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The Subliminals Auckland Headline Show Announced

The Subliminals Auckland Headline Show Announced

Chris Cudby / Image supplied by The Subliminals / Wednesday 19th August, 2020 1:23PM

Those already fizzing about the re-emergence of The Subliminals for The Others Way multi-venue extravaganza next month will be double-stoked to discover the Flying Nun sonic travellers have just revealed a special headline event at Auckland's The Wine Cellar, with support from Christchurch's The Opawa 45s. Blazing a fearlessly adventurous trail driven by mind-altering motorik rhythms and psychedelic guitar wig-outs, the four-piece made their mark with 1999's breakout The Crystal Chain E.P and the trancelike soundscapes of 2000's studio album United State, conquering student radio with singles 'Uh-Oh' and the title track to their debut EP. You can catch The Subliminals with zero fear of festival timetable clashes at the date below – we strongly suggest you grab tickets for this intimate event early and grab a limited edition tee on the night...

The Subliminals with special guests The Opawa 45s |
Friday 18th September - The Wine Cellar, Auckland

Tickets available HERE via UTR

Listen to 'Uh-Oh' from The Subliminals' 2000 album United State...

Watch the vintage clip for The Subliminals' title track to their 1999 The Crystal Chain EP...

Press release:

Often described as “an accident, a beautiful accident” the Subliminals were always heavily reliant on the eccentricities of its four members. The band merged the classic Flying Nun DIY sound with a futurist minimalist aesthetic and Krautrock inspired backbeats.

The Crystal Chain E.P (1999), presented a unique sound and energy that effortlessly traversed the following decades. United State (2000) soon followed and offered a long-playing entry of the ‘less is more’ ethic. The band eschewed rockist clichés and held onto their warm but stark vision. This teetered on an essential and delicate rhythmic synergy shaped beside a droning parade of dirty, phase shifting guitars with scattered vocals, both cerebral and serrated. Live, their delicacy became tethered amidst a tranquil psychedelia of shimmering aural landscapes and brutal, searing frequencies. At their best, the Subliminals offer a portal to a trance-zone, creating a neo-ritualistic site and an opportunity to dance like tomorrow never happens - repetition unfolds in organic layers and unifies the band, the audience and the spaces between the atoms alike.

The Subliminals were together a short time and widely regarded as one of the most furtive acts in the Flying Nun stable. This will be a rare opportunity to see them in a re-united state.

Only one show at the Wine Cellar. This is a chance to see an extended set in an intimate setting.

Support by Christchurch’s Opawa 45’s


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The Others Way 2020 - Cancelled
Fri 11th Sep
Various K Road Venues , Auckland
The Subliminals - Cancelled
Fri 18th Sep
The Wine Cellar, Auckland