SPACIFIC NEWS #42: Contents

1. Bar Academy :: Steriogram
2. Big Chill Bar :: Adi Dick
3. Electric Ballroom :: Shapeshifter
4. Competition :: Lemi Ponifasio in Requiem
5. Flat White :: New Titles Instore
6. Selected Highlights This Month
7. Cocktail Of The Month :: Redcliffe


Punk rockers Steriogram first tasted success with their debut album, “Schmack”: Signed by legendary American label Capitol Records, they toured the US for over a year, and hit the big time when their “Walkie Talkie Man” track was used in one of the first iPod campaigns. This pushed them into the Top 20 in the UK and led to further hits worldwide.

However, eventually they tired of major label shenanigans and cancelled their contract, taking matters into their own hands. Last November they released their second album, “This Is Not The Target Market” on their own label in NZ, and it finally comes out in the UK this month, with Kerrang giving it a 4K review. This show is the launch party for the album, and should feature support slots by a couple of London based bands they are friends with, but so far have failed to tell us who they are!!

Tickets: First hundred are £5 +b/f from Ticketweb (08700 600 100) then £7

From: 7pm til 1am
At: N1 Centre, 16 Parkfield Street, N1 0PS
Nearest tube: Angel

BIG CHILL BAR :: ADI DICK :: 03/10/07

You may know Adi Dick from his sterling contributions to the Fly My Pretties’s albums and concerts, or from his involvement with Wellington band, Stylus 77. Hopefully by now you will have heard his debut album, “My Place”, out on LOOP Recordings – a stunning collection of South Pacific soul, steeped in reggae, drenched in dub and fired up with funk. He will be playing tracks from it on the night, plus other artists who are inspirational to him. More info at the ubiquitous

From: 7pm til 12am
On: Dray Walk, just off Brick Lane, London E1 6QL
Nearest tubes: Liverpool Street or Aldgate East


The Southern hemisphere’s premier live drum and bass act first came to prominence on the back of supporting Salmonella Dub. Initially they signed to Kog Transmissions with whom they released “Real Time” back in 2001, which they followed with “Riddim Wise” on their own label in 2004, both of which have now achieved gold sales status. Their last album, “Soulstice” came out last year to critical and commercial acclaim, selling over 15,000 copies in NZ and 10,000 in Oz. Their new album of live recordings made with the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra, cunningly titled “Live” came out last week and went straight to No6 in the NZ Album Charts.

**There are now only 100 tickets left, and while we are trying to source another show later in the month, it is proving difficult as they have an already tight schedule, and Tiki, who does their sound, has to return to NZ to launch his new album. So …. if you want to come then please buy your tix now to avoid disappointment.**

Tickets are £12.50 from (08700 600 100) and doors will open at 7pm.

Where: Electric Ballroom, 184 Camden High Street, NW1 8QP
Nearest tubes: Camden Town


We have a pair of tickets to see a work of immense beauty, Requiem, on at the South Bank from Saturday 29 September – Sunday 30 September. Created from Pacific rites of farewelling the dead, of remembrance, and of greeting the ancestors, it is the work of Samoan choreographer Lemi Ponifasio and brings together Pacific traditions of rhetoric and dance, with contemporary, minimalist theatre to create a pilgrimage of hope, echoing the history of social negotiations in New Zealand and the South Pacific.

To win tickets, please email – first in will win! For more info go to


This month’s tasty morsel is the aforementioned new Steriogram album, “This Is Not The Target Market”.

Flat White is, as usual, at 17 Berwick Street in the heart of Soho.


8. So So Modern @ Club Mother….er // Barden’s Boudoir, 38 Stoke Newington Rd // 8-2 // £4/6
20. North Shore Pony Club @ Endeavour // KOKO, 1a Camden High St // 7-12 // £14
29. The Fluids // Water Rats, 328 Grays Inn Rd // 7+ // £6

For more September events, check


Ingredients: 3 wedges of lime squeezed, 15ml Gomme syrup, 50ml 42 BELOW Manuka Honey, 20ml Creme de mure
Glass: Any!
Method: Shaken and poured over crushed ice. Float of Creme de mure. Garnished with a lime zest
This drinks was created by Ray Back of Electricity Showrooms and comes to you courtesy of 42 Below, whose Pure vodka is available from Oddbins. For more info on 42, visit

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