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



UK tour dates are as follows:

27th October – Bristol – The Fleece
28th October – York – Fibbers
29th October – Glasgow – Broadcast
30th October – Newcastle – Cluny
31st October – Harlow – Square
1st November – London – The Lexington

It’s gonna be loud! European dates will follow shortly!


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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
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
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

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.


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