THE AFTER - 'Doesn't Matter' NZ Summer Tour
A Rolling Stone
With special guests to be announced.
The After release their new single ‘Doesn’t Matter’ later this month, and embark on a massive New Zealand summer tour, visiting 13 centres over the North and South Islands, winding up at Lucfest in Te Awamutu on Saturday February 19th. Supported by the Aotearoa Touring Programme.
New Zealand Music Industry stalwart Andrew Featherstone and his label/studio Intergalactic Records has, over 30 years, released music by 8 Foot Sativa, Jason Kerrison and many more. For the past 26 years he has also run the Battle of the Bands National Championship, and in 2004 launched the World Battle of the Bands competition in Hong Kong, Los Angeles, New Zealand and Australia; later expanding to Singapore, Manila, New York, Beijing and Taipei.
What some may not know about Featherstone is that he’s a songwriter and bass player in his own right, performing alongside No Doubt, Collective Soul, Silverchair and Everclear - but his most recent project The After is creating the most interest in his career to date.
The After is also made up of charismatic vocalist Blu, and guitarist Vance Manu - both were in winning Battle of the Bands groups. Keyboardist extraordinaire Bruce Madden from Auckland joined on Hammond organ for the last batch of 2021 tour dates and the newest addition - on drums - is Gareth Scott of The Tuesdays, The Bobby Holidays and Landslide, completing the 2022 touring line-up.
Featherstone says of the new single ‘Doesn’t Matter’, "The song is about letting go of the old ways, not dwelling on the past and complaining about inevitable changes but embracing the future and evolving as a species. It’s good to be reminded of a longer-term view of humanity and life - Earth’s species survival instincts drive us beyond any overthinking that we’re perhaps indulging in too much of late…"
THE AFTER – ‘DOESN’T MATTER’ SINGLE RELEASE NZ SUMMER TOUR
Presented by Juice TV
FRI JAN 14 - BUTTER FACTORY, WHĀNGAREI
SAT JAN 15 - LEIGH SAWMILL, LEIGH
SUN JAN 16 - THE RIVERHEAD, RIVERHEAD
THU JAN 20 - VALHALLA, WELLINGTON
FRI JAN 21 - A ROLLING STONE, CHRISTCHURCH
SAT JAN 22 - 5 TAPPED, BLENHEIM
SATJAN 22 - LIQUID, NELSON
FRI FEB 11 - THE BOILER ROOM, WHAKATANE
SAT FEB 12 - BAY ROCK FESTIVAL, TAURANGA
- with Stellar*, Zed, HLAH, Push Push and more
SAT FEB 12 - THE CABANA, NAPIER *Sold Out
- opening for Black Smoke Trigger
THU FEB 17 - ANTHOLOGY LOUNGE, AUCKLAND
FRI FEB 18 - BIDDY MULLIGAN’S, HAMILTON
SAT FEB 19 - LUCFEST, TE AWAMUTU
The After’s debut single ‘Clear To Me, released in January 2021, received airplay on over 500 radio stations worldwide, featuring in (and topping) several radio charts in the US, Europe and NZ. The video was directed by Craig Walsh (creative director of The Pink Floyd Experience).
THE AFTER effect...... so far
‘Clear to Me’ Quick Facts:
Just announced: #6 on the top 150 of 2021 on The Generator
Played on over 500 stations worldwide
#1 Bandwagon Network Sept & Oct (US)
#1 Most Played Rock Track JuiceTV 2021 (NZ)
#1 Bayrock 30 Rock Countdown (NZ)
#2 KAOS FM Winter Countdown (NZ)
#16 USTOP20 Countdown Show (US)
#17 World Indie Charts (US)
#17 Euro Charts (Eur)
Airplay on 16 NZ stations
Released worldwide by MCA/Universal
Produced by Steve James - Sex Pistols, Cold Chisel, Thin Lizzy, The Jam, Weta, Screaming Jets
Eddie Rayner (Split Enz/Crowded House/Forenzics) on Keys