SPACIFIC NEWS #155

SPACIFIC NEWS #155: Contents

1. The Water Rats :: Reb Fountain + Blair Jollands :: 15/11/22
2. Upcoming Highlights

THE WATER RATS :: REB FOUNTAIN + BLAIR JOLLANDS :: 15/11/22

We’re delighted to announce that Blair Jollands will be joining Flying Nun artist Reb Fountain when she performs with her all-star band at The Water Rats later this month.

Having won the admiration of both David Bowie & Boy George (who released Blair’s band El Hula on his More Protein label), Blair Jollands’s music communicates a paradoxical mix of melancholia and optimism that draws the listener in. Often compared vocally to Nick Cave or Rufus Wainwright, Blair has received praise from the likes of NME, Guardian, Uncut, ArtRocker and many more. Check out his latest video for “Deep Water”

If you’e not aware of her, Reb Fountain effortlessly combines pop elements with the trademark noir folk-punk sound featured on her critically acclaimed Flying Nun releases Reb Fountain and IRIS. Check out the videos to ‘Don’t You Know Who I Am‘, ‘Lacuna’ and ‘Psyche’ on her YouTube channel.

Renowned for her spell-binding performances, ‘Reb moves across the stage and through the various stages of herself to deliver her songs, devotionals. Prowling like Patti Smith and Cat Power one- minute, Nick Cave living his best life the next with soaring vocals invoking Mazzy Starr, Tori Amos and Kate Bush, but all with a stunning originality,’ making her live show something not to be missed.

Tickets are £15 + b/f from Music Glue, See Tickets or Ticketweb.

From: 7.00pm
At: 328 Gray’s Inn Road, WC1X 8BZ
Nearest Station: Kings Cross
Venue website: thewaterratsvenue.london/

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UPCOMING HIGHLIGHTS (details correct at time of sending)

19/11 Chaos in the CBD // Electric Brixton, SW2 1RJ // 11-5 // £10-25
20/11 Bret McKenzie // O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, W12 8TT // 7-11 // £25-45
07/12 Myele Manzanza // Woolwich Works, SE18 6HD // 5.30-11 // £10.50

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SPACIFIC NEWS #154

SPACIFIC NEWS #154: Contents

1. Electric Brixton:: SIX60 :: 21/10/22
2. The Water Rats :: Reb Fountain :: 15/11/22
3. Upcoming Highlights

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ELECTRIC BRIXTON :: SIX60 :: 21/10/22

Unsurprisingly, this show has now SOLD OUT.

From: 6.00pm
At: Town Hall Parade, SW2 1RJ
Nearest Station: Brixton Tube or Rail
Venue website: electricbrixton.uk.com/
Facebook event: facebook.com/events/1501385520283074

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THE WATER RATS :: REB FOUNTAIN :: 15/11/22

We’re thrilled to announce that multi-award winning Flying Nun artist Reb Fountain will performs with her all-star band for us at The Water Rats this November.

If you’e not aware of her, Reb effortlessly combines pop elements with the trademark noir folk-punk sound featured on her critically acclaimed Flying Nun releases Reb Fountain and IRIS. Check out the videos to ‘Don’t You Know Who I Am‘, ‘Lacuna’ and ‘Psyche’ on her YouTube channel.

Renowned for her spell-binding performances, ‘Reb moves across the stage and through the various stages of herself to deliver her songs, devotionals. Prowling like Patti Smith and Cat Power one- minute, Nick Cave living his best life the next with soaring vocals invoking Mazzy Starr, Tori Amos and Kate Bush, but all with a stunning originality,’ making her live show something not to be missed.

Tickets are £15 + b/f from Music Glue, See Tickets or Ticketweb.

From: 7.00pm
At: 328 Gray’s Inn Road, WC1X 8BZ
Nearest Station: Kings Cross
Venue website: thewaterratsvenue.london/

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UPCOMING HIGHLIGHTS (details correct at time of sending)

10/10 Princess Chelsea // Moth Club, E8 1EL // 7.30-11 // £15
26/10 Marlon Williams // KOKO, NW1 7JE // 7-11 // £17.00
19/11 Chaos in the CBD // Electric Brixton, SW2 1RJ // 11-5 // £10-25

We track upcoming concerts by New Zealand artists in London using Songkick – if we have missed any, please email us at kiaora@spacific.net so that we can include the details in future mailouts.

