The Kings Arms

An Auckland institution: live music venue, heritage pub, affordable eatery

The Kings Arms is a bar, an authentic rock music venue, an affordable eatery and an unpretentious no fuss pub experience with a sun-drenched beer garden smack bang in the centre of town.

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Low (USA)

Renowned for their striking vocal harmonies and minimalist arrangements, this is Low’s first New Zealand visit in six years.

Formed in 1993 around the husband-wife duo of Alan Sparhawk and Mimi Parker, Low have produced eleven albums (including 2015’s highly acclaimed Ones and Sixes), recorded with Steve Albini, collaborated with the Dirty Three and had their songs recorded by Led Zeppelin’s Robert Plant.

Produced in the cabin studio of Bon Iver’s Justin Vermon, Ones and Sixes is a richly satisfying and coherent work drawing together many of the different strands of their career so far. Full of the tension and the push and pull that makes their music so compelling; so thrilling.

“For more than two decades, LOW have experimented with the intricacies and finer details of music. In a musical landscape of overindulgence and audio compression, it certainly makes a change to hear a band for whom every strum and drumbeat sounds delicately poised.” – The Guardian, UK.

“The band’s strengths are here in abundance, but they are reimagined, twisted into new shape and given a visceral intensity that is utterly irresistible” – Clash Music.

Earlier Event: April 1
The Datsuns
Later Event: April 3
Ben Waters

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