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Fri 19 Jun 2009, 8:00pm

Where: Kings Arms, 59 France St, Newton, Auckland

Restrictions: R18

Ticket Information:

  • General Addmission: $10.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Come along to hear four fantastic bands perform at the Kings Arms. Will be an awesome show!
Artisan Guns:
Artisan Guns are a swarm of angry wasps, born from the ashes of a dead phoenix. Like a black hole, transporting you to another dimension. A link from the past, propelled into the future. An entire civilization captured in the pages of a book. Endless fields with countless foes. A question with an answer left untold. Penguins and fluffy lambs.

Teacups began when elizabeth and chelsea started to busk to earn enough money for dinner. the only songs in their repertoire were those of the jenny lewis record 'rabbit fur coat'.
ventually chelsea made elizabeth promise that they would be a real band instead of spending friday nights competing with the newly erected henna tattoo stall.
fate/dumb luck led them to their first real gig in a beautiful circus tent.
unfortunately, while they would pretend to be a real band, calling it nap club would probably be more appropriate since they would spend many a 'band practice' sleeping on chelsea's heated carpets, having discussions about harry potter and fantasizing about having another star wars marathon.
one day talita found them. like MAGIC she brought the fun and a double bass to practice. chelsea whispered to liz that they should invite her to join because she was super pretty and didn't like sleeping. liz agreed.
after that the trio wrote a handful of new songs which they peddled around town, playing gigs and offering home-made cupcakes wherever they went.
they played on the radio and even went on a road trip to buy an accordion. tears were shed after talita's band-wagon was broken into and goodies were stolen. but after writing an angry rap addressed to the thieves and securing a new and improved keyboard, all was forgotten and teacups carried on, recording six songs intended for an EP entitled 'sleepy ep'.
The teacups had a smashing time opening for cat power and kimya dawson.
teacups trivia: teacups is exactly half indonesian [talita full, liz half, chelsea none], talita moonlights in jazz, elizabeth never rides shotgun, chelsea has great hair.

Band Members Tomas Nelson
Anthony Metcalf
Chris Pearce
Luke Vankan

Influences the doors
ryan adams
velvet underground
the jam
johnny cash
radio head
the arcade fire
the beatles
sam cooke

Sounds Like download three of our songs - free!
Record Label nope!
Type of Label Unsigned

Phil Austin & the Bayonets:
About Phil Austen & The Bayonets
Hey Ive been playing and listening to music since i was a kid, started with saxophone in a Jazz and Concert band but got over the fact that I couldn't sing! So I picked up guitar in my 20's and started writing. I have been put on a few albums to date: Primal Acoustic sessions and Base, and am loving playing where ever I can My influences range from international acts such as Coldplay and Ryan Adams to local homegrown talent Lydia Cole, Mali and Artisan Guns.

Have a listen, I hope you like what you hear, I have recently put together a band, the Bayonets (check out "Open Your Eyes"), so things sound a bit different now but still working on recordings of our stuff.

Yep Yep catcha soon!


Contact for gigs:
mob - 0211900094
email -

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