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Viet Cong


Thu 21 Jan 2016, 8:00pm

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

Restrictions: R18


Listed by: Great Things

Drunken Piano and Noisey present
Viet Cong bring post-punk to the Kings Arms

Thursday 22 October, 2015 - “Their brand of post-punk is industrial, dark, and distinctly contemporary. Rather than just reproduce music from the heyday, they mix together a smart array of influences from Krautrock to noise rock and at times even a touch of prog.” Sound of Boston reviews Viet Cong live.

Drunken Piano is proud to present the New Zealand debut of Canadian post-punk prophets, Viet Cong at the Kings Arms on Thursday 21 January.

Viet Cong have emerged as one of 2015's most acclaimed and essential new bands. Since the release of their brilliant self-titled debut LP in January, the four-piece have been criss-crossing all corners of the world, playing countless sold-out shows to rabid fans across North America and Europe, and garnering piles of enthusiastic acclaim for their tight, angular, and catchy brand of post-punk.

Pitchfork awarded Viet Cong's debut Best New Music status for it's "heavy, ingenious contraptions" whilst Exclaim concluded that its "frenzied, sharp-turn transitions are what make this band feel so vital, so alive and so different." The Guardian called it "an ambitious and rewarding debut" whilst Spin described it as"inexhaustibly fun to listen to".

This is a band that promises an epic show. Be there at the Kings Arms to be among the few Kiwis who’ll get to see them the first time they make it to New Zealand soil.

Viet Cong
21 January | Kings Arms, Auckland

Tickets on sale at 9am on Tuesday 27 October
via Dash Tickets and Under The Radar.

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