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Cool Sounds Touring Aotearoa In March

Cool Sounds Touring Aotearoa In March

Chris Cudby / Photo credit: James Morris / Friday 2nd February, 2024 1:29PM

The project of Naarm's multi-talented Dainis Lacey, Cool Sounds are bringing their sun-splashed palette our way in March, following their already announced Port Noise festival performance with a debut nationwide tour. Purveyors of supple dance-boogie-punk grooves on latest long player Like That and new mutant funk-pop single 'BUG0BEAT' (both out via Chapter Music), Cool Sounds' sonically morphing oeuvre is represented on five long players from 2016 onwards. Cramming up to six members on stage at a time, Cool Sounds have played alongside the likes of Mdou Moctar, Panda Bear, Gilla Band, Spiral Stairs and Fazerdaze. Go catch Lacey and band moving bodies on the dancefloor at the following dates...

Cool Sounds

Saturday 9th March - Port Noise Festival, Lyttelton∞
Sunday 10th March - MOON, Wellington*
Wednesday 13th March - Sherwood, Queenstown*
Thursday 14th March - Pearl Diver, Dunedin
Friday 15th March - The Tactile Society, Nelson*
Saturday 16th March - Rosemary's, Taupo
Sunday 17th March - The Wine Cellar, Auckland*

*Tickets available HERE via UTR
∞Port Noise festival tickets available HERE via UTR

Bop around the office to '6 Or 7 More' from Cool Sounds' 2022 album Like That...

Listen up to rhythmic new single 'BUG0BEAT' from a forthcoming EP of the same name...

Press release:

Cool Sounds is the key project of Australian pop polymath Dainis Lacey, with a live band that sees up to six musicians crowded onstage. Across five albums to date, Cool Sounds’ shapeshifting indie rock has given nods to 80s pop, cheerful funk, and alt-country, all with a lightness of touch that disguises Lacey’s thoughtful, perceptive songwriting. Their latest album Like That (Chapter Music) “rips into a slicked n’ slippery, dance-ready aura of disco and funk flexed pop.”Raven Sings The Blues This evolution continues with their new EP, BUG0BEAT (2024, Chapter Music), delving further into an oddball funk-damaged pop sound.

Like That was Album of the Week on RRR and has been covered by The Evening Standard (UK), The Guardian (UK), Scottish Daily Express (UK), Radio France, Frankie Magazine, Pilerats, Brooklyn Vegan and NME Australia amongst others, with airplay on BBC 6 Music, Triple J, Double J, Rage and across community radio at home and abroad.

Cool Sounds toured Europe in 2023 and 2019, most recently selling out shows and performing at festivals alongside Gilla Band (IE), and Panda Bear and Sonic Boom (US/UK). At home they have shared stages with Mdou Moctar (NE), TOPS (CA), Los Bitchos (UK), Twin Peaks (US), Fazerdaze (NZ), Spiral Stairs (US), plus Australian indie royalty like Good Morning, RVG, Snowy Band and Mod Con. Their 2019 album More to Enjoy and EP Sleepers were nominated for AIR Awards, and previous releases have been featured in Line Of Best Fit (UK), Raven Sings the Blues (US) and elsewhere.


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Port Noise Festival 2024
Sat 9th Mar 4:00pm
Various Lyttelton Venues, Lyttelton
Cool Sounds (Aus)
Sun 10th Mar 7:30pm
MOON, Wellington
Cool Sounds (Aus)
Wed 13th Mar 7:00pm
Sherwood, Queenstown
Cool Sounds (Aus)
Fri 15th Mar 7:00pm
The Tactile Society, Nelson
Cool Sounds (AUS)
Sat 16th Mar 7:00pm
Rosemarys, Taupo
Cool Sounds (Aus)
Sun 17th Mar 7:00pm
The Wine Cellar, Auckland