The Verlaines and NZ Music Month - It's not over yet.

Dunedin band The Verlaines are adding to the rich tapestry of NZ Music Month in a variety of ways


The Verlaines launch NZMiC

The Verlaines helped launch the good ship NZMiC ( at the University of Otago?s Albany Street Recording Studios earlier this month. The installation of the new SSL C200 128 channel digital desk and the formation of NZMiC (a joint venture bwtween the University and local company Ltd) were celebrated in fine fashion with some real time recording experience for the gathered guests as they were treated to a sneak preview of The Verlaines forthcoming album.


Graeme Downes comments:

?We have been working our socks off. We have a new album on the go, which is progressing very well. Hope to have it finished by mid July. The bulk of the songs were written in January so it is very fresh in every sense of the word.?


The Verlaines Live on Radio One ?Thursday 27 May

Dunedins own Radio One are rounding off NZ Music Month with some smashing Live On Drive segments this week and The Verlaines are proud as punch to be a part of them. Tune in to Radio One 91FM or stream at this Thursday at 4.30pm to hear more.


The Verlaines play The Empire ?Thursday 27 May

The Empire, second home to many Dunedin acts from the 1980s comes to life for the second time this month with The Verlaines expected to be playing to a capacity crowd.

Please note it will be an early gig, music beginning about 8.30 and finishing circa 11.00


The Verlaines at Chartfest / Panel discussion with Graeme Downes

Friday 28 May

The Verlaines will be playing at Chartfest in the evening along with a host of other exciting bands. For more info see:


Graeme Downes comments:

?I'll be sitting on a panel with Roger Shepherd and Bruce Russell at Chartfest in Christchurch this coming Friday. Looking forward to it immensely.?



For more info:

T: +64 21 44 01 60


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