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Asta Rangu and Space Bats, Attack! NZ Tour - New Dates

Asta Rangu and Space Bats, Attack! NZ Tour - New Dates

Chris Cudby / Monday 28th March, 2022 12:59PM

Aotearoa's gig community is all set to bounce back with a vengeance, as evident in this morning's slew of exciting announcements, including new dates for Dunedin units Asta Rangu and Space Bats, Attack!'s double-headed monster tour. Originally scheduled for February of this year, before Omicron smashed through everyone's plans like a giant boulder rolling through the jungle, the noisy guitar-wielding groups will now be regaling punters across the nation in June. Recently ruling student radio airwaves with their spiky anthem 'Too-Zooma', Asta Rangu's new single 'VIC' will be out this Friday, from their forthcoming long player ENTRTNMNT launching on 27th May. An official release tour for that record and Space Bats, Attack!'s 2021 opus Oort, don't miss both bands tearing it up at the winter dates below...

Asta Rangu and Space Bats, Attack! NZ Tour

Friday 10th June - The Crown Hotel, Dunedin
Saturday 11th June - darkroom, Christchurch
Thursday 16th June - San Fran, Wellington
Friday 17th June - The Wine Cellar, Auckland

Tickets available HERE via UTR

Watch the video for Asta Rangu's 'Too-Zooma'...

Listen to Space Bats, Attack!'s 2021 album Oort...

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 June 2022, to celebrate the release of Asta Rangu’s debut album ‘ENTRTNMNT’ 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.

Their debut album 'ENTRTNMNT' was recorded over 8 weeks with gifted engineer and producer De Stevens (Marlin’s Dreaming) at Otago University’s Te Korokoro o te Tūī and trace / untrace records HQ in North East Valley.

It's eight tracks emerge from a love of eclecticism, with noise rock, synth pop, and psychedelia threaded together by field recordings. The intricate arrangements set the mood for songwriter Richard Ley-Hamilton’s lyrics, contemplative and often surreal, exploring values, connection, progress and escapism. 'ENTRTNMNT' will be released on the 27th of May 2022.

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 June, 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
Fri 10th Jun 8:00pm
The Crown Hotel, Dunedin
Asta Rangu and Space Bats, Attack! NZ Tour
Sat 11th Jun 8:00pm
darkroom, Christchurch
Asta Rangu And Space Bats, Attack! NZ Tour
Thu 16th Jun 8:00pm
San Fran, Wellington
Asta Rangu And Space Bats, Attack! NZ Tour
Fri 17th Jun 8:00pm
The Wine Cellar, Auckland