DEEP SLEEP IS OUT NOW

NZ: JB Hi-Fi  CD LP  •  iTunes DIGITAL
AUSTRALIA: iTunes DIGITAL
UK: AMAZON  CD  •  LP  •  DIGITAL iTunes DIGITAL
EUROPE: AMAZON  CD LP
REST OF WORLD: iTunes DIGITAL

Check out the new video for BAD TASTE, conceived and produced by claymation wizard Greg Page of Auckland’s Fish & Clips Studios

 

Australia

It’s been a while so we are happy to be heading to Australia for 9 shows after our European run.

We haven’t played in South or Western Australia in aaaaaaagggges!

Here are the dates:

THU 4 DEC – Hobart – Republic Bar
FRI 5 DEC – Melbourne – Ding Dong
SAT 6 DEC – Brisbane – Crowbar
SUN 7 DEC – Sydney – Factory
WED 10 DEC – Adelaide – Jive
THU 11 DEC – Mandurah – Leisure Inn
FRI 12 DEC – Bunbury – Prince of Wales
SAT 13 DEC – Perth – Astor Theatre
SUN 14 DEC – Freemantle – Railway Hotel

More details in the SHOWS section.

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New Zealand

Four shows in New Zealand to finish off 2014. YEAH.

DEC 18TH – AUCKLAND – KINGS ARMS
DEC 19TH – WELLINGTON – SAN FRAN
DEC 20TH – CHRISTCHURCH – BEDFORD
DEC 21ST – MASTERTON – KING ST LIVE

More details in the SHOWS section.

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Upcoming Shows

27 Oct 2014 Bristol, UK The Fleece The Fleece Buy ticket
28 Oct 2014 York, UK Fibbers Fibbers Buy ticket
29 Oct 2014 Glasgow, UK Broadcast Broadcast Buy ticket
30 Oct 2014 Newcastle, UK Cluny Cluny Buy ticket
31 Oct 2014 Harlow, UK The Square The Square Buy ticket
01 Nov 2014 London, UK The Lexington The Lexington Buy ticket
03 Nov 2014 Paris, FR Point Ephémère Point Ephémère Buy ticket
04 Nov 2014 Hasselt, BE MOD MOD Buy ticket
05 Nov 2014 Amsterdam, NL OT 301 OT 301 Buy ticket
06 Nov 2014 Deventer, NL Burger Weeshuis Burger Weeshuis Buy ticket
07 Nov 2014 Lustin, BE Le Foyau Le Foyau Buy ticket
08 Nov 2014 Creil, FR La Grange à Musique  La Grange à Musique  Buy ticket
10 Nov 2014 Hamburg, DE Hafenklang Hafenklang Buy ticket
11 Nov 2014 Berlin, DE Comet Club Comet Club Buy ticket
12 Nov 2014 Copenhagen, DK KB 18  KB 18  Buy ticket
13 Nov 2014 Stockholm, SWE Lilla Hotellbaren Lilla Hotellbaren
14 Nov 2014 Gothenburg, SWE Musikens Hus Musikens Hus Buy ticket
16 Nov 2014 Dresden, DE Beat Pol  Beat Pol  Buy ticket
17 Nov 2014 Jena, DE Rosenkeller Rosenkeller Buy ticket
18 Nov 2014 Schorndorf, DE Manufaktur Manufaktur Buy ticket
19 Nov 2014 Luzern, CH Schuure Schuure Buy ticket
20 Nov 2014 Nimes, FR Paloma  Paloma  Buy ticket
21 Nov 2014 La Chaux-de-Fonds , CH Bikini Test  Bikini Test  Buy ticket
22 Nov 2014 Reims, FR La Cartonnerie La Cartonnerie Buy ticket
04 Dec 2014 Hobart, Tasmania ( AUS ) Republic Bar Republic Bar
05 Dec 2014 Melbourne, Victoria ( AUS ) Ding Dong Lounge Ding Dong Lounge
06 Dec 2014 Brisbane, Queensland ( AUS ) Crowbar Crowbar
07 Dec 2014 Sydney, New South Wales ( AUS )
10 Dec 2014 Adelaide, South Australia ( AUS ) Jive Jive
11 Dec 2014 Mandurah, Western Australia ( AUS ) Leisure Inn Leisure Inn
12 Dec 2014 Bunbury, Western Australia ( AUS ) Prince of Wales Prince of Wales
13 Dec 2014 Perth, Western Australia ( AUS ) Astor Theatre Astor Theatre
14 Dec 2014 Fremantle, Western Australia ( AUS ) Railway Hotel Railway Hotel
18 Dec 2014 Auckland, NZ Kings Arms Kings Arms Buy ticket
19 Dec 2014 Wellington, NZ San Fran San Fran Buy ticket
20 Dec 2014 Christchurch, NZ Bedford @ CPSA Bedford @ CPSA Buy ticket
21 Dec 2014 Masterton, NZ King St Live King St Live Buy ticket
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DEEP SLEEP

A record that sprang from an experiment in Space and Time: The geographical Space between the four band members who all live in different parts of the world, and the short pocket of Time they had together in the same country to put something to tape.

‘The narrative of Deep Sleep is this: we got together, we wrote some songs and we recorded them in the space of ten days,’ says de Borst, ‘It was basically an experiment to see if we could do it and this is what we got, for better or worse. We had this manifesto of ‘we have to do this fast, it needs to fit within these sonic parameters, and we want to keep it simple.’’

Their almost nuclear family-like existence changed around five years ago when the four members settled in separate cities. Singer/bassist Dolf de Borst put down roots in Stockholm, Sweden, building a recording studio with Nicke Andersson (The Hellacopters, Imperial State Electric); guitarist Christian Livingstone returned to London, embracing the ways of a mad fuzz scientist and birthing his own FX pedal company, Magnetic Effects; guitarist Phil Somervell returned from Germany to Auckland, New Zealand, continuing his work as a squash coach and dabbling with other musical projects; and drummer Ben Cole, based himself permanently out of Wellington working as a session musician and playing with The Joint Chiefs and the Craig Terris Band.

While the band made Deep Sleep they collectively took an interest in 1970s French comic Kris Kool created by cult psychedelic artist Caza (Philippe Cazaumayou). Inspired and enamoured by his artwork while in the studio, the band contacted Caza direct – now 72 years old – and licensed two of his images for inclusion on Deep Sleep.


 

MANAGEMENT
Thomas Dalton:  tom @ royaledalton.com

BOOKINGS
Europe – U Turn Touring:  buzz.uturn @ gmail.com
UK – CNL Touring:  jon @ cnltouring.co.uk
Australia – Consume/Valve:  consume1 @ ozemail.com.au

PUBLISHER
Kobalt Music – Sophie Watt:  
sophie.watt @ kobaltmusic.com

RECORD LABEL
info @ hellsquadrecords.com