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New Date Announced For The Subliminals Auckland Headline Show

New Date Announced For The Subliminals Auckland Headline Show

Chris Cudby / Image supplied by The Subliminals / Friday 25th September, 2020 12:50PM

Tāmaki Makaurau's ongoing Covid-19 restrictions have sometimes made live events a bit of a moving target. Originally set to make their almighty return to the super city in September for a headline gig and an appearance at the sadly now-cancelled The Others Way 2020 mega-fest, Flying Nun legends The Subliminals have thankfully locked in a new date at Whammy Bar on 6th November. 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. Finally catch The Subliminals this spring with supports to be announced, and snag a limited edition t-shirt on the night...

The Subliminals
Friday 6th November - Whammy Bar, Auckland, supports to be announced

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 Whammy. This is a chance to see an extended set in an intimate setting.

Support to be announced.

Limited edition t-shirts on the night.


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The Subliminals
Fri 6th Nov
Whammy Bar, Auckland