Nowhere! Festival 2018 – Audio Overload

Where: Whammy Bar, St Kevin's Arcade, 183 Karangahape Rd, Newton, Auckland

Restrictions: R8

Ticket Information:

  • GA Friday (presale): $20.00
  • Festival Pass: $30.00
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Listed by: Audio Foundation

Aotearoa's premiere festival adventurous and avant-garde sonics is back, bringing more than 50 incredible acts of off-kilter experimentation to Auckland for four days and nights of boundary-pushing sonic bombardment.

Over Labour Weekend, artists from as far away as Belgium will converge across the city to engage in radical sound making, sonics on the edge of perception, extreme instrumental techniques, vocal catharsis and all round sensory stimulations!

In addition to utilising Auckland's holy trinity of underground music venues – Audio Foundation, the Wine Cellar and Whammy Bar, this years Nowhere! Festival also takes over the spectacular acoustics of the Silo’s on Auckland waterfront for a day and night of reverb drenched experimentation.

Audio Overload: at the Wine Cellar/Whammy Bar – more than 20 acts over 3 stages running simultaneously: Fri 19 Oct – 8pm - late

- Divide and Dissolve (Melbourne) – heavy doom duo from Melbourne
- Barbara Paterson – extraordinary solo vocalist performing the Berio Sequenza!
- Sewage – explosive, skronking Dunedin duo of drums, saxophone, violin and vocals
- Gorge – transcendent noise rock from Palmerston North
- Francisca Griffin and the Bus Shelter Boys – Flying Nun legend ex Look Blue Go Purple
- The Biscuits – variously described as “pop punk”, “noise punk” or “punk punk”, they prefer the phrase “catchy pop songs with a layer of obnoxious racket”
- Piece War – loose, distortion washed guitars, tuff n’ dreamy vocals, perfect melodies, and smart lyrics
- Droszkhi – a psychedelic sound world of elliptical loops, discombobulated techno-rhythms, electric pulses, and cosmic drones
- Strange Stains – built of droning synths and reverb-soaked vocal lines, conjuring a mood which sits somewhere between the soundtrack to an ’80s horror flick and a lullaby
- Fistkisser – enigmatic and mysterious Wellingtonian ambient / drone artist
- Bib Kids – fresh faced electro-clash ratbags bring the noise in a big way
- Oksun Ox – live finger beats, foot thumping, twanging, moaning, hard out riffs, dodgy singing, casio boogaloo, sound fx to the maximus
- Ragged Veins – aching, visceral noise at the intersection of abstracted emotion and personal projection
- P.wits – the solo project of Benedict Quilter of Independent Woman Records, and central node of Auckland's noise community
- I.R.D. – junk noise and found sounds, music made with broken cassette recorders, unplugged mixers and collapsed (or collapsing) drum kits
- Bruce Russell & Jeff Henderson – two heavyweights of NZ avantgarde go toe-to-toe
- Lost Leader – a duo: two heads, four hands; one lost, the other found
- Kimmy – solo (sometimes duo) techno-deconstruction

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