False Heights : The January Tour

False Heights : The January Tour

Tour Information
False Heights The January Tour - 12th January 2024 - After a massive 2023 and a new single dropping on the 25th of Jan, the Taupō based duo are kicking off 2024 by returning to Rotorua (full band) on their summer mini tour, with support from Skarpakazoo.


There are no false promises with False Heights. Hailing from Taupō, New Zealand,
this quirky pop-punk duo are a “symphony of music” (Stuff NZ) who bring a theatrical
alternative edge to the mainstream world, and call listeners to raise their drinks high and
celebrate that it’s okay not to be okay.

Ashley and April Pirie are the tight knit couple behind False Heights, an act born
amidst a living room crisis in 2016 where Ashley’s musical backing came to April’s rescue for an unexpected festival booking. The pair share a charismatic vocal interplay, and musical talents across drums, keys and bass guitar. Their material offers a uniquely independent feel, melding the 2000s rock sound of Jimmy Eat World and Blink-182 to the commercial singer-songwriter energies of Taylor Swift and Paramore.

In the studio, False Heights are a duo, but their live performances range from loop
pedal-focused sets to an expanded band. Their fierce, high-energy shows have seen them open for acts like Pat Benatar and ZZ Top, as well as take the stage of major festivals including Rhythm and Vines and Sanctuary Sounds.

Meet Skarpakazoo, the accomplished ensemble that found its groove in July 2023. This collective of seasoned musicians brings a diverse musical background, spanning brass, punk, and metal, resulting in their unique take on Alternative Ska.

Performing dressed in their signature vibrant attire, Skarpakazoo exudes a seamless blend of skill and showmanship. In Skarpakazoo's universe, every performance is a wild celebration, proving that you can be seriously good without taking yourself too seriously.