With three weeks to go, excitement is brewing in Auckland, ahead of The Others Way on Friday, August 31.
Already featuring such heavyweights and emerging artists as Bailterspace, The Beths, Headless Chickens, Die! Die! Die!, Collision, Superette, Estère, and Melodownz, The Others Way has just announced another 18 acts joining the current lineup;
THE OTHERS WAY 2018 SECOND LINE UP:
d. Tyrone & k2k
Dead Little Penny
Eno x Dirty
PLUS...The Friendly Potential TOW Afterparty w/ DJJNETT
With two highly acclaimed albums under his belt, plus the release of his recent single and EP Two Free Hands, Anthony Tonnon brings an eccentric show, combining traditional and electronic musicianship and a surreal sense of storytelling and physical movement.
d. Tyrone & k2k
After becoming best friends over 3 years ago, Katherine (k2k) and Dirk (d. Tyrone) have been throwing dance parties together all across Aotearoa. This very special, back-to-back DJ session is inspired by Dirk and Katherine's shared love of ripping techno, dog memes, bumping house rhythms and bees. Bring a towel; it's gonna be hot!
From Grey Lynn via Morningside, 18-year-old Bene arrives at The Others Way with a hot band in tow and a killer set of songs that mix indie-slack fun with a little r’n’b swing. AND a voice to die for.
You may have caught his on-stage appearances alongside his father Neil Finn and brother Liam Finn, or behind the drums for Wild Nothing, and now Elroy presents his own with his delectable blend of melodic guitar pop. Elroy will be joined on-stage with his full band, performing tracks from his upcoming debut album.
ENO X DIRTY
Hip-hop artists Eno x Dirty are well known for bringing the party to venues throughout Auckland, their recent and highly anticipated debut album Evil Adventures & Happy Endings received high praise and features the duo busting out their patented social commentaries over smokin' beats.
Born out of friendship, shared thoughts on life’s polar dichotomies, the unspoken politics of social resistance, and the importance of celebrating your successes, High Beams is the hip-hop super-group ofIllbaz, Melodownz and Raiza Biza. High Beams recently released their highly acclaimed debut self-titled album and have been touring the country, spitting rhymes over jazz and soul-inflected beats.
21-year-old singer-songwriter Josie Moon hails from Wellington, with a hypnotic and nostalgic approach to electronic pop music. Her upcoming debut EP Rose Tinted, with new collaborator Nik Brinkman, is set to be released at the end of the month.
Psychic sisterhood and wistful wanderlust are the twin energies feeding lush ceremonial dream-pop duo Purple Pilgrims. the duo's appeal is far-ranging, with The Guardian referring to their debut album Eternal Delight as "ghostly, hazy, ethereal, mystical, angelic, spectral, sensual."
Polyester makes pop songs charged with emotion - blending pop hooks with 80’s synths, sparkling guitars, and Chic-inspired disco grooves. The Auckland five-piece have had a bumper year, playing Laneway 2018, touring NZ, and releasing their self-titled debut album.
Friendly Potential's TOW Afterparty with DJ JNETT
Friendly Potential is bringing DJ JNETT out to play at Neck of the Woods to end this night of all nights! A Melbourne native, Janette Pitruzzello has been spinning and winning in Melbourne since the early 90s. Her boundless crates of wax span seamlessly throughout deep house, techno, funk, soul, disco, dub, reggae, and hip-hop.
Also joining the second line-up will be Wellington's Bad Friend, Christchurch art-popper French Concession, and local acts Green Grove, Kraus, Drorgon, Dead Little Penny, TOOMS, along with the new Jonathan Crayford/Julien Dyne duo Two Farben.
They join the already stellar lineup (in alphabetical order): Bailterspace, The Beths, Carb on Carb, Church & AP, Collision, COOL TAN, Dbldbl + Stay Foolish, Death and the Maiden, Die! Die! Die! Estère, Girl Boss, The Goon Sax, Gregor, Guy Blackman, Hans Pucket, Headless Chickens, Hopetoun Brown, imugi <이무기, Laura Jean, MEER, MELODOWNZ, Miss June, Mulholland, Soaked Oats, Superette, tei., Vincent H.L, Water and Wax Chattels.
Unfortunately, Troy Kingi and the Galactic Chiropractors will be unable to play due to an unforeseen scheduling clash.
For the first time, The Others Way will have an All-Ages Stage in association with Girls Rock Camp Aotearoa. Full details and tickets will be available later this week, while Girls Rock Camp Aotearoa are also taking submissions for bands to perform at the festival. The submission form can be found here.
All of this taking place across a number of fine K Road venues including Anthology Lounge, Cross St Markets, Galatos, Neck of the Woods, Pitt St Sunday School, Samoa House, The Studio, The Thirsty Dog, Whammy, The Wine Cellar, The Vault.
Tickets are selling faster than ever - so get in quick!
Stay tuned for further announcements, the full timetable, and other exciting news over the next two weeks...