SPACIFIC NEWS #129

SPACIFIC NEWS #129: Contents

1. Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen :: Sola Rosa Soundsystem
2. o2 Forum Kentish Town :: Shapeshifter NZ
3. Bush Hall :: Modern Maori Quartet
4. Servant Jazz Quarters :: Blair Jollands
5. Keep in touch with New Zealand music via Spotify
6. Upcoming Highlights

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HOXTON SQUARE BAR & KITCHEN :: SOLA ROSA SOUNDSYSTEM :: 27/07/17

We’re very happy to announce the return of one of Kiwi music’s most evolutionary and enduring acts, Sola Rosa.

With seven full-length albums, four EPs, a handful of hits, countless collaborations and numerous world tours, it’s been a near 20-year labour of love for the man behind the music, Andrew Spraggon. And although it’s punctuated with twists and turns in the form of constant change and innovation, one thing has remained the same – Spraggon’s steadfast commitment to making great albums that seamlessly blend a myriad of genres, from hip-hop and jazz, to neo-soul, latin and funk.

Now, the Auckland-based music-maker is poised to unveil the next steps in the Sola Rosa journey. It has always been Spraggon’s modus operandi to delve further into new musical territories and that’s exactly what he’s still doing. Add to that, Spraggon’s simple desire to keep making music that he loves, and you’ve got a winning combo.

The fist single was the stonking beat-heavy track ‘So Fly’ featuring British singer Kevin Mark Trail, who rose to prominence in the early 2000s working with The Streets, and who is an intergral part of the Sola Rosa Soundsytem. The next was the soulful ‘Back to You‘ featuring Noah Slee on vocals and after that …. is yet to be announced!

Tickets are £8 + b/f from Music Glue

From: 8pm
At: 2-4 Hoxton Square, London N1 6NU
Nearest Tube: Old Street or Shoreditch High Street
Venue website: hoxtonsquarebar.com

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O2 FORUM KENTISH TOWN :: SHAPESHIFTER NZ :: 04/08/17

Over the last 18 years Shapeshifter have created their very own brand of heavy soul – a stadium-sized sound which adds layers of drum & bass, jazz, funk, rock and electronica to solid bass culture foundations, capable of morphing from rolling drum & bass to pummeling guitar-driven jams to horizon-shifting electronic soundscapes. This genre-defying amalgamation of influences continues to draw from new source material and inspiration as Shapeshifter evolves, motivating dance floors worldwide and delivering audiences to the bleeding edge of musical possibility.

As at home in an amped club environment as they are playing to packed festival fields, Shapeshifter is a truly adaptable unit. The five-strong lineup of PDigsss, Sam Trevethick, Dan McGruer, Nick Robinson and Darren Mathiassen have individually called Auckland, Wellington, Melbourne, Kingscliff, Berlin, Queenstown and, first and foremost, their original Christchurch stomping ground home, yet a chemistry refined over 18 years of playing together means they lock back into formation whenever they regroup.

Tickets are £20 + b/f from Ticketweb, See Tickets, Gigantic or Stargreen.

From: 7pm
At: 9-17 Highgate Road, London NW5 1JY
Nearest Tube: Kentish Town
Venue website: academymusicgroup.com/o2forumkentishtown/

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BUSH HALL :: MODERN MAORI QUARTET :: 30/08/17

The Modern Maori Quartet are a good looking, suave contemporary Maori showband in the vein of forebears such as the Hi-Marks, Maori Volcanics Showband, Dalvanius and the Fascinations, Maori Troubadours, Maori Hi Five, Quin Tikis and The Howard Morrison Quartet.

Join them for a party like no other, where hearty voices in epic harmony share Maori traditions and tell New Zealand stories through waiata and cheeky Maori humour. A classy celebration of Kiwi music honouring the legends of Maori Showbands that will warm your heart and make you cry with laughter.

Tickets are £18 + b/f from Music Glue, Ticketweb or See Tickets.

From: 7.30pm
At: 310 Uxbridge Road, LondonW12 7LJ
Nearest Tube: Shepherds Bush Market
Venue website: bushhallmusic.co.uk/

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SERVANT JAZZ QUARTERS :: BLAIR JOLLANDS :: 30/08/17

A velvet throated crooner and a compelling songwriter, Blair Jollands‘s lush compositions are cinematic in scope and gritty in nature, calling to mind aspects of Nick Cave‘s songwriting and Beck at his heartbroken best. He’s previously collaborated with Boy George and producer Gordon Raphael (The Strokes) and has released albums under his alter ego El Hula as well as with the band The Thin Men.

