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Weekly Round Up: Friday 1st December

Weekly Round Up: Friday 1st December

Friday 1st December, 2017 4:51PM

As we head into the summer party season the tour announcements and great releases keep coming strong. Big news for the week included US atmospheric black metallers Wolves In The Throne Room will be visiting New Zealand for the first time ever this April, and Japan’s King Brothers are coming back to Aotearoa for shows this February, this time alongside fellow countrymen The Vottones.

Tauranga ’s annual Woodcock Festival announced its final epic lineup for the foreseeable future, and Christchurch independent label Melted Icecream Records shared the lineup for their annual Better Living 2017 festival. It's been a great week for dwellers on the dark side, other metal acts heading our way early next year include US animal right activists Cattle Decapititation and Swiss metal duo Bölzer. In advance of the upcoming visit from stoner-rock legends Sleep, Kerry Buchanan provided an in-depth look at their iconic album Dopesmoker.

We premiered Auckland indie-soul artist Sal Valentine’s booty shaking new video, and we were stoked to premiere actor/musician Troy Kingi’s sophomore album of cosmic soul. Local releases that floated our boat included Auckland producer Hasji’s debut ‘Grove’ EPExecutive Zone’s hypnotic new single and video, a brutal new single from Wellington metallers Bulletbelt, the witchy new song from psychedelic duo Earth Tongue, and a blazed new track from Dunedin doom merchants Bottle.

New Zealand hosted a tonne of great shows over the last week. Our crack photography team captured highlights from Sex Pistols bassist Glen Matlock’s Wellington show, Canadian indie-pop star Feist’s performance at Auckland’s Powerstation, Japanese punk legends Guitar Wolf’s wild show at Whammy Bar, legendary punk drummer Marky Ramone's San Fran gig, and Canadian futurist The Weeknd’s epic performance at Spark Arena.

Our Caught Live video for this week features LA artist Moses Sumney who’ll visiting Aotearoa this January for Laneway Festival 2018. Check out footage below of Sumney performing stripped back versions his songs ‘Doomed’, ’Quarrel’ and ’Plastic’ for an NPR Tiny Desk Concert


WEEKEND GIG PICKS:


Friday

Auckland: Marky Ramone - The Studio
Auckland: Yumi Zouma - Galatos
Wellington: Estère - Caroline
Wellington: Aldous Harding - The Opera House
Christchurch: Glass Vaults - The Wunderbar
Christchurch: Executive Zone - Space Academy
Dunedin: Otis Mace, Jay Clarkson, and Darryl Baser - Dog With Two Tails


Saturday

Auckland: Alexander Nut + Fatima - Neck Of The Woods
Auckland: Disasteradio, Voom, Randa, Bozo, Vincent Hl + More - Whammy Bar
Wellington: All Seeing Hand, TVX, Teeth, HEX - San Fran
Wellington: Altmusic Presents: Peter Broetzmann and Heather Leigh - Meow
Christchurch: Marky Ramone - The Foundry
Dunedin: Glass Vaults - The Attic
Dunedin: Executive Zone - None Gallery


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



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