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Handsome Tours & Astral People Present


7:00pm, Tue 10 October, 2023
The Tuning Fork, Auckland accessibility-icon
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Astral People and Handsome Tours present Ekkstacy's debut AUS / NZ tour. 

There’s no ecstasy without agony, and there would be no EKKSTACY without misery. The young songwriter/performer had already dealt with a lifetime of depression, insecurity, and social isolation before a severe depressive episode at age 17 led him to drug-induced psychosis and a suicide attempt. As he bounced back from the episode, EKKSTACY immersed himself in music. “I really needed something like an outlet,” he says, “because I didn't have anybody. So I started writing. And it kind of just clicked.” Already a fan of the emotionally fraught melodic hip-hop that had blown up on SoundCloud in his early teens, he now threw himself into moody indie rock with the same intensity, binging on acts like Beach Fossils, Current Joys, and The Drums in his downtime between shifts at an Amazon warehouse.