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(Sandy) Alex G Returning To New Zealand In June

(Sandy) Alex G Returning To New Zealand In June

A.K. / Photo credit: Tonje Thilesen / Tuesday 3rd March, 2020 12:00PM

(Sandy) Alex G returns to Aotearoa for a two-stop Te Ika-a-Māui winter tour this June. Alex Giannascoli's star has soared since his last New Zealand appearance at Laneway Festival 2018, amassing oodles of dedicated fans on top of his already devoted following from his formative years as a bedroom-recording Philadelphian songwriter. His third album on Domino, and ninth emo-folk victory to date, (Sandy) Alex G's latest record House Of Sugar garnered international praise when it dropped last September, and he's still riding the wave. There's a solid chance these shows will sell-out, so don't snooze...

UPDATE 1/05/20: Due to the current restrictions on non-essential gatherings placed by the New Zealand & Australian government for COVID-19, 100% GOOD & regret to advise the June tour dates for (Sandy) Alex G will no longer be taking place in 2020.

"Unfortunately we have to cancel our upcoming dates in Australia & New Zealand. A reschedule will be announced but for now all tickets will be refunded at point of purchase" – (Sandy) Alex G management

UnderTheRadar proudly presents (Sandy) Alex G

Wednesday 10th June - Whammy Bar, Auckland [cancelled]
Thursday 11th June - San Fran, Wellington [cencelled]

Watch the demolition derby video for 'Gretel' from House Of Sugar...

It's Man vs. Pigeon in the dope clip for House Of Sugar track 'Bad Man'...

Press Release:

(Sandy) Alex G, a.k.a. the singer, songwriter, and musician Alex Giannascoli, today announces debut headline shows in New Zealand. After an excellent showing at 2018’s Laneway Festival, (Sandy) Alex G returns for two headline shows in June following the release of universally acclaimed “House Of Sugar”.

Before signing with Domino in 2015, (Sandy) Alex G had already earned cult status over the course of six self-recorded and largely self-released LPs. Revered by fans and peers alike, those early records were passed around like secret missives between a growing base of enthusiasts. (Sandy) Alex G’s following continued to expand with the release of 2015’s Beach Music, and with the critical acclaim accompanying the release of 2017’s Rocket, “America’s greatest living songwriter” [FADER] was a secret no more.

“Let’s state a fact: Alex Giannascoli is one of this generation’s best artists.” - VICE

Giannascoli began writing the songs that would ultimately become House of Sugar in the fall of 2017. Whereas with earlier efforts, such as 2011’s self-released Winner or the landmark 2014 release DSU, music was written and recorded at a prolific clip, with these new songs Giannascoli approached the recording process with a newfound deliberateness, concentrating on a smaller collection of songs and laboring over each with more focus and acuity than ever before.

Giannascoli worked closely with Jacob Portrait, who mixed both Rocket and 2015’s Beach Music, and helped to balance each of House of Sugar’s dense, multi-faceted tracks. As the product of extended focus and planning, House of Sugar emerges as Giannascoli’s most meticulous, cohesive album yet: a statement of artistic purpose, showing off his ear for both persistent earworms and shifting textures, and the out-there sonic adventurism that’s made previous (Sandy) Alex G records so singular.


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(Sandy) Alex G - Cancelled
Wed 10th Jun 8:00pm
Whammy Bar, Auckland
(Sandy) Alex G - Cancelled
Thu 11th Jun 8:00pm
San Fran, Wellington