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The Growlers Return For One New Zealand Show

The Growlers Return For One New Zealand Show

Thursday 8th January, 2015 12:00PM

Hot on the heels of releasing their fifth album, beach-goth outfit The Growlers are returning to New Zealand for a one-off show at the end of the month. The California-formed five piece were in the country last summer, but their forthcoming Auckland show will see the group bring with them a new swag of songs from Chinese Fountain, which was unveiled back in September through Everloving Records. Here are the details...

The Growlers
Saturday 31st January, The Studio, Auckland

Tickets available HERE at UTR

Here's the video for 'Good Advice', from their latest album Chinese Fountain...


Billabong presents The GROWLERS

Californian rockers The Growlers will return to New Zealand in January, backed by their most recent album, Chinese Fountain. If their sold-out Kings Arms show last year was anything to go by, this will be one night not to miss. Keep those Summer vibes flowing and get down to The Studio, (K Road, Auckland) on 31st January for a night of good times.

The music of The Growlers is unmistakable. Sure, you can hone in on some influences baked into the work of this California-bred band. Heck, even they’d cop to a few, like Ricky Nelson and The Clash. But once those same RIYL tags have been filtered through the minds and hands and voices of this five-piece, there’s simply nothing else like it.

The Growlers took the phrase “Beach Goth” as an apt descriptor of their music. Sunburned and salty, that term perfectly describes their distinctive melding of reverb heavy surf guitar and Bakersfield-style honky tonk with ‘80s post-punk.

This is especially true of Chinese Fountain, The Growlers’ fifth full-length set released on September 23rd via Everloving Records. The 11 songs found on it are some of the strongest that they’ve committed to tape yet; a byproduct not only of eight years in the trenches together, but finely honing their gypsy folk dirges and psychedelic sea shanties to fans at close to 150 shows each year. The connection between vocalist Brooks Nielsen and and guitarist Matt Taylor (the principal songwriters of the group) has only grown deeper.


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Sat 31st Jan
The Studio, Auckland

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