Thursday, 21st November 2013 10:20AM
Mudhoney have been announced to perform a headline show in Auckland the night before the Big Day Out in January. The grunge originals have been going strong since the late 80s, releasing music consistently through the years culminating in their ninth album Vanishing Point. The album came out in April via Sup Pop, who put out their debut release in 1988, and sees them band back on the touring circuit and southern hemisphere bound in January. Here are the show details...
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Mystery Girl are proud to announce that MUDHONEY will perform a special one-off Auckland show while in New Zealand for the Big Day Out.
The Seattle band will play Aucklands Kings Arms Tavern on Thursday 16 January in a night-before-Big Day Out side-show, which has become a spin-off tradition of the BDO tour.
In the two decades since their last visit to these shores, Mudhoney have defied the ever-evolving nature of music trends with their garage-rock, punk-infused, psycho-blues style.
The band has continued to tour and release albums every few years since their inception in 1988, that began with their first Indie hit single Touch Me Im Sick, which helped secure them initial success in the UK and Europe before their appeal caught on at home.
The last 12 months has been a hive of activity for Mudhoney celebrating their 25th anniversary; the release of their ninth studio album Vanishing Point, the documentary I'm Now, which has screened at numerous film festivals and a life-and-times account of the band published in the book The Sound And The Fury From Seattle.
The anniversary also coincides with the 25th anniversary of their label, the now legendary Sub Pop Records. Mudhoney were the first real success story for Sub Pop; their early indie-scene success laid the groundwork for the movement that would put Seattle on the map. A pioneering and enduring mainstay of the Seattle sound, which came to be known as Grunge, Mudhoney helped changed the face of punk-inspired alternative guitar music forever, bringing it in from the cold, and making it more accessible to a whole new generation.
Although Mudhoney never scored the big payday of some of their label mates (Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden), their importance on the Seattle scene cannot be underestimated. Nirvanas Kurt Cobain regarded their debut EP Superfuzz Bigmuff as some of the music, which most influenced Nirvana's sound.