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Hyperculte (Switzerland) Touring New Zealand In March & April

Hyperculte (Switzerland) Touring New Zealand In March & April

Chris Cudby / Thursday 15th February, 2024 10:37AM

Geneva, Switzerland sonic adventurers Hyperculte are picking up the thread of their pandemic-paused 2020 tour of Aotearoa, weaving it into new shapes and textures when they finally return this coming autumn. Committed to completing their mission (the previous visit was postponed after three shows), the duo of Simone Aubert and Vincent Bertholet have enlisted a diversity of stars from our aurally untamed underground for a twelve date nationwide tour — starting in Whanganui on 21st March and concluding in Paekākāriki on 6th April — a looping itinerary somewhat resembling an infinity symbol when mapped out. Touring their new album La Pang​é​e, Hyperculte's rhythmically energising sound has been hailed as akin to "the urgency and the audacity of Liquid Liquid, the inventiveness of Arthur Russell, the uninhibited ardor of Neu! and Can." Go catch them at the following dates, brought to you by Pyramid Club...


Thursday 21st March - Porridge Watson, Whanganui with Tender Moonlight, Norns
Friday 22nd March - Last Place, Kirikiriroa / Hamilton with Glass Shards, Late for Life Drawing
Saturday 23rd March - The Wine Cellar, Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland with Oksun Ox, TOOMS
Sunday 24th March - Green Door, Ngāmotu / New Plymouth with Late for Life Drawing
Wednesday 27th March - Snails, Te Papaioea / Palmerston North with Meth Leopard
Thursday 28th March - Meow, Pōneke / Wellington with Class War on the Dance Floor, Cave Circles / Borrowed cs
Friday 29th March - Tim's Place, Mārahau with Fairydog
Saturday 30th March - Mussel Inn, Onekakā with Outer Orbit, TwotoTango
Wednesday 3rd April - Yours, Ōtepoti / Dunedin with Sewage
Thursday 4th April - Space Academy, Ōtautahi / Christchurch with No Exit, Zane 2000
Friday 5th April - Pluto Projects, Te Waiharakeke / Blenheim with Twin Rudders
Saturday 6th April - St Peters Hall, Paekākāriki with Shhadows, Oonaverse

Tickets available HERE via UTR

Hit play on 'Jamais Trop' from Hyperculte's new album La Pang​é​e...

Watch Hyperculte performing 'Temps Mort' live at 2019's Nox Orae festival in Switzerland...

Experience Hyperculte's video for 'Le Feu' from their self-titled 2016 album...

Press release:

Pyramid Club is happy to present HYPERCULTE (Switzerland) NZ TOUR 2024!

In March 2020 Hyperculte landed in NZ just as Covid hit. Three gigs into their 14-date tour they had to abandon the mission and fly home before lockdowns began. Four years later they're back to finish what they started! Avant-garde jazz-punk? Pre-kraut post-disco? Minimalist trance pop?

Hyperculte's music hints at the kind of ancient, pine-scented black magic of central European folklore captured in the costumes on the cover of their 2016 self titled debut album. Driving forces of the Geneva experimental rock scene, Simone Aubert (drums/guitar/vocals) and Vincent Bertholet (double bass/vocals) hail from the either side of the mountainous, myth-drenched Swiss-French border region.

They met when living in the same squat in Geneva and started playing together in 2014. Simone came from the dark and experimental band Massicot, Vincent from the Dadaist big band Orchestra Tout Puissant Marcel Duchamp.


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Hyperculte (Switzerland) w/ Tender Moonlight + Norns
Thu 21st Mar 8:00pm
Porridge Watson, Whanganui
Hyperculte (Switzerland) w/ Glass Shards + Late For Life Drawing
Fri 22nd Mar 8:00pm
Last Place, Hamilton
Hyperculte (Switzerland) w/ Oksun Ox + Tooms
Sat 23rd Mar 8:00pm
Whammy Bar & Wine Cellar, Auckland
Hyperculte (Switzerland) w/ Late For Life Drawing
Sun 24th Mar 6:00pm
Green Door, New Plymouth
Hyperculte (Switzerland) w/ Sects In The City and Rug Doctor
Wed 27th Mar 8:00pm
Snails, Palmerston North
Hyperculte (Switzerland) w/ Fairydogs
Fri 29th Mar 7:30pm
Tims Place, Maharau
Hyperculte (Switzerland) w/ Outer Orbit + Twototango
Sat 30th Mar 8:00pm
Mussel Inn, Onekaka
Hyperculte (Switzerland) w/ Sewage
Wed 3rd Apr 7:00pm
Yours, Dunedin
Hyperculte (Switzerland) w/ No Exit + Worldwide Panopticon
Thu 4th Apr 8:00pm
Space Academy, Christchurch
Hyperculte (Switzerland) w/ Twin Rudders
Fri 5th Apr 7:30pm
Brayshaw Park Chapel, Blenheim
Hyperculte (Switzerland) w/ Sshadows + Oonaverse
Sat 6th Apr 7:30pm
St Peter's Hall, Paekakariki