The Liv­ing End CD — Wun­der­bar. Per­form­ing at Auck­land’s Pow­er­sta­tion (R18) Wed­nes­day, Fe­bru­ary 6 with Ekko Park

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Fans of The Liv­ing End are over the moon af­ter hear­ing that the Aussie rock­ers are re­turn­ing to NZ for the first time since 2012.

The Liv­ing End need no in­tro­duc­tion. Since ris­ing to in­ter­na­tional fame in 1997 with the re­lease of dou­ble A-side Se­cond So­lu­tion/pris­oner of So­ci­ety, The Liv­ing End have re­mained at the top of their game, con­sis­tently pro­duc­ing an abun­dance of an­themic cho­ruses and mem­o­rable songs.

Their new al­bum Wun­der­bar lays tes­ta­ment to that.

Recorded in Berlin, dur­ing an icy cold win­ter, the el­e­ments pro­vided a key role in pro­duc­ing one of the most raw, con­scious and po­lit­i­cally vi­tal al­bums of their ca­reer. “There’s no bet­ter place in the world for rock and roll bands to make dirty, gritty rock and roll mu­sic,” re­called bas­sist Scott Owen.

We’ve got two copies up for grabs to get you amped and ready for the live show!

Look out at the show for lead sin­gle Don’t Lose It and other top tracks such as Other­side, Am­s­ter­dam, Death Of The Amer­i­can Dream and Not Like The Other Boys. They’ve also penned a fit­ting trib­ute to the fallen in Too Young To Die. Much re­spect guys! Lest we for­get.

Their new mu­sic sits com­fort­ably along­side smash hits and fan favourites such as All Torn Down, Raise The Alarm, Who’s Gonna Save Us, Wake Up, West End Riot, One Said To The Other, White Noise, Tabloid Mag­a­zine and I Can’t Give You What I Haven’t Got, Pic­tures In The Mir­ror and Save The Day that never fail to get the crowds rock­ing.

They have a wicked sense of hu­mour too — here’s how they an­nounced Ekko Park’s sup­port slot on Face­book — “We have picked a choic­est band in the land of the long white cloud; Ekko Park to play at our show at the Pow­er­sta­tion on Wed­nes­day, Fe­bru­ary 6. You’se can have Rus­sell Crowe back, we’re gonna take Ekko Park home with us. Chur (sic).”

What a night this is go­ing to be! Tick­ets from Tick­et­mas­ter.

■ Com­pe­ti­tion pre­sented by the Fill The House Tick­ets Pro­ject — proudly sup­port­ing fam­i­lies of chil­dren with cancer. To be in the draw, email your name, ad­dress and day­time phone num­ber(s) to hn­fth­[email protected], with ‘The Liv­ing End’ in the sub­ject, by mid­day Fri­day, Jan­uary 18.

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