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Final Artists Announced For The 2009 Big Day Out

Final Artists Announced For The 2009 Big Day Out

Christmas is just around the corner, and so is the BIG DAY OUT! We are excited to announce the final list of acts who will be performing at the BIG DAY OUT!
Be on guard for the avant-garde when FANTOMAS lurch back into life at BIG DAY OUT 2009. Created in the murky depths of Mike Patton's busy music laboratory in California, FANTOMAS's four studio albums have been noisy, cartoonish, sci-fi, filmic, heavy, hilarious, and always experimental. With Patton joined by Buzz Osborne on guitar (Melvins), Trevor Dunn on bass (Mr Bungle) and Dale Crover on drums (Melvins), this super-tight band creates sounds and energy previously thought not humanly possible. FANTOMAS are coming to put a little delirium in your BIG DAY OUT.

Who is that man in the three-piece suit and the natty brogues? He is SON OF DAVE, and to witness him at BIG DAY OUT is to witness the blues dragged kicking and howling into the 21st Century. It all began one Christmas in Manitoba, Canada, when father gave young Benjamin Darvill a harmonica and a shaker. Now he stirs thoughts of Beck, the White Stripes and Tom Waits all rolled into one. As Dazed & Confused put it: “Touring the globe with just a harmonica, a microphone and a stack of 45s, this one man band has become one of the most entertaining live performers in the world”. See SON OF DAVE summon the future of the blues at Lilyworld during BIG DAY OUT 2009.

WETA. The Wellington band that had it all… A reputation as the fiercest live rock act in the country and natural heirs to Shihad’s mantle. A fat Aussie record contract. Platinum sales of their debut album Geographica — and no band to tour it. So what exactly happened to Weta, a band standing on the verge of greatness back at the turn of the millennium? New Zealand audiences are about to find out that the past doesn’t matter, as the revered quartet dust off their instruments and hit the stage this Summer for the first time in seven years. Awesome rock styles guaranteed.

After forming in early 2006, THE TUTTS burst upon the scene with an army of synth-laced rock songs that made dancing in dark clubs cool again, where the smoke poured through the crowd and the strobe light made the dancefloor appear as if the puppeteer above had gone mad. Their debut single ‘K’ attracted ridiculous levels of attention and adulation as it ripped through the airwaves and now two years later after the hype has subsided the Tutts have just unleashed the album they sweated and bled into until they knew it was ready. With a born-to-rock swagger, the album captures their legendary live magic and conjures up images of debauchery in dark hallways from a band steeped in nocturnal mystery.

Delightfully named and equally perfectly formed, the robo-pop and electro punk carry-on that Zoe Fluery and her mates dish out is all too easily imagined and the best thing is that when the trio erupt onstage the BIONIC PIXIE experience is everything you could hope for. Dressed in fetching silver hoods, they’ve wowed the crowds opening for Peaches and strutting their stuff around Fashion Week. Describe it: “I love the words ‘fresh and exciting, with beats that make your heart race a million miles an hour’” says Zoe.

Originally hailing from Christchurch, CLAP CLAP RIOT have landed in Auckland and on the national stage as a fresh new face of Kiwi rock. Winners of the MTV Kick Start Your Career competition, youthful, ambitious and without pretension, Clap Clap Riot embrace their influences with gusto and an original take on anthemic, tight rock tunes, piled high with attitude, confidence and spirit. Classic 60s flavoured, cherub faced indie rock.


AUTOZAMM have spent a few years now carving a niche as one of this fine country’s best live acts. Having paid their dues, the boys are now searching rock’n’roll’s pockets for the key to the gate with the 2008 release of their sophomore album Drama Queen, featuring ten riff dunking, drama infused melody-dripping tunes of Love, Death and Threesomes. Rumoured to be from Taihape, Autozamm’s on-stage shenanigans have got to the point “where I don’t think I’ll ever be able to look my mother in the eye again,” confesses singer Nick Major.

Thoroughly unique Auckland 6 piece AN EMERALD CITY are all about the musical experimentation and liberation. Organic instrumentation and sounds of the east meet psychedelia on this trip, with guitars and violin joined by exotic flavoured lutes, sitars and more. So as An Emerald City weave their hypnotic web of instrumental sound at the Big Day Out, feel free to lurch around your imaginary hookah pipe in a delirious state of confusion to get into the right moment with them.

DJ producer trio ANTIFORM have been a magnet for NZ partygoers over recent years – pulling huge crowds of sweaty whistle-blowing arm-wavers wherever they play. Hooking up with NZ’s musical man of the year, Tiki Taane for their hit ‘Got To Be You’ and its follow-up ‘crash’ featuring MC Twincam have definitely put them on the map in 2008. Far from being pigeonholed into a traditional definition of dance music, you’re likely to hear synths, samplers, live guitar and epic scratching at Antiform’s live shows and that’s what we’re expecting when they hit the Boiler Room at the BIG DAY OUT for the first itme.

