Street Chant are heading out on one last epic tour around New Zealand this September, but sadly this will likely be their last tour ever.
Over the eight years since they formed, Street Chant have become one of New Zealand’s most important and well loved alternative/rock bands.
In the early years the band played numerous shows around the dive bars of Auckland, quickly gaining a reputation for fearsome, powerful and wild live shows, as well as a string of b-Net radio hits.
Street Chant have toured Australia and the US with bands like Jack White’s The Dead Weather and The Lemonheads, as well as repeated shows at CMJ, SXSW and other international dates. At home they played The Big day Out, Laneway Festival and many other festivals and gigs. While not a mainstream group, Street Chant still won the inaugural Critics Choice Music Award and received various other nominations such as the Taite Music Prize and Alternative Album of The Year.
The lead single from current album Hauora - Pedestrian Support League - is also currently an APRA Silver Scroll Top 20 contender.
The band will put things on an indefinite hiatus, and finish up on a high note. They have a number of new songs they would like to eventually record and release, and Emily Edrosa (Emily Littler from Street Chant’s solo project) will continue - in fact she has almost finished a new record.
So there is still plenty to look forward to, including this upcoming tour and various new recordings from the band members.
All Dates with Slenderman
- CHRISTCHURCH - Thursday 8 SEPT - Darkroom w/ Wurld Series & Best Bets
- QUEENSTOWN - Friday 9 SEPT - Sherwood
- DUNEDIN - Saturday 10 SEPT - The Attic w/ Kane Strang & Opposite Sex
- AUCKLAND Friday 16 SEPT - Whammy w/ special guests
- TAURANGA - Friday 23 SEPT - The Hop House w/ All Hail The Fun Killers
- WELLINGTON- Saturday 24 SEPT Valhalla w/ Womb & Unsanitary Napkin