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Élan Vital – Aus/ NZ tour & new video


Èlan Vital – Renee Barrance, Danny Brady, Nikolai Sim [photo by Phoebe Lysbeth Kay]

Élan Vital are playing Melbourne, Hobart, Auckland, Whanganui and Wellington in a tour starting late January. They have also shared a new video for “Dreams” from their “Shadow Self” album, featuring the Fabulous Dancing Diamante Cocaine Horse Head

View the video and read the stranger-than-fiction story behind its ‘star’ at Noisey Music.

Tour Dates:

24 Jan: The Yarra – Melbourne w/ V, Luodown & Permission

27 Jan: The Brisbane – Hobart w/ The Pits & Hearts Beach

28 Jan: (Secret House Party) – Hobart w/ All the Weathers

29 Jan: Northcote Social Club – Melbourne w/ Second Sight,

30 Jan: Tom Tom Club – Melbourne w/ Embedded Figures & Hex Waves

31 Jan: Wine Cellar – Auckland w/ E/N/T

1 Feb: Lucky Bar – Whanganui  w/ E/N/T

2-4 Feb: Eyegum’s ‘A Gathering in the Forest’ Festival

7 Feb: Caroline – Wellington w/ E/N/T

The psychedelic, dreamlike dance video for their single ‘Dreams’ was created by regular collaborator and light witch extraordinaire, Erica Sklenars (Lady Lazer Light). It is a playful, fun video featuring a replica of the notorious diamante horse head from New Zealand’s biggest ever cocaine bust.

Inspired by the ridiculous beauty of the object and the comical hubris of the failed drug smuggling operation, Erica created a replica diamante-studded horse head. The diamante horse head has traveled from Winter Solstice dance floors in Dunedin to Wellington house parties and now stars in a DIY video for “Dreams”.

EV Aus tour


Death And The Maiden remix Introverted Dancefloor

Intro DF DATM Remix

L – Introverted Dancefloor’s Bevan Smith / R – Danny from Death And The Maiden

Death And The Maiden have supplied a glorious nocturnal ambient dance remix of “Even If You Try” – a track from Introverted Dancefloor‘s recent album. We can’t stop playing it here at Fishrider HQ.

Introverted Dancefloor is New Zealand musician/ producer Bevan Smith (previously Signer, Aspen). Bevan mastered Death And The Maiden’s debut album and also provided his own Signer remix of their single “Dear ___ “ as a bonus track for the album download, so this remix is a fitting response.

And… while we are talking re-mixes, here is a futuristic remix of Death And The Maiden’s “Dear ___ ” by Horse Doctor.


Death And The Maiden performing at Chick’s Hotel, Port Chalmers, Dunedin