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Jakob Announce Nationwide Album Release Tour

Jakob Announce Nationwide Album Release Tour

Thursday 28th August, 2014 9:20AM

Post-rock powerhouse Jakob are embarking on a six-date tour of the country to celebrate the release of their much-anticipated album Sines. The new record, which is out 17th October via Shoot The Freak, breaks an eight-year silence from the trio whose recording progress was hindered by injury and incidences beyond the group's control. Sines follows 2006 record Solace, which saw the Hawkes Bay three-piece take their impressive instrumental act around the globe. Jakob are kicking off the album release tour with a show in their hometown before hitting the road, here are the details and see below to listen to first single 'Blind Them With Science'...

Under the Radar proudly presents...

Jakob - Sines Album Release Tour

Thursday 23rd October, The Cabana, Napier
Friday 24th October San Francisco Bathhouse, Wellington
Friday 7th November Churchill’s, Christchurch
Saturday 8th November, Chicks Hotel, Port Chalmers
Friday 14th November, Galatos, Auckland
Saturday 15th November Sawmill Cafe, Leigh

Tickets are available HERE at UTR, or see below for full list of local retailers

Here's the first single from Sines, 'Blind Them With Science'....


Jakob announce nationwide tour in support of new album Sines; release new single Blind Them With Science

Cult post-rock outfit Jakob are awakening from a long slumber to break an eight-year silence with a nationwide tour this October, bringing their formidably beautiful and long-awaited new record Sines (out 17 October on Shoot The Freak, NZ) to the stage. Internationally renowned for building splendorous walls of sound during live performances, this is a return to form that will see fans ecstatic and new generations of listeners floored.

Having toured Europe, the UK, Australasia and the US on the back of their 2006 record Solace, Jakob were twice personally invited to tour with American prog-rock heroes Tool throughout Australia and New Zealand, and toured along-side Damo Suzuki, frontman for seminal German psychedelic band Can. Injuries that prompted the eight-year hiatus are now a distant memory – New Zealand’s most formidable post-rock three-piece is back in full swing and ready to bring their unmistakable sonic texturing to the stage with a nationwide tour.

This will be an explorative aural adventure across six nationwide shows, kicking off on Thursday 23 October at The Cabana, in Jakob’s seaside hometown of Napier. The Sines tour continues down the line to Wellington (Friday 24 October at San Francisco Bath House), Christchurch (Friday 7 November, Churchill’s); Port Chalmers (Saturday 8 November; Chicks Hotel); before heading North to Auckland (Friday 14 November, Galatos) and Leigh (Saturday 15 November, Sawmill Cafe).

The album’s opening track and premiere single Blind Them With Science deftly explores delicate sonic textures as it erupts into a progressively clamorous roar. Jeff Boyle’s guitar work descends delicately into wide outbursts of noise and a swaggering riff, the bass of Maurice Beckett pulses with electric energy, and the powerful rippling of Jason Johnston’s drumming cascades between thunderous tom-work and eerily precise silences.

It’s a powerful introduction to a sonic journey that explores both menace and beauty through deft instrumentation and immaculate production. To hear Jakob on record is one thing; to witness them live is to enter a whole new realm of experience, as anyone who has done so will attest to. The formidably beautiful and long-awaited album Sines will be brought to the stage following its release on 17 October (Shoot The Freak, NZ). After an eight-year wait, Jakob are back on stage for six colossal shows you don’t want to miss.

Tickets are on sale from today via the ticketing outlets detailed below.

Under the Radar & the Fold present ..

Thursday, 23 October The Cabana, Napier
Tickets on sale through Under The Radar & Music Machine
Doors 8.30pm Show 9.30pm

Friday, 24 October San Francisco Bathhouse, Wellington
Tickets on sale through Under The Radar, Slow Boat & RPM
Doors 9.00pm Show 10.00pm

Friday, 7 November Churchill’s, Christchurch
Tickets on sale through Under The Radar & Penny Lane (Sydenham)
Doors 8.30pm Show 9.30pm

Saturday, 8 November Chicks Hotel, Port Chalmers
Tickets on sale through Under The Radar & Portil Records
Doors 8.30pm Show 9.30pm

Friday, 14 November Galatos, Auckland
Tickets on sale through Under The Radar & Real Groovy
Doors 8.30pm Show 9.30pm

Saturday, 15 November Sawmill Café, Leigh
Tickets on sale through Under The Radar & Venue
Doors 8.30pm Show 9.30pm

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Thu 23rd Oct
The Cabana, Napier
Fri 24th Oct
San Fran, Wellington
Fri 7th Nov
Churchills, Christchurch
Sat 8th Nov
Chicks Hotel , Port Chalmers
Fri 14th Nov
Galatos Live, Auckland
Sat 15th Nov
Leigh Sawmill Cafe, Leigh

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