The godfathers of New Zealand electronica Pitch Black have released their sixth studio album Third Light.
Pitch Black are Michael Hodgson and Paddy Free. Having pumped their way through New Zealand’s electronic music scene since their inaugural performance in 1996, the duo have spent the subsequent years rousing dance floor punters, generating rave reviews, winning awards and gaining thousands of fans across the world.
Hard to box into a single audio ‘genre’, Pitch Black is a combination of musical journeys. Their sound is distinctive; ranging from organic ambient beginnings and layered soundscapes to skanking keyboards, cutting acid riffs and thumping rhythmic grooves, with dub being the glue that holds their sound together. One critic has described them as like “Orbital meets King Tubby, or Rhythm and Sound in Technicolor”.
Third Light switches between dance floor vibes and brain food for the head, and that’s exactly what fans can expect in the unique fusion of sonic and visual art that can only be experienced at a Pitch Black live show.
THIRD LIGHT TOUR
October 17 – Neck Of The Woods, Auckland
October 19 – White Night, Napier
October 24 – San Fran, Wellington
October 25 – Church Steps, Nelson
November 7 – Sebright Arms, London
November 8 – Sebright Arms, London
November9 – Aubergine 3000, Paris
November 10 – OCCII, Amsterdam
November 13 – Crofters Rights, Bristol
November 14 – 23 Bath St, Frome
November 15 – The Tin Music and Arts, Coventry
November 16 – Panke, Berlin
Stream Third Light on Spotify here.