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Grimes Announces Two New Zealand Shows In December

Grimes Announces Two New Zealand Shows In December

Thursday 23rd August, 2012 8:59AM

Stand out artist of 2012 Claire Boucher aka Grimes will visit New Zealand for the first time in December. Hailing from Canada, Grimes unashamedly draws on an eclectic range of influences to create her unique brand of pop infused electro and has really blown up since the release of new album Visions earlier this year. She will play two unmissable North Island shows - here are the details...

Grimes- first New Zealand shows...

Thursday 13th December, SFBH, Wellington
Friday 14th December, Kings Arms Tavern The Powerstation, Auckland

Tickets on sale NOW and won't last long so hurry along and secure your possie HERE at UTR, Real Groovy in Auckland and Slow Boat or RPM in Wellington.

AND perfectly timed for this announce is the brand new video for 'Genesis' teased earlier this week....

And here she is performing the track live on Later with Jools Holland - proving her material can translate into the live arena impressively well...

We spoke to Boucher earlier this year, Click HERE to read our interview.

Press Release:


The must see dreamy, glitchy, pop artist of 2012 GRIMES

Thursday 13th December 2012, San Francisco Bathhouse (R18)

Friday 14th December 2012, Kings Arms Tavern The Powerstation (R18)

Tickets on sale Thursday 23rd August from Slow Boat Records (Wellington) RPM (Wellington) and Real Groovy (Auckland)

“A glitchy shimmering dance record.” – MOJO (4/5)
“Visions gestures skyward and beyond.”
– Pitchfork (8.5 – Best New Music)
“Fit to burst with bone–bending synths, insistent beats and a sometimes shrill vocal that manages to both charm and unsettle.” – The Guardian (4/5)
“… one of the most impressive albums of the year so far.” – New York Times
“13 perfect moments” – NME (8/10 – Album of the Week)

The work of Claire Boucher, GRIMES is a project that has gained notoriety since its inception back in early–2010. Moving to Montreal from Vancouver in 2006, she developed GRIMES among the city’s burgeoning DIY scene; a scene where both punk ethos and pop music collide. On her 4AD debut Visions — which came out March 12th 2012 and was proudly distributed in New Zealand by Rhythmethod — is her fourth release in less than two years and countless shows have been performed in this time, both helping to build much intrigue as to what’s next.

With her creative bent being both musical and visual, she draws on the arts of 2D, performance, dance, video and sound, weaving them all together to strong rhythmic eff ect, incorporating infl uences as wide as Enya, TLC and Aphex Twin, whilst drawing from genres like New Jack Swing, IDM, New Age,K– pop, Industrial and glitch. The result is a record that is both otherworldly and futuristic.


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Thu 13th Dec
The San Francisco Bath House, Wellington
Fri 14th Dec
The Powerstation, Auckland

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