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SPACIFIC NEWS #153

SPACIFIC NEWS #153: Contents

1. Electric Brixton:: SIX60 :: 21/10/22
2. Looking ahead / Unsubscribe
3. Upcoming Highlights

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ELECTRIC BRIXTON :: SIX60 :: 21/10/22

To celebrate the forthcoming release of their new album Castle St on October 7th, Six60 are playing an intimate show in London this October 21st, their only UK appearance this year. The first single, Before You Leave, finds the 5-piece in a renewed and refreshed place and can be heard here.

Should you wish, you can pre-order the Castle St album on CD at the same time as buying tickets if you use Ticketweb

Tickets are available for £27.50 + b/f from Ticketweb or See

From: 6.00pm
At: Town Hall Parade, SW2 1RJ
Nearest Station: Brixton Tube or Rail
Venue website: electricbrixton.uk.com/
Facebook event: facebook.com/events/1501385520283074

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LOOKING AHEAD / UNSUBSCRIBE

Given that the last three newsletters we've sent have all had the same header – Six60 – you might be thinking that they're the only band we now work with!

The reality is that uncertainty over the travel restrictions in and out of New Zealand led to many artists postponing their 2022 plans until next year. Thankfully this means that 2023 is looking likely to be a bumper year for New Zealand music in the UK and we hope to have news of some of the shows soon.

However, it would be an understatement to point out that a lot has changed in the past 2 years, so if you have now left Europe or are no longer interested in receiving emails about shows by New Zealand bands in London, it would really help us if you could please unsubscribe from this list by going to the unsubscribe page or replying to this email and we'll unsubscribe you manually.

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UPCOMING HIGHLIGHTS (details correct at time of sending)

10/10 Princess Chelsea // Moth Club, E8 1EL // 7.30-11 // £15
26/10 Marlon Williams // KOKO, NW1 7JE // 7-11 // £17.00

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SPACIFIC NEWS #152

SPACIFIC NEWS #152: Contents

1. Brixton Academy :: SIX60 :: 04/12/21
2. Unsubscribe
3. Upcoming Highlights

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BRIXTON ACADEMY :: SIX60 :: 04/12/21

Everything’s shaping up well for this Saturday’s show by SIx60 at Brixton Academy, our first show in over 2 years. The up and coming St Lundi have been confirmed as support, and if the videos from the German and Dutch shows Six60 have posted on Instagram are anything to go by, the band are on top form.

Final tickets are available for £30 + b/f from See, Gigantic or Ticketmaster

From: 6.30pm
At: 211 Stockwell Road, SW9 9SL
Nearest Station: Brixton Tube or Rail
Venue website: o2academybrixton.co.uk/
Facebook event: facebook.com/events/602257011142911

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UNSUBSCRIBE

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UPCOMING HIGHLIGHTS (details correct at time of sending)

10/02 Mild Orange // Jazz Cafe,NW1 7PG // // 7-11 // £13
04/03 Alien Weaponry // Alexandra Palace, N22 7AY // 6.30-11 // £35
30/03 Aldous Harding // The Barbican, EC2Y 8DS // 9-11 £21-26
04/04 The Beths // o2 Forum, NW5 1JY // 7-11 // £15.50
26/04 Jordan Rakei // Brixton Academy,SW9 9SL // 7-11 // £25

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SPACIFIC NEWS #151

SPACIFIC NEWS #151: Contents

1. Brixton Academy :: SIX60 :: 04/12/21
2. Unsubscribe
3. Upcoming Highlights

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BRIXTON ACADEMY :: SIX60 :: 04/12/21

Six60 have had to move their Ally Pally show due to production and travel issues, but thankfully have found a replacement date at Brixton Academy the following week.

The show will now be the last date in their world tour, which kicked off in America last month, diverts via Australia (where nearly half their shows have sold out already) and then on to Europe, beginning in Paris. The tour concludes an amazing run for the band, who have been making headlines across the globe for their joyous, sold-out shows in front of thousands of fans this year. At one point, due to restrictions outside of NZ, they were officially the “planet’s biggest touring band”, a status that earnt them features on the BBC News and ITV’s “This Morning” plus articles in the Guardian, Billboard and the NME.