To celebrate the launch of his new album, he’s playing this intimate show at the Servant Jazz Quarters and giving away three tracks to all ticket buyers.

Tickets are £10 + b/f from Music Glue – all ticket buyers will be emailed a download code for the three tracks

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

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KEEP IN TOUCH WITH NEW ZEALAND MUSIC

If you’d like to keep in touch with what’s happening back in New Zealand music wise, Amplifier have relaunched as a playlist forcused program.

Amplifier Buzz is the place to find the brightest emerging local & international artists creating a stir in the industry. This unique playlist will be updated every two weeks and can be found at https://open.spotify.com/user/amplaylister/playlist/72qLRHQpf6O9VuLluqEQbd

The Audience Hot is the home of bubbling Kiwi talent, whether new to the scene or already established. Covering a wide range of genres, this playlist will be updated every week and can be found at https://open.spotify.com/user/amplaylister/playlist/3DnRLdN1etauocIOZLSE7t

NZ on Air also operate a similar playlist which can be found at http://open.spotify.com/user/nzonairmusic

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UPCOMING HIGHLIGHTS

12/06 Lawrence Arabia // The Islington,N1 0XT //7.30-11 // £8
17/06 The Bats // The Dome, NW5 1HL // 7.30-11 // £16
22/06 Mark de Clive-Lowe // Red Gallery, EC2A 3DT // 8-11 // £10
24/08 Nadia Reid // Bush Hall, W12 7LJ // 7.30-11 // £11.50
03/10 The Naked and Famous // Electric Brixton, SW2 1RJ // 7-11 // £21
20/11 Aldous Harding // Islington Assembly, N1 2UD // 7-11 // £12

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 #128

SPACIFIC NEWS #128: Contents

1. Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen :: Sola Rosa Soundsystem
2. o2 Forum Kentish Town :: Shapeshifter NZ
3. Bush Hall :: Modern Maori Quartet
4. Keep in touch with New Zealand music via Spotify etc
5. Upcoming Highlights

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HOXTON SQUARE BAR & KITCHEN :: SOLA ROSA SOUNDSYSTEM :: 27/07/17

We’re very happy to announce the return of one of Kiwi music’s most evolutionary and enduring acts, Sola Rosa.

With seven full-length albums, four EPs, a handful of hits, countless collaborations and numerous world tours, it’s been a near 20-year labour of love for the man behind the music, Andrew Spraggon. And although it’s punctuated with twists and turns in the form of constant change and innovation, one thing has remained the same – Spraggon’s steadfast commitment to making great albums that seamlessly blend a myriad of genres, from hip-hop and jazz, to neo-soul, latin and funk.

Now, the Auckland-based music-maker is poised to unveil the next steps in the Sola Rosa journey. It has always been Spraggon’s modus operandi to delve further into new musical territories and that’s exactly what he’s still doing. Add to that, Spraggon’s simple desire to keep making music that he loves, and you’ve got a winning combo.

The fist single was the stonking beat-heavy track ‘So Fly’ featuring British singer Kevin Mark Trail, who rose to prominence in the early 2000s working with The Streets, and who is an intergral part of the Sola Rosa Soundsytem. The next was the soulful ‘Back to You‘ featuring Noah Slee on vocals and after that …. is yet to be announced!

Tickets are £8 + b/f from Music Glue

From: 8pm
At: 2-4 Hoxton Square, London N1 6NU
Nearest Tube: Old Street or Shoreditch High Street
Venue website: hoxtonsquarebar.com

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O2 FORUM KENTISH TOWN :: SHAPESHIFTER NZ :: 04/08/17

Over the last 18 years Shapeshifter have created their very own brand of heavy soul – a stadium-sized sound which adds layers of drum & bass, jazz, funk, rock and electronica to solid bass culture foundations, capable of morphing from rolling drum & bass to pummeling guitar-driven jams to horizon-shifting electronic soundscapes. This genre-defying amalgamation of influences continues to draw from new source material and inspiration as Shapeshifter evolves, motivating dance floors worldwide and delivering audiences to the bleeding edge of musical possibility.

As at home in an amped club environment as they are playing to packed festival fields, Shapeshifter is a truly adaptable unit. The five-strong lineup of PDigsss, Sam Trevethick, Dan McGruer, Nick Robinson and Darren Mathiassen have individually called Auckland, Wellington, Melbourne, Kingscliff, Berlin, Queenstown and, first and foremost, their original Christchurch stomping ground home, yet a chemistry refined over 18 years of playing together means they lock back into formation whenever they regroup.

Tickets are £20 + b/f from Ticketweb, See Tickets, Gigantic or Stargreen.

