Neko Case Announces New Zealand Shows

Monday 4 November 2013

Neko Case Announces New Zealand Shows

It is with much anticipation and delight that we announce that Neko Case will be playing at the James Caberet in Wellington as part of the New Zealand Festival and at Auckland's Powerstation in March 2014.  Neko last toured here in January 2010 so it’s been a long wait. 

Singer-songwriter Neko Case (United States) is known for her stunning, siren-like voice and a restless musical curiosity. As well as being a member of Canadian band The New Pornographers, Case has released six solo albums that chart a course across the rocky landscape of childhood, love and loss. 

Anti-Records released Neko Case’s first album in over four years, The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You to wide critical acclaim in September 2013. The Worse Things Get is Neko’s most precise, urgent record to date, marked by a melodic immediacy, a loving embrace of the big rock gesture, and a lyrical frankness typified by first single Man, in which she warns “I’m a man…you’ll deal with me directly.”

"My brain wilderness is more dense and dangerous than I thought,” says Case. “It was an embarrassing and hilarious march, but I now feel like a more streamlined being. It's a good feeling. Four years of my life took ten years hostage, then gave me back twelve."

Case’s 2009 album Middle Cyclone was the best-reviewed and fastest-selling of her career to date. It debuted at #3 on US Billboard Top 200 and earned two Grammy nominations.  NPR hailed Case as “one of the most memorable and seductive voices in music” while The New York Times Magazine said “her voice is a force of nature” and Rolling Stone USA called her “indie’s greatest singer.”