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CARNIVOROUS PLANT SOCIETY NEW ALBUM AND TOUR

Ben Howe

Flying Out is pleased to be stocking the new Carnivorous Plant Society album on CD. For those who like jazzy reto-futuristic spaghetti mexi-western trumpetey vibey grooves then this is for you! Get your copy here, and check their marathon New Zealand tour dates below.

Phantom Finger’ is a heady mix of strange creatures and fierce humanity drawn from the mind of band-leader Finn Scholes. Eclectic but focussed, the seven compositions progress with a satisfying vigour while allowing for pit stops at the edge of the universe they have created. 

Over the past few years the Auckland quintet has refined their sound and approach in a variety of settings, supporting Tiny Ruins on tour and collaborating with Lawrence Arabia to create a live score at the New Zealand International Film Festival.

In 2013 they released their self-titled album and since then they have released via soundcloud a number of audio book style stories written and scored by Finn Scholes.

The band’s visual aesthetic has evolved along with their sound, resulting in a collection of animated videos that accompany the songs live as well as online. When experienced together, the songs abound with a joyous energy sprung from instrumental dexterity and an enthusiasm for the bizarre, while the images persist in the imagination long after they are out of sight.

Recorded and mixed with engineer Tom Healy, ‘Phantom Finger’ builds on the complex mythology of the group’s previous outing.

 

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Carnivorous Plant Society TOUR New Zealand through February / March in support of ‘Phantom Finger’, dates below

 

February

Thursday 11th, Darkroom, Christchurch w/ Motte

Friday 12th, Old Lodge Theatre, Hokitika

Saturday 14th, Sherwood, Queenstown

Monday 16th, Venue TBC, Stewart Island

Thursday 18th, Repertory Theatre, Invercargill

Friday 19th, Taste Merchants, Dunedin

Saturday 20th, Event Centre, Ashburton

Wednesday 24th, The Mussel Inn, Golden Bay

Thursday 25th, Little Theatre, Picton

Friday 26th, Meow, Wellington

Saturday 27th, 4th Wall Theatre, New Plymouth

Sunday 28th, The Wine Cellar, Auckland

 

March

Tuesday 1st, Gateway Theatre, Whakatane

Wednesday 2nd, The Plaza Theatre, Putaruru

Thursday 3rd, Arts Gallery, Tauranga



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