SPACIFIC NEWS #113: Contents

1. Bush Hall :: Anika Moa
2. Bedroom Bar :: Jayson Norris
3. Upcoming Highlights

BUSH HALL :: ANIKA MOA :: 30/10/14

At the age of 19, Anika Moa pulled off quite a coup, getting signed direct to a major US label before she had released anything at all in New Zealand. She was going to be a pop star – that’s what Atlantic Records had in mind – so you can only imagine how perplexed they were when she insisted on playing her own brand of acoustic folk-pop songs. Anika returned home with a promise to make music her way and has thankfully stuck to that path, become one of the most iconic musicians in Aotearoa along the way.

As well as releasing four solo records, Anika has recorded an album for children, ‘Songs for Bubbas’, and collaborated with many artists including SJD, Bic Runga, Dimmer, Julia Deans and, more recently, Boh Runga and Hollie Smith for the ‘Anika, Boh and Hollie’ project.

This year, she is working on the recording of her fifth studio album, honing her already considerable Twitter skills and returning to London to play her first solo show here in 8 years.

If you haven’t seen her live before, she combines captivating pop songs with a unique flair for storytelling, displaying an irreverent sense of humour often missing in modern musicians.

She is currently auditioning for a support act – watch this video for more infomation Tongue out

Advance tickets are £12.50 + b/f from Music Glue, Sanza or Ticketweb.

Doors: 7.30pm
At: 310 Uxbridge Road, London W12 7LJ
Nearest Tube: Shepherd’s Bush Market
Venue website:


Just confirmed, with special guests to be announced.

Advance tickets are £7 + b/f from Music Glue, Sanza or Ticketweb.

From: 8pm
At: 68 Rivington St London, EC2A 3AY
Nearest Tube: Shoreditch High Street, Old Street or Liverpool Street
Venue website:


11/09 Kerretta // The Good Ship, NW6 7JR // 7.30-11 // £5
15/09 Liam Finn // The Lexington, N1 9JB // 7-11 // £13.50
25/09 MELIC // Brooklyn Bowl, SE10 0DX // 6.30-11 // £9/12
02/10 Ekko Park // Barfly, NW1 8AN // 7-11 // £12.50
18/10 Fat Freddy’s Drop // Alexandra Palace, N22 7AY // 7-11 // £35

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