Alright! The new album DEEP SLEEP is now streaming in it’s entirety over at CLASSIC ROCK… we hope you dig it!
DEEP SLEEP IS OUT NOW
Check out the new video for BAD TASTE, conceived and produced by claymation wizard Greg Page of Auckland’s Fish & Clips Studios
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.
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.
More shows have been added to our Europa tour this OCT / NOV !
We cannot wait.
More details in the SHOW section below.
|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|
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.
Thomas Dalton: tom @ royaledalton.com
Kobalt Music – Sophie Watt: sophie.watt @ kobaltmusic.com
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