Published on May 28th, 2013 | by PRESENCE

Camp A Low Hum Newsletter


The “official” highlights video from Camp A Low Hum 2013 is now online, See above.

The official Facebok event for CALH2014 is set up, you can keep up with details here, plus there will be details on the (neglected) A Low Hum website from June 1.

Tickets for 2014 go on sale at 9am on June 1. This weekend!

Camp A Low Hum Facebook group for random discussions.

To celebrate the launch of Camp 2014, there is a special gig at Puppies on June 1st with the first Wellington performance since Camp 2013 of RACKETS!, supported by the incredible Dobermen and we have a very special out-of-town mystery act following Rackets. Don’t miss this show!

Lots of Camp A Low Hum alumni playing at Puppies in Wellington over the next few weeks. Here’s a taster.
June 1. Rackets + The  Dobermen
June 7 & 8. Beastwars Weekend! with All Seeing Hand + Shocking and Stunning
June 14. Leno Lovecraft + $noregazZm
June 15th. Surf City + Carb on Carb


Supporting the release of debut album EMBRACISM which will be released on 28 June 2013 via Siberia Records / Terrible Records in partnership with XL Recordings, A Low Hum is proud to announce the singular KIRIN J CALLINAN who will be confronting NZ audiences with his peerless live show at select shows this July!

KIRIN J CALLINAN is quite simply the most engaging performer you’ll ever see live.

Though nothing will prepare you for his live show, you should watch these music videos.
Way to War:

A LOW HUM presents KIRIN J CALLINAN with very special guests DEAR TIME’S WASTE
July 10, Christchurch. DARKROOM. (Details)
July 11, Dunedin. QUEENS (Details and Tickets)
July 12, Auckland. WHAMMY (Details and Tickets)
July 13, Wellington, PUPPIES (Details and Tickets)


A Low Hum is very proud to announce the very first New Zealand tour of Secret Knives.

After a handful of adored live performances in China late in 2012 and an arresting performance at Camp A Low Hum in February, Secret Knives are for the first time since they first came to attention with the release of The Wolves in 2008, touring New Zealand.

If you haven’t downloaded the Secret Knives debut full length album Affection, released late 2010, you’d be amongst the minority. Its brilliant dream-pop and shoegaze earned it praise from around the world. Like always, you can download it free from

Secret Knives – Blackhole

Joining Secret Knives on this jaunt around the country are friends and collaborators, the stunning, Glass Vaults.  Having released two critically acclaimed EPs (available pay as you like/free  from  backed up with a tour of the east coast of the US, they’ve just released their new single Ancient Gates with its accompanying mesmerising video

June 29th Wellington – Puppies (Details and Tickets)
July 5 Christchurch – Darkroom (Details)
July 6 Dunedin – Queens (Details and Tickets)
July 12 Whanganui – Space Monster (Details and Tickets)
July 13 Auckland – Golden Dawn (Details)

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