SPACIFIC NEWS #166: Contents

1. The Waiting Room :: Delaney Davidson
2. Islington Assembly Hall :: Avantdale Bowling Club
3. L.A.B Competition
4. Vinyl & CDs
5. Upcoming Highlights


For our first confirmed show of the year, we’re delighted to welcome back the dark troubadour Delaney Davidson.

Initially inspired by the songs of Hank Williams and the Birthday Party, and the performance styles of distilled Johnny Cash and dead-pan Buster Keaton, Delaney synthesizes these into his own persona. His seminal influence and work with Marlon Williams on their “Sad But True” series, as well as his visionary production work for Tami Neilson, have earned him great praise from the media and huge respect amongst his peers.

Generally dealing with the darker side of things, Davidson’s lyrical content ranges from classic murder ballads to songs with a deeper insight into the human condition and a sympathy and acceptance of the quirks of life and human foibles. Combining the older style of beerhall musician and the traditions of pantomime and audience involvement his live show is renowned for its sublime dance competitions and bawdy sing-alongs.

His new album Out Of My Head is out now.

TIckets are £12 + b/f from DICE or SEE Tickets

From: 7pm
At: 175 Stoke Newington High St, N16 0PE
Nearest Tube: Stoke Newington
Venue website:
Facebook event:


Just announced this morning, the return of Avantdale Bowling Club in November. Their last show sold out so ….

Tickets are £20 + b/f + £1.20 restoration levy from See Tickets or Dice.

From: 7pm
At: Upper Street, N1 2UD
Nearest Tube: Highbury and Islington
Venue website:


Musical titans L.A.B, have absolutely smashed it out of the park with their latest album, L.A.B VI, which debuted at #1 on the Official New Zealand Top 40 and dominated the charts since.

To celebrate, they’ve sent us L.A.B T-shirts and hats to give away to whoever replies to this email the fastest (please tell us what size you want when you do). Don’t miss out – claim your exclusive L.A.B merch before it’s gone!

If you haven’t heard or bought L.A.B VI yet, you can stream or order vinyl and CDs via


Over the years we’ve collected a random hoard of New Zealand music CDs and vinyl, either unsold merch that an artist didn’t want to take home or releases that artists or labels have sent us to distribute in the UK.

Should you need to fill any gaps in your collection, you can find us on Discogs, Amazon or MusicStack.

UPCOMING HIGHLIGHTS (details correct at time of sending)

27/04 Mark de Clive-Lowe // Ninety One Living Room, E1 6QL // 7-11 // £79
28/04 Myele Manzanza // Rich Mix // 6.15-7 // £79

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