Auckland Arts Festival presents
Dream pop collective RHYE will touchdown in NZ for an exclusive show as part of the Auckland Arts Festival in March.
Shrouded in mystery, the group first surfaced setting the Internet abuzz with ambiguous imagery, sophisticatedly sensual music videos and a distinctive, and now famous, falsetto.
Following the runaway online success of two initial singles, the critically acclaimed debut album Woman (Loma Vista Recordings) was released in 2013 and lauded by critics from Pitchfork (“Best New Album”) to The Guardian and New York Times.
Gifted songwriting, breathtaking vocals and deft instrumental arrangements combine to create an intoxicating blend of R&B influenced, deeply emotive music making the album a staple for provoking intimate moments. A mosaic of emotive piano keys, physical percussion, buzzing analog synths and expansive vocals, RHYE find humanity in musicality.
Since the release of Woman, RHYE has toured relentlessly, establishing a devoted global fan base and enrapturing crowds in theatres and at festivals worldwide, including riveting sets at Coachella and Pitchfork Paris amongst many others.
Originally a duo conceived in the studio, RHYE has transformed into a collective led by vocalist and producer Milosh and elevated by a cast of accomplished multi-instrumentalists.
As the band began writing new material, the expansive live show indelibly impacted the music for their second full-length album Blood, released February 2nd, 2018, resulting in a warmer, more organic sound. It’s a new beginning and a new musical experience. It’s RHYE.
Playing one show only at the Spiegeltent, Aotea Square on 12 March, RHYE’s rich emotions, soft, yearning vocals and gorgeous, groove-worthy sounds demand to be heard in person
“A sound that lingers long in the memory”
12 March 2019
General Admission $75
RHYE on stage at 9.30pm
Spielgeltent, Aotea Square
“RHYE boasts a sound that lingers long in the memory” - Mojo
“Magnetic vocals, unshakable melodies, arrangements that are both delicate and robust...a triumph” - NME
“RHYE’s music is effortlessly intimate; seductive and shimmering.” - londoninstereo.com