If you’ve never heard of them, then head over to their YouTube channel, Facebook page or Spotify profile.

Tickets are £30 + b/f from See, Gigantic or Ticketmaster

From: 6.30pm
At: 211 Stockwell Road, SW9 9SL
Nearest Station: Brixton Tube or Rail
Venue website: o2academybrixton.co.uk/
Facebook event: facebook.com/events/602257011142911

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UNSUBSCRIBE

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UPCOMING HIGHLIGHTS (details correct at time of sending)

05/11 Chaos in the CBD // Phonox, SW9 7AY // 9.30-4 // £20
19/11 Baynk // XOYO,EC2A 4AP // 7-11 // £12
26/11 10:32 // The Post Bar, N15 4BP // 8-2.30 // £5-10
27/11 Connan Mockasin // Southbank Centre, SE1 8XX // 7.30-11 // £25

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SPACIFIC NEWS #150

SPACIFIC NEWS #150: Contents

1. Alexandra Palace :: SIX60 :: 26/11/21
2. Unsubscribe
3. Upcoming Highlights

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ALEXANDRA PALACE :: SIX60 :: 26/11/21

After well over a year of no gigs, it’s great to be coming back with a show in such an iconic venue.

Having just sold out the first ever concert at Eden Park, SIX60 are now setting their sights on world domination! With four number one albums and a string of top ten singles under their belt, they’re in with a chance, and their current status, due to restrictions outside of NZ, as the “planet’s biggest touring band” has helped raise their profile overseas, with features on the BBC News and ITV’s “This Morning” plus articles in the Guardian and NME.

If you’ve never heard of them, then head over to their YouTube channel, Facebook page or Spotify profile.

Tickets are £30 + b/f from See, Gigantic or Ticketmaster

From: 6.30pm
At: Alexandra Palace Way, N22 7AY
Nearest Station: Wood Green or Alexandra Palace
Venue website: alexandrapalace.com
Facebook event: facebook.com/events/136487015118700

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UPCOMING HIGHLIGHTS (details correct at time of sending)

19/11 Baynk // XOYO,EC2A 4AP // 7-11 // £12

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SPACIFIC NEWS #149

SPACIFIC NEWS #149: Contents

1. Servant Jazz Quarters :: Holly Arrowsmith :: 10/05/20
2. Kiwi businesses in the UK
3. Upcoming Highlights

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SERVANT JAZZ QUARTERS :: HOLLY ARROWSMITH :: 10/05/20

Sadly this concert has been cancelled. If you bought a ticket, please refer to the ticket issuer for a refund.

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KIWI BUSINESSES IN THE UK

In the absence of any shows, we wanted to take this opportunity to share with you info on several Kiwi businesses in the UK that are still trading and providing much needed provisions (and tastes of home):

Pie Cart Mike at Secret Goldmine Cafe is offering delivery of fresh & frozen pies to London residents. Check www.secretgoldmine.co.uk for info.

Crosstown Doughnuts have teamed up with The Estate Dairy, Millers Bakery and their local fruit & veg supplier to create curated food boxes to deliver across London seven days a week. Checkwww.crosstowndoughnuts.com for info.

Get some great deals on beers from the New Zealand Beer Collective. Check www.newzealandbeer.co.uk for info.

Mel at the Specalist Cellars has plenty of wine to keep you going including deals on odd bins and selected 20% discounts. Check www.specialistcellars.co.uk for info.

Clint at Kiwis in London is posting regular updates on livestreams, travel advice and job offers. Check https://www.facebook.com/LondonKiwis/ for info.

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UPCOMING HIGHLIGHTS (details correct at time of sending)

25/08 Johnathan Bree // Dingwalls, NW1 8AB // 11-6 // £20
04/09 Baynk //Pickle Factory, E2 9DU // 7-11 // £12
15/09 Nadia Reid // Oslo Hackney, E8 1LL // 7-11 // £13

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SPACIFIC NEWS #148

SPACIFIC NEWS #148: Contents

1. Servant Jazz Quarters :: Holly Arrowsmith :: 10/05/20
2. Upcoming Highlights

Tickets to all shows available from MusicGlue or See Tickets.