From: 7pm
At: 9-17 Highgate Road, London NW5 1JY
Nearest Tube: Kentish Town
Venue website: academymusicgroup.com/o2forumkentishtown/

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BUSH HALL :: MODERN MAORI QUARTET :: 30/08/17

Just confirmed – The Modern Maori Quartet will be playing their only London show this year at Bush Hall this August. More info very soon.

Tickets are £18 + b/f from Music Glue, Ticketweb or See Tickets.

From: 7.30pm
At: 310 Uxbridge Road, LondonW12 7LJ
Nearest Tube: Shepherds Bush Market
Venue website: bushhallmusic.co.uk/

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KEEP IN TOUCH WITH NEW ZEALAND MUSIC

If you’d like to keep in touch with what’s happening back in New Zealand music wise, Amplifier have relaunched as a playlist forcused program.

Amplifier Buzz is the place to find the brightest emerging local & international artists creating a stir in the industry. This unique playlist will be updated every two weeks and can be found at https://open.spotify.com/user/amplaylister/playlist/72qLRHQpf6O9VuLluqEQbd

The Audience Hot is the home of bubbling Kiwi talent, whether new to the scene or already established. Covering a wide range of genres, this playlist will be updated every week and can be found at https://open.spotify.com/user/amplaylister/playlist/3DnRLdN1etauocIOZLSE7t

NZ on Air also operate a similar playlist which can be found at http://open.spotify.com/user/nzonairmusic

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UPCOMING HIGHLIGHTS

17/05 Kane Strang // Lexington, N1 9JB // 7.30-11 // £6.50
22/05 Aldous Harding // Omeara, SE1 1TE // 7-11 // £11
03/06 Fat Freddy’s Drop // Alexandra Palace, N22 7AY // 6.30-11 // £38.50
12/06 Lawrence Arabia // The Islington,N1 0XT //7.30-11 // £8
17/06 The Bats // The Dome, NW5 1HL // 7.30-11 // £16
03/10 The Naked and Famous // Electric Brixton, SW2 1RJ // 7-11 // £21

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.

*******************************************************************************************
If you are getting this email for the first time, it is because you have bought tickets to a concert that we have promoted. We send out a maximum of one email a month with details of up and coming concerts by New Zealand musicians in London.

To be removed from this mailing list, please click on any of the links below.

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SPACIFIC NEWS #127

SPACIFIC NEWS #127: Contents

1. Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen :: Sola Rosa Soundsystem
2. o2 Forum Kentish Town :: Shapeshifter NZ
3. Keep in touch with New Zealand music via Spotify etc
4. Upcoming Highlights

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HOXTON SQUARE BAR & KITCHEN :: SOLA ROSA SOUNDSYSTEM :: 27/07/17

We’e very happy to announce the return of one of Kiwi music’s most evolutionary and enduring acts, Sola Rosa.

With seven full-length albums, four EPs, a handful of hits, countless collaborations and numerous world tours, it’s been a near 20-year labour of love for the man behind the music, Andrew Spraggon. And although it’s punctuated with twists and turns in the form of constant change and innovation, one thing has remained the same – Spraggon’s steadfast commitment to making great albums that seamlessly blend a myriad of genres, from hip-hop and jazz, to neo-soul, latin and funk.

Now, the Auckland-based music-maker is poised to unveil the next steps in the Sola Rosa journey. It has always been Spraggon’;s modus operandi to delve further into new musical territories and that’s exactly what he’s still doing. Add to that, Spraggon’s simple desire to keep making music that he loves, and you’ve got a winning combo.

The fist single was the stonking beat-heavy track ‘So Fly’ featuring British singer Kevin Mark Trail, who rose to prominence in the early 2000s working with The Streets, and who is an intergral part of the Sola Rosa Soundsytem. The next was the soulful ‘Back to You‘ featuring Noah Slee on vocals and after that …. is yet to be announced!

Tickets are £8 + b/f from Music Glue

From: 8pm
At: 2-4 Hoxton Square, London N1 6NU
Nearest Tube: Old Street or Shoreditch High Street
Venue website: hoxtonsquarebar.com

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O2 FORUM KENTISH TOWN :: SHAPESHIFTER NZ :: 04/08/17

Just announced – Shapeshifter will be playing their only London headline show this year at the o2 Forum Kentish Town this August. More info very soon.

Tickets are £20 + b/f from Ticketweb, See Tickets, Gigantic or Stargreen.

From: 7pm
At: 9-17 Highgate Road, London NW5 1JY
Nearest Tube: Kentish Town
Venue website: academymusicgroup.com/o2forumkentishtown/

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KEEP IN TOUCH WITH NEW ZEALAND MUSIC

If you’d like to keep in touch with what’s happening back in New Zealand music wise, Amplifier have relaunched as a playlist forcused program.

