Chris Cudby / Monday 29th March, 2021 9:41AM
Usually based in London, Bridget Walsh is back home in Aotearoa just in time for the release of her multifaceted future-soul project 10:32‘s Aequus Animus EP. Now done with all the rigmarole of NZ’s quarantine requirements, Walsh will be making the most of our uniquely thriving live gig circuit with an extensive nationwide launch tour this April and May, performing in a special Aotearoa Edition of 10:32 with Tāmaki-based drummer Jess Hix. Recorded in 2020 at London’s Total Refreshment Centre with producer Lewis Mood and bandmates Lyle Barton on keys, Radovan Brtko on drums and Digby Lovatt on bass, Aequus Animus carries listeners on a multifaceted jazz-tinged journey through hazy late night grooves — elevated throughout by Walsh’s transportational vocal talents and wrapping up with the fusion synth pyrotechnics of ‘Hold The Fight’. Hit play on the stream below and catch 10:32 bringing the magic live at the following dates…
Sunday 4th April – National Jazz Festival, Tauranga
Thursday 15th April – The Boathouse, Nelson w/ VÏkÆ, EJ Barrett*
Friday 16th April – Roots Bar, Takaka w/ VÏkÆ, EJ Barrett
Friday 23rd April – Ponsonby Social Club, Auckland w/ Māia Huia + guests*
Saturday 1st May – The Yot Club, Raglan w/ VÏkÆ, TeamSquad
Friday 7th May – Snails, Palmerston North w/ VÏkÆ, EJ Barrett*
Saturday 8th May – Spaceship, Hastings w/ VÏkÆ, Ej Barrett*
Friday 21st May – Space Academy, Christchurch w/ guests*
Saturday 22nd May – Rogue and Vagabond, Wellington w/ Wallace*
*Tickets available HERE via UTR (waged and unwaged options available)
‘Aequus Animus’ is out now via major streaming platforms.
London-based artist, Bridget Walsh, brings her project 10:32 home to Aotearoa this Autumn to celebrate the release of the band’s new record, Aequus Animus. Joined on stage by local drummer, Jess Hix, this Aotearoa Edition of 10:32 brings the band’s neo-soul, future-jazz and rnb sounds back to her hometown of Tāmaki Makaurau, after a year of London lockdown.
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10:32 – @1032music
10:32 is the new project from London-based artist, Bridget Walsh, with Lyle Barton on keys, Radovan Brtko on drums and Digby Lovatt on bass Bridget is originally from Aotearoa, and has been touring with UK bands since 2013, taking the stage at a number of iconic global venues and festivals, including Glastonbury, Boomtown, Latitude, Subsonic and the Edinburgh Fringe. This will be her fourth NZ tour, with earlier credits including CubaDupa, San Fran, YOT Club and the Auckland Arts Festival.
Jess is a drummer and percussionist based in Auckland. She has toured nationally and internationally with a number of bands and groups, including The Backchat, Superhero Second Line, and Audio Farm, and is also a mentor for the Girls Rock! Camp Aotearoa. Her other musical credits include the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, Royal NZ Navy Band and Strike Percussion NZ.
For fans of artists including Hiatus Kaiyote, Kimbra, Erykah Badu and more, 10:32’s booty-shaking soul-pop explores elements of hiphop, jazz, breakbeat, drum & bass and neo-soul, but isn’t afraid of a good old fashioned breakdown, or an epic synth solo. The band debuted at the Isle of Wight Festival in 2018, followed by a headline tour of New Zealand and studio sessions, shows and festivals in the UK, NZ and the USA.
10:32’s new EP Aequus Animus is out March 2021, recorded at London’s Total Refreshment Centre and produced by London-based Melbourne producer, Lewis Moody (30/70, ZFEX), amidst the 2020 lockdown.