It's been just over two years since the release of Mufti Day, an album that featured the four alt radio hit singles Lance's Tape, Her Heart Breaks Like A Wave, Cryptic Lipstick and 365 (feat. Emily Edrosa). For Auckland indie guitar pop merchants Dictaphone Blues, it's been nearly as long since the band hit the road too, so to finish of the kiwi summer in hip fashion, that's exactly what they're going to do. Songs old and (a few) new will be aired as the band gear up for a busy 2017.
The last 18 months has seen Dictaphone Blues singer-songwriter Edward Castelow busy producing recordings for other acts in his Mezzanine Studio in Mt. Eden. Dad Jokes, Bryony Matthews, The Conjurors, Blazing Shade, Borneo, Lacuna, Black Science and Thee Rum Coves have all been through and recorded either albums or EPs, keeping Ed's appetite for recording whet while not focusing on his own songs.
Come the end of 2016, some new material emerged from the aural realms and Ed set about demoing these new ideas. These new songs made it into the hands of revered UK producer Dave Eringa (The Who, Manic Street Preachers, Idlewild and Kylie Minogue) who will be working alongside Ed in the production of a new record.
Thursday 2nd March: Blue Smoke, Christchurch w/ Best Bets
Friday 3rd March: Refuel, Dunedin w/ Salad Boys
Saturday 4th March: Nostalgia Festival, Christchurch
Friday 10th March: AUSA Orientation in Albert Park, Auckland (Day Show)
Friday 10th March: Leigh Sawmill Cafe, Leigh w/ Herriot Row
Saturday 11 March: The Cabana, Napier w/ Special guests
Thursday 16th March: The Wine Cellar, Auckland w/ Fantis Atlantis (AUS)
TIckets via Under The Radar
The Dandy Warhols will play their first New Zealand dates in 16 years this September, with shows in Auckland and Christchurch.
After a rollercoaster twenty-five year career as an artist, curator and tastemaker, James Lavelle returns with UNKLE’s fifth studio album: The Road: Part 1, out Friday August 18, a collection of fifteen new UNKLE tracks inspired by his curation of 2014’s Meltdown Festival at Southbank in London.
Grammy Award winners, Cage The Elephant will release 'Unpeeled' worldwide on July 28th. The new album was recorded over a series of intimate shows in cities including Los Angeles, Washington DC, Knoxville, and Nashville where the band performed in a stripped down arrangement with a string quartet and additional percussion.
The Queen + Adam Lambert Australasian tour will kick off in Auckland on Saturday 17 AND NEW SHOW Sunday 18 February at Spark Arena before heading to Australia for a five city arena tour through February and March.
After a hectic stint of live dates around the North Island over the last 2 months, Skinny Hobos continue to push their gigantic 2-piece sound into NZ’s earholes with the release of their brand new single and accompanying video for 'Suburban Living,' which premiered this morning.
Two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, 21-time Grammy Award winner and recipient of The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire Sir Paul McCartney will bring his acclaimed long-running One On One Tour to Australia and New Zealand this December.
In a special Facebook Live fan event, Paul McCartney will go 'One On One' with Tim Minchin, answering fan questions and revealing the highly anticipated dates and venues for his first tour of Australia and New Zealand since 1993.
George Ezra makes his eagerly anticipated return with his first new single since the release of his record-breaking debut album Wanted On Voyage in 2014.
Brazilian songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Rodrigo Amarante is heading to New Zealand this September to play shows in Auckland and Christchurch.
Coldplay have released a brand new song, ‘All I Can Think About Is You’, from their upcoming Kaleidoscope EP. The song, which builds from a rolling bassline to a hypnotic climax, is available now on all download and streaming sites.