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THE CONVOY – AOTEAROA NZ TOUR, JUNE 2017

Wednesday, May 10th, 2017

In support of their upcoming album release The Convoy (Melbourne) bring their expansive, immersive & mesmeric audio visual emissions to NZ for 3 performances in June!

The Convoy

1st – Wellington @ Valhalla ( Noise Drone Repeat )
2nd – Wellington @ The Pyramid Club, (w/ Stephanie Engelbrecht & I.Ryoko)
4th – Auckland @ The Wine Cellar (Borderline Music Festival)

The Convoy prefigure a post-apocalyptic world where sound takes religious significance… harnessed as a form of meditation for the creators and a trance inducing prescription for a decimated populace.”

NEW VIDEO, LIVE RITUAL

With the recent addition of collaborator Erin K Taylor, The Convoy has expanded to include dynamic lighting systems, water gamelan, percussives & ¼” tape! Here’s a taste of what we may have in store:

More info at www.insidetheconvoy.com, Sonorous Circle & Facebook.

MAGNET MELBOURNE – SHOW REVIEW 01.04.17

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

RYOSUKE KIYASU / CHANNELS / NOISECORKESTRA / ARI SHARP / OCTAVE PUSSY

Review by Will Tremain.

“It was the day of fools that Magnet hosted Japanese artist Ryosuke Kiyasu for a show as part of his DIY tour across Australia’s East Coast.

Kicking off the night, Channels went to work loosening the screws in our minds with avant garde performance art, keeping us all right on the brink of understanding what was actually happening. Ambient sci-fi-esque tones laid a backdrop to the show’s antics, consisting of operatic singing, spontaneous crying, and instructions for the most delicious pie ever. “What even was that?!” was a comment thrown out by an audience member – who also happened to be Channels.
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A DEAD FOREST INDEX NZ TOUR 2017 W/ I.E.CRAZY & WOMB!

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

We are very excited to announce that A DEAD FOREST INDEX are returning to New Zealand for two shows in Auckland and Wellington this coming February!

ADFI NZ Tour 2017 poster

The expat brothers, Adam and Sam Sherry, perform starkly refined yet richly atmospheric arrangements of guitar, drums and voice – music aptly described as ‘potent’ and ‘compelling… an exercise in restraint and severity’.

Currently based in London, the duo have earned considerable international success in recent years. Extensive touring and collaborations with SAVAGES and CHELSEA WOLFE culminated in the 2016 release of their exemplary debut album, ‘In All That Drifts From Summit Down’. Released on the Sargent House label, the album sits comfortably alongside those of stalwart heavyweights like EARTH and BORIS.

Don’t miss these rare and intimate shows including two very special guests, I.E.CRAZY and WOMB!

I.E.CRAZY:
Claire Duncan sings captivating and cathartic, electric folk tales to tease the raw nerves of our national psyche and tell stories about ‘the neurotic horror of the banal… our repressed emotions and postcolonial amnesia’.

WOMB:
Sibling dream-folk trio from Wellington. “…the womb is the most sacred, safe place. It is warm, it is floating. Then the womb is also totally sexual, and red, and passionate. And finally, in some ways it is raw and frightening, this eerie zone of amniotic fluid, and then you’re pushed out, bloody, into the world.”


AUCKLAND – Whammy Bar – February 4th
WELLINGTON – Meow – February 11th

Tickets $15 from UTR.CO.NZ

http://www.adeadforestindex.com/
https://iecrazy.bandcamp.com/

THE ALL SEEING HAND – NEW ALBUM / VIDEO / TOUR!

Thursday, November 24th, 2016


Greg the skin-chicken covets his nest egg

It’s time for The All Seeing Hand’s annual season of mind-blowing musical town-hopping radical fun times! With a new album out on December 1st (listen below) the trio are embarking on a national tour (details below) and have released a twisted video for ‘Cro-Magnon Corp’:

“It’s a glimpse of the ways people are enticed to wilfully participate in an extractive nightmarish game by spreading fear about the consequences of not getting your foot on the “property ladder” and grabbing your very own nest egg before the basket is empty” – Ben Knight, in conversation with Vice.

The All Seeing Hand are easily one of the most exciting bands in the country and MUST be seen live for full effect. Check them out, ESPECIALLY with the glorious added bonus of Unsanitary Napkin and E-N-T!

“It’s an interesting time to be making music. The themes in Sand To Glass emerged as a reflection of the dystopian sociopolitical environment we’re faced with right now, but from a zoomed-out perspective that looks more at patterns than specific events; the emergence and normalisation of mass surveillance over the last few years, the rise of fear-mongering reality-TV stars as political leaders, all against backdrop of ravenous neoliberal capitalism extracting so much that the capacity of the Earth to sustain life is literally under threat. But at the same time the album conveys ecstatic optimism for transformation in resistance to destruction. It’s definitely more about asking questions than offering answers, but hope and imagination seem more important than ever…” –> Read more from this excellent UTR interview

SETH FRIGHTENING VIDEO & RETURN TO AUS

Tuesday, March 8th, 2016

Seth Frightening has released a pained & blood-stained new video/ live rendition of his song, Shoulder Blade, from his latest album, BWLOBAS.

The clip was filmed by Claire Duncan who also joins Sean for live performances – as pictured here playing the Newtown Festival on Sunday:


The duo also joined Lyttelton’s rising folkstar, Aldous Harding, on Saturday night and Sean will continue on with her tour to play in Sydney and Melbourne this week!

