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Mice On Stilts Announce 'Hope For A Mourning' Release Shows

Mice On Stilts Announce 'Hope For A Mourning' Release Shows

Tuesday 23rd August, 2016 9:12AM

Auckland collective Mice On Stilts are taking their new album Hope For A Mourning on the road for two shows in October. The beautifully crafted eight-song record is the product of two-and-a-half years work helmed by lead bandmember Benjamin Morley, who said an an interview that an accidental theme of death emerged during the songwriting. The album has garnered plenty of critical acclaim, with 'The Hours' being long-listed for the 2016 Silver Scroll Award. Catch it live at the following dates...

Mice On Stilts

Friday 7th October, Kings Arms Tavern, Auckland
Saturday 8th October, San Fran, Wellington

Tickets available HERE at UTR

Stream Hope For A Mourning in full below...


Mice On Stilts announce Auckland 
and Wellington shows 
They are undoubtedly one of New Zealand’s most alluring live acts and this October Mice On Stilts will delight fans with two shows in Auckland and Wellington.

The Auckland six-piece will play in their hometown at the famed Kings Arms Tavern on Friday October 7 and Wellington’s iconic San Francisco Bathhouse on Saturday October 8.

The gigs come in the thick of an exciting and busy year for Mice On Stilts, which has seen the release of their critically-acclaimed debut full-length album HOPE FOR A MOURNING featuring new single, ‘Orca’ (being released September 2). The band’s song ‘The Hours’ was also recently listed in the Top 20 songs up for the coveted APRA Silver Scroll Award.

The atmospheric, beautifully melancholic - yet uplifting - sound of Mice On Stilts grew from the band’s desire to make sense of their complex emotional landscapes. They cut their teeth in Auckland’s bustling alternative music scene, growing a loyal fan-base that flocked to the clubs and pubs of K Road for any chance to catch the band in their natural setting.

Led by songwriter Benjamin Morley, Mice On Stilts’ “bold and dark soundscapes” and their ability to traverse the boundaries of genre, impressed critics and fans alike, and their 2013 debut EP AN OCEAN HELD ME and 2016’s full-length album HOPE FOR A MOURNING were met with widespread praise.

Lauded for their technical skill and stirring presence, Mice On Stilts is a band that makes music, which demands to be witnessed in the flesh.


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Fri 7th Oct
Kings Arms Tavern, Auckland
Sat 8th Oct
San Fran, Wellington

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