SPACIFIC NEWS #80: Contents

1. O2 Empire :: Shapeshifter
2. Bush Hall :: Don McGlashan
3. Minuit Competition
4. New Titles in Stock at Flat White and Online
5. Selected Highlights this Month

o2 EMPIRE :: SHAPESHIFTER :: 13/05/11

The mighty Shapeshifter are back for another round, and as per usual, it looks like this night will be a roadblock session: the ground floor has already sold out!

Fresh from the biggest selling summer tour in NZ and the success of their debut Sacred Hill festival, the Shifters have just released a bevy of remixes of tracks from “The System is a Vampire”. To promote this, they are popping over for a very quick UK tour before heading into the studio to write their fifth album.

Supporting them on the night will be the incomparable first lady of NZ hip hop, Ladi6, with help from her right hand men, Parks and Julien Dyne.

Advance tickets are available for £17.50 + booking fee from (08700 600 100) – direct link is

From: 7pm til 11pm
At: Shepherd’s Bush Green, W12
Nearest tube: Shepherd’s Bush or Goldhawk Rd
Venue website:


Legendary singer songwriter, multi instrumentalist and raconteur Don McGlashan is gracing us with his presence again. You may know him from The Mutton Birds or Blam Blam Blam or The Front Lawn (and possibly even his newest band, The Bellbirds). Wherever you know him from, you are sure to have heard his songs over the years: “Anchor Me”, “Dominion Road”, “Nature”, “There is no Depression in New Zealand” and more.

Tickets for his only European show this year are on sale from (08700 600 100) for £10 +b/f or it will be £15 on the door.

From: 7.30pm til 11pm
At: 310 Uxbridge Road, London W12 7LJ
Nearest tube: Shepherd’s Bush Market
Venue website:


It was clear electro-pop trio Minuit had both a dark sense of humour and a facility with words when they titled their most recent album “Find Me Before I Die A Lonely Death dot com”! And both qualities are present in spades in a book of poems, lyrics and short stories by Minuit’s lead singer Ruth Carr: ‘I Felt Like A Fight, Alright?’. It is available online from but we have three digital PDF copies to win…….. The first people to email us at with the names of the two other members will win.

In other Miniuit news, they are donating all proceeds from various remixes of their tracks to the Earthquake Appeal: go to for more details.


The CD Fairy has been to visit and dropped off some fresh Kiwi music goodness at Spacific HQ. For sale in Flat White and from are:
Concord Dawn “The Enemy Within”
Opshop “Until the End of Time”
Sola Rosa “Get it Together Remixes”
Tiki “In the World of Light”


13 Brooke Fraser @ Cadogan Hall // Sloane Terrace, SW1X 9DQ // 7-11 // £17
20 Neil Finn @ Scala // 275 Pentonville Rd, N1 9NL // 7-11 // £28.50
21 Liam Finn @ Hoxton Bar&Kitchen // 2 Hoxton Sq, N1 6NU // 7-11 // £12.50

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