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Weekly Round Up: Friday 12th September

Weekly Round Up: Friday 12th September

Friday 12th September, 2014 1:59PM

We were particularly hyped this week to announce the return of St Jerome's Laneway Festival to Auckland's Silo Park this summer. While the location and date have been revealed, the New Zealand organisers are still staying tight-lipped on the line up, however the festival's Australian co-founder Danny Rogers yesterday confirmed that Canadian musician Mac DeMarco is on the bill there (as is his mum). So there is a good chance the twisted singer-songwriter will make it to Auckland too. Another crowd-pleasing announcement this week was the news that the Black Keys are returning to New Zealand for two shows next April. On top of that, legendary guitarist Slash is heading to Wellington and Hamilton in February with his touring partners Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators. A little closer on the calendar, Miami sludge-metal act Torche will be in New Zealand next month for one show in Auckland. In local news, Nelson-born trio Minuit is sadly calling it quits and has announced a final string of shows around the country to farewell fans.

In release news, The Datsuns unleashed a video for 'Bad Taste', which is the first official single from the band's forthcoming album Deep Sleep, out 3rd October. In anticipation of their debut album Spirits (also out October), Wellington-formed duo French For Rabbits premiered their beautiful new track 'Woke Up To A Storm'. The inimitable Hallelujah Picassos are sharing their first collection of newly recorded music with the release of EP Bullet Breaks The Key, out today and available on Bandcamp. We were delighted to hear the new single 'Call Across Rooms' from American ambient artist Grouper, signalling lovely things to come with the forthcoming release of her 10th studio album Ruins. And King Tuff is gearing up for the release of his third album, having just shared another single, titled 'Headbanger', which he dubbed an "instant classic".

This week's Caught Live is Chicago four-piece Twin Peaks performing 'Baby Blue' at the Pitchfork Music Festival...



Auckland: Nobunny and The Hussy, Whammy Bar
Auckland: Suren Unka Video Release Party, 10 South Street
Wellington: Mermaidens and Red Sky Blues, Moon
Wellington: Sorceress and Brockaflower, Bodega
Christchurch: Sparkle Kitty and The Response - Then Karaoke Dick, Darkroom
Christchurch: Shihad, Horncastle Arena 
Dunedin: Trinity Roots, Re Fuel


Auckland: Howling Bells, The Tuning Fork
Auckland: Kraus - Interior Castle Tour, Audio Foundation
Wellington: End of The Alphabet Records Launch Party, Pyramid Club
Wellington: Nobunny and The Hussy, San Fran
Christchurch: Shunkan and The River Jones, Darkroom
Christchurch: Trinity Roots, Ferrymead
Dunedin: The Neo-Kalashnikovs and The Southies Chicks Hotel


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