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Flaxxies Share Single 'Cast Me Away' + Touring New 'SUNSTRUCK' EP

Flaxxies Share Single 'Cast Me Away' + Touring New 'SUNSTRUCK' EP

Chris Cudby / Friday 11th August, 2023 10:36AM

Tāmaki Makaurau's Flaxxies are making big waves this spring, welcoming the warmer months ahead with a launch tour for their forthcoming debut SUNSTRUCK EP. Playing their first North Island headline tour in September, the five-piece collective follow up June's groove-heavy hit 'Snapped Up (By The Boss') with brand new foot-stomper 'Cast Me Away'. Produced by Tiki Taane (who recorded entirety of the EP), the energising anthem conversely reflects on feelings of stagnation that result when relationships grow cold, whipping up a firestorm of psych-infused guitars as frontman Benji Humphries assumes the Tom Hanks-like lyrical role of a lonesome island castaway. Sure to be sizzling on stage, go catch Flaxxies on their first North Island tour this September, head along to their summer gigs in Coromandel and Whangamata around New Years, and look forward to the full launch of SUNSTRUCK on 25th August...

“It’s been a long time coming, but we are fizzed to be hitting our first North Island tour this spring. We’ve got some of Aotearoa's finest up and coming talent on the card and we can’t wait to see you all there. ‘Cast Me Away’ for sure is a favourite to play live within the band. It has big energy and takes you on a bit of a journey, we hope everyone enjoys it.”
— Benji Humphries

Flaxxies SUNSTRUCK Tour

Friday 1st September - Totara St, Tauranga w/ Marmalade Skies, Caught Inside
Saturday 2nd September - Meow, Wellington w/ Wet Denim, Fine Wine Social Club
Friday 8th September - Whammy Bar, Auckland w/ Frank On Tap, Bella Rafflyn
Saturday 9th September - Last Place, Hamilton w/ Bella Rafflyn, Spencer Coyle

Saturday 30th December NYE'23 - Coroglen, Coromandel*
Friday 5th January - Beach Break, Whangamata*

Sunstruck Tour tickets available HERE via UTR
*For more information and tickets go to

Flaxxies tackle the high-tension world of office dynamics in their stylish clip for 'Snapped Up (By The Boss)'...

Press release:

Reminiscent of a classic summer road-trip, the band will be bringing their sun-drenched dub-roots-rock’n’blues and packing some of their fav Aotearoa acts along for the ride to play shows in Tauranga, Wellington, Auckland and Hamilton, with each concert featuring its own red hot line-up of bands to make

Later in the year, summer hot-spot festival performances are being lined up, with confirmed Coromandel Peninsula appearances at NYE’23 in Whitianga and BEACH BREAK in Whangamata. More shows are sliding into place as we start to transition in summer, and a string of SUNSTRUCK South Island dates will be announced soon!

Flaxxies fusion of reggae, classic blues and dub elements make for a memorable listening experience, and it’s no surprise that the band is fast becoming one of Aotearoa’s most in-demand young live acts - clearly a band to keep a close eye on, with a lot more to come!


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Flaxxies Sunstruck Tour
Fri 1st Sep 8:00pm
Totara St., Tauranga
Flaxxies Sunstruck Tour
Sat 2nd Sep 8:00pm
Meow, Wellington
Flaxxies Sunstruck Tour
Fri 8th Sep 8:00pm
Whammy Bar, Auckland
Flaxxies Sunstruck Tour
Sat 9th Sep 8:00pm
Last Place, Hamilton