Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Princess Chelsea + Pikachunes UK / European Tour Dates

Princess Chelsea is going to be touring the UK / Europe in May.

Here are the first round of tour dates for 2012, with more to come soon!

Thu 3 May Jazz Dock Prague, Czech Republic

Sat 5 May Budějovický Majáles Festival (main stage) České Budějovice, Czech Republic

Mon 7 May Comet Club Berlin, Germany w/ Pikachunes

Tue 8 May Molotow Hamburg, Germany w/ Pikachunes

Wed 9 May Studio 672 Cologne, Germany w/ Pikachunes

Fri 11 May The Haunt, 3.15pm, The Great Escape Festival Brighton, United Kingdom

Fri 11 May Psychosocial Ground Floor, 8.00pm, The Great Escape Festival, Brighton, United Kingdom

Tue 15 May The Castle Manchester, United Kingdom

Wed 16 May Start The Bus Bristol, United Kingdom

Thurs 17 May Water Rats London, United Kingdom w/ Pikachunes

Fri 18 May Heebie Jeebies, Liverpool Sound City Festival Liverpool, United Kingdom

Sat 19 May Chavase Park, Liverpool Sound City Festival Liverpool, United Kingdom 

Wed 23 May Paradiso Amsterdam, Netherlands

Thurs 24 May Madame Moustache Brussels, Belgium

Fri 25 May La Fleche D'Or Paris, France

Tues 29 May Circolo degli Artisti Rome, Italy w/ Pikachunes

Thurs 14 June Klub Fléda Brno, Czech Republic

Fri 15 June Wilsonic Festival, Design Factory Garden Bratislava, Slovakia

Sat 16 June Poke Festival, Drienovská Nová Ves Košice,  Slovakia

Mon 18 June L'escalier Cafe Liege, Belgium

Monday, March 19, 2012

Cool Rainbows 'Whale Rocket' released today!

Cool Rainbows debut 'Whale Rocket' is now available in stores, or direct from the Lil' Chief online store on cd, digitally, and on limited edition blue vinyl.

Aucklanders, make sure you head along to their Auckland album release, this Sunday at the Wine Cellar, with special guests The Porch Singers.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Eversons Pre-Orders + Who Are The Porch Singers??

We are very excited to announce that The Eversons debut album "Summer Feeling" has just come back from the pressing plant, on green vinyl.

The album is due for release on 23 April but because only 300 copies have been pressed you can now start securing your vinyl preorders today.

CD and digital presales are also available.

The Cool Rainbows album is also available for preorder (CD, Blue Vinyl, Digitally) and is released this month, on 19 March.

The Porch Singers will be supporting Cool Rainbows at their Auckland album release at the Wine Cellar on the 25 March.
And exactly WHO are the Porch Singers?

Well apart from the strikingly obvious clue on the gig poster, I can tell you that they are comprised of members from a flagship Lil' Chief band that plays only rare performances, and are certainly not to be missed!

If you need more strikingly obvious clues, it's original Tokey Tones members Scott Mannion, Gareth Shute and Nick Buckton, plus a bunch of generation one Lil' Chief dudes like Ryan Mcphun, James Milne, and Jonathan Brunette performing hits from the albums 'Caterpillar' and 'Butterfly' plus unreleased classics like "A Capella Loves The Country" from the sophomoric Tokey Tones release which after nine years we are still hoping is going to be finished one day.

They are performing as The Porch Singers, because founding member Li Ming Hu will be overseas and unavailable to play with the band.

Truly a band ahead of their time, they were aligning themselves with indie cats in music videos well before it made sense in the marketplace.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Princess Chelsea Colouring Books!

A special run of 50 Princess Chelsea colouring books are now available for a limited time from the Lil' Chief online store.

These are limited to 50 eight page copies that are designed, hand sewn and numbered by New Zealand based artist Harley Jones. The illustrations are from a photo shoot Harley put together with Chelsea as well as stills from her music videos.

Harley Jones is an artist currently based in Dunedin, New Zealand. He most commonly creates large scale outdoor paintings, collaborating with artists in Dunedin, Wellington and Auckland. Recently he has been more focused on illustration and concept work for bands / poster art for local shows.
Coincidentally, he also designed the poster for the Eversons + No Aloha show at Cassette Bar in Auckland tonight!