Panther and The Zoo 'More Fun' Album Release Tour

Panther and The Zoo 'More Fun' Album Release Tour

Wednesday 10th August, 2011 4:21PM

Panther and The Zoo have announce the release of their debut album along with nationwide tour dates. More Fun signals a welcome return for the band who spent much of 2010 in support of other's projects. The album is out on Monday 29th August and we'll have a preview for you from 22nd August, in the meantime you can hear two tracks below and here are the tour dates....

Thurs 1st Sept, ReFuel - Dunedin
Fri 2nd Sept, The Brewery - Christchurch
Fri 9th Sept, Kings Arms - Auckland
Sat 10th Sept, Mighty Mighty - Wellington

Tickets for Auckland and Dunedin are on sale now from here at Undertheradar and come with a free download of the new album from 22nd August (that's a week before the official release!)- see below for buy links.

Press Release

We're finally releasing our debut album, More Fun, on the 29th of August.

But if you're a bit sceptical, and you don't mind waiting a couple weeks, you can come and listen to the songs live before you buy. At the Kings Arms on September 9th. With support from Tono & the Finance Company and She's So Rad.

Having spent 2010 filling the ranks of more famous bands on booze-fuelled jaunts around the world, Auckland’s Panther and the Zoo have finally made their first album, and it’s “quite good”. While Graham Panther groped his way around unfamiliar buttons, knobs and pads as a touring member of the Ruby Suns, main zoo collaborator Hayden Eastmond-Mein developed multiple tambourine inflicted injuries in Lawrence Arabia’s band.

Periodically throughout the year, dreadfully hungover and jet-lagged, Panther and Eastmond-Mein made the long journey back home across the pacific to chip away at Panther and the Zoo’s long awaited debut album; left safely in a New Lynn warehouse under the watchful ears of Bob Frisbee (Street Chant, Shaft, Surf City). Along the way, friends like Goldenhorse’s Geoff Maddock, The Brunettes’ John Parker, Ruby Suns’ Alistair Deverick and The Finance Company’s Tono would drop by with a bag of chips and ginger beer before adding their own musical touches.

Flash forward to August 2011, back home for good and freed from the shackles of debauched luxury, Panther and the Zoo are finally ready to “achieve moderate success” themselves with what the band hope will be “a really good album” - ‘More Fun’ - released 29th August. The album is more of a full band affair than earlier Zoo recordings, capturing for the first time the full energy of their live show and expanded line-up.

In celebration of such a long labour, Panther and the Zoo are heading off on a nationwide tour in September (don’t mention the rugby), taking in Dunedin’s ReFuel, The Brewery in Christchurch, Wellington’s Mighty Mighty and Auckland’s King’s Arms.

'More Fun' will be released in three formats: digital, CD, and a Henrietta-Harris-designed t-shirt with download code - all available at and at the shows, with the CD in stores 29th August.

Ticket presales for Dunedin and Auckland are available from, and come with a free download of the album.


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Thu 1st Sep
Re:Fuel, Dunedin
Fri 2nd Sep
The Brewery, Christchurch
Fri 9th Sep
Kings Arms Tavern, Auckland
Sat 10th Sep
Mighty Mighty, Wellington