Returning home to New Zealand to tour and release their second album ‘The Fourth’ in Summer 2011, Berlin based band An Emerald City’s sound has evolved and grown since the release of their debut Circa Scaria in 2009. Recorded in a former communist radio station on the banks of the river Spree in East Berlin ‘The Fourth’ shows a band unafraid to explore new dimensions in sound and space.

The band takes to the road over two months in the throws of a New Zealand summer playing 26 venues far and wide, but will officially open their tour on Thursday Feb 17th at the Yot Club in Raglan.

Combining psychedelia and experimentation with Eastern scales and sounds from outer space, An Emerald City’s unique style has further developed and matured in the writing of ‘The Fourth’, which is an album very different from what they have produced before.
Joining the tour for 14 of the shows, including Raglan, to co-headline are Auckland five piece THE CHECKS. They are fresh from winning a NZMA for best rock album of 2010, while still only in their early 20s and already veteran performers. This bluesy psychedelic explosion have played their way into becoming one of New Zealand’s most adrenalised, vital and consistently thrilling live acts.

A double bill not to be missed, An Emerald City and The Checks will be the only show in town to be at on Thursday Feb 17th where psychedelia and blues and rock’n’roll will be the order of the night and the perfect accompaniment to a beautiful Raglan summer evening.

We have 4 copies of ‘An Emerald City’s’ new album up for grabs and 1 double pass to their gig at Raglan’s YOT Club on Feb 17th. To enter simply go to the ‘Free Stuff’ page here on Raglan Net and follow the instructions provided. Competition closes Mon 14 Feb.