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Terrible Sons Announce 'Sunset Swimming' Nationwide Tour

Terrible Sons Announce 'Sunset Swimming' Nationwide Tour

C.C. / Photo credit: Stefan Roberts / Monday 19th September, 2022 10:27AM

Core members of Ōtautahi's The Dukes and alums of all-stars Fly My Pretties, husband and wife duo Lauren Barus (L.A. Mitchell) and Matt Barus are now getting their ducks in a row for the launch of their first official album as Terrible Sons. They've announced an eight date nationwide tour celebrating forthcoming lead single 'Sunset Swimming' happening in November and early December — joined for their Te Ika-a-Māui events by Rodney Fisher (Mixed vege, Goodshirt), and Hannah Everingham (who has just released debut single 'So Long Underground') for all Te Waipounamu shows.

Following a trio of big-hearted, folk-inflected EP releases, Terrible Sons' new long player brings together a lineup of exceptional local talents, including drums / percussionist Jo McCullum (Nadia Reid, The Veils), producer / guitarist Tom Healy (Tiny Ruins, Marlon Williams) and Jo Barus (The Dukes) on bass. Find out more about Terrible Sons by reading Brooke Singer's (French For Rabbits) illuminating recent conversation with Matthew Barus HERE, and look forward to catching the pair performing a knapsack full of new tunes at the following dates...

Terrible Sons - Sunset Swimming Tour 2022

Wednesday 16th November - The Wine Cellar, Auckland w/ Rodney Fisher*
Thursday 17th November - Nivara Lounge, Hamilton 
w/ Rodney Fisher*
Friday 18th November - Leigh Sawmill Cafe, Leigh 
w/ Rodney Fisher*
Saturday 19th November - Secret Location 

Saturday 26th November - The Grand Hotel, Akaroa w/ 
Hannah Everingham
Friday 2nd December - Grainstore Gallery, Oamaru w/ 
Hannah Everingham*
Saturday 3rd December - Bark @ Dog With Two Tails, Dunedin w/ 
Hannah Everingham*
Friday 9th December - Fairfield House, Nelson w/ 
Hannah Everingham

Tickets available HERE via UTR

Watch the lyric vid for Terrible Sons's 'The World is Walking Over Us' from 2021's Mass EP...

Press release:

Terrible Sons are finally leaving home. The indie folk duo of LA Mitchell and Matt Barus are touring to celebrate the release of Sunset Swimming, the first single from their forthcoming debut album.

The song is nostalgic, about remembering and how memories tend golden while in the present it’s our conflicts that come to the fore. For the recording, Terrible Son’s ventured deep into their backyard home studio with long term friends and collaborators Jo McCullum (Nadia Reid, The Veils) on drums and percussion, Jo Barus (Dave Dobbyn) on bass and producer and guitarist Tom Healey (Tiny Ruins, Marlon Williams, Nadia Reid).

L A Mitchell & Matt Barus have long been a part of the local musical landscape, previously releasing records with pop rock band the Dukes and performing in Aotearoa supergroup Fly My Pretties, alongside a variety of collaborative, performing and songwriting work.

This will be the duo’s first tour as Terrible Sons and audiences can expect stories, laughter, hopefully some tearing up and a baker’s dozen of songs. They’ll be joined in Te Ika-a-Māui by friend and singer songwriter Rodney Fisher (Goodshirt) and in Te Waipounamu by Hannah Everingham, fresh from releasing her wonderful debut single So Long Underground.


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Terrible Sons Sunset Swimming Tour 2022
Wed 16th Nov 7:30pm
The Wine Cellar, Auckland
Terrible Sons Sunset Swimming Tour 2022
Thu 17th Nov 6:00pm
Last Place, Hamilton
Terrible Sons Sunset Swimming Tour 2022
Fri 18th Nov 7:30pm
Leigh Sawmill Cafe, Leigh
Terrible Sons Sunset Swimming Tour 2022
Sat 26th Nov 5:00pm
The Grand Hotel, Akaroa
Terrible Sons Sunset Swimming Tour 2022
Fri 2nd Dec 7:30pm
Grainstore Gallery, Oamaru
Terrible Sons Sunset Swimming Tour 2022
Sat 3rd Dec 8:00pm
Bark @ Dog With Two Tails, Dunedin
Terrible Sons Sunset Swimming Tour 2022
Fri 9th Dec 7:00pm
Fairfield House, Nelson