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Young Moon Announce The Slow Tour ft. Timothy Blackman, She's So Rad

Young Moon Announce The Slow Tour ft. Timothy Blackman, She's So Rad

Chris Cudby / Wednesday 3rd July, 2024 12:12PM

Hailing from San Francisco and now settled in sunny Whakatū / Nelson, Young Moon is the dream-pop / shoegaze project of Trevor Montgomery (Tarantel, Lazarus). Recruiting local talents to expand into a full band format — including members of Waiharakeke / Blenheim post-punks Big Scout — Young Moon are soon treating Aotearoa gig-goers to their five date Slow Tour, moving at their own speed to venues in Pōneke, Tāmaki Makaurau, Ōtautahi and the aforementioned towns from 17th August onwards. With three studio albums to Young Moon's credit so far (2023's Triggered By Sunsets, 2016's Colt and 2012's Like the Swan), the new expanded version star in a resplendent live video filmed at Whakatū's The Temple you can watch below. Promising songs from their extensive back-catalogue, Young Moon will be joined for selected dates by songwriter Timothy Blackman, plus shoegazers She's So Rad in Tāmaki. Here are the details...

Young Moon - The Slow Tour

Saturday 17th August - 18A Gallery, Nelson
Saturday 28th September - Framingham Winery, Blenheim w/ Timothy Blackman
Saturday 12th October - Vogelmorn Upstairs, Wellington w/ Timothy Blackman
Saturday 19th October - Big Fan, Auckland w/ She's So Rad
Saturday 23rd November - Wunderbar, Christchurch w/ Timothy Blackman

*Tickets on sale HERE via UTR

Watch Young Moon with band playing at Whakatū / Nelson's The Temple...

Press release:

New Zealand-based dream pop/shoegaze DIY recording artist YOUNG MOON is embarking on a highly anticipated SLOW TOUR in August 2024, taking their energetic and dynamic live performance across Aotearoa.

Trevor Montgomery, formerly of TARENTEL & LAZARUS, has been writing and recording brooding ballads and blissful psychedelia as YOUNG MOON for over a decade. Utilizing vintage drum machines and atmospheric synths, Montgomery has a talent for lo-fi tracks with genuine lyrics exploring love, life, and death.

San Francisco ex-pat, Montgomery now calls Whakatū (Nelson) home. He continues to write and record with YOUNG MOON - now transformed into a full live band experience with close friends from the Te Tau Ihu music community.

YOUNG MOON will showcase material from the band’s full back-catalog. This includes the albums Navigated Like the Swan (2012) and Colt (2016), and the stunning 2023 Orindal Records release Triggered by Sunsets.

Tour Guests:

BLENHEIM-WELLINGTON-CHRISTCHURCH: Te Whanganui-a-Tara singer and DIY recording artist TIMOTHY BLACKMAN makes records drawing from deeply personal experiences in hyper realistic narratives. In 2019 he released Brightest Days, his first album in eight years, written during a period of time spent hiding out on the East Cape. Five years on he is back performing shows, testing out new songs before embarking on a new recording project backed by guitar and sometimes a small band.

Performing exclusively at the AUCKLAND show is New Zealand’s shoegaze powerhouse SHE’S SO RAD. SSR’s debut record, In Circles, recorded in the spare room of Jeremy Toy and Anji’s Sami’s apartment, was nominated for the Taite Prize 2012. SSR found a fan in Ladyhawke and that same year went on to play support for Ladyhawke’s UK tour. Their highly regarded follow-up album Tango was released in 2015 to 5-Star reviews “their second excellent album, somehow manages to be both upbeat and moody, creating a shimmering, pulsating, dreamy 10-track collection.”


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Young Moon-The Slow Tour
Sat 17th Aug 8:00pm
18A Gallery, Nelson
Young Moon-The Slow Tour
Sat 28th Sep 7:30pm
Framingham Winery, Blenheim
Young Moon-The Slow Tour
Sat 12th Oct 7:00pm
Vogelmorn Upstairs, Wellington
Young Moon-The Slow Tour
Sat 19th Oct 8:00pm
Big Fan, Auckland
Young Moon-The Slow Tour
Sat 23rd Nov 8:00pm
Wunderbar, Lyttelton