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Hyperculte (Switzerland) New Zealand Tour Announced

Hyperculte (Switzerland) New Zealand Tour Announced

C.C. / Thursday 13th February, 2020 10:15AM

Geneva sonic travellers Hyperculte are journeying all the way from Switzerland to regale your ears with their kosmische sounds this coming March. The duo of Simone Aubert (drums/guitar/vocals) and Vincent Bertholet (double bass/vocals) will be whipping up a dance-friendly intersection of Krautrock / post-disco / trance-pop experimentation all across Aotearoa, with regional support from such local heavy hitters as Orchestra Of Spheres, Ducklingmonster, Big Flip The Massive, Omit and Drorgan. Brought to you by the hard-working team at Pōneke's Pyramid Club – who you can support by becoming a Friend of P-Club here – you'd have to be some kind of dingus to miss Hyperculte with friends at the dates below...

UPDATE 17/03/20: Hyperculte have cancelled the remainder of their March Aotearoa tour...

Hyperculte (Switzerland) - NZ Tour 2020

Friday 13th March - The Wine Cellar, Auckland w/ Ducklingmonster, Drorgan*
Saturday 14th March - The Yot Club, Raglan w/ Drorgan, Dj Umu*
Sunday 15th March - Under the Tauranga Harbour Bridge, Tauranga w/ Drorgan (Akl), Turner / Shannon Duo
Thursday 19th March - Common Room, Hastings w/ Rev. Arts Ensemble, Big Flip The Massive* [cancelled]
Friday 20th March - Snails, Palmerston North w/ Orchestra Of Spheres* [cancelled]
Monday 23rd March - Tim's Place, Maharau w/ Kidnapped By Fairies* [cancelled]
Tuesday 24th March - Space Academy, Christchurch w/ No Exit, Poltroon* [cancelled]
Wednesday 25th March - Jutland Street, Dunedin w/ Human Susan, Wolfskull* [cancelled]
Thursday 26th March - Settler Theatre, Oamaru w/ Flybaby* [cancelled]
Friday 27th March - The Plant, Blenheim w/ Omit* [cancelled]

Listen to 'Temps Mort' from Hyperculte's 2019 album Massif Occidental...

Experience the motorik pulses of 'Résigné' from their 2016 self-titled album...

Press release:

Pyramid Club presents .... HYPERCULTE - NZ TOUR 2020

Avant-garde jazz-punk? Pre-kraut post-disco? Minimalist trance pop?

Hyperculte's music hints at the kind of ancient, pine-scented black magic of central European folklore captured in the costumes on the cover of their 2016 self titled debut album. Driving forces of the Geneva experimental rock scene, Simone Aubert (drums/guitar/vocals) and Vincent Bertholet (double bass/vocals) hail from the either side of the mountainous, myth-drenched Swiss-French border region. They met when living in the same squat in Geneva and started playing together in 2014.

Simone came from the dark and experimental Massicot, who toured with Sleaford Mods last year. Vincent from the Dadaist big band Orchester Tout Puissant Marcel Duchamp. Both open their mouths in repetitive and inspired litanies containing fragments of literary texts and political slogans.

But there’s a subtle playfulness alongside their shouty passion, sharp syncopation, discordant repetition and enormous, throbbing motorik rhythms. The whole mixes up in a fireball trance, both meditative and of extraordinary energy.

Hyperculte touches with the end of the fists the urgency and the audacity of Liquid Liquid, the inventiveness of Arthur Russell, the uninhibited ardor of Neu! and Can, the barred pop of Areski and that intangible and incantatory something from the depths of the soil of existence! - Bongo Joe

Hyperculte have a solid, unstoppable, repetitive groove but with a proper uninhibited punk rock edge. While their music is often very sparse and minimal, it is also complex and expressive, dense and discordant and edgy... Hyperculte may be the band I have been waiting for all my life. Expletive Undeleted


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Hyperculte (Switzerland), Rev. Arts Ensemble, Big Flip The Massive - Cancelled
Thu 19th Mar 8:00pm
Common Room, Hastings
Hyperculte (Switzerland), Orchestra Of Spheres - Cancelled
Fri 20th Mar 8:00pm
Snails, Palmerston North
Hyperculte (Switzerland), Kidnapped By Fairies - Cancelled
Mon 23rd Mar 7:30pm
Tim's Place, Maharau
Hyperculte (Switzerland),  No Exit, Poltroon - Cancelled
Tue 24th Mar 8:00pm
Space Academy, Christchurch
Hyperculte (Switzerland),  Human Susan, Wolfskull - Cancelled
Wed 25th Mar 8:00pm
Jutland Street, Dunedin
Hyperculte (Switzerland), Flybaby - Cancelled
Thu 26th Mar 8:00pm
Settler Theatre, Oamaru
Hyperculte (Switzerland), Omit - Cancelled
Fri 27th Mar 8:00pm
The Plant, Blenheim