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No Aloha Announce EP and Tour With Rackets

No Aloha Announce EP and Tour With Rackets

Tuesday 22nd March, 2011 10:44AM

Wellington's No Aloha are back with a new EP and will be hitting the road next month party pals Rackets  for three North Island shows - dates below but first,  have a listen to their EP - it's not  too shabby.

Press Release:


Wellington's NO ALOHA are on the verge of releasing a series of #1 Smash Hits, and have decided to stir up the North Island this April on an extra special tour. Joining them across these shows will be 42-date tour monsters RACKETS. People, prepare for the ‘proverbial’ to hit the fan harder, spread further and get more targets. Hopefully it will be chunky.  

Originally from Christchurch the threesome started as a twosome in 2004 as Chris Young (guitar / vocals) and David Coffey (drums), until hooking up with Mike Ellis (bass/vocals), whose addition to the copulating resulted in the exuberant guitar pop dynamos INSURGENTS. Their debut album, All The Stupid Smiling Faces, got serious praise from as high up as The New Zealand Herald, but their relationship quickly became long distance with the inclusion of other projects BOYFRIEND (AK) and HYACINTH GIRL (UK).

But oh, how the river longs for the sea - last year the trio, unable to resist each other no longer, came back with new songs, new energy, and an appropriate new moniker: NO ALOHA.  

Describing their music as: “Like meeting the girl of your dreams but realising halfway through she’s actually a he, but a real awesome he - so you just go with it.” These grungy transgressors have been recording banging new tunes with Tim ‘Diamond’ Shann in Wellington, which you can listen to here... or alternatively we have attached a zip file with the tracks, artwork and tour poster. 

Come rain or shine, NO ALOHA will be bringing their ethos of ‘play aggressive, party aggressiver’ to a town near you this April. Rebbecca Black  put it best when she said: “FUN, FUN, FUN, FUN”.  

Rackets and No Aloha Ep Release Tour

w/ Terror of the Deep at Happy 118 Tory Street March 25th 9pm $5

Palmerston North
w/ Wolf Pacts at House Party March 26th 10pm

w/ Beach Pigs, Pikachunes Khuja Lounge 536 Queen Street April 1st 9pm $5


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