This is Tami Neilson! New Zealand tour dates announced!

Photo: Anna Lindqveist

Photo: Anna Lindqveist

Multi award-winning Canadian-born, New Zealand singer-songwriter Tami Neilson needs no introduction. Having become one of NZ’s most beloved artists of the modern era, blending country, soul and rockabilly into her signature high-octane performances, Neilson’s songs have tugged at our heart-strings and soothed our souls.

Accompanied by Tami’s brother and longtime co-writer/collaborator Jay Neilson, the Big Boss Mama will bring her extensive songbook to the road this October. With 7 dates across New Zealand in a rare, up-close and personal show, fans can experience the songs acoustically, as they were written. Tickets are on-sale now! See list of dates and ticketing info below.

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THIS IS TAMI NEILSON! WITH VERY SPECIAL GUEST JAY NEILSON

NEW ZEALAND TOUR DATES
 

17 OCTOBER - MAYFAIR THEATRE, DUNEDIN [TICKETS]

18 OCTOBER - MEOW, WELLINGTON [TICKETS]

19 OCTOBER - THE PIANO, CHRISTCHURCH [TICKETS]

20 OCTOBER - THE TUNING FORK, AUCKLAND - STAY TUNED FOR MORE DETAILS!

21 OCTOBER - NELSON ARTS FESTIVAL, NELSON THEATRE ROYAL, NELSON
[FESTIVAL TICKETS]

26 OCTOBER - THE SAWMILL, LEIGH [TICKETS]

28 OCTOBER - TAURANGA ARTS FESTIVAL, TAURANGA [FESTIVAL TICKETS]
 

Don’t miss Tami and Jay when they’re in a town near you!

For more information and ticketing, head to tamineilson.com

Growing up on the road as two fifths of Canadian country group The Neilsons, Tami and Jay were supporting the likes of Johnny Cash from a very young age. With a wealth of stories from the road, the pair are set to bring some smiles, laughs and tears as they tell the tales behind some of Tami’s biggest songs, like their Silver Scroll Award-winningWalk Back to Your Arms’, as well as exclusively premiering brand new songs from Tami’s upcoming new album.

Neilson’s music has become synonymous with our lives, adored by those at home and around the world for her powerhouse voice and heart-pounding soul injected into every word and every note. Neilson’s 2014 record Dynamite! changed the game musically, attracting a storm of worldwide attention. The album was named one of The Guardian’s Top 10 Country Albums of the Year and climbed to #1 on the NZ Charts in a spine-chillingly exciting triumph for the hard-working, independent artist. It would later take out Best Country Music Album at the 2015 NZ Music Awards, and forge the name ‘Tami Neilson’ into the cultural fabric of New Zealand music forever.

Her recent internationally acclaimed record Sassafrass! (nominated for Album of the Year at the NZ Music Awards) secured a number of glowing accolades worldwide, from the likes of Rolling Stone Country, American Songwriter, Pop Matters and No Depression. Tami now plays to sold out crowds across North America, New Zealand and Europe, on a rigorous international touring schedule. Happy to be coming home, and bringing the magic of family with her; this is one charmer of a live experience not to be missed.

“Tami Neilson is a fire-breathing belter on her own terms.” - ROLLING STONE

“A red-hot honky-tonker, somewhere between Patsy Cline and Wanda Jackson with perhaps just a little bit of Peggy Lee sophistication.” -
RNZ

“A full-tilt badass monster of music.” -
SAVING COUNTRY MUSIC

"There are singers, and then there is Tami Neilson, for whom the word singer just isn't big enough." -
HMV

Keep up with Tami and Jay Neilson as they whip around the country this October!

Tami Neilson online:
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The Others Way announce first artist lineup for 2019!

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Karangahape Road’s beloved grassroots music festival The Others Way returns this Friday 30th August to Tāmaki Makaurau for another night of music and good vibes. The Others Way have today revealed the first artist lineup for 2019, with more to be announced over the coming weeks. Stay tuned for more Others Way news on Flying Out’s Facebook and Instagram

The Others Way is proud to see another year of gloriously eclectic artistry in 2019’s first artist lineup. It wouldn’t be an Others Way Festival without appearances from some NZ music royalty. Celebrated acts The Chills, Straitjacket Fits and Blam Blam Blam return to the stage for a ripper run through their beloved catalogues. It has been a big year for both The Chills and Straitjacket Fits with the release of a documentary (The Chills: The Triumph & Tragedy of Martyn Phillipps) and an autobiography (Shayne Carter's 'Dead People I Have Known'); both critically-lauded pieces of work.

