Record release: 10th June 2019
Label: Frenchkiss Records
More info: Miss June’s Facebook page
Miss June sign to Frenchkiss Records
Watch video for new single 'Best Girl'
Announce double A-side 'Best Girl' / 'Twitch' 7" vinyl out June 10th
UK & US live dates
Early praise for Miss June & 'Best Girl':
"A creative forward thinking piece of punk music… this band are brilliant" - BBC Radio 1, Jack Saunders
"The rising New Zealand outfit hurl the kind of sawtoothed, brooding yet riotous post-punk sure to ignite house shows and festival crowds alike." - Consequence Of Sound
"“Rebel Girl,” “Miss World,” the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, the Go-Go’s, Joy Division — but calibrated for 2019 ears craving a clever, irresistible outlet." - NY Times
"Annabel Liddell has found herself cast as a voice of young New Zealand feminism — a title the medical student denies she deserves, but eloquently fulfills." - i-D
"Led by vocalist Annabel Liddell (she of the Courtney Love, Joan Jett and Meredith Graves like pipes), the four piece blast out melodic punk songs." - Noisey
The latest export from New Zealand is coming to us by way of Auckland band Miss June. Described as “some unholy union between Sonic Youth and Le Tigre,” the four piece harness jagged, noisy guitars filtered through the unrivalled stage presence of front-person Annabel Liddel, guitarist Jun Park, bass player Chris Marshall and drummer Tom Leggett.
Today, the band share their newest single “Best Girl” which Liddel notes, “is an anthem for anyone who has been misled from birth, into battle for a spot that doesn’t exist.”
Miss June have also announced their signing to NYC’s Frenchkiss Records (Diet Cig, Bloc Party, Eleanor Friedberger, Passion Pit, etc.) and on June 10th the label will release a double a-side 7” consisting of today’s single "Best Girl" and the previously released and equally brilliant “Twitch.”
The band has built a reputation for fierce, formidable and head-spinning live shows which have caught the attention of acts like The Foo Fighters, Shellac, Wolf Alice, Idles and Die! Die! Die!, who have all eagerly harnessed their support on stage. Next month will see them bring this party to UK and US for shows in London, New York City and Los Angeles.
Combining elements of post-punk, no-wave and rock, Miss June hold close their DIY roots while creating a blistering, reckless sound full of melodic hooks and overdriven riffs that are at once immediately recognizable and yet entirely their own.
UK & US live shows:
June 11th - Old Blue Last - London, UK
June 12th - The Windmill - London, UK
June 15th - Bushstock Music Fest - London, UK
June 17th - Elsewhere (Zone One) - Brooklyn, NY
June 18th - Berlin - New York City, NY
June 20th - Union Pool - Brooklyn, NY (w/ Twen)
June 21st - La Cita, Los Angeles, CA (Punky Reggae Party)
June 24th - The Avalon - Los Angeles, CA (School Night Party)
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