This Way North Announces NZ Tour Dates

Melbourne duo This Way North released latest EP Vol. 2 on 2 March and will spend the first half of June performing their official EP release tour across New Zealand.

This Way North will be a part of a very special night in Auckland called Sass the Patriarchy’, an event they have been running in Australia. The duo will be teaming up with the crew running Some Feminist Club Nights’ for a unique performance and evening at the Wine Cellar in Auckland to celebrate and empower women in music and discuss strategies to improve equality in the industry.

The band will spend the weekend playing shows from Whangarei to Rotorua, before the tour then takes them to the South Island. Here the duo will play a run of shows including Lyttelton Records with Fraser McKenzie and finish off the tour at the revered Mussel Inn, Golden Bay before the duo head to Canada to continue their global tour.

Recorded over two stints in Toronto, Canada during 2016 and 2017 with producer Derek Downham (Eagles of Death Metal, Broken Social Scene, Holy F*ck), EP Vol. 2 is a six-song collection that showcases the bands evolution from the rootsy rock of 2016s EP Vol. 1, to a new realm of luscious, groove-laden alt-pop and synth- rock.

Absorbed in the expansive energy of drummer/vocalist Cat Leahy and guitarist/vocalist Leisha Jungalwallas performances, its easy to forget that This Way North is a two-piece band. Its a unique fullness of sound that follows the pair effortlessly from the studio to the stage.

The idea of home is a constantly-evolving notion for Cat and Leisha, having both experienced country Victorian childhoods; stints in the big smoke of Melbourne; around-the-globe adventures both solo and together; and, now, the nomadic life on the road with no fixed address. But one thing is evident in hearing their records and watching them perform: their home is on the stage. Whether in a local dive bar or at a national festival. This Way North plays with more passion and energy than a 10-piece band, and its a euphoria thats contagious. Big, rhythmic, spacious and saturated with summer, EP Vol. 2 will have you moving in the blink of a drumbeat, whether you want to or not.

New Zealand tour dates:

 Jun 7th – The Wine Cellar for Some Feminist Club Nights and Sass the Patriarchy, Auckland

Jun 8th – The Butter Factory, Whangarei

Jun 9th – The Incubator, Tauranga w/ Airs and Disgraces

Jun 10th – The Rouge Stage, Rotorua

Jun 13th – The Blue Pub, Methven

Jun 14th – Lyttleton Records, Lyttleton w/ Fraser Mckenzie

Jun 15th – Scotts Brewing, Oamaru

Jun 16th – The Mussel Inn, Golden Bay