WHEN & WHERE
Thursday, 25th July – Whammy Bar, Auckland
Goth-pop chanteuse So Below and Alt-pop queen Theia announce a one-off show.
Two of pop’s most enigmatic acts are coming together to double headline a one-off show in Auckland this July.
So Below and Theia will perform back-to-back sets at Auckland’s iconic Whammy Bar on K Road on Thursday, July 25.
Returning home for the Auckland show, So Below is the mysterious Kiwi goth pop chanteuse that everyone can’t stop talking about. She has just released ‘Us’, the second single from her upcoming full-length album. Listen here.
[So Below’s] “rhythmic and eclectic music style can be described as either electronic pop, dark electronic pop or simply put ”goth pop” …[and] ‘Us’ oozes with her familiar and hypnotic gothic pop sounds” – Flaunt
In her native New Zealand, So Below (AKA Scout North) began exploring her vocal talents inspired by her surroundings. Layering heavily processed vocals and harmonies over simple yet dark laptop beats, North began to formulate her style into what would so uniquely become So Below. Working with fellow Kiwi musicians she has racked up over 3 million plays with her first two EPs.
Dividing her time between Auckland and Sydney, where she is in the studio working on her next body of work, Theia will play her first headline show since the release of her critically acclaimed second EP,NOT YOUR PRINCESS.
“A release that feels like the true arrival of Theia as her authentic, unabashed self… she combines catchy hooks with clanging, percussive productions that teeter on the experimental/mainstream edge; accessible enough that you can play them over and over again, but left-field and unique – making Theia stand out in a saturated, constantly-growing pop circuit” – Pilerats
Theia’s debut EP earned her three nominations at the 2017 New Zealand Music Awards and a nomination for ‘best breakthrough act’ at the 2017 George FM Awards. Combined her two EPs have received well over 15 million streams and have taken her around the world. She’s performed in the US, Asia and toured in Australia and back on home turf, she’s opened for the likes of Sia, alongside Charli XCX and MØ;Portugal. The Man and Broods. She’s also played at some of the country’s biggest festivals from Homegrown and R&V, to Bay Dreams and Soundsplash.
Don’t miss two of the most exciting acts on pop’s fringes performing on the same stage, back-to-back at Whammy Bar on Thursday, July 25.