Wellington six – piece psychedelic psychonauts Spartacus R will conquer the New Zealand and they will be releasing their long-awaited album "When the Fever Takes Hold,on January 5,2009.
To recall, Spartacus R have devleoped an enigmatic profile in their hometown through their groundbreaking productions for the New Zealand Fringe Festival, Spartacus R in Otophonic(Fringe 07) and Spartacus R’s Delusions(Fringe 08).
The tour will see the group perform in Auckland,Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin as well as Palmerston North, Raglan, Takaka, Lyttelton, Stewart Island, Milford Sound, Wanaka and Queenstown.
According to the Group, the Album has spent considerable time in incubation since it was conceived in 2007, recorder at Wellington’s legendary The Surgery with the production wizardy of Dr. Lee Prebble.
It is an album that challenges the current musical fixation with Ipod-friendly singles, featuring eight tracks – some of which are long psychedelic rock jams to immerse the listener in an aural experience not delivered by any other New Zealand Band.
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Spartacus R: When the Fever Takes Hold
Album launched January 5, 2009
Through Border Distribution
New Zealand tour: January 15-31, 2009