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Fly My Pretties IV album set for release

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Fly My Pretties IV album set for release

"The show has that electric X-factor you only get when the people on stage trust each other and are inspired by each other?It's a great balance of styles and genres, flowing seamlessly between folk, rock, blues and funk, both delicate and pounding..." - Lydia Jenkin, NZ Herald

LOOP is proud to announce that Fly My Pretties IV will be released on Monday 19 March.

Led by Barnaby Weir (The Black Seeds), Fly My Pretties is a rotating collective of musicians with an ethos of mixing well-known performers with emerging talent.

The 16 new songs on their 4th CD and DVD represent the best takes from November 2011's tour. These new songs were performed, filmed and recorded live across nine sold out shows to over 10,000 people. The tour also marked the collective's first international foray, playing one impressive sold out Melbourne date. The show saw the 16-strong cast unite with an exciting new concept, re-inspired style and re-invigorated sound to challenge audience's senses and redefine what Fly My Pretties was to their fans.

Via a unique collaboration, renowned visual/street artist Flox found inspiration in each song to create 16 original and dedicated pieces of art. A unifying thread throughout the show, the artworks were brought to life through projection, animation and visual trickery. Following the tour, these visuals were expertly mixed with the live video footage to create a seamless visual representation of the performances on DVD.

Fittingly, Fly My Pretties IV also marked a dramatic shift in the collective's costumes and style, which was curated by homegrown fashion labels Cyb�le and MisteR. Bringing the collective into the present with an exciting and contemporary new look, Cybele designed dramatic and edgy costumes for the female cast members, while MisteR took care of the male cast members with their signature quirky approach and detailed tailoring.

Marking a first for the collective, Fly My Pretties IV reflects a true full spectrum collaboration of New Zealand creative culture bringing together music, film, art animation and fashion. Evolving while still remaining true to their legacy, the release heralds a new era for the collective both musically and artistically.

PERFORMERS:�The Fly My Pretties IV cast was the most diverse yet and featured an impressive selection of kiwi talent including:

Barnaby Weir, Mike Fabulous, Nigel Patterson & Jarney Murphy (all The Black Seeds), Fran Kora (Kora), L.A. Mitchell (The Dukes), Aaron Tokona (Cairo Knife Fight / AHoriBuzz), Age Pryor (Ukulele Orchestra / The Woolshed Sessions), Ryan Prebble (Spartacus R & The Nudge), James Coyle & Iraia Whakamoe (both The Nudge), Justin "Firefly" Clarke (The Woolshed Sessions), Anna Coddington, Flip Grater, Eva Prowse & Amiria Grenell (all emerging solo artists).

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