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New Pitch Black album

New Pitch Black album

Thursday 12th July, 2007 12:00PM

Long nights of sleep deprivation, unshaven Neanderthals seen lurching through Kingsland shops, it can only mean one thing - Pitch Black must be finishing another album....... They are! It’s called "Rude Mechanicals", and its going to be out in New Zealand on August 6th, and the rest of the world thereafter (see below for details).

Their fourth studio album contains nine tracks in their usual mash-up of styles from 0 to 170 bpm with bottom end to test even the hardiest of speakers, bits you never knew were there before, and general stereophonic goodness riding on the carrier wave of dub. Pitch Black are currently putting the finishing touches to the mix up at Kog studios and getting ready to tour throughout New Zealand in August. Then they're off to Europe, the US and Australia in September, and then back to the US and Japan in late November/ December. Phew!

Since their initial meeting in 1996, Mike and Paddy have shared the stage with acts such as Coldcut, Kraftwerk and Underworld and have rocked everywhere from small basement clubs to massive stadiums. They have released three albums; three remix discs, and embarked on six world tours. Pitch Black songs have been included on many international compilations, film soundtracks, and they recently licensed tracks for use on CSI: Miami and just completed all the music for a Sony PSP game called CUBE. Paddy has been working on his solo album and creating soundtracks for local contemporary dancers, and Mike has been travelling the world with his multimedia work.

The band toured Japan for the second time in May, they love it there; the people, the vibe, the food! No where else could you play a Dubstep/D&B party one night and a Hard House one the next and get an equally wicked audience response. While they were in Tokyo the guys worked on a collaboration and remix swap with local band Sun Paulo. They are a three-piece combination of 70s funk, Hendrix and Techno - yes really! You can check them out at

Pitch Black are looking forward to getting these new tracks out of the studio and into the world. See you on the dancefloor soon.....

New Zealand:
3 Aug / Latitude / Napier
4 Aug / Babalu's / Whangaparoa
9 Aug / Subculture / Queenstown
10 Aug / MC Refuel / Dunedin
11 Aug / Base / Christchurch
12 Aug / Shooters / Wanaka
16 Aug / Phat Club / Nelson
17 Aug / San Francisco Bath House / Wellington
18 Aug / Bar Mode / Palmerston North
24 Aug / Studio / Auckland

"Rude Mechanicals" RELEASE DATES:
06.08.07 New Zealand on Remote Recordings thru Rhythmethod Distribution
13.08.07 Australia on Remote Recordings thru Vitamin Distribution
27.08.07 iTunes + digitally worldwide
17.09.07 Europe + USA on DubMission Records thru Arabesque Distribution
17.09.07 Japan + Asia on Wakyo Records thru Universal Distribution
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