Cult Fave Band, “Cairo Knife Fight” Plays SilverLake Lounge 7/6! Don’t Miss This Show!!

Have you heard of Cairo Knife Fight? Maybe not- and you wouldn’t be alone in that. I hadn’t either. Maybe you are on top of the edgy, alternative music scene these days much more than I am. (Kudos, dudes!) With a name like Cairo Knife Fight, doesn’t that make you pause and think about who this band is and their music?
You can find out who they are and what their music is about on July 6 in Los Angeles, when Cairo Knife Fight hits Silverlake Lounge for a club date! Don’t miss this great music opp to see two amazing – and exceptionally gifted- musicians!

 

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The Short Version: (AKA the details)

They’re a (hard) rock duo originally from New Zealand and now based in LA.

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The guitarist, George Pajon, Jr., is a Grammy-winning songwriter and guitarist for the BlackEyed Peas. He co-wrote their monster hit songs, “Let’s Get it Started” and “Where Is the Love?”.   And he’s 50 % of Cairo Knife Fight!

 

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Nick Gaffaney began his career as a session and recording artist, having played drums for Dimmer, Goldenhorse, Hollie Smith and has recorded and performed with songwriters such as Anika Moa, Jan Hellriegel, Leila Adu and Godfrey de Grut; Hip Hop/Roots artists Scribe, Fat Freddy’s Drop, Solaa, King Kapisi, Nuvonesia, and Sangha; Jazz musicians Mark de Clive-Lowe, Joel Haines, The New Loungehead and Jeff Henderson. (source: http://www.wow.com/wiki/Nick_Gaffaney). Nick is the other 50% of Cairo Knife Fight!

 

Cairo Knife Fight is awesome and well-established in New Zealand and Australia. They have opened for Foo Fighters, Queens of the Stone Age and Karnivool.

They’re playing at the Silverlake Lounge on Thursday, July 6. Free show at 10:30 pm. in support of their latest record:

 

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Their latest video, “A-Six”, is for one of the songs off their upcoming new album, Seven, set to release later this summer, both in New Zealand (on the Warner Bros NZ label) and in the US.
NOTE: NOT for the timid or those offended by violence,  some nudity, sexual situations,  blood & gore. This is not for children!

Cairo Knife Fight pulls no punches. This is adult material! You do need to watch it about 5 or 6 times to get all the details.

 


Cairo Knife Fight Bio:

Cairo Knife Fight is Nick Gaffaney, a man who has drummed his way around the place for many of New Zealand’s leading songwriters, and George Pajon Jr, a Grammy award winning songwriter and guitarist who has worked with some of the biggest names in the international music business including The Black Eyed Peas, Fergie, Carlos Santana, Macy Gray, John Legend, Sting, Nas and Damien Marley. Forming as a duo in 2009 Cairo Knife Fight try to redefine what two musicians can create live with Nick combining the responsibilities of playing drums, keyboard bass, creating live loops and lead vocals with George’s seemingly limitless guitar soundscapes and incendiary riffs. The band’s long history of dedication to pushing the boundaries of music video content has also seen them achieve viral status with their 2014 single Rezlord being viewed 11.7 million times as of May 2017. In short order the band shot to the attention of the public after gaining a standing ovation from a packed Opera House in Wellington following their support set for UK act Gomez in late 2009 and being hand picked by Them Crooked Vultures to open for their New Zealand tour in early 2010 July 2010 saw CKF release their self-titled EP. The first single ‘This is Love’ was included on the NZ Radio Hit Disk for mid-2010 seeing it rated as one of the songs of the year. The EP went on to be nominated in the ‘Best Rock Album’ category at the New Zealand Music Awards in 2011. 2010 also included a trip the NYC to perform during the CMJ festival (while not actually a part of CMJ the band came to the attention of several members of the team and found themselves on a CMJ bill at the Bowery Electric) and touring Australia. 2011 was an extraordinary year for CKF.

Cairo Knife Fight is Nick Gaffaney, a man who has drummed his way around the place for many of New Zealand’s leading songwriters, and George Pajon Jr., a Grammy Award-winning songwriter and guitarist who has worked with some of the biggest names in the international music business, including The Black Eyed Peas, Fergie, Carlos Santana, Macy Gray, John Legend, Sting, Nas and Damien Marley.

