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Old Mervs Announce 'How The Fark Are Ya?' New Zealand Tour

Old Mervs Announce 'How The Fark Are Ya?' New Zealand Tour

Chris Cudby / Monday 20th May, 2024 12:00PM

Western Australia's Old Mervs are bounding back our way, asking Aotearoa fans a cheery How The Fark Are Ya? on their forthcoming triple date tour of the same name. Arising from rural roots in the township of Kojonup, about 250 kilometres south-east of Perth, lifelong mates Henry Carrington-Jones and David House have already supported such international superstars as Liam Gallagher and The Wombats before they've even unveiled their first official album — treating their ever-growing fanbase to a ripper run of hook-packed singles and EPs during the past half decade, including last year's six song bundle Give It Up. Sharpening their stagecraft with a run of high profile festival appearances including Splendour In The Grass and now releasing via Dew Process (The Beths, Mallrat), go catch Old Mervs playing their golden-toned tunes in Ōtautahi, Pōneke and Tāmaki Makaurau at the tail end of winter, as part of the pair's biggest Australasian tour to date...

Old Mervs - - How The Fark Are Ya Tour

Thursday 29th August - The Tuning Fork, Auckland
Friday 30th August - San Fran, Wellington
Saturday 31st August - The Loons, Lyttelton*

*Christchurch tickets on sale HERE via UTR

Here's Old Mervs' official clip for 'Leave That' from 2023's Give It Up EP...

Watch the video for Old Mervs' 'Sweetheart', breakout single from their 2023 Give It Up EP...

Press release:

Lifelong friends Henry Carrington-Jones and David House (Old Mervs) grew up together on farms outside of Kojonup, a tiny town approximately three hours south of Perth, Western Australia. As high schoolers they cleared out a stable to use as a rehearsal space for their new band, named after one of Henry’s family farm working dogs. With Henry on drums and David on guitar/vox, it was truly humble beginnings.

Nowadays, Old Mervs are considered one of the most exciting rock acts in Australia. Breakout singles ‘Cellphone’ (2020), ‘Where I Go’ (2022), and ‘Sweetheart’ (2023) have been streamed in the millions; while their second EP, Give It Up (2023), debuted at #2 on the ARIA Australian Albums chart; and in January ‘Sweetheart’ landed at #47 in the 2023 triple j Hottest 100.

The duo has supported huge international artists, including Liam Gallagher and The Wombats, as well as local heroes Spacey Jane and King Stingray. They also boast a dedicated fanbase of their own, having sold out multiple national tours and performed heroic appearances on premiere festival line-ups, including Splendour In The Grass, Groovin the Moo and Yours and Owls.

They’re set to play the biggest shows of their career in 2024, when they embark on their ‘How The Fark Are Ya’ tour across Australia and NZ, this August and September.


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Old Mervs - How The Fark Are Ya - Tour
Sat 31st Aug 8:00pm
The Loons, Lyttelton