Cult noise-rock act SOLID GOLD HELL are returning to the performance stage in September – at Auckland’s Kings Arms.
They made their return back in 2011 for the Flying Nun 30th birthday celebrations and again earlier this year supporting Snapper at the Arch Hill and Flying Nun Afternoon Grill. Admitting in a press release for this show, that “we play so haphazardly”, this is certain to be one of those rare occasions to see one of New Zealand’s seminal noise, ‘southern Gothic’ outfits headline a show at Kings Arms.
From the aforementioned press release :
Formed in the wake of New Zealand noise rockers SPUD, Solid Gold Hell was a continuation of that group’s lurching sound with more garage punk and less avant sonics. Releasing two albums Swingin’ Hot Murder (1994) and The Blood and the Pity (1996), with turgid swing beats and atonal blues that draw comparisons to Jesus Lizard and Australian pub crawlers the Scientists.
Similarly, they take a lot from Captain Beefheart’s magic band and filter it through punk and sardonic bar-room jazz, resulting in a drunken mix of punishing noise and startling musicianship.
SOLID GOLD HELL with Girls Pissing on Girls Pissing and Las Tetas
Friday 13th September 2013
Kings Arms Tavern, Auckland
Tickets on sale from today at UTR