Silicon & DUAL

Silicon & DUAL

MON 22 FEB, 7.30PM - 9PM

Celebrate the eclectic sounds of New Zealand, and see our newly transformed South Atrium play host to the sounds of Aotearoa. Local musical legends Silicon and DUAL join forces for a double dose of electro pop.

Led by renowned musician and producer Kody Nielson (Unknown Mortal Orchestra), Silicon is an electronic-oriented project which quickly turned into a dynamic live show. Featuring Kody on drums, Michael Logie (The Mint Chicks/OPOSSOM) on vocoder / synthesizers, musical icon Bic Runga on vocals and percussion, and Cass Mitchell (Tiny Ruins, King Sweeties, Bic Runga) on bass. 

Opening act DUAL combine dream-like vocals with driving drum beats and intoxicating riffs to create the psych-dance duo's sound. Come prepared to dance to some of Aotearoa’s top talent.

Don’t miss your chance to experience Silicon's debut LIVE at the Museum. 

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Winner of the Taite Music Prize, Silicon’s debut LP Personal Computer was released to rave reviews, with the album being described as ‘a seductive electronica record that pits Nielson's brilliant soul, funk and disco influenced songwriting against a backdrop of extra-terrestrial noir sonics’.

Kody Nielson first came to prominence as a member of the experimental guitar band The Mint Chicks, then later with his psych-pop combo OPOSSOM. Seeking a new direction for his solo material, the Auckland native began developing the dark retro-futurist electro pop that would eventually become Silicon.



From the embers of kiwi four-piece Narwhal, a new and untamed beast was formed. Over the coming years, a perfect synergy would form between two kiwi songwriters, transcending into a propulsive force of nature. Makers of lush, low-key dancefloor anthems, DUAL bring together the raw, glacial power of lead vocalist Maurice Miller with guitarist Jamie Pyne’s dynamic guitar lines and electronic production for a heady mix of indietronica.

“Playing live for us is what it’s all about. ” Maurice reflects. “When we play live, it's our only time we get to share. Aside from that it’s really just Jamie and I in a room. There’s really no other feeling like playing your music live on stage and seeing even just one person getting down to it. That sharing of emotion is ultimately our purpose as musicians…”

Tuitui Museum Bistro & Café will be open from 6.30PM serving a range of quick bites, larger dishes and a selection of beer, wine and classic cocktails.

This event is suitable for adults aged 18 and over. 

Our secure, underground carpark will be open for a flat fee of $10 for the evening, from 5pm until closure of the car park, soon after this event finishes.