Taranaki four piece theSlacks have shared their brand new single 'Big Aroha' with Aotearoa.
'Big Aroha' germinated in Marky Armstrong’s school years after a poignant discussion with his mate Joe at the bus stop outside the Inglewood dairy, about the importance of community and manaakitanga - a conversation that stayed with him over the years and finally coalesced into a song.
Peppered with Te Reo and celebrating strong community ties and deep roots, 'Big Aroha' is a nod to 'Poi E' and a modern Taranaki response to our times.
theSlacks are embarking on a North Island tour to promote the 'Big Aroha' single and video release. The mini-tour criss-crosses the island from Auckland to Wellington and Taranaki across to Gizzy - a pagan genuflection of NZ rock.
Bringing a fresh, new batch of songs, theSlacks will also be revisiting their classic album Suppressed Inventions and last year’s album release, Welcome To The Rolling Vibe for a full-bodied show with serious legs.
Thurs 8th December - The Wine Cellar, Auckland
Fri 9th December - The Mount Mellick, Mount Maunganui
Sat 10th December - Dome Cinema, Gisborne
Wed 14th December - San Fran, Wellington
Fri 16th December - Apiti Tavern, Tararua, Manawatu
Sat 17th December - Butlers Reef Hotel, New Plymouth
Ticket info via Facebook
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