Australia / NZ Tour 2016 Dates:
September 10 – Art Space Wodonga, 3pm
September 11 – Lebowski’s Cross St, Melbourne, 5pm
September 14 – House concert, Bega, 7.30pm
September 15 – Smiths Alernative, Canberra, 7.30pm
September 16 – Bohemian Grove, Sydney, 7.30pm
September 18 – Hotel Blue, Katoomba, 7.30pm
September 28 – Albion Hotel, Auckland, 8pm
September 29 – 151 K Road, Auckland, 8pm
September 30 – The Third Eye, Wellington, 8pm
October 3 – NCCC, Wellington, 8pm
October 5 – Dim 7th, Christchurch, 8pm
October 6 – Orange Studio, Christchurch,
Workshop 5.30pm, concert 7.30pm
October 7 – Dharma Bums Club, Blenheim, 8pm
October 8 – Fairfield House, Nelson, 8pm
October 9 – Mussel Inn, Onekaka, 8pm
“Do we deserve such dreams as these?” – an actual reviewer
Antipodes formed in Berlin in early 2013 as an outlet for the original music of Luke Sweeting (piano) and Jake Baxendale, joined by Aidan Lowe (drums). They reunited in early 2014 to tour Australia, joined by Ken Allars (trumpet) and James Heazlewood-Dale (bass) and toured New Zealand with Callum Allardice (guitar) who also wrote for the band. The 6 musicians are based variously in Sydney, Canberra, Wellington and Berlin.
Watch Antipodes, live in Auckland:
The 2015 tour featured Max Alduca (bass) Simon Ferenci (tpt) and Harry Day (drums) all fantastic Sydney talents.
The group focuses on an interactive approach to the music, the strong melodies tying together long, open improvisations. Described as “a northern European aesthetic with an authentic Australasian feel” in a recent review, the sounds are drawn from such diverse sources as modern New York jazz and Swedish indie pop.