September 1st, Meow Wellington

Featuring Jon Toogood, Estere, Raiza Biza, Ben Would and Emily Browning

In the fizz of releasing their joyous sophomore album “HAJA” (out now), Jon Toogood’s THE ADULTS now announce three live performances across Aotearoa in September.

With a fluid cast of collaborators helmed by Shihad frontman Toogood, this live incarnation of THE ADULTS includes electric-blue witch hop pioneer Estere (who features on the album’s first single, ‘Bloodlines’), hip hop artist / rapper Raiza Biza (who’s found on the second single ‘Boomtown’ & album cut ‘That Gold’), drummer Ben Would of Trinity Roots and jazzy guitarist / vocalist Emily C. Browning.

Writing “HAJA” Toogood was inspired by the Sudanese folk music Aghani-Al-Banat, performed exclusively by women, which he first encountered at his wedding in Khartoum.

Catch The Adults elsewhere in NZ
14th September Christchurch Blue Smoke Saturday
15th September Auckland Powerstation

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