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  • Sat 18 Apr ’15, 8:30pm


Kings Arms, 59 France St, Newton




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Jakob announce headline shows in Auckland and Wellington

New Zealand’s prog-rock heroes Jakob have bounced back from years of injuries and interruptions with 2014’s powerhouse record Sines, and a live stage show more hard-hitting than ever.

Those familiar with the sound of Jakob will agree that they are in fact New Zealand’s most formidable sonic instrumental three-piece. While iconic bands like Mogwai, Sonic Youth, Sigur Ros and ISIS are considered Jakob’s artistic contemporaries, the band have have long since earned their own renown around the globe as a unique sonic entity. Having toured the world with the likes of Isis, Tool, Cog and Damo Suzuki, the band’s live show and sophisticated recorded output has progressed steadily over the years.

Following a string of album release shows in late 2014, Jakob hit the sizzling summer stage at 2015’s Laneway Auckland, sending cool waves of pulsing post-rock to a sea of happy people. ‘They're an intense band to watch live, easily making punters forget the searing sun with grinding waves of progressive melodies’, said the NZ Herald of the St Jerome's Laneway Festival performance in Auckland this year. ‘Their knowing smiles before their bruising latest single Blind Them With Silence was telling - Jakob have come out of an intense period of injuries and uncertainty with their best album yet, and they know it.’

Now moving forward with rocketing momentum, Jakob are playing two rousing New Zealand shows. On Saturday 11 April they hit the stage at the San Fran in Wellington, and the following week, Saturday 18 April at the Kings Arms, Auckland. Following on from these local shows, the boys head to UK & Europe for four weeks finishing up the at the Dunk Festival in Belgium.

One of the country’s most heralded live acts, Jakob is well and truly back on the live scene, bringing their critically acclaimed and widely adored release to the stage for two blistering headline shows this April. Catch them in New Zealand while you can.

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