|Tue 10 Mar, 2020||Neck Of The Woods, Auckland - 18+|
|Fri 13 Mar, 2020||Lansdowne Hotel, Sydney - 18+|
|Sat 14 Mar, 2020||Howler, Melbourne - 18+|
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8:00pm | Doors Open
8:30pm | Merpire
9:30pm | Gengahr
7:30pm | Doors Open
8:00pm | Green Buzzard
9:00pm | Gengahr
8:00pm | Doors Open
8:30pm | Duel
9:30pm | Gengahr
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Green Buzzard is the solo project of Sydney musician Paddy Harrowsmith. Across two EPs - 2016’s Eazy, Queezy, Squeezy and 2017’s Space Man Rodeo - and his debut 2019 record Admist the Clutter & Mess, Green Buzzard has melded hooky melodies, fuzzed-out guitars, soaring lead lines and propulsive, almost drum-machine like beats into a sound all his own.
From emotional rollercoasters to fully immersive, indie-rock arrangements, Merpire is the musical brainchild of Riannon Atkinson-Howatt. Conjuring magical moments in both the studio and on stage, Merpire and her predominantly female line-up have supported the likes of Julia Jacklin, Last Dinosaurs, Angie McMahon and Didirri, and entranced crowds at Bigsound, A Festival Called PANAMA and By The Meadow
Makers of lush, low-key dancefloor anthems, kiwi songwriters DUAL bring together the raw, glacial power of lead vocalist Maurice Miller with guitarist Jamie Pyne’s dynamic guitar lines and electronic production for a heady mix of indietronica.
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06 Mar 2020
02 Oct 2019
AUSTRALIAN & NEW ZEALAND TOUR ANNOUNCED FOR MARCH 2020
WITH SPECIAL GUESTS GREEN BUZZARD (SYDNEY), MERPIRE (MELBOURNE) + DUAL (AUCKLAND)
UK four-piece Gengahr announce their much anticipated return with their third full-length album Sanctuary, released on 31st January 2020 via Liberator Music.
Today they also announce an Australian & New Zealand tour for March 2020. New Zealand fans will get the chance to catch Gengahr live when they play their first ever NZ show at Auckland’s Neck Of The Woods, taking place on Tuesday 10 March. The band will then make their first visit to Australia since 2015 – performing at Sydney’s Lansdowne Hotel on Friday 13 March, followed by Melbourne’s Howler on Saturday 14 March.
More expansive and ambitious than ever before, Sanctuary is the experimental alt-pop band’s finest body of work to date, a DIY triumph which welcomes old friend Jack Steadman of Bombay Bicycle Club as producer, adding his distinct brand of symphonic sparkle to Gengahr’s complex, layered sound and pushing the band further into all-out pop territory than they’d ever dared stray before. Recorded at the brand new Propagation House way out in Bude in Cornwall, the album also recaptures the magic that old school friends Felix Bushe, John Victor, Hugh Schulte and Danny Ward felt when they were making their debut.
The North London four-piece today share the stunning, floor-filling first single ‘Everything & More’ following a premiere from BBC Radio 1’s Annie Mac.
Born of an epic journey, the follow-up to their acclaimed 2015 debut A Dream Outside and 2018’s Where Wildness Grows sees songwriter Felix Bushe tapping into personal pain but coming out fighting. Homer’s Odyssey was constantly in the back of Felix’s mind when writing, acting as a constant guide. His own modern take largely deals with the fact that his wife is still living in Australia, while Felix is based on the opposite side of the world. The highs and lows of such a long distance relationship, as well as the sudden passing of his mother, have all fed into the album’s rollercoaster of emotions. The disco-inflected ‘Heavenly Maybe’, heavy with ennui as well as a powerful melody, details Felix’s experience of partying in order to distract him from his real life problems. “I was picturing myself as Odysseus in this captive journey where I was just trying to get back to where I wanted to be in life,” he explains.
With mixing from the hugely in-demand Nathan Boddy (James Blake, Nilufer Yanya, Shame), additional production from John Victor and engineering from A Dream Outside’s engineer James Bragg, Sanctuary is vibrant, intoxicating, intimate and alive; the product of friends having a good time and seizing control of their own destiny. It is a heartfelt, sophisticated body of work that runs the full gamut of human feeling, with a positive ending in the form of the beautiful, twinkling ‘Moonlight’ – a harmonious conclusion of unison and togetherness, hinting at a bright future.
Don’t miss Gengahr live in March 2020 – touring Auckland, Sydney and Melbourne!
Tuesday 10 March– Neck Of The Woods, Auckland (18+)
Friday 13 March – Lansdowne Hotel, Sydney (18+*)
Saturday 14 March – Howler, Melbourne (18+)
* U18s must be accompanied by parent / legal guardian