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|Fri 10 Aug ’12, 8:00pm–11:55pm||
Where: Powerstation, 33-35 Mt Eden Rd, Auckland
- General admission: $26.50
- Booking fees may apply
Event listed by: muchmoremusic
King Cannons with the Transistors.
Poised on the edge of Very Big Things, King Cannons make a welcome return to NZ following their sell-out shows in March. Their ferocious energy and lyrical integrity has led to comparisons with The Clash, The Specials, Bruce Springsteen and Paul Weller.
Fronted by Kiwi Luke Yeoward, this Melbourne-based rock band play their own version of soul - passionate, from the heart songs that speak to everyone who is fighting for 'a better life'.
A chance meeting with Rob Ting (guitar) and Jonno Smith (bass) at a Joe Strummer documentary changed Yeoward’s focus and reinvigorated his passion for music. They formed the nucleus of King Cannons and decided to move to London. However this didn't quite go to plan and they settled on Melbourne for their base, where they lived and worked together honing their sound and becoming more and more of a tightly knit gang than a just a mere 'band'.
Their first single 'Take The Rock' was hailed as 'nothing less than a call to arms - a starting gun signalling the beginning of a new movement', and received widespread radio play both here and in Australia. High profile tours followed with the likes of The Living End and Big Day Out, and Shihad's Tom Larkin became the eventual producer of their latest debut album 'The Brightest Light'.
If you aren't convinced by now that King Cannons are the real deal, see for yourself when they play three New Zealand dates in August.
The Transistors, comprised of drummer/singer Olly Crawford-Ellis, guitarist/singer James Harding and bassist Colin Roxburgh, will join King Cannons on tour. They play short catchy songs with an emphasis on super high energy as their sounds blend 60s garage, 70s power pop/punk, 80s hardcore and alternative rock.
Thurs 9 Aug - Gravity Bar, Hamilton;
Fri 10 Aug - Powerstation, Auckland;
Sat 11 Aug - Chch Polytech, Christchurch.
Tickets on sale now from Ticketmaster, Texas Radio & The Big Beat Hamilton, Real Groovy Auckland & Penny Lane Christchurch.
For all show & ticketing info go to www.muchmoremusic.co.nz.