Premier Artists presents
CAIRO KNIFE FIGHT
8:00pm, Fri 27th April, 2012
Goodgod Small Club, NSW
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Cairo Knife Fight, New Zealand's electrifying power rock duo, will soon be in Australia for three very special shows after adding their unique sound to this years 2012 SXSW Festival line-up in Austin, TX.
Though the band is only comprised of two men, drummer/lead vocalist/bass synth man Nick Gaffaney and guitarist and loop pedal genius Aaron Tokona, this duo deliver a tidal wave of complete sound that is imbued with a sense of urgency. A sound so intense that Alternative Press Magazine chose them as one of their bands you need to know in 2012.
In a recent interview, Gaffaney likened what they do to guerrilla warfare, turning their weakness into strengths in all respects. We could not agree more. And the proof is in the riff-churned pudding which is their new four-track EP Cairo Knife Fight II (released via Liberation Music on April 6). The first single and accompanying video off the EP, "The Origin of Slaves," is massive, chest thumping, and blood curdling without losing the bands' renowned razor-edge precision.
"The Origin of Slaves" is the EP's flagship single a psych-tinged rocker that recalls Led Zeppelin and Foo Fighters (which the duo has opened for). It's unpretentious modern rock that sort of makes you want to headbang." ---RCRD LBL
"Let us all witness and pay great homage to New Zealand's Cairo Knife Fight. The duo, is likely to put a smile on the face of fans of Foo Fighters, QOTSA and Biffy Clyro, and will be set loose on an otherwise unsuspecting world at SXSW 2012." ---MY OLD KENTUCKY BLOG
"Cairo Knife Fight bend all the rules. With a drummer stepping out of the shadows to lead, and songs that don't just follow the tried and true but grow and develop as you listen. They are a band to set your heart on fire." ---BAEBLE MUSIC
They've got the power of early Zeppelin and an abject fearlessness that plants them firmly alongside the great contemporary rock bands in terms of a willingness to shirk boundaries. With a sound replete with metal riffs and prog-rock expansiveness, Cairo Knife Fight have earned their fair share of admirers and were personally hand-picked to share their home stage with Queens of the Stone Age, Them Crooked Vultures and twice with Foo Fighters - most recently at New Zealand's biggest musical event of 2011 at Western Springs.
And 2011 also saw Cairo Knife Fight as finalists in the Rock Album of the Year category of the New Zealand Vodafone Music and headline a triumphant CMJ music festival showcase in New York. The New Zealand Herald said "...brilliantly unhinged, hallucinatory, and riff-fired music," and Tokona insists, The first EP was just a taste. Now were taking more risks and we are way more fearless.
Their 2012 debut appearance at SXSW in Austin, TX marks a milestone in the bands career as they are officially invited to hypnotize the audience of one of the most prominent music festivals on US soil with their epic, hallucinatory rock n roll sound.
Get to know Cairo Knife Fights gritty, mesmerizing music and be prepared for their mosh-inducing live performances as they bring their heralded sound to Australia in April 2012.
With special guests Corpus
CAIRO KNIFE FIGHT NEW FOUR-TRACK EP 'II' ON SALE FRIDAY APRIL 6 THROUGH LIBERATION MUSIC
WATCH "THE ORIGIN OF SLAVES" CLIP:
LIVE VIDEO FROM FOO FIGHTERS N.Z CONCERT