Estère • Archetypes Tour 2021
Estère announces her most extensive tour of Aotearoa yet, to celebrate the release of Archetypes, hitting the airwaves and record stores in late January.
Estère’s October 2020 San Fran show was described as “an inspired and refreshing performance, fuelled by high octane riffs and punchy back beats that alternated with slower, more soulful explorations of vocal harmony and background keyboards.”
Expect more of the same from the tour, with her über-talented band of multi-instrumental musicians: Zoe Moon Mahal (Brockaflower), Ben Lemi (Trinity Roots, French for Rabbits, Dawn Diver) and Cory Champion (Mara TK, sound artist). Their on-stage chemistry sparks the delivery of Estère’s magical music to main centres and regions she’s never previously performed.
Archetypes is a departure from the bedroom beats of Estère’s previous two albums. Co-produced with Massive Attack producer, Stew Jackson, each track on the album comes alive through the Wellington-based artist’s deft production. Defying categoristion, her music is a mixture of folk, R&B and electronica, blended in a unique fashion, easily identified as ‘Estère’. Archetypes is the sound of an artist who entirely commits to creative instinct.