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SERVANT JAZZ QUARTERS :: HOLLY ARROWSMITH :: 10/05/20

For our first show of the year, we’re proud to present the debut London appearance by Holly Arrowsmith

Raised in the mountains of southern New Zealand, Holly is a strong forerunner in NZ’s current folk revivalist movement. With sound comparisons drawn to Emmylou Harris, Joni Mitchell and Nick Drake, she delves into the earnest matters of life wrapped in metaphors of nature and the soothing landscapes that raised her.

Known not only for her exquisite songwriting but also her sense of humour and authentic stage presence, Holly has has released two critically acclaimed records and supported the likes of Sixto Rodriguez, Patty Griffin, Willie Watson, Nadia Reid and Tiny Ruins. In 2016 she received the TUI "Folk Album Of The Year" and was recently awarded the APRA "Country Song of the Year" for her powerful track ‘Slow Train Creek’, penned in the Rockies of Colorado.

Tickets are £8 + b/f from See, Ticketweb or Music Glue

From: 7.30pm
At: 10A Bradbury Street, London N16 8JN
Nearest Tube: Dalston Kingsland or Dalston Junction
Venue website: servantjazzquarters.com/
Facebook event: facebook.com/events/170451267572172/

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UPCOMING HIGHLIGHTS

21/02 Chaos in the CBD // Village Underground, EC2A 3PQ // 11-6 // £20
19/03 Baynk //Pickle Factory, E2 9DU // 7-11 // £12
16/04 Nadia Reid // Oslo Hackney, E8 1LL // 7-11 // £13
24/04 Greg Johnson // Water Rats, WC1X 8BZ // 8-11 // £12

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SPACIFIC NEWS #147

SPACIFIC NEWS #147: Contents

1. Sebright Arms :: Pitch Black :: 07/11/19
2. Sebright Arms :: Pitch Black :: 08/11/19
3. The Roundhouse :: SIX60 :: 01/12/19
4. Sweet Sounds Live
5. Upcoming Highlights

Tickets to all shows available from MusicGlue or See Tickets.

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SEBRIGHT ARMS :: PITCH BLACK :: 07/11/19

Fresh from a 4 date tour of New Zealand which saw them play in front of their projections on to Napier Cathedral and Nelson’s Church Steps, Pitch Black make a very welcome return to London to celebrate the release of their new album “Third Light“. It came out on September 13th to rave reviews and you can view the video for the first single on YouTube here.

Support on the night comes from South London’s Robot Riddims.

There are less than 30 tickets available for £12 + b/f from Music Glue, See Tickets or Ticketweb

From: 7.30pm
At: 31-35 Coate St, London, E2 9AG
Nearest Tube: Cambridge Heath or Bethnal Green
Venue website: sebrightarms.com/
Facebook event: facebook.com/events/1843476175756785/

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SEBRIGHT ARMS :: PITCH BLACK :: 08/11/19

The second night of Pitch Black at the Sebright Arms has now SOLD OUT.

From: 7.30pm
At: 31-35 Coate St, London, E2 9AG
Nearest Tube: Cambridge Heath or Bethnal Green
Venue website: sebrightarms.com/
Facebook event: facebook.com/events/2300082566679089/

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THE ROUNDHOUSE :: SIX60 :: 01/12/19

This show is now well and truly SOLD OUT …………………….

From: 7pm
At: Chalk Farm Rd, Camden Town, London NW1 8EH
Nearest Tube: Chalk Farm
Venue website: roundhouse.org.uk
Facebook event: facebook.com/events/884624691898906/

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SWEET SOUNDS LIVE

If you’re keen to stay on top of new music and overseas tour news coming out of NZ, sign up tothe Sweet Sounds Live newsletter at sweetsounds.live. You’ll be first to hear about everything NZ music-related, including new releases, international tours and other interesting Kiwi music info.

They’re also curating a Spotify playlist which features new Kiwireleases that are getting supported and hyped both in NZ and internationally:New (Zealand) Releases 2019.

