Monday, 26 May 2014

The "She's On Heat" North Island Rock Tour | The Neo-Kalashnikovs

                  Designed by Volita and Moss

Lead Singer/Guitarist Volita Pearl of The Neo-Kalashnikovs rocking out in Palmerston North.

  Her guitar tones inducing unstoppable head-banging motions from the front to the back :) 

After playing Hamilton, Palmy and Wellington in the North Island for 3 weekends in a row I've got to say it was intense. The best part about the tour for me was playing across NZ as joint headliner. Although it's obvious the live scene has suffered a serious decline of 80% due to recession. Dis-regarding this bull my favourite memories are as follows; playing on the Giant stage at Altitude Bar that bands like Shapeshifter,Blacklistt and Shihad and other countless rock acts have slaughtered. Then I think the best performance of the Tour would definitely go to Palmerston North, New Zealand show were the crowd was insane and some OG's head banging at the back cracked me up mid-set seriously Palmy knows how to head bang Boy!!! 

    The Neo-Kalashnikovs playing Altitude Bar on some Vector Arena level vibes in the Hammer.

            A Big thank you to Laurie, Nicky and Craig for making the show next level!!!

In reflection it was also super great to drop into Radio Control 99.4FM and hear "Gorgeous Baby" played on University radio. Unlike Douche Fm Control rocks and David and Abi some serious Ass. The station was also super swish with an amazing view of the campus, winning!!!

The best sound of the Tour definitely goes to Bodega the room, desk, speakers and vibe were great. Also the whole band nearly getting physically attacked by a "Superfan" was memorable to say the least. All I can say is thank god for Bouncers. 

All three siblings Volita, Moss and Gabe rocking at Bodega on a cold Wellington Night.

       It was a huge honour to play at the longest running music venue in NZ history.

Last but not least i'd like to say a massive thanks toForce Fields for kicking out some serious jams across the nation. I swear I saw a rocker patrons head simultaneously explode when you rocked out Zeroing Full Volume at Bodega!!!  Also a giant thank you to Matt for helping book shows the tour couldn't have happened with out you. Jeremy for supplying his legendary bass amp and being generous enough to let Gabe play it and Matt the Drummer of Forcies for letting myself tenderly smash the shit out of his drum kit hahaha  don't tell him I said that 

Finally I'd like to thank Radio Hauraki 
for playing our songs and talking about the tour nationally. Phantom postering for hitting every lamp post from the Tron to Kaitaia with a tour poster. And our mumager Ruth Bioletti Artist for coming on tour with us and stopping Volita and I getting into titanic sibling level fights on the road haha 

Next up for the band is the release of "She's On Heat (Turn the Tables)" record on U.S college radio, meetings with some school of hard knocks music managers, hitting the studio to make a new swag-laddened record!!! and swanning off to grind it out in England and generally get up to no good haha - Stay Classy NZ

Moss (Drummer of The Neos)

The Neo-Kalashnikovs are sending off 200 cds to U.S College Radio this week via Brooklyn. We're all looking forward to seeing what happens with "She's On Heat" (Turn the Tables Edition). Thanks to everyone that has helped inspire us to make our first record. New music is coming out soon by the band in the shape new Rock Album as yet untitled. The hand inked drawing on the cd was lovingly spawned by the talented SLICK BLACK . His Facebook URL is: 
RockNRoll Neos
 — with SLICK BLACK.

Joke of the Tour:
                  The Highs and Lows of being a fledgling RockNRollStar in NZ 2014 lol
                                              photos taken leaving Wellywood!!

Until Next Time 

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