SPACIFIC NEWS #62: Contents

1. HMV Forum :: Shapeshifter
2. The Vibe Bar :: A Low Hum
3. Toast Festival Offer
4. New Music at Flat White
5. Selected highlights this Month


The awe-inspiring Shapeshifter bring their phenomenal live show back to London this month for their only show in the capital this year.

Their blissed out South Pacific drum n bass sound has been finding them fans in the UK press, with feedback for their recent album release here including the following:
“A Treat For drum and bass addicts requiring emotional substance” Music Week
“Album Of The Month” 8/10 Future Music Magazine
“This is engaging and should have you hooked from the off. Well worth checking out” 4/5 IDJ
“Quite simply the hottest thing coming up from Aotearoa” DRUM&BASS ARENA

Rumour has it that they have finished their new album, so expect lots of fresh tracks alongside the classics. A sweet taster of what you might expect can be seen at

Supporting them on the night are London duo, The Nextmen, and the legendary P-Money, who will be spinning tunes into the early hours.

Advance tickets are available for £17.50 +b/f from (08700 600 100) or (0870 4000 700). If there are any tickets left, it will be £22 on the door.

From 7pm til 12.30am
At: 9-17 Highgate Road, London, NW5 1JY
Nearest tube: Kentish Town
Venue website:

THE VIBE BAR :: A LOW HUM :: 23/05/09

To celebrate New Zealand Music Month, we are happy to announce a collaboration with the wonderful A Low Hum posse, the people behind the phenomenally successful Camp A Low Hum festival that occurs every year in February around Waitangi weekend.

They have programmed the upstairs Live room at The Vibe Bar: playing on the night will be young punks Bang Bang Eche, eighties avenger Disasteradio and the blisteringly beautiful Batrider plus special guests to be announced nearer the time.

Downstairs will be all about the good times grooves as DJ’s Ajax, Tim Squier and Regan go from dub to disco and beyond, taking in whatever they can find in the box as they go. Plus a very special set from expat DJericho, who is launching his debut release, a fusion of electronic and acoustic instruments with a down-tempo feel entitled The Whitechapel EP, that weekend.

Entry: £4 on the door.
From 8pm til 1am
At: The Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, E1 6QL
Nearest Tubes: Aldgate East or Liverpool St
Venue website:


Toast Festival has gone back outdoors to Clapham Common this year, and thankfully is under new, independent ownership too, so should be back to its former glory. It’s on June 27th, Dave Dobbyn is headlining, there will be international polo matches (really!) plus homegrown food and wine, and since all the rain will be falling on Glastonbury, it should be sunny too!

The nice people now running it have offered us 3 pairs of tickets: these are available to whoever emails us at to tell us where Toast is this year. We will email the winners on Monday 11th May, but don’t panic if you don’t win, as they have also offered 10% off tickets if you quote SPACIFIC1 or 4 tickets for the price of 3 if you quote SPACIFIC4. More info at


New in Flat White this month, we have the latest album from Pitch Black: a collection of remixes of tracks from their Rude Mechanicals album entitled Rhythm, Sound & Movement. Also, online at, we are still having a sale with loads of Kiwi music for £4.99 +p&p.


10 Die!Die!Die! @ Cargo // Rivington St, EC2A 3AY // 7-12 // £6.50
16 Charlie Ash @ The Fly // New Oxford St, WC1A 1EP // 7+ // £5
19 Steve Abel @ The Steeles // Haverstock Hill, NW3 // 8+ // £?
30 Ladyhawke @ The Empire // Shepherds Bush // 7-11 // £25
31 Mark de Clive-Lowe @ East Village // Great Eastern St, EC2A // 9-1 // £5/8

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