Amplifier Buzz is the place to find the brightest emerging local & international artists creating a stir in the industry. This unique playlist will be updated every two weeks and can be found at https://open.spotify.com/user/amplaylister/playlist/72qLRHQpf6O9VuLluqEQbd

The Audience Hot is the home of bubbling Kiwi talent, whether new to the scene or already established. Covering a wide range of genres, this playlist will be updated every week and can be found at https://open.spotify.com/user/amplaylister/playlist/3DnRLdN1etauocIOZLSE7t

NZ on Air also operate a similar playlist which can be found at http://open.spotify.com/user/nzonairmusic

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UPCOMING HIGHLIGHTS

04/05 Fazerdaze // Thousand Island, N5 1RD // 7-11 // £8
17/05 Kane Strang // Lexington, N1 9JB // 7.30-11 // £6.50
22/05 Aldous Harding // Omeara, SE1 1TE // 7-11 // £11
03/06 Fat Freddy’s Drop // Alexandra Palace, N22 7AY // 6.30-11 // £38.50
17/06 The Bats // The Dome, NW5 1HL // 7.30-11 // £16

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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If you are getting this email for the first time, it is because you have bought tickets to a concert that we have promoted. We send out a maximum of one email a month with details of up and coming concerts by New Zealand musicians in London.

To be removed from this mailing list, please click on any of the links below.

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Spacific :: PO Box 14988, London SW6 2WL, UK :: kiaora@spacific.net

SPACIFIC NEWS #126

SPACIFIC NEWS #126: Contents

1. Oslo :: Pitch Black
2. Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen :: Sola Rosa Soundsystem
3. Upcoming Highlight

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OSLO :: PITCH BLACK :: 25/03/17

As anyone who went to their gig at Oslo last July can attest, Pitch Black put on one hell of a show. New Zealand News said of the night that it was “seamless excellence – (Pitch Black) left the crowd wanting more, left themselves wanting more. Like a fine wine, this duo only seems to get better with age”.

That show and their current New Zealand tour are in support of the release of their new album, their fifth, ‘Filtered Senses’, which has been described as sounding “like stardust in stereo” (Beat Magazine, DE) and “hypnotic and rather gorgeously allusive” (Elsewhere, NZ). You can check it out on their YouTube channel, with the playlist including just some of the cutting edge videos they’ve been making to accompany each track.

Supporting them on the night are up and coming English band Feral Five and DJ Liquid Lounge. Due to the venue becoming a club at 11pm, this is an early show, meaning they will be onstage around 8.30pm.

Tickets are £10 + b/f from Music Glue, Ticketweb, Alt-Tickets or See Tickets.

From: 6.30pm
At: 1a Amhurst Road, London E8 1LL
Nearest Tube: Hackney Central
Venue website: oslohackney.com

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HOXTON SQUARE BAR & KITCHEN :: SOLA ROSA SOUNDSYSTEM :: 27/07/17

Happy to confirm that the incredibly funky Sola Rosa Soundsystem will make a welcome return this July. This has just been confirmed and will have more details next email.

Tickets are £8 + b/f from Music Glue

From: 8pm
At: 2-4 Hoxton Square, London N1 6NU
Nearest Tube: Old Street or Shoreditch High Street
Venue website: hoxtonsquarebar.com

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UPCOMING HIGHLIGHTS

14/02 The Naked & Famous // The Forum, NW5 1JY // 7-11 // £20
15/02 Ladyhawke // KOKO, NW1 7JE // 7-11 // £16
17/03 Broods // Shepherds Bush Empire, W12 8TT // 7-11 // £20
17/03 Mark de Clive-Lowe // Jazz Cafe, NW1 7PG // 7-11 // £15
22/03 Devilskin // Underworld, NW1 0NE // 7-11 // £15

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 #125

SPACIFIC NEWS #125: Contents

1. Camden Assembly :: I Am Giant
2. Islington Assembly Hall :: Dave Dobbyn
3. Islington Assembly Hall :: Dave Dobbyn
4. Upcoming Highlights

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CAMDEN ASSEMBLY :: I AM GIANT :: 14/10/16

Critically acclaimed alt rockers I Am Giant are taking a night out from writing their 3rd studio album to play a one off show at the former Barfly.

To date I Am Giant have garnered four #1 rock singles, a gold EP and a gold album in New Zealand, and have created music videos featuring skate and surfing icons Tony Hawk and Kelly Slater.

Their relentless touring schedule has seen them opening for Slash in Australia and Stone Temple Pilots in Singapore, a UK tour with Taking Back Sunday, as well as performances at The Big Day Out in Auckland and Sydney.

