SPACIFIC NEWS #107: Contents

1. Sebright Arms :: Kerretta
2. The Forum :: Shapeshifter
3. o2 Empire :: Six60
4. Upcoming Highlights


For our first show of 2014, we are happy to present the debut London performance by instrumental rock band, Kerretta.

Spawned in Auckland in mid 2005, the band started off as an experimental side project but after early shows built a loyal fanbase, they released their first single “Death In The Future” in 2007. Since then, they have birthed heavy new galaxies of audio expansiveness, performed on multiple continents, been compared to Mogwai and ISIS, plus released two albums, an EP and a handful of singles.

In their words: “When you march your barbarian horde through the streets of a fallen city, atop a fifteen hands high silver wildebeest, laser beams sparkling and shimmering over the smoking battlefields, a thousand million pearlescent snakes coiling slowly through the dead city streets, tiny unicorns cowering in their cages, Kerretta will be your soundtrack.” To see if you would agree, why not check them out on Soundcloud?

Their tour of Europe is to support the upcoming release of their third album on German label Golden Antenna.

Tickets are £6 +b/f from Music Glue.

From: 8pm
At: 31-35 Coate Street, E2 9AG
Nearest tube: Bethnal Green or Cambridge Heath
Venue website:


Record-breaking New Zealand tours, scene-setting appearances at Glastonbury, Big Day Out and Parklife festivals, sold-out performances across Europe, collaborations with Symphony Orchestras, multiple music awards, four EPs and five LPs (three platinum) and an army of fans who return to relive their live experience time and time again: these are just some of the towering achievements of Shapeshifter, the future-shocked soul outfit from Christchurch.

Shapeshifter by name and by nature, this electronic soul outfit has morphed from depth-charge bass music to elastic electronic textures, barrelling breakbeats to bedrocks of soul and jazz. But never has their well-earned name been more apt than on their latest album, Delta, which is their most fearless release yet.

While the studio inputs have been tweaked, Delta’s ethos of experimentation is one that will be familiar to anyone who has chartered the group’s evolutions in sound. Like the mighty Twelve Mile Delta in the South Island of New Zealand, the album’s namesake, Delta marks a confluence of Shapeshifter’s influences – past and present.

Advance tickets are £17.50 +b/f from Ticketmaster (08444 999 999).

Doors: 7pm
At: 9-17 Highgate Road, London, NW5 1JY
Nearest Tube: Kentish Town
Venue website:

o2 EMPIRE :: SIX60 :: 15/05/2014

Just confirmed – Six60 make a welcome return to London this Spring.

More info next month, but in the meantime, tickets are £15 +b/f from Ticketweb.

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


14/02 Blair Jollands // Hope & Anchor, N1 1RL // 7.30-11 // £7
01/03 Concord Dawn // Brixton Jamm, SW9 6LH // 10-4 // £8-13
11/03 Veils // Village Underground, EC2A 3PQ // 7.30-11 // £13.50
13/03 Very Tall Stories // Queen of Hoxton, EC2A 3JX // 7-11 // £8-10
24/03 I Am Giant // 100 Club, W1D 1LL // 7.30-11 // £8
03/05 Neil Finn // Royal Festival Hall, SE1 8XX // 7.30-10.30 // £37.50
18/10 Fat Freddy’s Drop // Alexandra Palace, N22 7AY // 6.30-11 // £35

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