Shocking Pinks
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Shocking Pinks

Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand | Established. Jan 01, 2003 | INDIE

Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2003
Band Alternative Shoegaze




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Still working on that hot first release.



"an emotionally vulnerable highlight reel of scruffy Jesus and Mary Chain dream-pop, ecstatic My Bloody Valentine haze, droning C-86 confessionals, and bedroom New Order bass lines...His heartache, our pleasure."


  • Sept 8 - BigSound Festival, Brisbane, AU
  • Sept 18 - School, Beijing
  • Sept 20 - TBA, Shanghai
  • Sept 22 - Loft345, Guangzhou
  • Sept 24 - ESpace B, Paris, FR
  • Sept 25 - Le Baraka, Clermont Ferrand, FR
  • Sept 29 - TBA, Dijon, FR
  • Oct 1  - Salle Du Clous, Brest, FR
  • Oct 2  - Le Marquis De Sade, Rennes, FR
  • Oct 7 - Sebright Arms, London, UK
  • Oct 9 - TBA, Newcastle, UK
  • Oct 10 - Macguires Pizza Bar, Liverpool, UK
  • Oct  11 - Rockaway Beach Festival, Bognor Regis, UK
  • Oct  15 - Hall of Fame, Tilborg, NL
  • Oct  16 - Frau Hedi, Hamburg, DE
  • Oct  17 - Gleis 22, Munster, DE
  • Oct  20 - Cafe Video, Ghent, BE
  • Oct  21 - Waldmeister E.V, Wuppertal, DE
  • Oct  24 - Kraftfeld, Winterthur, CH
  • Oct 30 - Baby’s All Right, New York, NY, US
  • Oct 31 - The Banana Stand, New Brunswick, NJ, US
  • Nov 1 - TBA, Philadephia, PA, US
  • Nov 3 - The Makespace, Harrisburg, PA, US
  • Nov 5 - Crash Symbols Presents, Morgantown, WV, US
  • Nov 6 - The House with No Name, Columbus, OH, US
  • Nov 7 - Far House, Ann Arbor, MI, US
  • Nov 8 - Empty Bottle, Chicago, MI,  US
  • Nov 9 - Labyrinth, Jamestown, NY, US
  • Nov 10, The Vera Project, Seattle, WA, US
  • Nov 11 - Possum House, Salem, OR, US
  • Nov 12 - The Farmhouse, Arcata, CA, US
  • Nov 13 - Sylvan Annex Presents, San Francisco, CA, US
  • Nov 14 - The Smell, LA, CA, US
  • Nov 15 - TBA, Bishop, US
  • Nov 19 - The Eastern, Ballarat, AU
  • Nov 20 - The Curtin, Melbourne, AU
  • Nov 21 - Octopus Pi Presents, Sydney, AU
  • Nov 27 - Darkroom, Christchurch, NZ
  • Nov 28 - Chicks Hotel, Dunedin, NZ

In early 2004, Christchurch, New Zealand’s Nick Harte releases Dance the Dance Electric, his first album as Shocking Pinks on a small part-time record label Pinacolada Records. Buzz about the record makes its way to the offices of Pitchfork in America, who issue a glowing review, still to this day one of the highest album reviews of any New Zealand artist ever.

Describing the record as “cavorting from unabashed disco revivalism to scuzzed-out new-wave to reggae-tinged psychedelia in a mottled kaleidoscope of brazen idealism.” The review gushed about the album, though one line would make a profound difference in Nick Hartes life. 

At the end of the first paragraph, Pitchfork issue a bold statement stating that the album “far outshines most of the bilge spawned from James Murphy's Chernobyl-like fallout.” In reference to the extremely popular, at the time, New York label DFA Records. Well, word of this spread to DFA and they as you would expect took a listen to the record.

DFA were as taken with the record as Pitchfork and courted Nick, eventually signing him to their roster and releasing his later material worldwide, gaining him significant profile in the process.

Ten years later, cult album, Dance the Dance Electric will be finally be available physically again as well as digitally for the very first time as it gets the full reissue treatment from legendary label Flying Nun, as the band tour the world for the first time. (China, Japan, Europe, UK, NZ, Australia and North America)

"you'll fast find yourself addicted to his sweet, glum love stories."

China Sept 17-23
Europe Sept 25-Oct 7 & Oct 13-25
UK Oct 8-12
USA Oct 26th- Nov 14th
Australia Nov 15th-27th