Supporting them on the night are up and coming English band The Alchemy

Tickets are £8 +b/f from Ticketweb.

From: 7pm
At: 49 Chalk Farm Road, NW1 8AN
Nearest Tube: Chalk Farm
Venue website: camdenassembly.com/

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ISLINGTON ASSEMBLY HALL :: DAVE DOBBYN :: 27/10/16

Dave Dobbyn has written the soundtrack to kiwi lives, with a string of hits including ‘Beside You’, ‘Be Mine Tonight’ ‘Language’, ‘Outlook for Thursday’, ‘Loyal’, ‘Whaling’, ‘Kingdom Come’, ‘It Dawned On Me’, ‘Guilty’, ‘Devil You Know’, ‘Slice of Heaven’, ‘Magic What She Do’, ‘Oughta Be in Love’ , ‘Welcome Home’.…

His enduring popularity is reinforced with polls of Top 100 songs returning ‘Loyal’ at No 1 year on year, and he holds the most Silver Scroll Awards for song-writing. In 2001, Dobbyn was given a lifetime achievement award by the New Zealand recording industry.

After a six-year gap, his 2006 album ‘Available Light’ won him Male Artist of the Year and included the anthemic ‘Welcome Home’ , produced by Neil Finn and 2005’s Single of the Year. ‘Anotherland’, his 2008 release, was produced by the legendary UK dub-reggae maestro Adrian Sherwood and Skip ‘Little Axe’ McDonald and recorded in London.

Last year, after an eight year gap, Dave Dobbyn released his 10th solo studio album, ‘Harmony House’. Produced by Sam Flynn Scott and Luke Buda of The Phoenix Foundation, the album (available from Amazon) brings new music to a catalogue that now spans over 40 years.

Seated tickets are £20 +b/f from Music Glue or Ticketweb

From: 7pm
At: Upper Street, N1 2UD
Nearest Tube: Highbury & Islington
Venue website: islingtonassemblyhall.co.uk/

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ISLINGTON ASSEMBLY HALL :: DAVE DOBBYN :: 28/10/16

Due to phenomenal demand for the 27th, Dave has confirmed a second night, but this time with standing tickets available.

Standing tickets are £15 +b/f from Music Glue
Seated tickets are all sold out.

From: 7pm
At: Upper Street, N1 2UD
Nearest Tube: Highbury & Islington
Venue website: islingtonassemblyhall.co.uk/

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UPCOMING HIGHLIGHTS

15/10 OPIUO // Bloc,E3 2TT // 10-6 // £15
25/10 The Veils // KOKO, NW1 7JE // 7-11 // £14
12/11 Sola Rosa // Hootananny, SW2 1DF // 9-3 // £5
15/02 Ladyhwake // KOKO, NW1 7JE // 7-11 // £16

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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To be removed from this mailing list, please click on any of the links below.

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SPACIFIC NEWS #124

SPACIFIC NEWS #124: Contents

1. Camden Assembly :: I Am Giant
2. Islington Assembly Hall :: Dave Dobbyn
3. Upcoming Highlights

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CAMDEN ASSEMBLY :: I AM GIANT :: 14/10/16

Critically acclaimed alt rockers I Am Giant are taking a night out from writing their 3rd studio album to play a one off show at the former Barfly.

To date I Am Giant have garnered four #1 rock singles, a gold EP and a gold album in New Zealand, and have created music videos featuring skate and surfing icons Tony Hawk and Kelly Slater.

Their relentless touring schedule has seen them opening for Slash in Australia and Stone Temple Pilots in Singapore, a UK tour with Taking Back Sunday, as well as performances at The Big Day Out in Auckland and Sydney.

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

From: 7pm
At: 49 Chalk Farm Road, NW1 8AN
Nearest Tube: Chalk Farm
Venue website: camdenassembly.com/

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ISLINGTON ASSEMBLY HALL :: DAVE DOBBYN :: 27/10/16

After an eight year gap, Dave Dobbyn has just released his 10th solo studio album, ‘Harmony House’. Produced by Sam Flynn Scott and Luke Buda of The Phoenix Foundation, the album (available from Amazon) brings new music to a catalogue that now spans over 40 years.

Seated tickets are £20 +b/f from Music Glue or Ticketweb

From: 7pm
At: Upper Street, N1 2UD
Nearest Tube: Highbury & Islington
Venue website: islingtonassemblyhall.co.uk/

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UPCOMING HIGHLIGHTS

16/09 Lawrence Arabia // The Lexington, N1 9JB // 8-11 // £9
15/10 OPIUO // Bloc,E3 2TT // 10-6 // £15
25/10 The Veils // KOKO, NW1 7JE // 7-11 // £14

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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If you are getting this email for the first time, it is because you have bought tickets to a concert that we have promoted. We send out a maximum of one email a month with details of up and coming concerts by New Zealand musicians in London.

