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Machine Girl Announce Wellington Headline Show

Machine Girl Announce Wellington Headline Show

Chris Cudby / Monday 4th April, 2022 1:00PM

Demand for Machine Girl's recently announced Tāmaki Makaurau event has been so red hot the US electronic noiseniks have gone and squeezed in a second Aotearoa show, taking over Te Whanganui-a-Tara's San Fran in late June. Guaranteed to be a visceral, hyperactivating sonic onslaught to suit these extreme times, we hope super city dwellers have secured their spot, as the Neck Of The Woods gig sold out at light speed. Wellingtonians are advised to move fast to catch the digital hardcore duo of vocalist / producer Matt Stephenson and drummer Sean Kelly in action — ticket-holders note the Auckland event has shifted date to Tuesday 28th June (check your inbox for details)...

Machine Girl

Monday 27th June - San Fran, Wellington
Tuesday 28th June - Neck Of The Woods, Auckland [NEW DATE]

Tickets available HERE via UTR

Experience Machine Girl's wild GLOBAL FANDEMIC set for 2020's A2B2 NIGHT OF FIRE virtual festival...

Press release:

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 reveling 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 egos 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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Machine Girl Australia & New Zealand Tour 2022
Mon 27th Jun 8:00pm
San Fran, Wellington
Tue 28th Jun 8:00pm
Neck of the Woods, Auckland