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Asta Rangu and Space Bats, Attack! Announce Joint Nationwide Tour

Asta Rangu and Space Bats, Attack! Announce Joint Nationwide Tour

Annabel Kean / Monday 6th December, 2021 10:28AM

As restrictions ease and the deep south defrosts, two of Ōtepoti's finest emerge from the long winter to stretch their legs ahead of a month of summer celebrations. An exciting sound meld of pop-rock and noisy guitar instrumentals, the dastardly duo of Asta Rangu and Space Bats, Attack! hit a centre near you this February, wending their way around the North Island before sending the tour off with a bang for a home town finale. Having waited patiently to party since their sophomore Oort dropped in August, four piece Space Bats, Attack! at long last get to make a belated song and dance about their release. Doubling the festivities, Asta Rangu will be sharing ‘Too-Zooma’ in February, the first single from the band's forthcoming debut album. For a rockin' good time and a two-for-one Dunedin double-up, get a wriggle on and grab your ticket below...

Asta Rangu and Space Bats, Attack!

Thursday 10th February - San Fran, Wellington
Friday 11th February - Wine Cellar, Auckland
Friday 25th February - Darkroom, Christchurch
Saturday 26th February - Crown Hotel, Dunedin

Tickets available HERE via UTR

Enjoy a crisp Dunedin stroll with one of Asta Rangu's latest singles 'Nico'...

Space Bats, Attack! shared their stunner album Oort in August this year...

Press release:

Dunedin noise-pop band Asta Rangu and space-doom collective Space Bats, Attack! are teaming up for a four date tour of Aotearoa in February 2022, to celebrate the release of Asta Rangu’s new single ‘Too-Zooma’ and Space Bats, Attack!’s sophomore album ‘Oort’.

In the past 18 months, Asta Rangu have played a string of high-profile support slots for household names such as The Beths, The Chills, Ha The Unclear, Marlin’s Dreaming, performed at Welcome to Nowhere 2021 and co-headlined an extensive and fruitful national tour with fellow Ōtepoti band Males.

Since February 2021, Asta Rangu has likewise released standalone singles ‘I Dream’and ‘Nico’, two highlights from their touring set. Their new single ‘Too-Zooma’, out in February, is the first from the band’s debut album, which is currently being engineered and produced by Marlin’s Dreaming lead guitarist De Stevens.

Accompanying Asta Rangu on the national tour is sci-fi-soaked post-rock collective Space Bats, Attack! With live shows few and far between, though amassing a cult following due to their formidable performances, Space Bats, Attack! will be performing for the first time since releasing their eagerly-awaited sophomore album Oort, released in August 2021.

Initially recorded in 2016 at Dunedin’s now-defunct performance space and artist hub, The Attic, the album was painstakingly crafted from extensive improvised jams, whittled and recast from across the globe into 40 minutes of dynamic, exploratory, and intricate celestial riffage.

Together, the bands will play in New Zealand’s four main centres this February, accompanied by a host of yet-to-be-announced local guests.

This tour is made possible in part by the New Zealand Music Commissions Aotearoa Touring Fund.


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Asta Rangu And Space Bats, Attack! NZ Tour
Thu 10th Feb 8:00pm
San Fran, Wellington
Asta Rangu And Space Bats, Attack! NZ Tour
Fri 11th Feb 8:00pm
The Wine Cellar, Auckland
Asta Rangu And Space Bats, Attack! NZ Tour
Fri 25th Feb 8:00pm
darkroom, Christchurch
Asta Rangu And Space Bats, Attack! NZ Tour
Sat 26th Feb 8:00pm
The Crown Hotel, Dunedin