+++ SYDNEY & MELBOURNE can check out Seth Frightening & I.E.Crazy at SAD BY SADWEST FESTIVAL in April!!! +++

NEW SETH FRIGHTENING VIDEO + VINYL RELEASE + TOUR!!!

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

It’s video, vinyl and tour time in Seth Frightening town!


Video created by the marvelous Claire Duncan/ I.E.Crazy


NEW ZEALAND TOUR:

Seth Frightening 2015 Tour
Poster by Sean Kelly

21 November – Secret Location*, Wellington $15
25 November – The Grainstore Gallery, Oamaru $5
26 November – The Auricle, Christchurch $10 / $5 unwaged
27 November – Chick’s Hotel, Port Chalmers $5
28 November – The Sherwood, Queenstown $10
5 December – Audio Foundation, Auckland $10 waged / $5 unwaged

*RSVP to sethfrightening@gmail.com for Wellington location details


For VINYL PRE-ORDERS of But We Love Our Brothers and Sisters go to Seth Frightening’s Bandcamp

FUN TIMES AHEAD!

Monday, September 21st, 2015

I.RYOKO, S.FRIGHTENING & HUF AT AF IN AK!

Art by Georgette Brown
Poster art by Georgette Brown

iryoko.bandcamp.com
sethfrightening.bandcamp.com
hufmusic.bandcamp.com
georgettebrown.tumblr.com
AUDIOFOUNDATION.ORG.NZ

NZIFF 2015!!! DOCUMENTARIES:

Saturday, July 25th, 2015

It’s a wondrous time of year for intensive knowledge gathering and world-illuminating mind expansion – the New Zealand International Film Festival is in town!

Once again there are too many great looking films for most of us to catch them all, but to help narrow down the list here are the initial recommendations of one keen documentary enthusiast: (& they’re selling out so it may pay to >>book quick!<<)

THE LOOK OF SILENCE

This is the companion film to ‘The Act of Killing’ and rounds out a pair of truly world-changing documentaries of the highest artistic calibre and political potency. They relate to the anti-communist ‘purge’ in Indonesia in the 60s which killed upwards of 500,000 people and whose perpetrators remain in power today.

This is a must see, including Q&A with the director, Joshua Oppenheimer, who can also be heard discussing the films in this recent RNZ interview:


BELIEF: THE POSSESSION OF JANET MOSES

“This impressive doco disperses the fog of shame and sensationalism to shed light on the tragedy that made international headlines in 2007 when a young Wainuiomata woman died during a mākutu lifting.” >MORE INFO<


THE RUSSIAN WOODPECKER

“A Ukrainian victim of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster discovers a dark secret and must decide whether to risk his life by revealing it, amid growing clouds of revolution and war.” > MORE INFO <


THE PRICE OF PEACE

“There’s an enlightening and moving portrait of Tūhoe activist, artist and kaumātua Tame Iti at the heart of Kim Webby’s film about the trial of the ‘Urewera Four’ and its aftermath. She outlines the perils of surveillance in her account of the trial, in which Iti and three others were accused of plotting terrorist activities” > MORE INFO <

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RED ARMY

“A sports doc for people who don’t give a damn about sports” – and produced by Werner Herzog, so you know it’s good. > MORE INFO <

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GOING CLEAR:
SCIENTOLOGY AND THE PRISON OF BELIEF

Scientology exposed! This is gold. > MORE INFO <


CARTEL LAND

“A gripping, nuanced look at two different responses to the ongoing violence and death strewn by the vicious drug cartels plaguing both sides of the Mexican/American border” – Tim Grierson, Paste > MORE INFO <

A recent interview with the director, Matthew Heineman:

This list will grow…

ALL SEEING HAND, SETH FRIGHTENING, LADY LAZER LIGHT TOUR!

Thursday, July 16th, 2015

The third annual All Seeing Hand/ Seth Frightening tour has begun! This time with the addition of the great psychedelic vision sorcerer, Lady Lazer Light. Always a pleasure. Enjoy!


Poster by Toby Morris, aka XTOTL

“We need no Noah to know the floods are coming. There is no divine intervention required, the angels are silent yet the prophecy is happening. As blue ice transforms to surging mud we are told this is our chance to diversify. The ice breaker cuts through ten thousand years leaving new routes to nowhere. As the waters rise we toast progress with this new saline to intensify our madness. We need no Noah, we all need to shout. There is no ark. This is our rain dance.”

the-all-seeing-hand.bandcamp.com
sethfrightening.bandcamp.com
ladylazerlight.tumblr.com

ORCHESTRA OF SPHERES’ CHILDREN’S SHOW!

Friday, March 20th, 2015

Hooray for child-friendly psychedelia! The always awesome Orchestra of Spheres have teamed up with Erica Sklenars (aka Lady Lazer Light), Stephen Bain and Gerard Crewdson to create a show for the Capital E National Arts Festival in Wellington!

“The sky is not even the limit in this compelling musical expedition, set in a visually vibrant and kinetic world. Inflatable installations and beautiful projections contribute to an immersive kaleidoscopic light and music experience, pushing the boundaries of imagination on a voyage to the furthest reaches of space.”

Make a booking for the one public show on Saturday morning (March 21) here > http://capitale.org.nz/portfolio-posts/national-arts-festival-orchestra-of-spheres/