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Daniel Armstrong and The Monsoons Announce Aotearoa Tour

Daniel Armstrong and The Monsoons Announce Aotearoa Tour

Chris Cudby / Monday 10th January, 2022 11:51AM

2022 is all set to be a biggie for Tāmaki-based / London-born songwriter Daniel Armstrong and his group The Monsoons. With their second studio record Everything Is As It Shouldn’t Be safely in the can and launched last June, Armstrong and band have announced a six date tour hitting venues across Aotearoa in February and March, with international touring plans on the cards for this year as well. Featuring violinist Jacinda Kumar, organist Alex Rau, guitarists Odessa Neilands, and Jimmi CrouchJames Brooks on bass, and drummer David Hampton, Armstrong and The Monsoons finally get to celebrate the release of their eleven song "commentary on living in an anti-culture bubble, that is separate and obsessed with a world that doesn’t exist outside of a cellphone, looking into an unknown future where technology has killed a big part of human existence." Word is they're already eyeing up album number three, catch them while you can at the following dates...


Daniel Armstrong And The Monsoons - Aotearoa Tour

Friday 4th February - The Tuning Fork, Auckland w/ Ripship, Late To Chelsea
Friday 18th February - Glow Festival, Auckland
Friday 25th February - Bark!, Dunedin*
Saturday 26th February - Grainstore Gallery, Oamaru*
Friday 4th March - Space Academy, Christchurch*
Saturday 5th March - The Grand, Akaroa

*Tickets available HERE via UTR
Tuning Fork tickets at Moshtix

 


Press release:

London born, Auckland based, indie/alternative songwriter Daniel Armstrong, claims, since the last record a lot has happened ‘new love, old love, a baby, betrayal, severed fingers, forgiveness, and revenge’. He has teamed up with a 6 piece band including Violinist Jacinda Kumar, Organist Alex Rau, Drummer David Hampton, Bassist James Brooks, Guitarists Odessa Neilands, and Jimmi Crouch who complete the Monsoons.

The live shows thus far have been unpredictable. You can expect a calm string arrangement around Armstrong's vocal or an angry, energetic burst live show to a backdrop of 1930 film.

The new album ‘Everything Is As It Shouldn’t Be' is a commentary on living in an anti-culture bubble, that is separate and obsessed with a world that doesn’t exist outside of a cellphone, looking into an unknown future where technology has killed a big part of human existence. The album borrows in varying degrees from The Velvet Underground to Nina Simone, Scott Walker to Radiohead.

"With an indie-rock vibe emitting from Daniel’s Telecaster together with his melodic storytelling, I found myself in a time capsule with the 60’s band The Velvet Underground and singer-songwriter Bob Dylan to which the resurgence of rock and roll themes were polished and played upon."

Links
instagram.com/d.arm.music/
facebook.com/DARMSMUSIC
youtube.com/channel/UCVeFWFzE3QALPtrDpUANJIw

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Daniel Armstrong And The Monsoons - Aotearoa Tour
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Fri 25th Feb 8:00pm
Dog With Two Tails, Dunedin
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Sat 26th Feb 7:30pm
Grainstore Gallery, Oamaru
Daniel Armstrong And The Monsoons - Aotearoa Tour
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Fri 4th Mar 8:30pm
Space Academy, Christchurch
Daniel Armstrong And The Monsoons - Aotearoa Tour
Sat 5th Mar 8:00pm
The Grand Hotel, Banks Peninsula