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Flip Grater Announces 'Pigalle' Album Release Tour

Flip Grater Announces 'Pigalle' Album Release Tour

Tuesday 25th February, 2014 9:50AM

Singer-songwriter Flip Grater has announced nationwide tour dates in support of her new album Pigalle due out in April. Her fourth album, the release continues Flip's love affair with Paris - the album's title is taken from the the Paris quarter in which it was recorded - and travel more generally, resulting from journeys around Europe, South America and LA. Here are the tour details and below is a video for a single from the album released last year...

Flip Grater Pigalle Tour

Thursday 3rd April, Mighty Mighty, Wellington
Friday 11th April, Queens, Dunedin
Saturday 12th April, Wunderbar, Christchurch
Thursday 24th April, Wine Cellar, Auckland
Friday 25th April, Hilltop Tavern, Banks Peninsula

Tickets available now from HERE at UTR and usual retailers.

Press Release:


After almost four years on the road and many weeks in a smoke-filled studio in Paris, Flip Grater’s beautifully crafted ‘PIGALLE’ is set to be released on April 4 in New Zealand and will be supported by a five-date tour.

Pigalle is the result of a song-writing journey that took Grater house-sitting across NZ, to colourful Argentina for Carnival, to the bright lights of LA and to the warm shores of Italy. Her final destination was romantic Paris, and this is where she lived alone and penniless for a year, trying to make a new band and enough money to record her next album.

“I figured, why be a poor musician in New Zealand when I could be a starving musician in Paris? At least that had a romantic air to it!” - Flip Grater

The album is named after the Paris quarter in which is was recorded, at the famous Studio Pigalle - one of the oldest studios in Paris. Its situation in the heart of Pigalle, surrounded by brothels and guitar shops and a few steps away from the Moulin Rouge was the perfect setting to record this gritty and honest album. The area has inspired many of France’s finest musicians and artists, from Serge Gainsbourg (who recorded at the same studio) to Edith Piaf (who was a Pigalle street performer) to painters who lived in the area such as Picasso and Dali.

Pigalle is Flip Grater’s fourth full-length album, following on from 2006’s Cage For A Song, 2008’s Be All And End All and 2010’s VNZMA Folk Album Of The Year Finalist - While I’m Awake I’m At War.

In Pigalle Flip retains her characteristic simplicity and intimacy, but is also full of the kind of self-reflection and nostalgia one lives through when travelling alone for long periods. The album includes 2 songs co-written by Flip’s friends Geoff Maddock (ex Goldenhorse) and Herve Peroncini (of Italian band, The Peawees), a duet with Nicolas Ker (Poni Hoax) and features a band of talented French musicians including popular French artist Babx.

Pigalle is a dark and graceful journey that is truly Flip Grater’s most outstanding achievement to date.

PIGALLE is set to be released on April 4th 2014 on Maiden Records via RhythmMethod.

April 3rd: Wellington, Mighty Mighty
April 11th: Dunedin, Queens
April 12th: Christchurch, Wunderbar
April 24th: Auckland, Wine Cellar
April 25th: Banks Peninsula, Hilltop Tavern

Tickets available from Undertheradar.


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Thu 24th Apr
The Wine Cellar, Auckland
Sat 12th Apr
Wunderbar, Lyttelton
Fri 11th Apr
Queens, Dunedin
Thu 3rd Apr
Mighty Mighty, Wellington

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