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Sun Kil Moon Announces One New Zealand Show For May

Sun Kil Moon Announces One New Zealand Show For May

Thursday 23rd March, 2017 9:00AM

San Francisco act Sun Kil Moon is coming to New Zealand for one show in May off the back of releasing double album Common as Light and Love Are Red Valleys of Blood last month. Mark Kozelek, who spearheads alt-folk project, was last here in July 2008 for two shows but this is the first time he will be bringing Sun Kil Moon to these shores. Here are the details...

UnderTheRadar Proudly Presents...

Sun Kil Moon 
Sunday 28th May, The Tuning Fork, Auckland SOLD OUT :(

Tickets via Ticketmaster, see below for more information

Stream Common as Light and Love Are Red Valleys of Blood in full via Spotify below...


Vector Arena, 95bFM & Under the Radar present

Vector Arena, 95bFM & Under The Radar today announce Sun Kil Moon’s first show in New Zealand in nearly a decade. Sun Kil Moon will play the Great South Pacific Tuning Fork on 28 May, 2017.

Almost fifteen years after Mark Kozelek’s Red House Painters act disbanded, the Sun Kil Moon project continues to command a reputation for prolific, profound recorded output and exemplary live capabilities. The Guardian hailed Sun Kil Moon’s live show as “utterly magnificent”, and Brooklyn Vegan declared it “one of the most surprising and fulfilling show-going experiences.”

Announced and released independently on Kozelek’s Caldo Verde imprint in February, Sun Kil Moon’s latest double LP ‘Common As Light And Love Are Red Valleys Of Blood’ is a sixteen track, 130-minute album recorded alongside Steve Shelly of Sonic Youth, that takes listeners on a journey across the United States of 2016. Pitchfork summed the songs up aptly: “by-and-large the most confrontational songs Kozelek has ever put out, but strangely they’re also some of the more exciting ones he’s written,” and it traverses the harrowing, often banal realities of Kozelek’s travels and internal narrative via candid, intimate lyrical musings. And the album is more diverse than ever before. In conversation with Conor Oberst, he mentions a session musician who compared the album to Kendrick Lamar’s ‘To Pimp A Butterfly’, and the lyricism touches on such political issues as gun violence.

Sun Kil Moon is utterly unique amongst the folk and rock genres. Sparse yet intense, there is a mesmerising quality to these introspective musical musings. The atmospheric restraint of arrangements is adored by true music aficionados the world over. The sweeping and poetic music inspires a unique brand of allegiance and respect. Pulsing and luminous, this is acoustic balladry that transcends narrative, deftly conjuring vivid and dynamic imagery.

Audiences are in store for Kozelek’s distinctive brand of happy sadness that sits right in the core of your chest. Sun Kil Moon provides an unparalleled, unforgettable live music experience.

Vector Arena, 95bFM & Under The Radar present Sun Kil Moon
The Great Pacific Tuning Fork - Auckland - May 28

My Ticketmaster pre-sale from 11am, March 24th
Tickets on sale 9am, March 27th from
Tickets in advance $55 + booking fees


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