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Listen To Vorsen's Debut Album 'A WORLD ON FIRE'

Listen To Vorsen's Debut Album 'A WORLD ON FIRE'

Chris Cudby / Photo credit: Bruce Mackay / Friday 15th September, 2023 1:20PM

Essentially the debut solo record from a pivotal figure in Aotearoa's post-punk noisy underground, John Halvorsen (The Gordons, Bailterspace) has unveiled the first long player from his new project Vorsen. Those expecting to be bowled flat by searing guitars and powerhouse rhythms will not be disappointed, A WORLD ON FIRE feels both stripped back and toweringly immense across its twelve tracks. Lyrics are kept spare yet highly evocative, often alluding to post-apocalyptic states that feel discomfortingly present. Halvorsen takes stock of humanity's post-digital slide away from grace on 'MEMES FOR BRAINS', surveys environmental infernos on the title track and unleashes uplifting sonic rays on 'FASTER THAN LIGHT' — while the ominous line "it's a whole new world for the new generation" resonates on both opener 'TERRAFORMER' and the haunting 'A WHOLE NEW WORLD'. A master of his cacophonous form, don't miss Halvorsen with bassist Hayden Ellis and drummer Steve Cochrane's launch tour this month at the dates following...


Friday 15th September - A Rolling Stone, Christchurch w/ The Outsiders, [Allophones]
Saturday 16th September - Dive, Dunedin w/ [Allophones], Dale Kerrigan
Sunday 17th September - Wunderbar, Lyttelton w/ Marsha
Saturday 23rd September - San Fran, Wellington w/ Jilter Off Kilter, Libbianski
Saturday 30th September - The Mothership, Auckland w/ Vor-Stellen, [Allophones]

Tickets available HERE via UTR


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Fri 15th Sep 7:30pm
A Rolling Stone, Christchurch
Sat 16th Sep 7:30pm
Dive, Dunedin
Sun 17th Sep 7:30pm
Wunderbar, Lyttelton
Sat 23rd Sep 7:30pm
San Fran, Wellington
Sat 30th Sep 7:30pm
The Mothership, Auckland