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Sulfate Unveil Sophomore Album 'Godzone'

Sulfate Unveil Sophomore Album 'Godzone'

Annabel Kean / Photo credit: Courtney Rodgers / Friday 10th September, 2021 8:44AM

Out today on Flying Nun Records, the sophomore album from Tāmaki Makaurau trio Sulfate distills societal frustration and disgust into seven larger than life, grizzly tracks. Where producer and lead howler Peter Ruddell (Wax Chattels) rode mostly solo on the band's self-titled debut, new offering Godzone sees Ruddell recording with bandmates Hariet Ellis (Na Noise, Hamburger Haz & Pitmaster Pete) and David Harris (Princess Chelsea). As featured on Sulfate tracks 'Speaking For Others' and 'Bush', Ellis returns on Godzone with crushing bass guitar and haunting vocals, playing against Ruddell's booming twang on lead single 'Crossing' and the sweltering saxophone and earthshaking rumbles of 'Only Half Awake'. Driving the band ethos of ‘intensity through restraint’, drummer Harris creates the most heart-squeezing beds of sparse kick and simmering cymbals, so much so I think I forgot to breathe for the first five minutes of album stand out 'Forgetting' before the tension broke with a crash, bang and a high-paced snare drum march. Prepare to be rattled by Godzone, but also expect catharsis from this rich and heavy Sulfate feast.

The three-piece take new songs and old on their album release tour this October and November, making stops at main centres and returning home for an appearance at this year's The Others Way Festival. I'd recommend you find out how to save your spot at one of the limited dates below, and brace yourself for your first listen of Godzone...

UnderTheRadar proudly presents...

Sulfate - Godzone Tour

Friday 29th October - Newtown Sports Bar, Wellington
Saturday 30th October - Wine Cellar, Auckland
Friday 12th November - The Others Way, Auckland*
Friday 26th November - Dive, Dunedin
Saturday 27th November - Wunderbar, Christchurch

Tickets available HERE via UTR 
*The Others Way 2021 tickets available HERE via UTR

Sulfate's sophomore album 'Godzone' is out now on streaming services and vinyl via Flying Nun Records.


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Sulfate | Godzone Tour
Sat 26th Feb 8:00pm
Newtown Sports Bar, Wellington
Sulfate | Godzone Tour
Fri 25th Feb 8:00pm
The Wine Cellar, Auckland
The Others Way - 2021
Sat 29th Jan 4:00pm
Various K Road Venues , Auckland
Sulfate | Godzone Tour
Sat 12th Mar 8:00pm
Dive, Dunedin
Sulfate | Godzone Tour
Fri 11th Mar 8:00pm
Wunderbar, Lyttelton