Menzies EP Release


Tour Information
“Wow, you guys gave me so much energy” - MJ Lenderman, Feb 2024

Menzies come to Te Papaioea to play The Stomach, kicking off their Te Ika-a-Māui 'Spaghetti Land' EP release tour. Joined by local legends Persimmon, and a special Pining Radiata acoustic set.

Menzies, Te Whanganui-a-Tara four-piece, have gained a name for arresting live performances. Dancing from weighty post-punk to heart-felt ruminations on childhood, their songs express the wildly relatable.

“Turned up at the Karori swimming pool, and knew I shouldn’t have turned up”, and
“It cost me twenty bucks, you see, to buy my favourite DVD, don’t judge me, it was Notting Hill”

It’s no surprise the band hits so hard with the experience and passion of the musicians involved - magnetic front-man Chris Brown (Friendlies), Miles Sutton (Welcomer, Prizegiving), Nikita Piper (Friendlies, Androgynous Lemon), and Doug Kelly (Doledrums, Girlboss). The band brought in Oliver Devlin (Hans Pucket) to mix the EP, and Tui award winning Vivek Gabriel, Gabriel Audio for mastering.

‘8/10’, the first single from Spaghetti Land is a journey through years gone by. Strung together by the guitar of Miles Sutton, the lyrics wander through places and experiences that feel familiar and warm, with a vocal crescendo that leaves shivers and smiles.

Touring Te Ika-a-Māui this July, see Menzies live in a place near you. Their live show heralded by the likes of MJ Lenderman, get tickets through Under The Radar:

Papaioea / Palmerston North, The Stomach - Friday 19th July, 2024
Te Whanganui-a-Tara / Wellington, Vogelmorn Upstairs - Saturday 20th July, 2024
Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland, The Wine Cellar - Friday 26th July, 2024
Whāingaroa / Raglan, The Yard - Saturday 27th July, 2024

Persimmon:
Te Papaioea's own jangle-pop darlings, Persimmon draw from the contemporary garage pop scene to produce catchy indie pop songs characterised by Kiwi accents, slice-of-life lyrics, harmonies, and crisp, clean guitars.

Pining Radiata special acoustic set:
Sensual-yearning, noise-rockers, Pining Radiata bring smiles and a bloody good time, this time in a special acoustic arrangement.

Get Tickets
The Stomach, Palmerston North
(Concession $10.00+BF)
Fri, Jul 19 Buy
The Stomach, Palmerston North
(General Admission $15.00+BF)
Fri, Jul 19 Buy
Vogelmorn Upstairs, Wellington
(Concession $10.00+BF)
Sat, Jul 20 Buy
Vogelmorn Upstairs, Wellington
(General Admission $15.00+BF)
Sat, Jul 20 Buy
Vogelmorn Upstairs, Wellington
(Support The Artist $20.00+BF)
Sat, Jul 20 Buy
The Wine Cellar, Auckland
(Concession $10.00+BF)
Fri, Jul 26 Buy
The Wine Cellar, Auckland
(General Admission $15.00+BF)
Fri, Jul 26 Buy
The Yard Cafe & Venue, Raglan
(Concession $10.00+BF)
Sat, Jul 27 Buy
The Yard Cafe & Venue, Raglan
(General Admission $15.00+BF)
Sat, Jul 27 Buy