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The Checks Deadly Summer Sway Album Tour 2011


Sat 3 Dec 2011, 8:00pm

Where: Onewhero Rugby Club, 14 Hall Road, Onewhero, Auckland

Restrictions: R18

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Listed by: Tim Bern

Volume Magazine presents The Checks ‘Deadly Summer Sway’ album release tour with Space Creeps, Sherpa and DJs.

From day one, The Checks have combined their unique sound (a blend of Rock n Roll, Pop, Blues Psychedelia, overdriven quirky guitar riffs, and a dash of Dub) with an unlimited source of raw energy, harnessed by their music and spilt into their audience. Their catalogue of dance provoking songs consistently drives the show into a frenzy whether its from the corner of your living room, King Tut’s in Glasgow or the Cake Tin in Wellington.

“...the list of bands that New Zealanders The Checks have supported is an almost embarrassing name-check of some of the biggest superstar groups you could imagine - ACDC, Oasis and REM being the most honorable mentions..” Chris Yates, TimeOff, Australia, 2010

(Not to mention...The Hives, Muse, Black Rebel Motor Cycle Club, The Killers, Jet, The Hold Steady, Turbo Fruits, The Rakes, Florence and the Machine and Maximo Park...)

“The Checks were the complete package. Looking the part, sounding fantastic and clearly possessing songwriting abilities that allow them to stand out from the overcrowded indie/rock/pop bottleneck that too often suffers from a lack of depth or longevity ...One cannot surpass the eccentric on stage persona that defines a good front man and it was this that gave The Checks that extra edge. .... The rapport with the audience was excellent and the spontaneity of joining the mosh whilst singing or encouraging the lights to be turned out for a whole song gave the gig its inimitable stamp...” -

Join the party: buy your tickets now and catch The Checks live - supported by Space Creeps, DJs and local guests across the countryside

About the Album:

The Checks are back with a brand new album. Produced by multi-Grammy-winner Bassy Bob Brockman, The Checks’ third studio album ‘Deadly Summer Sway’ is set for release on the auspicious date of eleven-eleven-eleven.

”My favorite New Zealand band The Checks are back and I couldn’t be more pumped! ...Candyman Shimmer is a winding slow burner that gets under your skin and makes itself at home. But forget my words, the band’s own description can’t be beat.” -, 2011

In early 2011 The Checks took up residence in a semi-abandoned building in the neon guts of Auckland's CBD. Office space was converted to recording studio; dingy walls that look like they would taste of capers and grimy benches became pinup space for song forms and artwork. Treacle Toffee World (their pre-england practice/writing space) was born again.

A month out from zero hour, Bassy Bob flew in from New York City and became one with the band, engulfed every night in the hectic world of The Checks creative process. After three intense weeks demoing the new tracks, the album took shape just in time to enter the analogue playground of Roundhead Studios. ‘Deadly Summer Sway’ combines crisp warm tones of ribbon mics, The Who’s 1974 Neve mixing console and twenty four track tape with a hip hop producers digital swagger. The raw punk energy present in their early sound has evolved into a more colourful and intricate sonic weave.

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