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Golden Curtain in Auckland for the first time

Golden Curtain in Auckland for the first time, with The Roulettes and Fazerdaze


A thrilling blast of tension: Tough-pop reigns at The Wine Cellar, August 2nd

Golden Curtain in Auckland for the first time, with The Roulettes and Fazerdaze

*For interviews with The Roulettes or Golden Curtain, please contact Renee Jones: Powertoolrecordsnz1@gmail.com, or ph (021) 309 310

Two of our favourite bands – Golden Curtain and The Roulettes – will be joined by newcomers Fazerdaze at Auckland’s Wine Cellar on Saturday August 2nd – and for one of them, despite their impressive pedigree, it will be their first ever Auckland show. Her's the Facebook event page if you'd like more details.

Golden Curtain are based in Napier – but they have quite the ‘Cosmocolitan’ history (the name of their label). They all come from great bands - Andrew McKenzie (Grand Prix), Andrew Gladstone (Garageland) and Brad Gamble (A Twin Moon). In fact, bassist Brad Gamble was named by US music blog Caught in the Carousel as one of the current “Eight Bass Players You Should Know About” – in the company of the bassists from Sierra, Elephant Stone, Peter Hook and the Light, Northern Arms, Camera Obscura, Lee Ranaldo and the Dust, and Palms. http://caughtinthecarousel.com/eight-bass-players-know/

Their latest album 'Dream City' follows on from last year's 'English Tuning', and takes its title from a recurring dream set in a familiar city that doesn't exist in the real world; and the band chose their name from the late Ian Morris's term for an extra, additional part of a song, i.e. “…and then you open the 'Golden Curtain.” A review from Caught in the Carousel, says that Golden Curtain are “A nervy balance of dark indie pop and rapturous, scruffy soul Golden Curtain’s Dream Cityconfirms that this New Zealand outfit may very well be one of the very best bands on the planet.” Read the full review here.

Listen to 'Dream City' here: http://goldencurtain.bandcamp.com/

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