Indie-rock 5-piece, Local Natives are coming to New Zealand for one show at the Tuning Fork in Auckland on July 22nd. This show is sandwiched between shows across America, Europe, UK and Australia as part of their Spiral Choir Tour.
On April 26th, the LA-based band shared their hotly anticipated fourth record Violet Street, the first in four years since Sunlit Youth. DIY Mag described it as being "a tale of affection deeply rooted in the realism of love, not just in romance but in life."
Face-to-face songwriting and musical interplay put to tape: the classic studio setting is juxtaposed on Local Natives’ fourth full-length, Violet Street with modern production and visuals to form a timeless album. The band’s signature soaring 3-part harmonies are augmented by loops of tape, physically spliced and transformed by hand, the result of experimenting in the studio with producer Shawn Everett [Alabama Shakes, Kacey Musgraves, The War On Drugs] is a band renewed.
In essence, Local Natives [Taylor Rice (vocals, guitar), Kelcey Ayer (vocals, keys), Ryan Hahn (vocals, guitar), Matt Frazier (drums), and Nik Ewing (vocals, bass, keys)] return to the methods of their 2009 debut Gorilla Manor, but with the bonds of their union fortified and with the growth of wisdom accrued in the studio and on stage in front of millions of worldwide fans.