Once described as "The Sonic Youth of the Southern Hemisphere", space-rock contortionists Bailterspace have been mining tortured noise and repetitive melody for the better part of 30 years.
Direct from New York, Bailterspace will perform at The Others Way Festival on August 31. The band then embark on their NZ Tour, seeing them play in Christchurch, Wellington, and Dunedin from September 13-15 and just announced, due to near sold out shows, an extra show has been added in Auckland at Whammy on Monday, September 17.
Born out of the electrifying post-punk band The Gordons, they formed in New Zealand in 1987 as Nelsh Bailter Space, featuring Alister Parker (guitar, bass), John Halvorsen (bass, guitar) and Brent McLachlan (drums/percussion, samples) - the original line up of The Gordons.
Whether you're a fan of their debut efforts, the seminal 90's era, renascent releases, or the whole catalogue - this is a rare opportunity to see Bailterspace perform live. Featuring the original line up of Parker, McLachlan and Halvorsen, this legendary three-piece return with their veritable wall of symphonic exploration, punctuated by Orwellian themes of spiritual drought and cultural decay.
The first three shows of the tour feature support from hypnotic power-trio, WAX CHATTELS.
BAILTERSPACE NEW ZEALAND SHOWS:
Thursday 13th Sept - Blue Smoke, Christchurch * - buy tickets here
Friday 14th Sept - San Fran, Wellington * - buy tickets here
Saturday 15th Sept - The Cook, Dunedin * - buy tickets here
Monday 17th September - Whammy, Auckland (without Wax Chattels) - buy tickets here
*Featuring Wax Chattels