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P.H.F Announces Grind State LP Release Tour

P.H.F Announces Grind State LP Release Tour

Tuesday 28th April, 2015 12:16PM

To celebrate his recent album Grind State being pressed to vinyl, elusive Auckland musician P.H.F has announced a four-show tour of the country. The 12-track album follows on from 2013's full-length offering V.O.I.D and was released digitally in January through Crystal Magic Records. Described as having everything "from heart-rending synth-pop through to free-skate-mode punk-rock", Grind State is now available on wax via Pyramid Power. Here are the details for the upcoming shows...

PHF Grind State LP Release Tour

Saturday 2nd May, Absolutely Trashed, Auckland w/ Roidz + Cheats
Friday 8th May, Wunderbar, Christchurch w/ The Muscle + OPC
Saturday 16th May, Skyranch, Wellington w/ The Muscle, Totems + More
Friday 29th May, Chicks Hotel, Dunedin w/ The Muscle + OPC

Tickets to all shows available HERE at UTR

And here is the Simon Ward-directed video for album closer 'Cruiser'...


Pyramid Power Presents:
P.H.F - Grind State LP Release Tour
AUCKLAND - MAY 2nd (Absolutely Trashed) w/ ROIDZ and CHEATS
CHRISTCHURCH - May 8th (Wunderbar) w/ The Muscle and OPC
CHRISTCHURCH - May 9th (Rotten Radio live to air @ Lyttleton Coffee Co)
WELLINGTON - May 16th (Skyranch, 7A Marjoribanks St) w/ THE MUSCLE, TOTEMS, POWER NAP, WYWY BRIX
DUNEDIN - May 29th (Chicks Hotel - Port Chalmers) w/ THE MUSCLE, OPC

To celebrate the vinyl release of P.H.F's AMAZING new album 'Grind State', Pyramid Power are presenting a little tour of New Zealand during the month of May!

Following 2013's grim-sugar-rush LP "V.O.I.D", P.H.F has been curtains-pulled tiny-apartment-zoning, while occasionally venturing out to play some explosive full-band live shows (one of which was @ LA's The Smell) the whole time suggestively whispering to us "Grind State Out Soon". After a year of teasing P.H.F is finally prepared to submit entry to the Grind State.

Like an all-cheats-unlocked play-through, Grind State has everything an album can be, from heart-rending synth-pop through to free-skate-mode punk-rock. Alt-leaning tempos drag the listener to the curb, as muscle-beach guitar-leads kick hard against what punk thinks is concrete. And as bearings wear, time crawls revealing bruised-synths darkly flowering over skinned knees and shredded sleeves. From love-sucks-aching to who-cares-chugging Grind State is a complete soundtrack to your infinitely-recurring post-teen nostalgia.

P.H.F has found a great night-skate spot with Grind State, located somewhere between pop-punk no-parents freedom to backlit grey-clouds 5am synth-pop reflection. With his (tm) yearning and fun-as-fuck pop-hooks P.H.F has entered a new alt-zone, maturely drinking RTD’s on the curb outside your parents house: Welcome... to the Grind State.


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Fri 8th May
Wunderbar, Lyttelton
Sat 16th May
SKYRANCH, Wellington
Fri 29th May
Chicks Hotel , Port Chalmers

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