Friday 14 December 2012
GRIMES SET TIMES
8.30 - 9.00 Black City Lights
9.15 - 10.00 RANDA
10.30 - 12.00am Grimes
Tickets to GRIMES’ two New Zealand shows in December went on sale late August and sold out within 2 weeks. The people who missed out were devastated, we felt their pain, but what could we do?
Well, we’ve been working around the clock and MYSTERY GIRL & 95bFM are very, very happy to announce that the GRIMES Auckland show will now be held at The Powerstation!!!
All tickets purchased for the Kings Arms show are valid for entry at The Powerstation. Hurry! this is your last chance to secure tickets to the must see dreamy, glitchy, pop artist of 2012 - tickets will sell out!
“A glitchy shimmering dance record.” – MOJO (4/5)
“Visions gestures skyward and beyond.” – Pitchfork (8.5 – Best New Music)
“Fit to burst with bone-bending synths, insistent beats and a sometimes shrill vocal that manages to both charm and unsettle.” – The Guardian (4/5)
“… one of the most impressive albums of the year so far.” – New York Times
“13 perfect moments” – NME (8/10 – Album of the Week)
The work of Claire Boucher, GRIMES is a project that has gained notoriety since its inception back in early-2010. Moving to Montreal from Vancouver in 2006, she developed GRIMES among the city’s burgeoning DIY scene; a scene where both punk ethos and pop music collide. Her 4AD debut 'Visions' – which came out March 12 2012 and was proudly distributed in New Zealand by Rhythmethod – is her fourth release in less than two years and countless shows have been performed in this time, both helping to build much intrigue as to what’s next.
With her creative bent being both musical and visual, she draws on the arts of 2D, performance, dance, video and sound, weaving them all together to strong rhythmic effect, incorporating influences as wide as Enya, TLC and Aphex Twin, whilst drawing from genres like New Jack Swing, IDM, New Age, K-pop, Industrial and glitch. The result is both otherworldly and futuristic.
Watch the memorable video for ‘Oblivion’ on the right hand side!