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UPCOMING HIGHLIGHTS

20/11 Robinson // Queen of Hoxton,EC2A 3JX // 7-11 // £10
29/11 Shihad // o2 Empire, W12 8TT // 7-11 // £26.50
05/12 Aldous Harding // Roundhouse, Nw1 8EH // 7-11 // £18
06/12 Thomas Oliver // Islington Assembly Hall, N1 2UD // 7–11 // £16.50

We track upcoming concerts by New Zealand artists in London using Songkick – if we have missed any, please email us at kiaora@spacific.net so that we can include the details in future mailouts.

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SPACIFIC NEWS #146

SPACIFIC NEWS #146: Contents

1. The Grand :: Jordan Luck Band :: 03/10/19
2. o2 Forum :: Shapeshifter + Tiki Taane :: 18/10/19
3. Sebright Arms :: Pitch Black :: 07/11/19
4. Sebright Arms :: Pitch Black :: 08/11/19
5. The Roundhouse :: SIX60 :: 01/12/19
6. Sweet Sounds Live
7. Upcoming Highlights

Tickets to all shows available from MusicGlue or See Tickets.

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THE GRAND :: JORDAN LUCK BAND :: 03/10/19

“Legend” is a word suffering from chronic overuse syndrome these days, but when it comes to Jordan Luck, the word regains it”s full meaning and one the NZ public associates with this true blue Kiwi icon. This affection is obviously felt amongst his musical peers as well – they bestowed Jordan the honour of inaugural Inductee into the New Zealand Rock n Roll Hall Of Fame and in 2015 The NZ Music Legacy Award.

As front man and pop-writing genius with the legendary Exponents, he clocked up a staggering 18 Top 40 singles over the years, with “Victoria” recently voted by the public as the 8th greatest New Zealand song of all time. These days on any given weekend you will hear packed stadiums of sports fans singing in unison (if not in-tune) “Why Does Love Do This To Me?” a song that seems to have taken on the mantle as the “unofficial” alternative NZ national anthem.

The Jordan Luck Band is the new super deluxe Frankenstein incarnation backing the iconic kiwi singer these days. Every gig, the band play the best of all those iconic Exponents tracks we know and love as well as a collection of the bands favourite Kiwi classics. Meticulously designed by Jordan himself from the ground up, this band has just the one purpose…to bring Jordan”s blend of pop rock genius from the past, present and future… back to the masses!

Hand-picked from a wish-list of players Jordan wanted to work with, the word went out, his fantasy starting line up were contacted and unsurprisingly they all signed up…so, starting from the stage right part of the paddock: Bryan Bell – ex-frontman of the much loved Dead Flowers, Beaver – rocknroll royalty and drummer of the world famous D4, Rich Mixture – God of all things musical, formerly graced the stages of D4, Dead Flowers and many more, Joe Walsh – frontman of Auckland rocker’s Ekko Park.

Support on the night comes from Barker, the solo project of Johnny Barker, perhaps best known for his acting role as The Ferndale Strangler in Shortland Street. You can check out tracks from his last record on YouTube.

Standing tickets are £15 + b/f and Seated are £20 + b/f from Music Glue, SEE or Ticketweb

From: 7pm
At: 21-25 St John’s Hill, SW11 1TT
Nearest Tube: Clapham Junction station
Venue website: claphamgrand.com/
Facebook event: facebook.com/events/356459041877752/

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O2 FORUM :: SHAPESHIFTER + TIKI TAANE :: 18/10/19

After selling out shows across New Zealand and Australia this summer, Shapeshifter NZ return to London for one special night.

Showcasing new tunes from their forthcoming LP alongside bonafide classics, this is your one chance to catch the stadium electronic wonderkids before they head back into the studio. With new collaborations recorded with the Upbeats in 2019, their own new material and another LP with the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra on the way, Shapeshifter NZ remain one of the most diverse acts in dance music.

A unique combination of future soul, drum and bass, jazz, rock, dub and more, with euphoric synths and heavy guitars amidst pounding drums and soaring vocals – this is Shapeshifter NZ.

Support on the night comes from the mighty Tiki Taane. A multi-platinum award winning artist and pioneer in the New Zealand music scene with a career spanning 20 years, Tiki rose to prominence as a member of Salmonella Dub, penning some of their biggest hits including “Love Your Ways” and “For the Love of It” amongst others.

