Blue Smoke Open: 7:00pm – Showtime: 8:30pm
This is a one off performance by psych-pop outfit Glass Vaults and their only headline Christchurch show of 2018. A rare chance to catch this force majeure of alternative art-pop in the garden city.
Joined on the night by low-fi fuzz-pop virtuoso Ben Woods.
wonky sun-soaked rhythms and effortlessly cool vocals” – Wonderland Magazine
“…absorbing and richly crafted pop…” – GOLD FLAKE PAINT
Enthralling New Zealand psych-folk” – CLASH Music
“…lush, vibrant, and utterly cool… – THE REVUE
Since their conception in 2010, merchants of bliss Glass Vaults have produced a stream of releases and transcendental live performances which have developed into a unique brand of psychedelic pop.
Conceived in Wellington, New Zealand by Performance Design graduates, Richard Larsen and Rowan Pierce, the band continues to work closely with producer Bevan Smith (Carpark Records) who has become an integral part of the band and sound.
During this time they have released two acclaimed LPs and three EPs, played to capacity crowds inside drained swimming pools and humid forests, toured throughout New Zealand, Australia, U.S.A and taken up residence in New York while maintaining strong critical praise. Their early collection of EP’s, written and recorded in rooms and studios throughout New Zealand, are atmosphere driven, hazy and slower paced.
With the release of Sojourn (2015, Flying Out) and The New Happy (2017, Melodic Records) the band has begun to peel away the hazy veneer to reveal precision crafted pop songs with groove, immediacy and striking clarity.