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Pipsy announce opening slots for Jordan Luck Band, and National 'The Hopeful Sounds Tour'

09 December 2020 - 0 Comments

Alt-pop rockers Pipsy celebrate their return to the shores of Aotearoa with a nation-wide ‘The Hopeful Sounds Tour’ this January 2021, announcing 7 shows from Wellington to Invercargill. The band bring their energetic brand of fuzz-pop to both main centres and smaller cities, including two shows opening for the Jordan Luck Band in Central Otago. During this jaunt through the North and South Islands, the band plans to roll out new songs from a forthcoming album.

Originally formed by singer-songwriter Paul Pouwels McMillan in Melbourne Australia, the group includes an all-star lineup of drummer Jordan Cossill (Murgatroyd), bassist Hanna Ott (Filth Wizard), and guitarist Dylan Walker (Ragged).

The Hopeful Sounds Tour is named as an antonym to new track The Doubtful Sounds, a song which reflects on the hope that comes from returning home, and drawing new life from a re-immersion in familiar surroundings. In this way the new record reflects on dual forces that both oppose, and compliment each other: loss and permanence, despair and hope, insecurity and confidence.

Invited this year to attend the Aotearoa Music Producer Series at Neil Finn’s Roundhead Studios, so that he could rub shoulders with such powerhouse producers as Bic Runga, Thom Healy, and Aotearoa Music Awards Producer of the Year Josh Fountain, Paul spoke recently about producing the new material that will feature in the tour:

‘I’d been working away on new material in the lockdown after flying back to Aotearoa in March after a pretty intense quarantine experience in Auckland. Once I got home I made a really scrappy-but-fun home studio in Waihopai where I demoed everything. Given how up-and-down this year has been, we felt like stepping out this summer and shaking the cobwebs off with some of our favourite acts across the country would be something really fun, and it’ll be a great way to try some of these new songs out on the road!’

The band has been described as ‘exploding with jangly and infectious indie-rock hooks’ (Happy Magazine SYD), and ‘foot-tapping, high energy, indie surf pop punk’ (NZ Musician). PIPSY have released three critically acclaimed EPs, toured Australia extensively, and have been awarded NZ On Air New Tracks awards for four of their singles, including a New Music Single award.

Watch Pipsy’s co-produced video for Why Can’t I Get What I Want For Once here.

The tour begins with opening slots for the legendary Jordan Luck Band in Central Otago, and concludes late January, in Wellington and Palmerston North. Book your tickets today!

2 Jan - Victoria Arms, Cromwell 
supporting Jordan Luck Band

3 Jan - Luggate Hotel, Luggate
supporting Jordan Luck Band

7 Jan - Southland Musician's Club, Invercargill (All Ages)
support from The Dense, Sam Cullen & Polarised

8 Jan - Dive Bar, Dunedin
support from The Dense & Sometime Winner

9 Jan - Wunderbar, Lyttelton
supports tbc

15 Jan - Moon, Wellington
support from Grawlixes, Housewitches & Murgatroyd

16 Jan - The Stomach, Palmerston North (All Ages)
support from Persimmon

Presale tickets available with Undertheradar.co.nz

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