OPOSSOM & KING SWEETIES
Tuesday Oct 20
Prodigiously talented multi-instrumentalist, producer & performer Kody Nielson formed infamous noise band The Mint Chicks in 2001 with his brother Ruban, and following their demise in 2010, went on to work with Bic Runga, co-writing and co-production with Ruban's band Unknown Mortal Orchestra, and his own projects OPOSSOM, SILICON, plus a solo album released under his own name.
Utilising influences ranging from jazz, punk, psychedelica to 60s pop, he wrote and performed most of the OPOSSOM material himself (with occasional contributions from Runga and his father Chris), going on to win Best Alternative Album at the 2012 NZ Music Awards with the album Electric Hawaii. Other notable award wins include the prestigious Silver Scroll for UMO song Multi Love, and the Taite Music Prize for SILICON's Personal Computer.
Don't miss OPOSSOM's first live performance in 8 years this October.
Bic Runga and Cass Basil (Tiny Ruins, Carnivorous Plant Society) have combined their considerable talents to form ‘King Sweetiesʼ.
With Cass on bass and Bic on drums, King Sweeties songs are built off the duo's bouncing rhythm section, cooking up a playful post-punk strut. Their first single ʼLetʼs Just Stay in Bedʼ, has made the top 20 list for the APRA Silver Scrolls song competition. It is off their forthcoming EP 'We are the Bossesʼ. Elemental AKL will be the first opportunity for audiences to see King Sweeties share this project live.
Tickets on sale 12pm Wednesday August 5.
Ticket price: $39.90 (all ages)
AUCKLAND, NZ – (Aug 3, 2020) – Live Nation, in association with Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED), is proud to present Elemental Nights as part of Elemental AKL.
Unique to Elemental AKL, Elemental Nights is an exclusive curated concert series showcasing an impressive line-up of emerging and high-profile local artists.
Enlivening some of Auckland's most unique venues, music fans will get the opportunity to witness critically acclaimed American singer/songwriter/author Amanda Palmer at the sacred venue of St Mary’s-in-Holy Trinity. The lineup also features artists including dreamy RnB super group LEISURE, King Sweeties (Cass Basil – Tiny Ruins & Bic Runga) and Opossom (Kody Nielson – The Mint Chicks, Unknown Mortal Orchestra) and Tom Scott’s highly-awarded Avantdale Bowling Club. They’ll be performing at venues including Hopetoun Alpha which will see its laneways transformed with an array of rotating food trucks and lighting installations designed by Angus Muir, the Hollywood Avondale and The Civic’s hidden gem, Wintergarden. More acts are still to be announced.
Designed, produced and promoted by Live Nation, whether you care to dance vigorously or sway gently, these one-off special shows should not be missed.
Elemental AKL is back this October with a captivating programme of more than 30 free and ticketed
events, celebrating the arts, eats and beats of Tāmaki Makaurau, Auckland. From October 1-31, the
festival will transform eateries and bars, theatres, parks, islands and public spaces into an urban oasis of
exciting experiences. Auckland’s newest festival encourages audiences to feast their eyes, feed their
minds and fill their hearts.
Here is the full line-up for Elemental Nights:
ELEMENTAL NIGHTS: HOPETOUN ALPHA SERIES
MAALA with Imugi 이무기 // THURSDAY OCTOBER 15
ELEMENTAL NIGHTS X LANEWAY (acts to be announced) // FRIDAY OCTOBER 16
LEISURE // SATURDAY OCTOBER 17
OPOSSOM & KING SWEETIES // TUESDAY OCTOBER 20
ELEMENTAL NIGHTS X COUP DE MAIN – Paige, Maxwell Young & Josie Moon // WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 21
DAFFODILS // THURSDAY OCTOBER 22
MARLIN’S DREAMING // FRIDAY OCTOBER 23
AN EVENING WITH AMANDA PALMER // FRIDAY OCTOBER 2 // ST MARY’S-IN-HOLY TRINITY
AVANTDALE BOWLING CLUB // FRIDAY OCTOBER 23 // HOLLYWOOD AVONDALE
TROY KINGI & THE CLUTCH // SATURDAY OCTOBER 24 // HOLLYWOOD AVONDALE
FRIENDLY POTENTIAL : CATACOMBS // FRIDAY OCTOBER 30 // WINTERGARDEN
FRIENDLY POTENTIAL : CATACOMBS // SATURDAY OCTOBER 31 // WINTERGARDEN