Gomez make a welcome return to NZ, performing at the Opera House on Wednesday 24th of October!!
Since their emergence on the English scene in the mid 90s, where their early demos caused a bidding war between record labels, followed swiftly by the Mercury Prize win for their debut album Bring It On (against such established heavyweights as Massive Attack, The Verve and Pulp), they have always been the ones to watch.
Fifteen years later the band are stronger than ever - they have exactly the same personnel and their latest album Whatever's On Your Mind has been hailed as the perfect amalgam of the 'lush pop of How We Operate with the free-form feel of early, beloved Gomez albums like Bring It On.'
To celebrate this milestone of fifteen years together, the band are embarking on a celebratory 'Quincenera' Tour. Meaning literally 'one who is fifteen' in Spanish, this tour gives fans the opportunity to help write the band's setlist via online voting - click to request songs for the Wellington show.
The Gomez sound has consistently defied easy categorisation - blues, rock, folk, psychedelia and experimental being the more obvious ones - and their seventh studio album Whatever's On Your Mind is no exception. With the band's members all living in different countries, the album began life as a series of 'musical chain letters', where each member would submit their demos to an online hub, allowing the others to tinker about with them.
Tickets are available now from Ticketek