TERRY (Melb) NZ tour

TERRY (Melb) NZ tour
09
/ Jul
Saturday
2016

TERRY (Melb) NZ tour

Location
336 St Asaph St
Venue
darkroom
Price
$10

Behold! Galore! Melbo! A band that is the Television Personalities in quirk, the Kinks in imagination, and nearly even the 3Ds in terms of idiosyncrasy. A band that more than just resembles Total Control, the UV Race, and Dick Diver, probably cos it shares members with all three bands (and about 7 others, at last count).

Despite the distance of the salty Tasman, these Aussies sit close to the hearth that is this country of ours: Amy Hill, for one, is an ex-pat NZer. Guitarist Al Montfort welcomes the Skeptics and DD Smash in equal measure. And yes, they’re touring here with such conviction that they’re riding a 10-date tour all the way to Barrytown.

For songs of female Australian politicans, violence, and emotional repression delivered by way of cowboy hats and studded denim, see TERRY.

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Weds 29 June – Auckland – Whammy Bar (free show)
Thurs 30 June – Hamilton – Nivara Lounge
Fri 1 July – Palmerston North – Great Job!
Sat 2 July – Wellington – MOON
Sun 3 July – Whanganui – Lucky Base
Weds 6 July – Barrytown – Barrytown Hall
Thurs 7 July – Queenstown – The Sherwood
Fri 8 July – Dunedin – 2 Jutland Street
Sat 9 July – Christchurch – Darkroom
Sun 10 July – Auckland – Audio Foundation (daytime show)

All shows are only $10.
(Pre-tickets avail from Undertheradar.co.nz)

• MELBOURNE META-PUNK / GARAGE POP BAND
• MEMBERS OF UV RACE, TOTAL CONTROL, DICK DIVER
• RELEASE TOUR FOR ‘TERRY HQ’ LP (JULY 1)
• TERRY

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Why care? Because NZ is not often graced with an Australian act, let alone one from that country’s much lapped-up “underground renaissance”. Y’know, that one NZers never hear about cos these bands never tour here.

Well, no longer! Let this tour mark the mighty renewal of AUS-NZ musical diplomacy. As the band themselves put it, “Terry does not support nationalism.”

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“a shimmying, delightfully off-key punk-pop collage” -Pitchfork

“a nervy throwback to that late-’70s era when punk began to mutate . . . there’s no need to apologize for keeping this strain of musical antagonism alive.” -Stereogum

“I met Al Montfort in a pool in LA. I’d heard he was in loads of bands. So I asked if he wanted to tour NZ. He said yes.” -Michael McClelland