Celebrating the future of kiwi music, rap prodigies Church & AP, CHAII and Shiraz & LSJ are bound to bring the house down with their captivating performances. Bang your head guts out to Long Distance Runner, Echo Oh’s, DOG Power, Contenders and more. Introverted souls can be soothed by the earthy sounds of Bailey Wiley and the swirling, hypnotic tones of Mermaidens, or the engrossing sound waves of Creme Jean. The enigmatic Princess Chelsea will treat you to her mesmerizing dulcet pop tones (with glorious accompanying visuals) while wordsmith enchantress Being. and soon to be everyone’s favourite truth-tellers Bad Timing will steal your hearts and leave with you lots to think about.

Plus, joining the local lineup are American indie cult-figures Chris Cohen and John Maus, rounding off what is already an exciting lineup - but stay tuned for more over the coming weeks!

ARTIST LINEUP 2019:
Bad Timing / Bailey Wiley / Being. / Ben Woods / Blam Blam Blam / Carnivorous Plant Society / CHAII / The Chills / Chris Cohen / Church & AP / Contenders / Creme Jean / Dateline / DOG Power / Echo Ohs / John Maus / Long Distance Runner / Mermaidens / Negative Nancies / NT Honey / Ounce / Princess Chelsea / Richard Maybe’s Passion for Nature / Sad Freq / Shiraz & LSJ / Straitjacket Fits / Superstarz / The Terminals / Water

Festival passes are selling quick! Purchase your passes in-store or online from Flying Out and Undertheradar.

Amongst the surprises of this year’s event, The Others Way is rapt to see the return of Girls Rock! Camp All Ages Stage, set up to immerse our young tamariki (our future) in the power of live music! Stay tuned for more information about the lineup and special ticketing coming soon. In the meantime, have a read about the rad work Girls Rock! Camp Aotearoa do HERE.

The annual event is hosted by Flying Out, an Auckland-based record store, distributor and home to Flying Nun Records, Arch Hill and numerous other local and international labels. Since the event’s inception in 2014, the Others Way has become somewhat of an institution in the independent music scene of the city, attracting swarms of music-loving festival goers to Karangahape Road district each year.


Media accreditation is now open for the Others Way 2019. Please register your interest HERE before Friday 2 August, 6.00pm.


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Repulsive Woman shares debut album 'Relief'

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Repulsive Woman (the solo project of Millicent Lovelock) releases her debut album Relief, out now all streaming services. Recorded throughout 2018 in Lovelock’s hometown of Dunedin with engineer Adelaide Dunn (Milpool), Relief is an intimate, unfolding exploration in to the perception of self in the context of modern society.

LISTEN TO RELIEF
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Muted electric guitar and panned, airy vocals usher in the opening title track of the album, as Lovelock’s optimistic melancholy confesses quiet uncertainty. ‘Soft Borders’ sees an inner conflict intensify, as she sings: Any movement is betraying me / even stillness is vulnerability / there’s a cost to being in between. The listener is privy to the suffocation and exhaustion of trapping oneself to the in between; remaining ‘agreeable’, ‘soft’, or ‘non-offensive’.

Guitar-driven track ‘When I Get Good’ lulls into reflection, before launching into the potently satirical ‘Ulysses’. ‘Some Body’ teeters between bitter and soothing as Lovelock’s vocals provide a constant to latch on to in this tumultuous track.

Moving lightly atop a bed of hypnotic acoustic guitar in ‘Rough Around The Edges’, circulating rumours take on the form of delicate melodies that allow affecting yet unassuming lyrics to take centre stage. Themes of pressure to mould to an ‘ideal’ reach their peak in ‘Overripe’ as Lovelock sings: If I could only change.

"If I was tender I would be sweet for you

If I was softer I would split in two

but even ruptured

I might be good for you"

- ‘Overripe’

Closing track ‘Earn It Twice’, marks the artist at a halfway point; coming to terms with what others might expect of her, embracing liminality and accepting ways in which she is not always what is expected. Throughout Relief, internal dichotomies and external perceptions of self are explored with depth of nuance, themes most eloquently symbolised in the contrast between Lovelock’s clear, pure vocals binding these 8 tracks, and her evocative moniker ‘Repulsive Woman’.

As one half of the much-loved alt-indie two-piece Astro Children, Millie Lovelock is no stranger to the New Zealand music scene. She first began uploading covers to Bandcamp under the Repulsive Woman moniker in late 2015, later spending time at the Red Bull Music Academy, in Berlin in 2018. Hot off the back of a nation-wide New Zealand tour in May 2019, Repulsive Woman unveils this new chapter, striking a balance between remarkable vulnerability and the kind of elusivity that has listeners hooked from the very first play.

RELIEF TRACKLIST:
Relief
Soft Borders
When I Get Good
Ulysses
Some Body
Rough Around The Edges
Overripe
Earn it Twice