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June 3, 2017 @ 8:00 pm NZST$42.5
Emerging after The Lemonheads disbanded Evan Dando returned to music first with a solo tour and ‘Live At The Brattle Theatre’ then came his debut solo album ‘Baby I’m Bored’.
Mature and autobiographical, ‘Baby I’m Bored’ is a stellar record that stripped Dando of his grunge label, seeing him lean more towards an achingly melodic alt-country rock sound. Self-deprecating, these are songs of decline and coming back from that.
“Dando has a flair for bruised melancholy that stands comparison with Gram Parsons and Alex Chilton” – Q Magazine
“A beautiful album of tender reflections on life, love and drug-induced folly set in soulful, country-tinged guitar pop.” – The Independent
In support of the upcoming deluxe reissue of ‘Baby I’m Bored’ on Fire Records for Record Store Day 2017, Evan Dando will stop by New Zealand as part of his World Tour playing two shows.
Opening the show will be one of our finest up and coming alt-country crooners.
Matty Smith has been writing songs from the age of thirteen and he is no stranger to the New Zealand music scene having performed for many years as front man for rock n roll outfit Von Voin Strum. In 2016 Smith embarked on a solo career and recorded his first self titled LP released this May.
His influences are wide and varied from Bright Eyes to Father John Misty and his blend of Indie folk and alt country are showcased with his soulful voice and heartfelt songwriting. Recorded by Ben Edwards at The Sitting Room, Lyttelton his debut album is a true collaboration with a producer at the top of his game.