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The Growlers Announce New Zealand Headline Show

The Growlers Announce New Zealand Headline Show

C.C. / Thursday 24th October, 2019 2:52PM

LA's The Growlers will be hitting local punters with the sounds of their brand new album Natural Affair this summer, returning to our shores for a sweat-inducing headline event at Tāmaki Makaurau's The Powerstation. Tracing their origins back to 2006, the hook-packed group led by singer Brooks Nielsen and guitarist Matt Taylor have five studio albums under their belts including 2016's City Club, recorded in collaboration with producer Julian Casablancas (The Strokes), and have been putting on their very own Beach Goth festival annually since 2012. Their forthcoming self-produced record promises to deliver even more hip-swivelling grooves with an added dose of futuristic synth action for good measure, and is out this coming Friday (that's tomorrow!). They were last here tearing it up in 2015 – grip the details for The Growlers' January show here...

The Growlers
Sunday 19th January - The Powerstation, Auckland

Tickets available vis aaa ticketing here

Hear the title track to The Growlers' new album Natural Affair...

Press release:

Led by singer Brooks Nielsen and music director/guitarist Matt Taylor, The Growlers have forged their own twisted path on the global music scene since their founding in 2006 in Dana Point, California. They’re the party band that grew into a traveling circus, spawning their own annual event (Beach Goth) and growing an international fanbase, while releasing six studio records that trace a line from garage psych ballads to edgy radio pop.

On their first three records – Are You In Or Out? (2009), Hot Tropics (2010), and Hung at Heart (2013) – The Growlers combined reverb-rich waves of vintage surf rock with the dark, slow-burn melancholy of outlaw country. Chinese Fountain (2014) introduced a new, disco-infused direction that saw them move away from their swampy roots and relocate to Los Angeles. The band teamed up with producer Julian Casablancas (and frontman of The Strokes) to make City Club (2016), infusing their sound with Casablancas’ angular melodies and speaker-popping mixes. 2018 brought Casual Acquaintances, a raw collection of City Club-era demos and outtakes that – even as b-sides – ranks with the band’s finest material.

Between records they toured constantly, raising their status as icons of the Los Angeles music underground, capable of drawing arena-sized crowds for their hometown shows. On their latest, self-produced record Natural Affair (2019), The Growlers move their DIY aesthetic into an even sturdier, synthier, dancier sound, bolstered by Nielsen’s finest lyrics to date: social commentary, rhymes, and ruminations on the pleasures (and perils) of modern love.


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Sun 19th Jan
The Powerstation, Auckland

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