Larkin Poe to set NZ stages on fire this April 2019

Thursday 22 November 2018

Larkin Poe to set NZ stages on fire this April 2019

American blues-rock duo Larkin Poe are on their way to New Zealand, bringing their gritty and soulful signature sound to Auckland's Tuning Fork and Christchurch's Blue Smoke this April 2019.

The multi-instrumentalists duo, Rebecca and Megan Lovell, are known for blending powerful Haim-esque vocals and exhilarating guitar riffs. Their viral videos—now over 500k views—of their skilled covers of Robert Johnson, The Allman Brothers, Blind Willie Johnson and Chuck Berry amongst many others have added to their undying prominence. As a result, they have played backing musician slots for artists such as Elvis Costello, Don Henley, Jackson Browne and Conor Oberst. As Larkin Poe, they have performed at the 2014 and 2016 Glastonbury Festival, Bonaroo, and Lollapalooza.

"These women are seriously badass. Don't mess with them." – Paste Magazine

"Larkin Poe are not only highly professional, nearly perfect musicians, they also manage to add a new passion, modernity, and elegant coolness to the genre of rock." - Vogue

"A sister act with staying power." - NPR

The Nashville-based sisters are poised to perform at Kiwi venues for the first time in celebration of their fourth and latest album 'Venom & Faith' (released last November 9, 2018). According to Rebecca Lovell, "It's a celebration of American roots music as translated by two sisters who are playing the blues in a modern age." Rebecca's powerhouse vocals pair perfectly with sister Megan's slinky lap steel, creating an outlaw sound that's entirely unique to the two.

The new album 'Venom & Faith' only includes two covers: 'Sometimes' by Bessie Jones and 'Hard Time Killing Floor Blues' by Skip James. Otherwise, it is an all-original material from the Lovell sisters—the no-nonsense 'Bleach Blonde Bottle Blues' and the hip-hop-influenced 'Ain't Gonna Cry'. Creating their own brand of Roots Rock 'n' Roll, dynamic duo Larkin Poe are definitely on the rise.

Don't miss Larkin Poe's stage burning performances amid two autumn evenings this April 2019!