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SPACIFIC NEWS #123

SPACIFIC NEWS #123: Contents

1. Sebright Arms :: Jesse Sheehan
2. Oslo :: Pitch Black
3. Islington Assembly Hall :: Dave Dobbyn
4. Upcoming Highlights

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SEBRIGHT ARMS :: JESSE SHEEHAN :: 23/06/16

Jesse Sheehan has spent the last few years touring the world playing guitar for Neil Finn and Dave Dobbyn. Now based in London, he’s celebrating the release of a new single, ‘Droplets’, by playing this show with support from his friend Sam Garrett.

Tickets are £4 +b/f from Music Glue.

From: 7.30pm
At: 31-25 Coate Street, E2 9AG
Nearest Tube: Hackney Central
Venue website: sebrightarms.co.uk

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OSLO :: PITCH BLACK :: 07/07/16

One of the pioneers of New Zealand’s electronica scene, Pitch Black are celebrating the impending anniversary of their inaugural performance at The Gathering in Takaka back in 1996. They followed that gig by building up a live following around the country, often touring with Salmonella Dub, and then releasing their debut album ‘Futureproof’ in 1998.

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 it all together. In their own words, they’ve “got one foot in trance, one foot in drum ‘n’ bass, one foot in ambient, one foot in cinema, one foot in live, one foot in studio”, which, as one critic pointed out, suggests that they might have more feet than most!

If you have never seen them play live, then you’re in for a treat as 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 due to the cutting edge visuals: check them out at Sandwiches, Wellington in 2011.

Advance tickets are £8 +b/f from alt-tickets or it will be £15 on the door.

From: 7.30pm
At: 1a Amhurst Road, E8 1LL
Nearest Tube: Hackney Central
Venue website: oslohackney.com/
Facebook event: facebook.com/events/1585744825083438/

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ISLINGTON ASSEMBLY HALL :: DAVE DOBBYN :: 27/10/16

After an eight year gap, Dave Dobbyn has just released his 10th solo studio album, ‘Harmony House’. Produced by Sam Flynn Scott and Luke Buda of The Phoenix Foundation, the album (available from Amazon) brings new music to a catalogue that now spans over 40 years.

Seated tickets are £20 +b/f from Music Glue or Ticketweb

From: 7pm
At: Upper Street, N1 2UD
Nearest Tube: Highbury & Islington
Venue website: islington.gov.uk/assemblyhall

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UPCOMING HIGHLIGHTS

08/06 The Chills // KOKO, NW1 7JE // 7-11 // £20
16/06 Ladyhawke // Scala, N1 6NL // 7-11 // £16
18/08 Katchafire// Garage, N5 1RD // 7-11 // £20
02/09 Die! Die! Die! // Birthdays, N16 8BJ // // £10

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 #122

SPACIFIC NEWS #122: Contents

1. Oslo :: Pitch Black
2. Islington Assembly Hall :: Dave Dobbyn
3. Upcoming Highlights

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OSLO :: PITCH BLACK :: 07/07/16

One of the pioneers of New Zealand’s electronica scene, Pitch Black are celebrating the impending anniversary of their inaugural performance at The Gathering in Takaka back in 1996. They followed that gig by building up a live following around the country, often touring with Salmonella Dub, and then releasing their debut album ‘Futureproof’ in 1998.

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 it all together. In their own words, they’ve “got one foot in trance, one foot in drum ‘n’ bass, one foot in ambient, one foot in cinema, one foot in live, one foot in studio”, which, as one critic pointed out, suggests that they might have more feet than most!

If you have never seen them play live, then you’re in for a treat as 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 due to Mike’s cutting edge visuals, which he manipulates at the same time as mixing the sound.

Advance tickets are £8 +b/f from alt-tickets

From: 7.30pm
At: 1a Amhurst Road, E8 1LL
Nearest Tube: Hackney Central
Venue website: oslohackney.com/
Facebook event: facebook.com/events/1585744825083438/

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ISLINGTON ASSEMBLY HALL :: DAVE DOBBYN :: 27/10/16

After an eight year gap, Dave Dobbyn has just released his 10th solo studio album, ‘Harmony House’. Produced by Sam Flynn Scott and Luke Buda of The Phoenix Foundation, the album brings new music to a catalogue that now spans over 40 years.

