Offshore: June 2018
In this issue: TEEKS, Louis Baker, Delaney Davidson, Alien Weaponry, Robinson, The Beths, Antagonist A.D., Wax Chattels, international tour dates and more!
New Zealand sells out in London
Last week saw FOUR New Zealand acts perform sold-out shows across two days in London. TEEKS performed at the St Pancras Old Church on 23 May, and the following day there were shows by Delaney Davidson at Servants Jazz Quarters, Louis Baker at The Islington and Unknown Mortal Orchestra at The Roundhouse.
There seems to be no stopping the excitement over music from New Zealand in the UK with nomad selling out their show next week on 5 June, also at Servant Jazz Quarters.
For those of you in London who hoped to catch Delaney or UMO but missed out, you're in luck as both will be returning before the end of 2018. Delaney Davidson will be performing at Sebright Arms on 13 September and Unknown Mortal Orchestra will be performing at the Royal Albert Hall on 21 November. A range of other artists will also be passing through in coming months, so check our gig guide of NZ artists' international tour dates at the bottom of this newsletter for more info.
NZ @ The Great Escape 2018
On May 17, four incredible New Zealand artists - TEEKS, Yukon Era, Delaney Davidson and Louis Baker - came together to perform at the New Zealand Showcase at One Church for The Great Escape festival in Brighton, UK. Each act had a great turn-out as they took the stage to appreciative crowds.
While in town, Yukon Era also performed at the Impressive PR showcase with fellow Kiwis, Bakers Eddy. Louis Baker also went on to perform at the Latest Music Bar, impressing The Independent.
Alien Weaponry Tū released on Napalm Records
May was another big month for Waipu thrash trio Alien Weaponry, as they built up to the release of their debut album Tū - out today on Napalm Records. They featured in leading US metal magazine Revolver and Dutch magazine Aardschok; they added End of Summer Fest in Spain to their upcoming epic festival run in Europe; they signed to K2 Agency as their worldwide bookers (ex. North America); and Loudwire premiered the absolutely huge video for their single 'Kai Tangata'.
If the last few months for Alien Weaponry are anything to go by, Tū is set to garner plenty of attention. Australia's Overdrive Magazine have already given it a rave review.
Robinson - 'Nothing To Regret'
'Nothing to Regret' from Nelson's Robinson has proven to be a huge hit, having already amassed 31 million streams on Spotify since its release on 23 February. The record received Gold accreditation in Australia (that's over 35,000 units sold!) this month and was featured on Elton John's Rocket Hour on Apple Beats1.
May also saw Robinson sign to label Ministry of Sound in the UK and feature in London's Schön magazine - signs of big things to come from her in the hopefully near future!
The Beths announce debut album Future Me Hates Me
On 9 May, Auckland indie-pop outfit The Beths released their new single 'Future Me Hates Me' accompanied by a particularly charming music video. The song has since been featured on NPR's All Songs Considered New Mix, alongside the likes of James Blake.
The release coincided with the very exciting announcement of their debut LP of the same name, which will be out 10 August via Carpark Records and is now available for preorder.
In the meantime, The Beths will be concluding their first European tour in the next couple of weeks with shows in Germany and the Czech Republic, before they head across the Atlantic to play six shows in the USA. Check our list of NZ artists' international tour dates at the link below for more info.
Antagonist A.D. sign to Greyscale Records
Auckland/Hamilton's Antagonist A.D. are making big moves across the ditch having just signed to exciting Aussie-based label, Greyscale Records. Their first single with Greyscale, 'No Justice' premiered on Triple J's The Racket. Watch the music video for it here!
Antagonist A.D. perform in Australia next week, with their show at the Bendigo Hotel in Melbourne on 8 June having already sold out and their show at Sydney's Burdekin Hotel on the 9th set to follow suit!
Wax Chattels release self-title debut album
On May 18, Auckland trio Wax Chattels released their eponymous debut LP via Captured Tracks and Flying Nun. Punknews.org gave it a rating of 4 out of 5 saying it has "just the right amount of volume, reverb and substance to stand out as a triumph of modern post-punk". It was also featured on Rough Trade, and the UK's Loud & Quiet magazine published an excellent interview with the band.
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