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theSlacks Announce 'Information Ape' Album Release Tour

theSlacks Announce 'Information Ape' Album Release Tour

Chris Cudby / Tuesday 16th April, 2024 10:28AM

Rolling out an uplifting run of singles in the lead up to their third studio album Information Ape, Taranaki's theSlacks are treating North Island fans to a launch tour this coming May, rattling off new tunes in Auckland, Coromandel and New Plymouth perfectly in sync with NZ Music Month / Te Marama Puoro o Aotearoa. Describing their genre-mashing sound powerfully as like "Sublime crossed with Johnny Cash", theSlacks have honed their folk-rock-pop / country-ska craft together from 2001 onwards, striking gold with streaming hits including 2016's 'Big Aroha' and 2018's contradictory colloquial fave 'Yeah Nah'. Veterans of the stage who've played together at such high profile festivals as WOMAD, the team of Scott Armstrong, Mark Armstrong, Blake Gibson and Zane Greig's new record is out on vinyl LP and digitally on 3rd May, their first album in ten years! Go catch them getting the crowd moving at the following dates...

"Don't touch a screen, touch each other."

The Slacks - Information Ape Tour

Friday 3rd May - The MostFM, New Plymouth
Saturday 11th May - Eight Ball, New Plymouth
Saturday 18th May - Cassette Nine, Auckland
Saturday 25th May - Star and Garter, Coromandel

Tickets available HERE via UTR

Watch the video for 'Love To Go' from Information Ape...

Hit play on theSlacks' lilting new single 'Crystal Mountain High', including some very muddy crowd footage...

Press release:

The time has come for Slacks to be slack no longer (at least for a couple of gigs) because we are releasing our new album, Information Ape. 11 songs long. Available on vinyl and the best digital outlets in cyberspace - Slack is nothing if not convenient. Chuck it on your phone. Chuck it on repeat. Chuck it on your record player, playa!

We'll chat about the trials and tribulations of this particular recording and why a sane band would flagellate themselves with a self-propelled full-length studio album pressed on vinyl. We'll play through a bunch of new songs that are designed to connect with this hopelessly tangled information age.


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The Slacks - Information Ape Tour: Kick Off
Fri 3rd May 6:00pm
The MostFM, New Plymouth
The Slacks - Information Ape Tour: Kick It.
Sat 11th May 7:00pm
Eight Ball, New Plymouth
The Slacks - Information Ape Tour: Kick On
Sat 18th May 7:00pm
Cassette Nine, Auckland
The Slacks - Information Ape Tour: Kick Back
Sat 25th May 7:00pm
Star and Garter, Coromandel