FRI 25 MAR
With support from Professor Dynamite
Estère announces her most extensive tour of Aotearoa yet, to celebrate the release of Archetypes, hitting the airwaves and record stores in late January.
Estère's October 2020 San Fran show was described as "an inspired and refreshing performance, fuelled by high octane riffs and punchy back beats that alternated with slower, more soulful explorations of vocal harmony and textures."
Expect more of the same from the tour, with her über-talented band of multi-instrumental musicians: Ben Lemi (Trinity Roots, French for Rabbits, Dawn Diver) and Cory Champion (Mara TK, Borrowed C's). Their on-stage chemistry sparks the delivery of Estère's magical music to main centres and regions she's never previously performed.
Archetypes is a departure from the bedroom beats of Estère's previous two albums. Co-produced with Massive Attack producer, Stew Jackson, each track on the album comes alive through the Wellington-based artist's deft production. Defying categoristion, her music is a mixture of folk, R&B and electronica, blended in a unique fashion, easily identified as ‘Estère'. Archetypes is the sound of an artist who entirely commits to creative instinct.
SAT 26 MAR
Chur Bro: A Tale of Kiwiana
Our Kiwiana show is a mixtape of songs by kiwi artists. You don’t quite know which song is going to be next! Much like the $1 pick n mix you’d get from the dairy we have a mixed bag of performers ready to take the stage for a celebration of kiwi life! Aerialists, belly dancers, burlesque performers, all ready to strut their stuff.
Join us at Paisley Stage for a night of tunes from the land of the long white cloud!
Led by the kooky sexy cherry Boomb, who has brought together a fabulous bunch of local and out of town performers to create a fabulous show. The Boomb Funk Performers are committed to injecting a healthy dose of cabaret and burlesque entertainment into the Hawkes bay nightlife!
Doors open 7:30pm / show starts 8:30pm
Tickets on sale now!!
THUR 1 APRIL
Sea Mouse are travelling back to Napier this April the 1st to kick of the Easter weekend with a thunderous roar at the finest venue in town, the Paisley Stage.
The trio from Wellington have kicked off the year with a stonking new single, 'Side B Track 1'.
Listen here: https://seamouse.bandcamp.com/track/side-b-track-1
The track is a rollicking, modern boogie rock tune, which takes its inspiration from legends such as John Lee Hooker and George Thorogood, ‘Side B Track 1’ is a song all about “wanting to make records”.
Accompanied by a compelling video directed by the fantastic Lee Gingold. The video takes viewer of a mythic journey whilst injecting a fresh sentiment to the rock and roll image.
Watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U4ToSeAUAQ4
Tickets for the show are $15 pre sale from undertheradar.co.nz or 20 at the door.
Doors at 8.30pm. Music starts at 9pm.
SAT 3 APRIL
Gussie Larkin, Lily West and Abe Hollingsworth have spent their summer in the studio, hard at work, road-testing an assortment of new material that they’re itching to share with fans from sunny Tāmaki Makaurau right down to mighty Ōtepoti (playing seven dates in total).
Think more glitter, think more pop, think Mermaidens like you’ve never seen them before…
”The three of us have spent the past couple of months making a racket both in our practice space and in a recording studio. We weren’t exactly expecting it but, these noises turned into songs! And now we get to play them live to the best people in the world,” says Gussie.
”We’re also looking forward to hitting up all the op shops, eating southern cheese rolls and trying to be as tourist-y as a rock tour allows.”
Two of the six dates will see the band play their own festival – Mermgrown – which is being held in both Tāmaki and Pōneke. Having been postponed in 2020 due to unfolding pandemic, the excitement for these long-awaited fests is real! (Wellington is already sold out).
Gussie says those who have their tickets locked down should get set to be “IMPRESSED!”.
”Both Pōneke and Tāmaki fests are chocka with amazing New Zealand bands that we love.”
”Mermgrown in Tāmaki will be more of a late-night affair, with three stages across Whammy, Wine Cellar and Backroom. We’re very excited for the return of Kane Strang, because we are HUGE fans and we’ll be singing all the words. The music will go deep into the night, with some hot DJ’s for the doof doof fiends. We’ll see you on the d floor,” she adds.