Forming as a duo in 2009, Cairo Knife Fight try to redefine what two musicians can create live with Nick combining the responsibilities of playing drums, keyboard bass, creating live loops and lead vocals with George’s seemingly limitless guitar soundscapes and incendiary riffs. The band’s long history of dedication to pushing the boundaries of music video content has also seen them achieve viral status with their 2014 single, “Rezlord” being viewed 11.7 million times as of May 2017.

In short order, the band shot to the attention of the public after gaining a standing ovation from a packed Opera House in Wellington following their support set for UK act, Gomez, in late 2009 and being hand picked by Them Crooked Vultures to open for their New Zealand tour in early 2010.

July 2010 saw CKF release their self-titled EP. The first single, “This is Love” was included on the NZ Radio Hit Disk for mid-2010 seeing it rated as one of the songs of the year. The EP went on to be nominated in the Best Rock Album category at the New Zealand Music Awards in 2011. 2010 also included a trip to New York City to perform during the CMJ festival (while not actually a part of CMJ the band came to the attention of several members of the team and found themselves on a CMJ bill at the Bowery Electric) and touring Australia.

2011 was an extraordinary year for CKF. It began with an NZ tour with NZ’s Rock Hall of Famers Shihad in January before Them Crooked Vultures frontman, Josh Homme, once again requested CKF to be the opening act for his Queens of The Stone Age NZ tour in February, which was disrupted by the deadly earthquake in Cairo Knife Fights hometown of Christchurch. While dealing with the aftermath of such a horrendous event, the band took solace in recording the follow-up EP ‘II’, released in August 2011 to 5-star reviews and top 40 chart placing’s, and to appear as special guests of the Foo Fighters for an earthquake benefit concert in Auckland, NZ. CKF rounded out the year by again joining the Foo Fighters onstage at Western Springs in Auckland, New Zealand in front of 45,000 people for the band’s Wasting Light tour. The concert is considered one of New Zealand’s biggest ever stand-alone shows.

2012 saw Cairo Knife Fight return to the USA to perform at SXSW. The band was named as one of Alt Press’ ‘Bands to Watch in 2012’ and made several ‘Best of SXSW’ lists following several well-received performances at the Austin, Texas festival.

Returning to New Zealand, the band went to work writing and recording their debut full-length record The Colossus. The album was released on Warner Music in May 2015 and was produced by NYC-based New Zealander, Justyn Pilbrow, whose diverse credits include chart-topping Los Angeles Pop act The Neighborhood and notorious Flint-based metal act, King 810. The album’s first single, “Rezlord,” achieved Top 40 Rock Chart status in New Zealand and the song’s video exploded across YouTube in early 2015, going viral and passing 7 million views and counting by late 2016.

As well as releasing their debut record, 2015 saw the band relocate to Los Angeles, undertake tours of New Zealand and Australia opening for Shihad, and perform at SXSW in Austin, Texas. In May the band undertook their biggest tour of Australia opening for Aussie legends, Karnivool, over 17 dates and 3 shows in New Zealand to launch The Colossus.

In 2016, CKF recorded the follow-up to the Colossus. The album SEVEN was written and recorded over 8 days in Kingsize Soundlabs Studios in Los Angeles in March 2016. The duo also reunited with long time video makers, RedYeti, and actress/dancer Hannah Tasker-Poland (both of Rezlord fame) to create yet another visually arresting film for the record’s first single, “A-Six.” The single is was released on June 2, 2017, worldwide. A must-see live act of power and excitement, Cairo Knife Fight are pushing the limits of what two musicians can do on one stage. The future is certainly bright for this New Zealand duo.

You can find out more about Cairo Knife Fight  on their website: https://www.cairoknifefight.com

Follow Cairo Knife Fight on these social platforms:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cairoknifefight/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cairoknifefight/
Twitter:https://twitter.com/cairoknifefight
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/CairoKnifeFight
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potify: https://play.spotify.com/artist/2jniexauU4FSbzH7PKeaDs
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/cairo-knife-fight
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idal: https://listen.tidal.com/artist/3652931
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Tunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/cairo-knife-fight/id312203905

Don’t miss this opportunity to see these two incredible musicians. They have incredible music credentials – and then some!

Stevie Wilson,
LA-Story.com

 

 

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