The Slacks to stop in Apiti
No location is too remote for Taranakibased band the Slacks, not even the little Manawatu village of Apiti.
As part of their mini tour, band member Mark Armstrong said they were making a slight detour towards the Ruahine Ranges on their way to perform in Wellington.
‘‘We always try to get to the more out of the way places, rather than just sticking to the big centres.’’
Armstrong said it was hard to describe the band’s style as their influences were vast and the whole band had an input into the sound.
‘‘A strong DIY vibe runs through our production efforts.
‘‘It’s an ethos that’s related to rock’n’roll and punk and the result is a rough polish that is The Slacks stock in trade.
‘‘The sound of the band has been described as folk-rock slapped about the face by country and the blues with a dusting of Irish-ska.’’
The band have been together for eight years, formed by Armstrong and his brother Scott Armstrong.
Mark said they had stuck together because they all loved the vibe they created.
Armstrong said they hoped the whole village would come out and they were looking forward to meeting them.
The Slacks Big Aroha tour will be stopping off at The Apiti Tavern on December 16.
The Slacks will be passing through Apiti this week.