Seated tickets are £20 +b/f from Music Glue or Ticketweb

From: 7pm
At: Upper Street, N1 2UD
Nearest Tube: Highbury & Islington
Venue website: islington.gov.uk/assemblyhall

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UPCOMING HIGHLIGHTS

19/04 Jakob // Hoxton Square Bar, N1 6NU // 7-11 // £11.50
16/05 Tiny Ruins // St Pancras Old Church, NW1 1UL // 7-11 // £10
08/06 The Chills // KOKO, NW1 7JE // 7-11 // £20
16/06 Ladyhawke // Scala, N1 6NL // 7-11 // £16

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SPACIFIC NEWS #121

SPACIFIC NEWS #121: Contents

1. Sebright Arms :: Shocking Pinks
2. The Garage :: Dave Dobbyn
3. Upcoming Highlights

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SEBRIGHT ARMS :: SHOCKING PINKS :: 07/10/15

An emotionally vulnerable highlight reel of scruffy Jesus and Mary Chain dream-pop, ecstatic My Bloody Valentine haze, droning C-86 confessionals, and bedroom New Order bass lines…His heartache, our pleasure.” (Pitchfork)

In early 2004, Christchurch, New Zealand’s Nick Harte releases “Dance the Dance Electric”, his first album as Shocking Pinks on a small part-time record label Pinacolada Records. Buzz about the record makes its way to the offices of Pitchfork in America, who issue a glowing review, still to this day one of their highest album reviews of any New Zealand artist ever. Describing the record as “cavorting from unabashed disco revivalism to scuzzed-out new-wave to reggae-tinged psychedelia in a mottled kaleidoscope of brazen idealism.”, the review gushed about the album, though one line would make a profound difference in Nick Hartes life.

At the end of the first paragraph, Pitchfork issue a bold statement stating that the album “far outshines most of the bilge spawned from James Murphy’s Chernobyl-like fallout.” In reference to the extremely popular, at the time, New York label DFA Records. Well, word of this spread to DFA and they, as you would expect, took a listen to the record, and eventually signed him to their roster and released his later material worldwide, gaining him significant profile in the process.

Ten years later, the cult “Dance the Dance Electric” will finally be available physically again, as well as digitally for the very first time, as it gets the full reissue treatment.

Support on the night comes from Popstrangers and Gussie Larkin

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

From: 8pm
At: 31-35 Coate Street, E2 9AG
Nearest Tube: Cambridge Heath or Bethal Green
Venue website: www.sebrightarms.co.uk/
Facebook event: www.facebook.com/events/475324849294741/

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THE GARAGE :: DAVE DOBBYN :: 28/10/15

Dave Dobbyn says that since day one, he has had a tune in his head. He’d be twiddling the dial on the radiogram, “travelling the world in music”.

In over 30 years as a recording artist, he has written the soundtrack to Kiwi lives, with a string of hits including ‘Beside You’, ‘Be Mine Tonight’ ‘Language’, ‘Outlook for Thursday’, ‘Loyal’, ‘Whaling’, ‘Kingdom Come’, ‘It Dawned On Me’, ‘Guilty’, ‘Devil You Know’, ‘Slice of Heaven’, ‘Magic What She Do’, ‘Oughta Be in Love’, ‘Welcome Home’.…

He has just finished his latest album, produced by The Phoenix Foundation and due for release this coming Spring.

Tickets are £15 +b/f from Ticketweb

From: 7pm
At: 20-22 Highbury Corner, N5 1RD
Nearest Tube: Highbury & Islington
Venue website: www.thegaragehighbury.com

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UPCOMING HIGHLIGHTS

21/09 Neil & Liam Finn // Bloomsbury Theatre, WC1H 0AH // 7.30-11 // £32.50
23/09 Unknown Mortal Orchestra // Shepherds Bush Empire, W12 8TT // 7-11 // £17.50
19/10 Marlon Williams // The Lexington, N1 9JB // 7-11 // £8
22/10 I Am Giant // Borderline, W1D 4JB // 7-11 // £8
02/11 The Phoenix Foundation // Oslo, E8 1LL // 7.30-11 // £12.50

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SPACIFIC NEWS #120

SPACIFIC NEWS #120: Contents

1. The Hoxton Bar & Kitchen :: Sola Rosa Soundsystem
2. Sebright Arms :: Shocking Pinks
3. The Garage :: Dave Dobbyn
4. Upcoming Highlights

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THE HOXTON BAR & KITCHEN :: SOLA ROSA SOUNDSYSTEM :: 20/08/15

From his humble beginnings experimenting with a 4-track recorder at the tender age of 19, Sola Rosa frontman Andrew Spraggon has gone on to cultivate over 15 years of rich, well-crafted melodic beats. Weaving and infusing a rotating mix of hip-hop, jazz, reggae, latin, neo-soul and funk, before topping it with an icing of assorted and diverse vocalists, Sola Rosa have released six critically acclaimed long players to date. The most recent being 2014’s Magnetics, a soulful dreamscape of sound featuring an eclectic assortment of fresh vocalists from across the globe and the winner of ‘Best Soul & R&B’ award in the heralded iTunes ‘Best of 2014’.

