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A Little Bit Epic: Luckless And Bond Street Bridge Tour NZ

A Little Bit Epic: Luckless And Bond Street Bridge Tour NZ

Luckless and Bond Street Bridge are taking themselves on a pilgrimage around the country - an expedition bringing their sumptuous folk/rock music to audiences from Dunedin to Auckland.

Luckless are a self-described melancholic indie-rock duo, consisting of drummer Will Wood and guitarist and vocalist Ivy Rossiter. Drawing on influences as diverse as Portishead, PJ Harvey and Sparklehorse, the duo’s fiery combination of drums and distortion ebbs and swells with each carefully crafted song. Luckless sounds like an engine run on the thick oil of a kick drum in an empty hall, a wail of overdriven guitar and the howl of a thousand heartbreaks. Rossiter’s vocals trickle over walls of drums and guitar, yelping and sighing at turns.

Bond Street Bridge is the solo project of Sam Prebble, using loop pedals and tape echoes to build up layers of guitar, violin, beats and vocals to produce a hypnotic, compelling and original sound. Evocative lyrics and sonically lush instrumental arrangements make an eclectic live show which has secured Bond Street Bridge invitations to support New York art-pop duo The Books and the LA country-noir of the Willard Grant Conspiracy.

The experience of Luckless and Bond Street Bridge together is a tug of war between light and dark, soft and serrated sounds blending into a maelstrom of auditory indulgence. Bond Street Bridge, with two albums under his belt and months of international touring is an established artist, is reknowned throughout the New Zealand folk scene for his refined performances. Luckless will be newer to audiences, with this first expedition to the South Island, but the impact and intensity of this duo’s live show is sure to win over lovers of fine songcraft and dynamic performance.

Luckless’s upcoming single “Hummingbird Heart” is due to be released at the beginning of November, with their debut album, recorded at Roundhead Studios and engineered by Jordan Stone (Wilco, The Pyjama Club, Crowded House) to be let into the world in 2012.

Bond Street Bridge is also celebrating the release of his new single “Rats”, from his second album “Spring Summer Awesome Winter.”

The tour starts 18th November.

Bond Street Bridge’s ‘Rats’: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7_0p5n-smM
Luckless's 'Fermina Daza': http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1QJcyM5N2fY

LUCKLESS AND BOND STREET BRIDGE NATIONAL TOUR DATES
18th November The Wine Cellar, Auckland
19th November The Leigh Sawmill, Leigh
23rd November The Yot Club, Raglan
24th November The Cabana, Napier
25th November Happy, Wellington
26th November The Star Tavern, Westport
27th November Cook’s Saddle, Fox Glacier
29th November Blue Ice Café, Franz Josef
30th November Chick’s Hotel, Dunedin
1st December The Penguin Club, Oamaru
2nd December The Brewery, Christchurch
3rd December Le Café, Picton

ENDS


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