11 The Esplanade St Kilda
Melbourne, Victoria 3000

Spa & Audiac
Announcing Melbourne Dates

Two of New Zealands finest products will be teaming up for a gala of performances across Melbourne. On the back of respective debut albums, the 2 bands hit Melbourne over a 6 day stretch (please finds all dates below).

Based out of Auckland: the sound of Spa is the sound of an indie summer laid back rock/pop that invokes influences such as Pavement, Teenage Fanclub, The Kinks and Wilco. In their native New Zealand, the first two Spa singles Neil of Diamonds and Yale received considerable radio and video airplay on both mainstream and independent stations. Neil of Diamonds (www.youtube.com/watch?v=by8fKxny0XM) was nominated for Indie Video of the Year at the Juice Awards and Yale (www.youtube.com/watch?v=ehEXM9kEcmg) was a finalist for Best Animated Video in the Kodak Music Clip Awards.

Their self titled debut album was released to Australian audiences on February 10, heralding the trios first steps away from the land of the long white cloud with airplay on stations RRR, PBS breakfast rotation, RTR, ZZZ and many more stations to boot. With Spa signed to Mushroom publishing in Australia, and their tracks getting played to thousands across TV programs such as Home & Away, they are sure to be a band set to become a hit both sides of the Tasman.

Dunedin-formed, Melbourne-based outfit Audiac have gone through somewhat of a turbulent history to reach their present incarnation. Early line-ups consisting of brothers Andrew and Michael Schraa proved explosive, and it wasnt until Andrew moved to London with a different band that Audiac began to find its footing. In the face of band members being split-up due to visa troubles, Andrew decided to resurrect Audiac, moving to Melbourne and mixing the bands debut No Come Down at St Kildas Hothouse studio (Oasis, Franz Ferdinand).

Now based in Melbourne, Andrew Schraa set out to recreate No Come Down live, enlisting musicians Lawrence Berry on bass, Nic Pallett on guitar and Malcolm McMahon. With their debut album released on Melbourne-based label Echobase, they have set about establishing themselves on the Australian Music Scene.

Catch Spa and Audiac at the following dates:

Tuesday April 22
The Tote, Fitzroy
(supporting Technology)
Tickets: $4 on the door

Wednesday April 23
IDGAFF, Abbotsford
(note: Audiac headling, Spa supporting)
with Ross Cottee

Saturday April 26
Purepop Records, St Kilda
***Spa solo instore performance***
Time: 3.30pm

Sunday April 27
The Espy, St Kilda
Front Bar - FREE

"It is a rare song that can be played two or three times in a row, each listen revealing layer upon layer of musical goodness. Neil of Diamonds is such a song and it could evolve into a genuine Kiwi classic... A spa-rkling debut."
Paul Easton - Marlborough Express, 4 stars

Classic Indie pop sound. Steven Taits guitars luxuriate in a deep warm bath of distortion recalls great offshore bands such as The Go-Betweens, Pavement or Dinosaur Jnr
Sunday Star Times 4/5

Simple Guitar pop thats easy on the ears.
Pulp Magazine 3/5



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Added by heapsaflash on April 16, 2008

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