Carnivorous Plant Society New Album & Graphic Novel Release Shows Announced

Carnivorous Plant Society New Album & Graphic Novel Release Shows Announced

Tuesday 28th May, 2019 9:46AM

Auckland's Carnivorous Plant Society, helmed by the multi-talented Finn Scholes, are bringing their fantastical vision in sound to venues across Aotearoa this winter, celebrating the twin-pronged release of a new album The People Below and an accompanying graphic novel of the same name. Along with his instrumental and compositional prowess as experienced on 2018's long-player The New King, Scholes is renowned for his mind-bending and playful animated works showcased in CPS's self-created music videos, which are often projected at their live shows. The band will be complimented for their Auckland and Wellington events by a "celebrity choir" plus horns courtesy of everyone's favourite tooting twosome Hopetoun Brown. The idea of a graphic novel fleshing out Scholes' visual work is a tantalising prospect indeed. Carnivorous Plant Society promise to take punters on "a musical trip from the streets of Mexico to the mountains of Asia to the depths of hell" – catch them in the near future at the dates below...

Carnivorous Plant Society

Wednesday 3rd July - Kauaeranga Hall, Kauaeranga
Thursday 4th July - The Refinery, Paeroa
Friday 5th July - The Meteor Theatre, Hamilton
Saturday 6th July - Opotiki Senior Citizens Hall, Opotiki
Tuesday 9th July - Everybody’s Theatre, Opunake
Wednesday 10th July - 4th Wall Theatre, New Plymouth
Friday 12th July - The Playhouse Theatre, Mapua
Saturday 13 Jul - The Mussel Inn, Mussel Inn
Monday 15 July - The Laboratory, Lincoln
Wednesday 17th July - Crown Heritage Hotel, Geraldine
Friday 19th July - The Conference Centre, The Gate, Cromwell
Saturday 20th July - Sherwood, Queenstown
Sunday 21st July - venue to be announced, Invercargill
Tuesday 23rd July - Eastern Southland Gallery, Gore
Wednesday 24th July - Ink Box Theatre, Oamaru Opera House, Oamaru
Thursday 25th July - Ashburton Trust Event Centre, Ashburton
Friday 26th July - Balcairn Public Hall, Balcairn
Saturday 27th July - Picton Little Theatre, Picton
Sunday 28th July - Moon, Wellington*
Tuesday 30th July - CHB Municipal Theatre, Waipawa
Wednesday 31st July - venue to be announced, Coromandel
Friday 2nd August - The Wine Cellar, Auckland*
Saturday 3rd August - The Wine Cellar, Auckland*

Tickets available HERE via UTR*

Experience CPS's animated clip form 'Spaceship Romance' from 2018's The New King, created by Finn Scholes...

Enjoy CPS's recent animated video 'Carp In A Pond', also from The New King...

Press release:

Carnivorous Plant Society will be returning to Auckland after a month touring their new album and graphic novel: The People Below. There will be live animations, a celebrity choir and everyone's favourite horn section: Hopetoun Brown. These shows will both arouse and awaken you at the some time.

Expect a multi media production! Band leader/multi-instrumentalist/genius Finn Scholes has penned custom-made animation as a backdrop to this highly acclaimed band’s performance of Mexican fantasy music. Yes, Mexican fantasy music, performed on a plethora of instruments by Finn and Tam Scholes, Alistair Deverick and Oliver Emmitt.

Arts On Tour NZ (AOTNZ) organises tours of outstanding New Zealand performers to rural and smaller centres in New Zealand. The trust receives funding from Creative New Zealand as well as support from Central Lakes Trust, Community Trust of Southland, Interislander, Otago Community Trust, Rata Foundation and the Southern Trust. AOTNZ liaises with local arts councils, repertory theatres and community groups to bring the best of musical and theatrical talent to country districts. The AOTNZ programme is environmentally sustainable – artists travel to their audiences rather than the reverse.


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