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Laurel Halo Announced To Tour New Zealand In September

Laurel Halo Announced To Tour New Zealand In September

Wednesday 26th June, 2013 4:06PM

Electronic composer and singer Laurel Halo has been announced to tour New Zealand in September as part of the Audio Foundation's Altmusic programme.  Based in New York,  Laurel released her debut album Quarantine last year to critical acclaim and has just followed up with a new EP titled Behind The Green Door. She is touring for the first time and will play dates nationwide, here are the details...

Laurel Halo New Zealand Tour

Thursday 12th September, Third Door Down, Christchurch w/ Occasionals
Friday 13th September, Queens w/ Murderbike
Saturday 14th September, Puppies Bar w/ Mondo Skato
Wednesday 18th September, Whammy Bar w/ Totems, Dawn Marble and DJ Mark Wundercastl

Tickets are on sale now from here at Undertheradar and via our retailers: Real Groovy in Auckland, Slow Boat and RPM in Wellington and Cosmic in Christchurch and Dunedin.

Here is a Pitchfork feature on Laurel Halo from last year around the release of Quarantine...

And here's a track from here new EP...

Press Release:

ALTMUSIC 2013 presents Laurel Halo (US) NZ tour

Altmusic is thrilled to announce Laurel Halo (US) touring New Zealand throughout September in 2013!

A hugely acclaimed artist in the world of experimental electronic music, Laurel Halo's debut album Quarantine (Hyperdub) was named the Wire magazine's #1 album of the year for 2012. Halo's recently hailed Behind The Green Door EP explores the sexually charged common ground between abstract electronics and club-driven beats.

Higher harmonic energy is the keystone of Laurel Halo's music, which challenges the boundaries between techno, ambient, pop concrete, dub and synthetic psychedelia. Fixed stylistic territories fold in on themselves, time quickens - it's music for transit and body listening. Halo's live set has electrified clubs, DIY venues, festivals and museums both in the States and Europe. In the live context Halo's music becomes heavy, looming and dancefloor driven.

"She's a sharp, and sometimes tantalizing performer who knows how to deploy wobble, drone and nervous energy in refreshing fashion." - New York Times

“Quarantine feels like something new flickering into being, some strange new cyborg in the process of being birthed: a frankenstein of pop, noise, ambient, industrial, and a ‘hypnagogic’ continuum that takes in the likes of Oneohtrix Point Never, Actress, Dean Blunt, and Inga Copeland, the new New Age and Not Not Fun” - Tiny Mix Tapes

“There are plenty of disarmingly pretty moments ... on Quarantine, yet even those strive for unsettling effect, finding beauty in uncertainty, confidence in the embrace of the unknown.” - Pitchfork

This will be a unforgettable performance by an electronic artist at the height of her powers - don't miss out! Laurel Halo's Auckland show will be supported by rising stars of NZ club-focused electronica Totems and Dawn Marble.

Tour Dates:

Chch – Thursday 12 September, Third Door Down (7 Lincoln Lane, Addington), w/ Occasionals, 9pm start, $15 + BF
Dunedin – Friday 13 September, Queens w/ Murderbike, 9pm start, $15 +BF
Wellington - Saturday 14 September, Puppies Bar w/ Mondo Skato, 9.30pm start, $15 +BF
Auckland - Wed 18 September, Whammy Bar w/ Totems, Dawn Marble and DJ Mark Wundercastle, 9pm start, $15 +BF


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