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Luckless Announce New Album + Tour

Luckless Announce New Album + Tour

Tuesday 10th June, 2014 1:53PM

Luckless, the ever-morphing project under the helm of musician Ivy Rossiter, is set to release  album Vindication Blues next month, which will be supported by a countrywide tour. The new release follows on from Luckless' 2012 self-titled debut that was met with a vigorous nod from critics. Since then, Rossiter has relocated from Auckland to Lyttelton and paired with drummer Logan Compain to create a treasure trove of tracks for this emotive new album that will be unveiled on July 11th - the first day of the tour. For the upcoming jaunt the pair will be joined by Rob Collins on bass (Dictaphone Blues, Heavy Jones Trio) and Ben Eldridge on guitar (Warlords Of Atlantis, Heavy Jones Trio). Here are the details...


Friday 11th July, The Wunderbar, Lyttelton w/ Salad Boys
Saturday 12th July, Chick’s Hotel, Dunedin w/ Shifting Sands
Friday 18th July, San Fran, Wellington w/ Pales & The Body Lyre
Saturday 19th July, The Wine Cellar, Auckland w/ Grand Rapids & Tourettes

Tickets available here through UTR.

Have a listen to single 'Road Retreats', which was released earlier this year....



‘Vindication Blues’: The feeling of despondency or despair experienced when one’s pessimistic predictions have been proven to be true.

After two years on the road, touring throughout New Zealand in high summers and deep winters, Luckless is releasing their sophomore album ‘Vindication Blues’ on July 11th.

The ever-evolving project of songwriter Ivy Rossiter, Luckless roots captivating lyrics in fierce guitars and propulsive drums, conjuring a milieu of sound and emotion unique in New Zealand’s musical landscape today.

Displacement and disillusion feature prominently throughout 'Vindication Blues'; heartbreak, and a move from the grey city of Auckland to the portside, quake-stricken town of Lyttelton, provided Rossiter with inspiration aplenty. One winter and many bottles of whiskey later, Luckless took a flock of new songs to co-producer and engineer Ben Edwards at The Sitting Room, where the 11 track album was recorded, then mixed by Olly Harmer at The Lab and mastered by Angus McNaughton.

Unafraid of yielding to extremes of emotion and volume, the album ricochets from melancholy to fury, from oppressive anxiety to ironic joy. Not since Fur Patrol’s Julia Deans has New Zealand had as compelling a front woman - a guitar slinging, caterwauling explosion as capable of entrancing as eviscerating an audience.

Now, for the ‘Vindication Blues’ tour, Rossiter and returning drummer, Logan Compain are joined by Rob Collins on bass (Dictaphone Blues, Heavy Jones Trio) and Ben Eldridge on guitar (Warlords Of Atlantis, Heavy Jones Trio). With two albums worth of complex and compelling material to draw from, this lineup of extraordinary musicians promises audiences a dynamic show of great strength and enchanting beauty. This tour will be the only chance to experience Luckless as a glorious four-piece, the band’s most exciting and sophisticated incarnation to date.


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