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KITA Announce Nationwide Album Release Tour

KITA Announce Nationwide Album Release Tour

C.C. / Thursday 15th April, 2021 10:00AM

Pōneke rising stars KITA have achieved more than many bands could ever aspire to in their brief career so far, and are about to take it to the next level with the launch of the self-titled debut album on 28th May. The synth-pop / soul synergistic union of vocalist, guitarist, and writer Nikita 雅涵 Tu-Bryant, keyboardist Ed Zuccollo (The Black Seeds, Trinity Roots, Troy Kingi, Hollie Smith) and drummer Rick Cranson (Little Bushman), KITA's live show attracted the attention of Grammy Award-winning producer Tommaso Colliva (Muse, Razorlight), who worked with the trio on both their 2020 EP Try To Find A Way and their forthcoming studio opus from his Milan home base. Fresh from headlining Auckland Town Hall's Concert Chamber in February (for Fringe Town 2021), KITA are embarking on an expansive tour of Aotearoa in celebration of their first ever full length this coming June. Succumb to the hypnotic grooves of KITA's new single 'Private Lives' and don't miss them at the dates below — supported at their Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch shows by Zuccollo’s electronic project ZUKE, with special guests to be announced...

Undertheradar proudly presents...


Friday 4th June - Tauranga, Jam Factory
Saturday 5th June - Raglan, The Yard
Sunday 6th June - Auckland, Neck Of The Woods w/ ZUKE
Friday 11th June - Christchurch, Flux w/ ZUKE
Saturday 12th June - Dunedin, Dive
 Sunday 13th June - Queenstown, Sherwood
 Friday 18th June - Napier, Paisley Stage,
Saturday 19th June - Wellington, San Fran, w/ ZUKE

Tickets available via Banished Music

Press release:

Following hot on the heels of their recently released single Private Lives, Wellington-based KITA are delighted to announce a tour around Aotearoa in support of their debut self-titled album, visiting 8 centres this June.

Firmly on the ‘ones-to-watch’ list in a vibrant local music scene, KITA's sound builds a dreamscape of synth-pop, with stunning melodies layered over soulful beats. The three-piece – consisting of vocalist, guitarist, and writer Nikita 雅涵 Tu-Bryant, keyboardist Ed Zuccollo (The Black Seeds, Trinity Roots, Troy Kingi, Hollie Smith), and drummer Rick Cranson (Little Bushman) – happily play in the space between genre, melding a distinctive style peppered with moments of modern jazz, vintage rock, polished pop, and grounding soul.

The trio are in their element in the live space, where their soaring synths rise to new heights, carried loftily by the impressive vocals of frontwoman Nikita. Her kaupapa-driven approach as an artist, telling stories that connect people through music, is most poignantly felt at KITA’s live shows. The magic of being in a shared space with other lovers of music is something the band feel especially lucky to be celebrating here in Aotearoa, as touring remains a rarity worldwide.

Due for release on May 28, the self-titled debut has been produced by Grammy Award-winning Tommaso Colliva (Muse, Razorlight). Bringing forth the psychedelic energy pulsing through their 2020 EP Try To Find A Way, the Italian producer worked with the band pre-pandemic and continued to collaborate remotely between Armoury Studio in Wellington and Colliva’s base in Milan over lockdown. A truly modern album that reflects the moment we find ourselves in has resulted – wistful and hopeful of what’s to come.

KITA will be joined at Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch shows by band-member Ed Zuccollo’s other project ZUKE, an electronic-based exploratory journey into the physicality of deep bass, aimed at unleashing the immersive power of large sound-systems. Special guests for other shows are still to be announced.


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