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Brisbane's Leighton Craig Tours New Zealand in February

Brisbane's Leighton Craig Tours New Zealand in February

Thursday 10th January, 2013 9:26AM

The Audio Foundation's international touring program Altmusic Presents are kicking of their 2013 schedule with Brisbane based electro-folk musician Leighton Craig. Touring nationwide through the first two weeks of February, Craig has been performing and releasing music under his own name since 1996 and is also involved in a number of collaborative projects including The Lost Domain, The Deadnotes and most recently Primitive Motion. Here are Craig's tour dates and below you'll find a stream of his solo album Organ Notes released via his own label Kindling.

Altmusic Presents: Leighton Craig

Friday 1st February, Physics Room, Christchurch with David Khan and Months
Saturday 2nd February, Queens, Dunedin with Pumice and Black Yoghurt
Thursday 7th February, Robert Herald Gallery, Wellington with Birdcatcher and Sky Burial
Saturday 9th February, Audio Foundation, Auckland with Sam Hamilton and Snowfiel

Tickets for all dates on sale now from HERE at UTR.

Press Release:

Altmusic 2013 presents Leighton Craig (AUS)

Altmusic is proud to present Leighton Craig (AUS) as part of Altmusics programme of independent & adventurous international musicians touring New Zealand in 2013.

Since 1995, Brisbane resident Leighton Craig has has etched out a varied musical existence, recording and performing a unique body of solo and collaborative work. His practice ranges from solo keyboard studies, song based explorations, site specific environmental recordings, sound installations and group improvisation. Craigs solo works convene an alliance of blurred geometry, distorted hymnals and keyboard minimalism. Using lo-tech gear and his voice to create delicate and incandescent forms, Leighton Craigs brittle folk-electronics conjure a subdued yet powerfully evocative aura.

“... evokes a primitive warmth inside you. Its hard to describe, but impossible to deny. Simply put, this is beautiful music that attacks you at your core. This is music for those quiet times.” - Foxy Digitalis

In addition to his solo work, Craig has recorded extensively with his primary collaborative partner Eugene Carchesio. He is a long serving member of Brisbane’s underground free-form rock mainstays The Lost Domain, in addition to forming (with Carchesio) the pop miniaturists The Deadnotes and minimalist punks G55 and Fig. His current project Primitive Motion (with fellow Brisbane artist Sandra Selig) has been described as a basement Silver Apples plays the songs of AC Marias for an unreleased Saturn acetate… - Volcanic Tongue

He has released numerous solo and collaborative works via his own Kindling imprint, Room 40, Naturestrip and Soft Abuse. His solo releases Terminal Moraine (1996), Organ Notes (2002) and 11 Easy Pieces (2008) unveil a rare tonal richness from his array of cheap analogue keyboards. His new solo album Diamond Eye will appear in 2013 on Brisbane label Bedroom Suck Records.

Tour dates:

Christchurch – Friday 1st February at Physics Room with David Khan and Months, 8pm, $10

Dunedin – Saturday 2nd February at Queens , 1 Queen Gardens, The Exchange (ex-National) with Pumice and Black Yoghurt, 8pm, $10

Wellington – Thursday 7th February at Robert Herald Gallery (209 Leftbank, Cuba Mall) with Birdcatcher and Sky Burial, 8pm, $10

Auckland – Saturday 9th February at Audio Foundation with Sam Hamilton and Snowfield, 7pm. $10


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