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The Beths Unveil Live Album + Film 'Auckland, New Zealand, 2020'

The Beths Unveil Live Album + Film 'Auckland, New Zealand, 2020'

Chris Cudby / Friday 17th September, 2021 8:02AM

Arising from humble beginnings playing Tāmaki Makaurau subterranean dive bars to achieving fame on a global scale, The Beths share today a new album and concert film documenting a key moment in their already fabled career. The team of Elizabeth Stokes, Jonathan Pearce, Benjamin Sinclair and Tristan Deck's live record Auckland, New Zealand, 2020 captures the energy of The Beths' landmark headline event at Auckland Town Hall last November, triumphing over last year's lockdown dramas to treat local fans to one heck of a show in the iconic venue. You can feel the emotion in the air as Stokes sings big-hearted anthem after anthem and hear the crowd squealing with delight as Pearce lets rip with Thin Lizzy-esque guitar shreds — like a career-spanning, sixteen track retrospective from a veteran band that are somehow only two albums deep.

You can enjoy the stream of the live album right now, then scoot along to the band's YouTube channel or Vimeo from 4PM NZT today [UPDATE: it's out now, watch below] to enjoy the concert film of Auckland, New Zealand, 2020, created by longtime collaborators Sports Team — who also worked with The Beths in making this week's magical seasonal finale of UTR Trash Recital. The Beths are hosting a Watch Party on their Patreon this Saturday 18th September from 11AM NZT, giving supporters the neat opportunity to watch the film in real time with the band.

The new release comes along with the happy / unhappy news The Beths' forthcoming multi-night residency at Tāmaki's Whammy Bar is still going ahead, but has been postponed with new dates to be announced. Now unable to journey to Aotearoa for the shows, Australian songwriter Stella Donnelly says: "I’m very sorry that I can no longer take part in these amazing shows with The Beths, and my own show at Meow. It was something I was very much looking forward to and hope we get to make it happen sometime in the future.” New dates and support info will be revealed by the organisers soon — ticket holders will be emailed direct from UTR [check your promotions, spam and junk folders].

'Auckland, New Zealand, 2020' is out now digitally via Carpark Records, the release of the vinyl LP edition has been postponed until Friday 1st October due to Level 4 restrictions.


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