Saturday July 23rd 8 pm $10
Wet Wings is Lucy and Darian. Wet Wings wants to make interesting sounds and harmonies barbed with deadly hooks.
‘Feeeel It’ is the first single from Wet Wings’ forthcoming debut album, Glory Glory. Glory Glory will be released on vinyl and CD on July 4 through New Zealand’s Lil’ Chief Records. Foreshadowing the cavernous jubilation of the album, ‘Feeeel It’ conjures the supernatural with equal parts hope and scepticism.
Here are some phrases that people have written about them: “beautifully misty/haunting” (on the Pitchfork-curated Altered Zones), “The kind of harrowing incantation carried by worried and cloudy strings” (Delicious Scopitone, bizarrely translated from French), and “positively glowing” (Rose Quartz).
Wet Wings released its debut EP, Skin to Soil, in October 2010 as a limited-edition cassette via US label Infinity Tapes. The final track, the six-and-a-half minute pastoral ode to a deer, ‘Running Like a Man’, was listed on influential US blog Gorilla vs. Bear’s top 80 songs of 2010.
In January 2011 Wet Wings supported US folk trio Mountain Man in Melbourne before returning home to play at CALH.
Wet Wings will perform album release shows in Auckland and Wellington in July.
City Oh Sigh is a trio of classically-trained musicians that carefully crafts soulful songs, capturing audiences with their softness and beauty. The band combines unique instrumentation with subtle elements of folk and minimalist pop to emerge with a sound that is both difficult to categorise yet warmly familiar. Although still a relative newcomer to the Wellington music scene, City Oh Sigh has already had a number of successful shows under its belt, including support slots for sonic explorers The Books and K Records songstress Mirah. Lead singer/songwriter/cellist Kate started writing her own songs after a stint playing with several bands (Ladybird, Blackbelles, Shiver Like Timber, Planet Earth) across New Zealand, Australia, America and Europe. On returning to New Zealand, Kate teamed up with old friends, Sarah (vintage Rhodes) and Catherine (guitar, vocals and trumpet), and started writing songs with themes of love and loss, friendship and loneliness. All three band members also appear in new power-pop octet The Sisters of St Rupertsberg, another all-girl band that has been progressively stealing hearts on the Wellington indie scene. City Oh Sigh are sure to cement a well-deserved place on airwaves across the nation with the release of this anticipated EP. “City Oh Sigh… play well-considered and graceful songs… I hope that their mature sound will become a quiet cornerstone of Wellington music” - Salient “Together they sculpt drum-free compositions riddled with closely intertwined melodies and emotional warmth” - Rip It Up Magazine
Paradise: Heroes (Mount Pleasant; Jon Lemmon) present without being present besides (I like to be convinced that there is not and that there will be never physical exit of Paradise). So close heroes and so much distance, of which one knows nothing yet. Heroes which one started to follow the trace and whom one will follow blindly.