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Ha The Unclear Announce 'A Kingdom In A Cul-De-Sac' New Zealand Tour

Ha The Unclear Announce 'A Kingdom In A Cul-De-Sac' New Zealand Tour

Samantha Cheong / Thursday 9th May, 2024 1:59PM

All things come back around, like when making a three point turn in a cul-de-sac. There are as well three regional points to the return of Ha The Unclear, who just spent April in Europe playing their brilliant new record A Kingdom in a Cul-de-sac to lucky Parisians. First formed in Ōtepoti and now living la vie folle in Paris, they'll be bringing their music back home in June with tunes from the career-spanning collection, launched last month via Think Zik. This winter, you’ll get to experience the nuclear energy of Ha The Unclear with songs like their hit single ‘Fish’, plus the blistering distorted guitar solo in their cover of French '80s track ‘C’est Comme Ça’, and jumpy stage rumbler ‘Strangers’. Wellington, you're up first on 8th June, and then please can you share the band with us in Auckland and then Christchurch?

“As we became more of a touring band, we were influenced by how particular songs in the set created better energy and excitement and we started writing and arranging with that in mind a bit more, more frantic instrumentation, more dance-able. That probably also reflects that relational growth. While we still place importance on the role that slower, more introspective songs play within our creative world, I think over time we have created a space for ourselves to blend and move across and between those worlds.”

UPDATE: a Dunedin headline show at Pearl Diver has been announced for Ha The Unclear's tour...

Ha The Unclear - A Kingdom in a Cul-De-Sac Tour

Saturday 8th June - Meow, Wellington*
Friday 21st June - Whammy Bar, Auckland
Friday 19th July - Space Academy, Christchurch
Saturday 20th July - Pearl Diver, Dunedin

Tickets on sale HERE via UTR
*Wellington tickets available via Moshtix

Watch the double-framed masterpiece of their video for ‘Wallace Line’...

Press Release:

Ha the Unclear are excited to announce their New Zealand Tour this June/July to celebrate the release of their album ‘“A Kingdom in a Cul-de-sac” (released April 19). A Kingdom in a Cul-de-sac has been celebrated by critics and music fans worldwide, Télérama called the album “Irresistible”, Rolling Stone AU/NZ praised the “hook-laden, vocally rich material”, Tony Stamp (RNZ) called it “cheerfully oblivious but secretly smart” and called A Kingdom in a Cul-de-sac “inspiring!” and now it is Aotearoa fans turn to enjoy the album live. The NZ tour follows the international release of their album, and a series of well-received shows in their label-home, France. The album release shows will feature exciting new releases 'Fish', cover of iconic 80s French number ‘C’est Comme Ça’, ‘Alchemy’, ‘Mind and Matter’, alongside crowd favourites including ‘Growing Mould’ and ‘Secret Lives of Furniture’.

A Kingdom in a Cul-de-Sac is now available on all streaming platforms and on double vinyl from record stores in New Zealand. Tickets for Ha the Unclear's New Zealand tour are on sale now Auckland and Christchurch from and Wellington from Moshtix.


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Ha The Unclear - A Kingdom In A Cul-de-sac Tour
Sat 8th Jun 8:00pm
Meow, Wellington
Ha The Unclear - A Kingdom in a Cul-de-sac Tour
Fri 21st Jun 8:00pm
Whammy Bar, Auckland
Ha The Unclear - A Kingdom in a Cul-de-sac Tour
Fri 19th Jul 8:00pm
Space Academy, Christchurch
Ha The Unclear - A Kingdom in a Cul-de-sac Tour
Sat 20th Jul 8:00pm
Pearl Diver, Dunedin