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LOW return to New Zealand for two shows

MYSTERY GIRL PRESENTS Two New Zealand Tours!


LOW return to New Zealand for two shows

Formed in 1993 in Duluth, Minnesota, Low are famed for their stark and original sound (often referred to as slow-core) that recalls the drama of Joy Division, the intensity of Big Black and the harmony of a church choir.

Low have visited New Zealand only once before in 2008, and for those that were there it was a very memorable show. Low will perform material from across their entire catalogue including tracks from their 2005 album The Great Destroyer two songs of which Robert Plant has chosen to cover on his new album Band of Joy. Yes, you read that correctly. Robert Plant, the former-Led Zeppelin front man is a huge fan of Low and has covered the tracks Monkey & Silver Rider for his new solo album.

Says Robert "I've been a fan of Low for a long time. That whole spook element. Monkey is such a great song - I don't think I could write anything half as good as that". 

And of Silver Rider "I had to try and make it more creepy-crawl than them. It could be This Mortal Coil's kid sister, a 4AD release from 1991".

See the video for the original version of Monkey and the video for Robert Plants version of Silver Rider below.

We too are huge fans of Low and now you should be too!

Don't miss the unique sounds of Low touring New Zealand this October.


Low
Monday 18th: Auckland, Kings Arms

Tuesday 19th: Wellington, San Francisco Bath House


Tickets $43.00 + bf from www.undertheradar.co.nz or in person at Real Groovy from 23rd of August

 
First Aid Kit New Zealand show


"Blessed with the voices of plaid-clad angels."
- The Guardian

First Aid Kit is Johanna and Klara Söderberg. In 2008, the exceptionally gifted Swedish teenage sisters caught the attention of music aficionados world wide when Fleet Foxes gave their nod of approval to the duo's stunning version of 'Tiger Mountain Peasant Song'. Audiences at some of the worlds biggest festivals have since been falling at their feet, and in a few short months it will be Australia's turn to be captivated by their crafty melodies and warm vocal harmonies.

Although they may be 17 and 19, their old souls seep through with narrative lyrics and acoustic, woodsy, folk inspired songwriting. In 2009, they were handpicked to release their debut EP Drunken Trees through Rabid Records, a label owned and operated by The Knife. The EP was reissued soon after through Wichita Records to include their Fleet Foxes cover and three additional songs performed live in a Swedish forest.

First Aid Kit's first full length album The Big Black And The Blue was released in early 2010, stemming the singles 'I Met Up With The King' and 'Hard Believer', both accompanied by beautiful, whimsical music videos. Proving their own material stood up alongside their much loved cover which has now notched up well over one million views on youtube, the album has been a critical success throughout the USA and Europe paving the way for tours all over the world.

Johanna and Klara will perform at the Wine Cellar in Auckland this September

First Aid Kit
Thursday 16th of September

The Wine Cellar, Auckland

Tickets $25 from www.undertheradar.co.nz and Real Groovy from the 11th of August


"Narrative folk so charming and wise that it's easy to forget they're still teenagers."
- Dazed & Confused

"Drunken Trees showcases the sisters' angelic voices and their way with a melody."
- Metro

"Sweet, lovable and infectious."
- Plan B

FIRST AID KIT MYSPACE

 
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