fifteen marked a lot of milestones for Screaming Females. As one of America’s most critically acclaimed underground punk bands, they released their sixth full-length album,  Rose Mountain via Don Giovanni Records, worked for the first time with an outside producer, hit quadruple digits on the live show front and marked their ten-year anniversary as a band.

Equal parts Dinosaur Jr and Sleater-Kinney, the trio of Marissa Paternoster (guitar/vocals), Michael Abbate (bass) and Jarrett Dougherty (drums), ten years on, are still as hard working and viciously independent as they were when they began in 2005.


Paternoster’s vocals have been likened to those of Corin Tucker in the way they wither and howl with a vibrato that blows minds time and again, while her shredding guitar abilities have seen her named in SPIN Magazine’s “Top 100 Guitarists Of All Time.” Having notched up over one thousand shows in the northern hemisphere, exuding a frenetic energy with an almost frightening level of intensity which has seen them join stages alongside, Dinosaur Jr, Garbage, The Dead Weather and the list goes on, 2016 sees them make their first ever trip below the equator.

On their latest release, Rose Mountain the trio worked with producer and engineer, Matt Bayles (Mastodon, Sword, Minus The Bear, Soundgarden), to delve deeper than they ever have before into the intricacies of guitar tones and drum sounds. Rose Mountain sees Screaming Females produce a record that is their most concise, crisp and melodic yet.


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Wed 17th Aug
Whammy Bar, Auckland
Thu 18th Aug
Totara St., Tauranga
Fri 19th Aug
Valhalla, Wellington
Sat 20th Aug
The Yot Club, Raglan

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