Has there ever been a moment in
Solid Entertainment is thrilled to announce that
Kids Of 88 and The Naked And Famous will be playing
Here are two bands burning fiercely and set to trailblaze internationally. Theyíve got quality running deep through their veins and top tunes bursting out their brains. More ideas, more exciting, relevant, daring, vital and fresher than the rest. Best of all they come with a sense of occasion and a palpable thrilling frisson that something brilliant is about to happen.
KIDS OF 88 are the brainchild of Jordan Arts and Sam McCarthy, whose first single My House stormed the Top 10 scoring Gold status and a nomination for NZ Music Awards Single Of The Year. The duo's irreverent take on teenaged sexual politics was suddenly on the global pop radar from
Another Gold selling single Just A Little Bit followed quickly and the Kids were flown around the world landing themselves a worldwide recording deal via their NZ Label Dryden Street with Sony Music. The anthemic groove of new single Downtown has just been launched and the band have been having fun on the road touring with the likes of The Scissor Sisters in Australia and Passion Pit in Auckland.
Debut album SUGARPILLS was released last week and immediately hit #1 on the iTunes albums chart and #2 nationally. Operating as a four-piece band, KIDS OF 88 are known for their high octane live shows propelling a riotous dancefloor through their insanely catchy and wildly eclectic journey of 21st century dance pop discovery!
Itís been a stellar year for the
An impending release of Young Blood as a limited edition seven inch by the influential New York based music blog slash label Neon Gold has already gained THE NAKED AND FAMOUS some heavyweight international radio play.
Since making their debut in 2008 and becoming instant bNet favourites with two attention-grabbing EPs This Machine and No Light, its been a fast upwards trajectory for the five piece. Within NZ music fan circles and the wider world itís obvious THE NAKED AND FAMOUS are a band with an undeniable stamp of quality who just keep getting better and better!
Having shared the stage with bands such as Nine Inch Nails, Florence & The Machine, The Temper Trap and graced festivals like The Big Day Out, Laneways and CMJ Music Marathon in New York THE NAKED AND FAMOUS have rubbed shoulders with rockís royalty and are now themselves standing on the edge of greatness.
New single Punching In A Dream is an infectious fusion of electronica and industrial groove and their much anticipated first long-player Passive Me, Aggressive You is released on September 6.
The tour takes in the four main centres and all towns except
Bands of the year, tour of the year, party of the year, come and witness some
The Urban Factory (R18)
Thursday 30th September
Friday 1 October
San Francisco Bathhouse (2 shows - AA 5pm; R18 8pm)
Saturday 2 October
Saturday 16 October