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Listen To Ani Saafa's Debut EP 'Phonetics' - Touring Nationwide

Listen To Ani Saafa's Debut EP 'Phonetics' - Touring Nationwide

Chris Cudby / Wednesday 26th June, 2024 1:08PM

Ōtepoti's Ani Saafa unveiled the wiggling grooves and infectious pop-punk energy of their Phonetics EP late last week, with the cherry on top being a new video for SRN hit lead single 'Waste It' — taking the gang Alice In Wonderland-style from the boardroom to the big stage and beyond. Articulating scuzzy hooks in abundance and a melodic new wavy knack, it's now time for Ani Saafa to celebrate their four song debut, starting this week as Ōtautahi's Darkroom with Jam Henderson, Third Junction, and Olivia Lily. Regale your earholes with Phonetics and get amongst at the following dates...

Ani Saafa Aotearoa Tour

Friday 28th June - Darkroom, Christchurch w/ Jam Henderson, Third Junction, Olivia Lily
Wednesday 3rd July - Meow, Wellington w/ First Reserve
Saturday 6th July - Whammy Bar, Auckland w/ BLISS, Rèver
Friday 12th July - Waterbar, Wānaka w/ Sol Wyatt
Saturday 13th July - Yonder, Queenstown
Thursday 18th July - Ubar, Dunedin

Auckland and Christchurch tickets on sale HERE via UTR
*Tour tickets available HERE

Press release:

New Zealand’s rising indie rock sensation, Ani Faafa, are hitting the road this winter to celebrate the release of their debut EP Phonetics. Formed in 2022, the Dunedin four-piece has quickly become a force to be reckoned with bringing the nostalgic sounds of the 2000s indie rock era with a fresh, modern twist.

Ani Saafa has already made waves with their dynamic performances, having packed numerous venues across Dunedin, played to thousands at the legendary Hyde Street Party in both 2023 and 2024, and rocked the stage at the Forsyth Barr Stadium. This year, their energetic shows have captivated audiences at the UCSA O-week festival and they are set to perform at the OUSA Re-Ori week festival in July.

In conjunction with their tour, Ani Saafa are set to release their new EP, Phonetics, on June 5th. The EP includes four tracks, headlined by the single Waste It, which soared to the number one spot on the National Student Radio network charts. Fans can also look forward to an accompanying music video, premiering on June 12th.

The National Tour will bring Ani Saafa’s electrifying live performances to audiences across New Zealand, with stops in Christchurch, Wellington, Auckland, Wanaka, Queenstown, and a triumphant return to Dunedin. Don’t miss the chance to experience the band’s captivating blend of heartfelt lyrics, infectious melodies, and vibrant stage presence.

Secure your tickets now and join Ani Saafa as they embark on this exciting journey, sharing their music and passion with fans old and new.


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Ani Saafa Aotearoa Tour
Fri 28th Jun 8:00pm
darkroom, Christchurch
Ani Saafa Aotearoa Tour
Sat 6th Jul 9:30pm
Whammy Backroom, Auckland