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US Electronic Duo Machine Girl Announce Auckland Show

US Electronic Duo Machine Girl Announce Auckland Show

Annabel Kean / Wednesday 9th February, 2022 12:54PM

Pittsburgh via NYC electronic noise duo Machine Girl have confirmed they're heading our way this June, bringing their brain-melting, full noise live offering to Tāmaki's Neck Of The Woods for one night only. Known for their genre-bending exploration of punk intensity and hardcore rave energy, Machine Girl is the mind-meld of vocalist, producer and founder Matt Stephenson and drummer Sean Kelly. Most recently the two-piece have released hard-drive sampler EP RePorpoised Phantasies and their highly-praised album U​-​Void Synthesizer, each stacked with death metal, jungle, footwork and punk fury. With a reputation for unpredictable and invigoratingly rowdy live shows, you won't want to sleep on this one...

Machine Girl
Wednesday 22nd June - Neck Of The Woods, Auckland

Tickets available HERE via UTR

Get a taste for the raw power of Machine Girl with U​-​Void Synthesizer stand out 'Fully In It' [content warning: flashing imagery]...

Press release:

Wavyland and Whatlively proudly Presents Machine Girl's Australia & New Zealand Tour 2022.

Originally formed in New York City and recently relocated to Pittsburgh, Machine Girl is a solo turned two piece digital hardcore outfit consisting of vocalist / producer Matt Stephenson and drummer Sean Kelly.

Cutting their teeth on the DIY circuit across North America, Machine Girl have quickly become known for their unpredictable and cathartic live shows, amassing a rabid following of club kids, punks and metal heads revelling in the bands amorphous blur between grindcore mosh pit and underground gabber rave.

Alongside fellow New York artists Bonnie Baxter, Prison Religion and Deli Girls, Machine Girl spearhead a recent wave of DIY music culture existing on the borders between punk, noise, techno, and rap, with few, if any, belonging squarely to any one tradition. Sonically collapsing the borders between these genres Machine Girl’s music reflects the sensual overload of a omnipresent media in which public truth has become a prism of intersubjective realities and global tribalism no longer bound to a common fabric of facts or local cultural truths. It represents a postmodern world in which cultural points of reference have become universal, readily available to anyone at any time to be consumed, disconnected from their original meaning to be rearranged, culturally recharged and globally reconnected in ad lib fashion.

In the duos music and live performances this unstable reality is not only being reflected but celebrated and thus pushed to its inevitable conclusion: horror, violence, surrealism, anxiety and chaos - all hyperactivated, peaking in the ego's death to thus clear the way for personal transcendence. To cleanse yourself, hit the reset button and ask: How to become a decent human being? What are the responsibilities that come with this kind of freedom? Are we victims or perpetrators? What can be done?

Machine Girl’s most recent album, U-Void Synthesizer, was released in March 2020.

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Tue 28th Jun 8:00pm
Neck of the Woods, Auckland