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Makeshift Parachutes Announce 'The Daily Absurd' Summer Tour

Makeshift Parachutes Announce 'The Daily Absurd' Summer Tour

C.C. / Photo credit: Craig Murray / Monday 9th December, 2019 11:35AM

Tāmaki Makaurau's Makeshift Parachutes are a rising musical force to be reckoned with, with their new psychedelic guitar-drenched debut album The Daily Absurd the perfect primer for a just-announced six date summer tour, hitting a stage near you in December and February. With sparkling hooks to spare and truckloads of cosmic grooves, we're betting The Daily Absurd will sound absolutely massive live in the summer sun. Slip, slop, slap and scope out the tour details right here, including festival appearances at Bass Camp New Years Festival in Dipton and Te Awanga's Outfield Festival 2020, and prep your ears with a mind-expanding stream of the four-piece's first ever long player below...

Makeshift Parachutes - The Daily Absurd Tour

Saturday 21st December - Beachside Band Extravaganza, Paris Plage, New Plymouth
Monday 30th December - Bass Camp New Years Festival, Dipton
Saturday 1st February - Whammy Bar, Auckland*
Saturday 8th February - Common Room, Hastings*
Saturday 8th February - Outfield Festival 2020, Te Awanga
Friday 14th February - Nivara Lounge, Hamilton*

Tickets available HERE via UTR

Press release:

Auckland-based psych-rock quartet Makeshift Parachutes release their full-length debut The Daily Absurd and are touring around New Zealand for it. Come see them perform their homecoming show in St. Kevins Arcade's Whammy Bar.

Taking shape in the group’s A-frame shaped studio (which features in the cover art), the eight track opus collects the dusty remnants of millennial anxiety, surviving the 9-to-5 grind and navigating an unsettling socio-economic time. Forming like a lenticular cloud, each track grows over lush synthesized soundscapes supported by riff-heavy guitar and bass lines from the O’Connor brothers (Sharif O’Connor and Daniel O’Connor). All of this is carried along by the propulsive kit work of Arthur Brewer, while coming to life through the words that escape frontman and lead vocalist Chris McCollum’s glacial vocals. The Daily Absurd was recorded, mixed and mastered by Olly Harmer at The Lab.

Together, the four-piece project a frenetic live chemistry which they output over the eight track album; a compelling energy they have become well-known for around the Auckland gig scene, where they have packed out venues such as Neck of the Woods and The Wine Cellar.


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Makeshift Parachutes - The Daily Absurd Tour
Sat 1st Feb
Whammy Bar, Auckland
Makeshift Parachutes - The Daily Absurd Tour
Sat 8th Feb
Common Room, Hastings
Makeshift Parachutes - The Daily Absurd Tour
Fri 14th Feb
Nivara Lounge, Hamilton