Since embarking on his solo artist career in 2007, Tiki has gone from strength to strength and is now one of New Zealand”s most popular and diverse award-winning artists, with his song “Always on My Mind” becoming one of the most successful singles of all time in New Zealand. He is renowned as much for his powerful live performances as he is for his anthems, both for his dynamic solo shows and as an MC for acts such as Concord Dawn, The Upbeats and Optimus Gryme.

Over 80% of the tickets have sold for this show already, so get in before they sell out.

General Admission tickets are now available for £21.50 + b/f fromMusic Glue ,Ticketmaster.co.uk and SEE

From: 8pm
At: 9-17 Highgate Road, NW5 1JY
Nearest Tube: Kentish Town
Venue website: academymusicgroup.com/o2forumkentishtown/
Facebook event: facebook.com/events/1129927267167715/

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SEBRIGHT ARMS :: PITCH BLACK :: 07/11/19

Pitch Black enjoyed last October’s intimate (and sold out) show at the Sebright Arms so much that they’ve decided to come back and do it again …. twice!

Having pumped their way through New Zealand”s electronic music scene since their inaugural performance at the annual Gathering New Year’s eve festival in 1996, Pitch Black have spent the subsequent years rousing dance floor punters, generating rave reviews, winning awards and gaining thousands of fans across the world.

Hard to box into a single audio ‘genre’, Pitch Black is a combination of musical journeys. Their sound is distinctive; ranging from organic ambient beginnings and layered soundscapes to skanking keyboards, cutting acid riffs and thumping rhythmic grooves, with dub being the glue that holds their sound together. One critic has described them as like “Orbital meets King Tubby, or Rhythm and Sound in Technicolor”.

It is their live show that really makes Pitch Black stand out from the rest of the crowd, both sonically and visually. Their tracks take on an added dynamism and their performances reveal the dialectic behind the band – Paddy wants to do it for the crowd, Michael wants to do it to the crowd. Visually they are in another dimension thanks to Michael’s cutting edge visuals.

They have toured the world relentlessly, playing everywhere from Amsterdam to Zagreb and the streets of Las Vegas to the Australian outback, supporting acts such as Coldcut, Skream, Easy Dub All Stars and System 7 along the way.

Their new album “Third Light” came out on September 13th and the video for the first single up on YouTube here.

Support on the night comes from South London’s Robot Riddims.

Tickets are £12 + b/f from Music Glue, See Tickets or Ticketweb

From: 7.30pm
At: 31-35 Coate St, London, E2 9AG
Nearest Tube: Cambridge Heath or Bethnal Green
Venue website: sebrightarms.com/
Facebook event: facebook.com/events/1843476175756785/

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SEBRIGHT ARMS :: PITCH BLACK :: 08/11/19

Second night of Pitch Black at the Sebright Arms.

Support comes from audiovisual quartet Polyop.

Tickets are £12 + b/f from Music Glue, See Tickets or Ticketweb

From: 7.30pm
At: 31-35 Coate St, London, E2 9AG
Nearest Tube: Cambridge Heath or Bethnal Green
Venue website: sebrightarms.com/
Facebook event: facebook.com/events/2300082566679089/

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THE ROUNDHOUSE :: SIX60 :: 01/12/19

This show is now well and truly SOLD OUT …………………….

From: 7pm
At: Chalk Farm Rd, Camden Town, London NW1 8EH
Nearest Tube: Chalk Farm
Venue website: roundhouse.org.uk
Facebook event: facebook.com/events/884624691898906/

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SWEET SOUNDS LIVE

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They’re also curating a Spotify playlist which features new Kiwireleases that are getting supported and hyped both in NZ and internationally:New (Zealand) Releases 2019.

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UPCOMING HIGHLIGHTS

10/10 Miss June // Lexington, N1 9JB // 7.30-11 // £10
15/10 Benee // Camden Assembly,NW1 8AN // 7-11 // £10
27/10 Tiny Ruins // Omeara, SE1 1TE // 7-11 // £12
20/11 Robinson // Queen of Hoxton,EC2A 3JX // 7-11 // £10

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