Cable Ties ready for their New Zealand tour and announce fresh 'Choking to Choose' video, friendships remix


Featuring Jenny McKechnie (vocals/guitar), Shauna Boyle (drums) and Nick Brown (bass), Cable Ties are three friends who deliver anthems that turn latent anxieties into a rallying cry. They bear a punk ferocity that extends to kraut and boogie, stretching songs past their breaking point, searching for that joyous rush.

The band have spent the better part of the last 12 months touring with an electrifying live show that earned them nominations for 4 x National Live Music Awards and a Music Victoria Award for 'Best Live Band' this past year.

Choking to Choose (friendships remix) is five minutes of high hats and thumping bass, chopped up vocals and rolling synths, pieced together in a way that could soundtrack your time travel as easily as it could a recurring dream. Visually it tells a similar story – psychedelic imagery of the band’s distorted faces showered with floating particles.

Having played from their debut self-titled album and Tell Them Where To Go/Choking To Choose, Cable Ties are armed with a fistful of new songs and are ready to share them with New Zealand this Feb/March.


Thursday 28 February, 2019 - Whammy Bar, Auckland
Friday 1 March, 2019 - Yot Club, Raglan
Saturday 2 March, 2019 - Moon, Wellington
Sunday 3 March, 2019 - The Stomach, Palmerston North
Tickets on sale

Melbourne post-punk trio Cable Ties are delighted to be making it across for their first tour of Aotearoa New Zealand. Playing songs from their self-titled debut album and a whole bunch of new stuff on a lightning-quick four-day charge down the north island.

Cable Ties are frenetic lead lines tethered to a hypnotic rhythm section. Welding punk ferocity to kraut and boogie they stretch songs past breaking point, searching for that joyous rush. Jenny McKechnie channels her struggles into songs that resonate beyond like-minded punks and give voice and language to feelings deeply burrowed into modern existence. Four years of jamming, recording and touring have turned them into a powerful live force of chugging punk rock rock.