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Late Lounge: Urban Tramper

26 Apr 2010
Wellington five piece ‘future folk’ band, Urban Tramper, plays the May session of Late Lounge on

Following a packed house of Crude Futures fans for the electro-punk vibe of So So Modern, Late Lounge takes it down a notch with the beautiful harmonies of Urban Tramper. This Wellington five piece ‘future folk’ band is also known for its psychedelic jams, soulful ballads and driving beats.

Following a packed house of Crude Futures fans for the electro-punk vibe of So So Modern, Late Lounge takes it down a notch with the beautiful harmonies of Urban Tramper. This Wellington five piece ‘future folk’ band is also known for its psychedelic jams, soulful ballads and driving beats. Instruments of choice include the melodica, harmonica, glockenspiel, tambourine and trombone.

Urban Tramper has been performing and recording for 8 years and has toured New Zealand extensively, as well as the UK and Europe. The group has played alongside bands such as Calexico, Cut off your Hands, So So Modern, Eileen Rose and Blitzen Trapper. They have released three albums: ‘To the future on foot…’ (2004), ‘The Treeninja Always Gets Through…’ (2005) and ‘Tokon & The Colours’ (2007).

Urbantramper songs are favourites on alternative radio in Australasia and Europe. Most recent singles are: ‘Wishing Bliss’ , ‘Southern Hemisphere Blues’, ‘Olympic Theme ‘2012’’ and ‘My Grand Plan’. The release of their fourth album, ‘Rise & ride toward’, was celebrated with a sold out tour of New Zealand in November.  Urbantramper has recently played Australian festivals and are set to tour Japan, Europe and the US in June/July.

Late Lounge at TheNew Dowse: Urban Tramper
Thursday May 6

The evening warms up with exhibition tours at 5:30pm and 6:30pm, with all galleries, café, cash bar and Shopette open until 9pm. Urbantramper will be on stage at 7pm. Entry is by koha.

"Urbantramper albums should come with a health warning. They are addictive in a charmingly disquieting way...A contender for album of the year."Mike Alexander, 5/5 Stars- Sunday Star Times

"It's clear that this album is something pretty special. ’ NZ Musician Magazine