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Posted: May 14 2018
Silverstein New Zealand 2018
What a time to be alive, veteran hardcore-punk band Comeback Kid and old school favourites Silverstein, are invading New Zealand for two shows only. Get ready Auckland and Wellington, this May is going to be killer.
Hard core punk needs to be mixed up and kept fresh to stay alive. No artist has known this more than Comeback Kid. From album to album, we've seen the band grow in sound and direction, yet still sustain an unshaken and ferocious energy. The intensity of the band’s live shows, mixed with the unrelenting sound driven from there latest Outsider album is bringing their live music performance to a new level.
Within the hardcore and punk scene, many are quick to judge artists as they explore new sounds, depths and heights. Comeback Kid on the other hand has spent half a life time growing their riffs and creating a a signature sound without compromising their roots. Comeback Kid frontman Andrew Neufeld says “It’s bigger than us and we have no intentions of slowing down or standing still.”
They’ve performed at nearly every major heavy music festival and shared the stage with bands from every genre, which helps motivate their continually evolving sound. New Zealand do yourself a favour, come see these legends live in person.
Canadian rock outfit Silverstein continue to pushing forward with their music dominance. With an influence of hardcore and punk, fuelled by passionate emotion and flavoured with indie rock vibes, the bands sound has survived the test of time. Having achieved what most band cannot, fitting the mould of "most bands” has never been a thought for Silverstein.
With 17 years under their belt, these Ontario post-hardcore pioneers have toured the world, selling over a million records. They've built a reputation for stepping out and trying new things, never being afraid to challenge sounds and flavours. Eight full-length albums later, we reach 2017 album Dead Reflection, a sounds that proves the band have never let go of their basement grass roots. The same fire and passion is sure to set New Zealanders ablaze this May.
Silverstein Ticket Info
- $51 R18 Tickets Available from Under The Radar
Quick Fire Answers
- Whammy Bar, Auckland - Tue, 22nd May
- Valhalla, Wellington - Wed, 23rd May
- Limited Street parking available around the venue
- The Gig is R18 - Bring Your ID
- Join the Official Facebook Event
Posted: Nov 23 2015
Turnstile New Zealand Tour 2016
Highly anticipated punk hardcore band Turnstile are making their way from Baltimore U.S. to tour NZ. Now 5 years strong, Turnstile is considered among many to be a refreshing addition to the hardcore scene. Forming back in 2010. This band has moved swiftly, from strength to strength, releasing their first powerful EP Pressure to Succeed in 2011.
Trapped under Ice’s drummer Brendan Yates front s the five-piece band, with frantic vocals that are matched by equally unmasked energy levels. Surely this is one of the biggest upcoming hardcore bands we have seen take the stage … globally. When you listen to Turnstile you know there is no half-arsed efforts.
Moving into 2013 we saw yet another EP Step 2 the Rhythm, which drove home the band's full level of enthusiasm, with high energy under-laid by fanatic groove and various tempos. What makes the style epic is the slow paced riffs that lead into absolute frenzied breakdowns. Whilst there are some clean vocals on chorus’s such as “keep it moving”, we see that this embodies the hardcore spirit – by no means a compromise to their sound.
Now 2015, Turnstile’s first full release Nonstop Feeling walks a less travelled path. Building from their first two releases, Turnstile has nothing but mastered their hardcore-groove style. Whilst their first two releases were well received, they didn’t cover any new territory that 90’s hardcore hadn’t. Nonstop feeling amalgamates a series of slightly newer yet unique sounds, with heavy metallic riffs, groove rock drums, and foot stomping guitar riffs; all elements that contribute to an uncompromised live performance.
There’s, no stopping this band – with a cult following, insane live shows and a massive reputation in the hardcore scene, there’s no reason to miss one of their three new Zealand gigs.
- 7th January - 8pm, La Lucha Lounge, Auckland, 18+
- 8th January - 8pm, Diggers Bar, Hamilton, 18+
- 9th January - 7pm, Zeal Wellington, All Ages
- Listen to music from their Band Camp page.
- Check out the Facebook event.
Tickets - Undertheradar $20
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