As Magnetics continues to receive critical acclaim in New Zealand, Sola Rosa now look across the seas towards an extensive Sound System tour of the UK and Europe this August to consolidate their growing popularity in these territories, helped by support from the likes of Huey Morgan (Radio 6), Jeremy Sole (KCRW, USA), DJ Ease (Nightmares on Wax) and Funkhaus Europa.

The Soundsystem show features The Streets co-vocalist Kevin Mark Trail and support on the night comes from the awesome Lyric L.

Advance tickets are £8 + b/f from Ticketweb (08444 77 1000)

From: 8pm
At: 2-4 Hoxton Square, N1 6NU
Nearest Tube: Old Street or Shoreditch High Street
Venue website: www.hoxtonsquarebar.com/
Facebook event page: www.facebook.com/events/598360390300360/

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SEBRIGHT ARMS :: SHOCKING PINKS :: 07/10/15

An emotionally vulnerable highlight reel of scruffy Jesus and Mary Chain dream-pop, ecstatic My Bloody Valentine haze, droning C-86 confessionals, and bedroom New Order bass lines…His heartache, our pleasure.” (Pitchfork)

In early 2004, Christchurch, New Zealand’s Nick Harte releases “Dance the Dance Electric”, his first album as Shocking Pinks on a small part-time record label Pinacolada Records. Buzz about the record makes its way to the offices of Pitchfork in America, who issue a glowing review, still to this day one of their highest album reviews of any New Zealand artist ever. Describing the record as “cavorting from unabashed disco revivalism to scuzzed-out new-wave to reggae-tinged psychedelia in a mottled kaleidoscope of brazen idealism.”, the review gushed about the album, though one line would make a profound difference in Nick Hartes life.

At the end of the first paragraph, Pitchfork issue a bold statement stating that the album “far outshines most of the bilge spawned from James Murphy’s Chernobyl-like fallout.” In reference to the extremely popular, at the time, New York label DFA Records. Well, word of this spread to DFA and they, as you would expect, took a listen to the record, and eventually signed him to their roster and released his later material worldwide, gaining him significant profile in the process.

Ten years later, the cult “Dance the Dance Electric” will finally be available physically again, as well as digitally for the very first time, as it gets the full reissue treatment.

Support on the night comes from Popstrangers and Gussie Larkin

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

From: 8pm
At: 31-35 Coate Street, E2 9AG
Nearest Tube: Cambridge Heath or Bethal Green
Venue website: www.sebrightarms.co.uk/
Facebook event: www.facebook.com/events/475324849294741/

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THE GARAGE :: DAVE DOBBYN :: 28/10/15

Dave Dobbyn says that since day one, he has had a tune in his head. He’d be twiddling the dial on the radiogram, “travelling the world in music”.

In over 30 years as a recording artist, he has written the soundtrack to Kiwi lives, with a string of hits including ‘Beside You’, ‘Be Mine Tonight’ ‘Language’, ‘Outlook for Thursday’, ‘Loyal’, ‘Whaling’, ‘Kingdom Come’, ‘It Dawned On Me’, ‘Guilty’, ‘Devil You Know’, ‘Slice of Heaven’, ‘Magic What She Do’, ‘Oughta Be in Love’, ‘Welcome Home’.…

He has just finished his latest album, produced by The Phoenix Foundation and due for release this coming Spring.

Tickets are £15 +b/f from Ticketweb

From: 7pm
At: 20-22 Highbury Corner, N5 1RD
Nearest Tube: Highbury & Islington
Venue website: www.thegaragehighbury.com/thegaragehighbury.com/

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UPCOMING HIGHLIGHTS

07/08 Katchafire // Indigo2, SE10 0DX // 7-11 // £23.20-53.50
21/09 Neil & Liam Finn // Bloomsbury Theatre, WC1H 0AH // 7.30-11 // £32.50
23/09 Unknown Mortal Orchestra // Shepherds Bush Empire, W12 8TT // 7-11 // £17.50
19/10 Marlon Williams // The Lexington, N1 9JB // 7-11 // £8
22/10 I Am Giant // Borderline, W1D 4JB // 7-11 // £8

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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