This weekend Auckland band Young Lyre are releasing their hot new EP Night Swimming so, earlier on this week, Jon E went to one of their practices to get the inside scoop.
Listen below for the audio.
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Young Lyre are releasing their debut EP Night Swimming this Friday - there's an EP release show at 1885 in Auckland which is free to get along to - and make sure you order your copy of the EP for $10 from the Young Lyre bandcamp page.
Check out this video of recording footage and general shenanigans!
Parachute Music need to finish their studios, and you can help them out while gorging yourself on quality local musical entertainment! The Neverending will broadcast 24 bands in 24 hours, all to raise the cash needed to complete NZ's new creative hotspot. More from their website...
"From 8pm Friday 29th June to 8pm Saturday 30th, we'll be kicking off a fundraising event called THE NEVERENDING. Join a stellar line-up of Kiwi bands for a 24-hour gig streamed live from Parachute H.Q.
Featuring Parachute Band, Ruby Frost, Young Lyre, Lydia Cole, Luke Thompson, Nathan King and many more, you're staring down the barrel of a fundraising gig that would make Bob Geldof tremble in his Cockney boots.
Visit the event on givealittle.co.nz and be a part of completing the Parachute Studios project."
Parachute Music announced their top 5 for their Opener competition this morning. Go check the list and vote for your favourite here.
The Jury & the Saints played their first ever New Plymouth gig on the Revolution Tour last night. Tour continues for the rest of NZ Music Month so get along!
Ruby Frost has announced her new album Volititions will release next month.
And Young Lyre have been announced as one of the acts that will play at The Whiskey Live! Wednesday May 30th with Cairo Knife Fight, Knives at Noon, Autozamm and DJ Tiger Girl! There's limited tickets available so don't miss out!
Young Lyre were on TV1's Good Morning yesterday morning!
You can check the video on demand at the TVNZ website, and I would say catch them live on Thursday night in Auckland as they open for Kaiser Chiefs, but that show is sold out... sorry bout that!
The guys in Young Lyre get a little bit beat up, chucked out of a van, and set on fire in the awesome new video, set to their new single "Make Light".
Summer Tour: Live from Windsor Park Baptist
This show will be streaming completely live, for free, and from anywhere in the world.
Gig starts streaming 7:00pm, Thursday 19th January, New Zealand time (UTS+12).
Bands scheduled to play:
What You Can Win
We've got EPs from Strahan and Tigertown as well One Big Garden of Sound - a pictorial overview of the first 20 years of Parchute Music. Also up for grabs are Life FM T-Shirts, caps, frisbees and T-Shirt merch from from The Jury & The Saints.
What to do: Head to Life FM's and upload your photos from Life FM's Summer Tour, tag Life FM in them (or the description of the photo) and win loot from Tigertown, Strahan, The Jury & The Saints and Life FM.
The Tour featured:
Thursday January 19th – Windsor Park Baptist, Auckland North Shore -
with Young Lyre, The Jury & The Saints, Strahan & [shift]
Saturday January 21st – Alive Church, Whangarei
with Young Lyre, The Jury & The Saints & Strahan
Wednesday January 25th – Tabac, Auckland Central
with Strahan, Phebe Starr & The Glory Sea
Thursday January 26th – Raleigh Street Christian Church, Cambridge
with Young Lyre, The Jury & The Saints, Strahan, Tigertown & Black Boy Peaches
With special thanks to our sponsers:
Just before heading out on tour with Midnight Youth, the boys in Young Lyre have been busy working some new music for you, which they've JUST launched on the good ol' facebook. New track is called 'Make Light' and when you hit up their page to listen to it, you can download their other song 'Cinema Smile' for free.
The tour kicks off on December 15 in Christchurch, so check to see if its coming past you and get along!!!
Earlier tonight, Young Lyre (formally known as The Frisk; try and keep up) announced on their facebook that they are heading on a massive summer tour with Midnight Youth.
Thurs 15th Dec CHRISTCHURCH Speights Ale House, Ferrymead
Fri 16th Dec WELLINGTON Bodega
Sat 17th Dec PALMERSTON NORTH Royal
Wed 21st Dec NAPIER Sideline Bar
Thurs 22nd Dec TAURANGA Brewers Bar
Fri 23rd Dec HAMILTON Altitude
Sat 24th Dec AUCKLAND Brownzy, Browns Bay
Not sure yet about costs, ages etc... but it's gonna be awesome!