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Connan Mockasin Announces Debut Album Release!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 27 NOV, 2009

Connan Mockasin Announces Debut Album Release!


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“Connan is a star in the making” - CLASH MAGAZINE

“Connan Mockasin is creating a genre of his own” - DAZED AND CONFUSED MAGAZINE

February 22, 2010 will see the highly anticipated New Zealand release of Connan Mockasin’s debut album - ‘Please Turn Me Into The Snat’.

Written and recorded over the past 18-months, from East Sussex in the UK to an abandoned haunted house in Wellington, the album introduces the listener to the amazing world of Connan Mockasin, from cats with larger-than-life personalities, unicorns in uniform, to alter egos such as Egon Hosford.

Inspired by an admiration for the Japanese Gene pool, first single from the new album ‘Megumi The Milkyway Above’ will be serviced to radio next week, AND in the near future will be offered as a free download, for a limited time! More details soon.

Since relocating to the UK from his New Zealand just over two years ago, he has charmed audiences everywhere; from Hyde Park (where he played alongside the White Stripes) and Green Man Festival (Robert Plant, Joanna Newsom) to London’s legendary Durr club, where he remains the only artist to have been invited back three times. He has collaborated with Fatboy Slim on a track for the DJ/producer’s new album Brighton Port Authority, which also includes contributions from David Byrne and Iggy Pop.

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In New Zealand he has performed at festivals such as Rhythm and Vines, regularly sells his own club shows, and in August completed a hugely successful New Zealand theatre tour alongside Liam Finn and James Milne which saw the trio perform to packed houses in Auckland, Christchurch, Dunedin, and at the Wellington Opera House.

Creativity has always been Connan’s engine. Growing up in rural Hawkes Bay, he was already playing guitar in a blues band by the age of ten while pursuing overlapping interests in art and invention. In 2004 he formed the trio Connan and the Mockasins who toured tirelessly, initially in New Zealand, then in Europe, releasing a pair of successful EPs, plus a single, “Sneaky Sneaky Dogfriend” for EMI’s distinguished Parlophone label. The first pressing sold out in just days.

The group dissolved in 2008, leaving Connan free to collaborate with a wide
Variety of musicians as he developed his singular ideas, the first fruits of which can be found in Connan Mockasin’s self-titled set.

Somewhere between fantasy and reality, innocence and wisdom, pop music and an art form as yet unnamed, is the world of Connan Mockasin.

Connan Mockasin’s debut album ‘Please Turn Me Into The Snat’ will be released on February 22, 2010.

“They don’t, NME can assure you, make ‘em like this anymore” – NME

“Leftfield New Zealand collective defy description” - THE TIMES

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