Fronted by New Zealand’s metal guru, the axeman Paul Martin, WORLD WAR FOUR are staunch local trio playing gutsy metal as if their lives depend on it. WW4 have been selected to open the show for international metal superstars including Motorhead and Black Sabbath, and they’ve been regularly known to send the ageing rockers back to hide behind their mums’ skirts with their raging sound of totalitarian metal mayhem.

Since they first put the drum and the bass together in 2004 to make a dark racket, STATE OF MIND’s Patrick Hawkins and Stu Maxwell have worked to keep kiwi d’n’b on the world map. Their energetic dancefloor bangers have made them one of the most in-demand groups on the modern d’n’b scene, recording for such labels as Total Science's CIA, Teebee's Subtitles Records, Friction's Shogun, Futurebound’s Viper label, Doc Scotts 31 Records, Bad Company, Obsessions & BSE Recordings, plus Concord Dawn’s Uprising Records.

It’s a new century and the old moves just don’t add up to dancing anymore. Four Texan dudes called HONEY CLAWS have come into the fiesta and they’re bringin’ the future with them – part mad scientist hip-hop experiment, part soulful psychedelic wall of sound. Making electronic music that’s both lovesick with technology and totally organic-feeling, their party jams morph into glowing pools of bioluminescent trip out, proving that Honey Claws have got their paws in the pot and their brains on meltdown mode. Awesome.

Auckland metal quartet JUST ONE FIX started out as a house party band as far back as 1998. After several west Auckland homes were demolished under the weight of their tons of heavy riffage, Just One Fix were asked by Waitakere City mayor Bob Harvey to take things a little more professionally and preferably “into town”. Consequently, they were the first local metal band invited to step onto the stage at Auckland’s newly opened Vector Arena in 2006 to test its ability to withstand an onslaught of double-kick powered metal mayhem. The concrete structure is still standing and Just One Fix have gone on to release a debut album The Price of $ellvation and open for Korn.

Pop/rock/indie… THE MOTS are a mixture of it all. The band of Mulholland brothers and accompanying 'Mot', first burst on to the music scene in May 2008 when supporting Liam Finn at his sell-out Powerstation concert. And now, within jus six months of forming, The Mots have released a self-titled, debut album. The Mots are stalwarts of the NZ music scene. Coming together from Gasoline Cowboy (Jolyon/Greg) and Motocade (Eden/Will), they are an exciting musical hybrid of ideas and styles.

The QUAY STREET SOCIAL CLUB DJS have been spinning great records at Auckland’s best monthly club night for the past couple of years. Solidly aligned with the cheeseontoast website, debuting the best new indie sounds and dusting off old school treats, it’s time to put down that cardy you were knitting for the Brunettes and get twisting by the pool with the smartest sounds around.

Auckland trio KOLAB sound could best be described as liquid Hip-Hop; a conscious jazz-inspired sound, with a twist of funk. The group’s musical influences include the likes of De La Soul, Common, A Tribe Called Quest, J Dilla, The Pharcyde, and Outkast.

New additions to Big Day Out 09: FANTOMAS , SON OF DAVE, WETA, THE TUTTS, BIONIC PIXIE, CLAP CLAP RIOT, AUTOZAMM, AN EMERALD CITY, ANTIFORM, WORLD WAR FOUR, STATE OF MIND, HONEY CLAWS, JUST ONE FIX, THE MOTS, QUAY STREET SOCIAL CLUB DJS, KOLAB
These acts join the already announced: NEIL YOUNG, THE PRODIGY, ARCTIC MONKEYS, THE TING TINGS, TV ON THE RADIO, SERJ TANKIAN, TIKI LIVE, MY MORNING JACKET, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE, BLACK KIDS, HEADLESS CHICKENS, THE BLACK SEEDS, THE DATSUNS, LUPE FIASCO, SIMIAN MOBILE DISCO, HOLY GHOST, Z*TRIP, ZANE LOWE, ELEMENO P, DROPKICK MURPHYS, NESIAN MYSTIK, HOT CHIP, THE MINT CHICKS, PENDULUM, THE LIVING END, SNEAKY SOUND SYSTEM, LUGER BOA, COBRA KHAN, LADI 6, THE NAKED AND FAMOUS, PEEWEE FERRIS, BRAND NEW MATH, ETHICAL, GEORGE & QUEEN, HORSEMEN FAMILY, P-MONEY, SIDEKICKNICK, SUBTRACT, THE DHDFD'S, CONERSTONE ROOTS
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FRIDAY JANUARY 16th AUCKLAND MT SMART STADIUM
Maurice Rd Penrose. Gates open 11am
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