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Fri 9 Mar 2012, 9:00pm–1:00am

Where: Dux Live, 363 Lincoln Rd, Addington, Christchurch

Restrictions: R18

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  • Door sale: $20.00
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Mountaineater March Tour 2012

Doors from 9pm

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Under the Radar:
Cosmic Corner:

- Mountaineater

"If you thought HDU were capable of wreaking sonic destruction, this trio will leave you gasping" - Real Groove

When a new Dunedin three piece made their live debut near the end of 2008, one thing was obvious - for Tristan Dingemans, front man of the formidable band HDU, lightening had struck twice. This was no former glory with backing band situation; this was a band, which was instantly capable of creating its own moments of pure transcendency. In short, Dingemans has an excellent shit filter, and proved he wasn't gonna step out until he had something great. And ladies and gentleman, with Chris Livingston (drums) and Anaru Ngata (bass and guitar), that is Mountaineater.

Few bands manage to take the intangibility of experiencing a natural landscape and transform it into sound, but those that do are absolutely momentous. Yes, with this brooding and heavy mix of sonic landscapes and visceral, bludgeoning rock, you can't ignore the pedigree. Yet Mountaineater is a further step down the path of tension filled catharsis, as immediately inviting as they are unrelenting.

This is the next great Dunedin band you've been waiting for. Prepare to have your face melted.

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- An Emerald City

Returning home to New Zealand to tour and release their second album ‘The Fourth’ in Summer 2011, Berlin based band An Emerald City’s sound has evolved and grown since the release of their critically acclaimed debut Circa Scaria. With psychedelic influences and their relocation to one of the world’s most beautifully bizarre cities, it is easy to see where the inspiration behind the bands second album has come from. Recorded in a former communist radio station on the banks of the river Spree in East Berlin (also rumoured to be the location of one of the Stasi secret police’s headquarters) it shows a band unafraid to explore new dimensions in sound and space.

Forming in late 2005 this New Zealand six-piece has a musical voice that combines Eastern traditional instruments and psychedelic leanings with experimentation and liberation. Instrumental, thoughtful songs created by guitars, drums, synths, keyboards, sitars, violins, a Persian long necked lute, daabuka, piano and percussion found from various reaches of the universe. Their debut EP of 2008 featured alt radio favourites Qing Song and A Question and the band’s reputation grew further in 2009 after the release of debut album Circa Scaria which was recorded in the great cave of Whatipu amongst the black sand of Auckland’s isolated west coast.

2009 was a big year for An Emerald City with stand out performances at the Auckland Big Day Out, sold out album release shows and Circa Scaria receiving critical acclaim from some of New Zealand’s most respected music voices. The album spent several weeks in the New Zealand Top 40 album chart and the band continued to play memorable live shows and festival performances across the country.

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