The Twitch to play the Dux

The Twitch (from left) lead vocalist and bass player Fleur Jack, backing vocalist and guitarist Jesus Raine and backing vocalist and drummer Josh Crowther unleash their high energy "dirty post punk rock" at Dux de Lux, on Thursday, February 11. Photo by Laura Jack.
The Twitch (from left) lead vocalist and bass player Fleur Jack, backing vocalist and guitarist Jesus Raine and backing vocalist and drummer Josh Crowther unleash their high energy "dirty post punk rock" at Dux de Lux, on Thursday, February 11. Photo by Laura Jack.
Dirty post-punk rock is guaranteed when The Twitch play at Dux de Lux next month.

"We're the kind of band that makes you want to party," lead vocalist and bass player Fleur Jack told the Queenstown Times yesterday.

"You'll walk away wanting to destroy the town. I don't mean break things, but you'll want to let loose and party."

Fleur, backing vocalist and guitarist Jesus Raine and backing vocalist and drummer Josh Crowther, all of Auckland, visit eight centres in February.

The trio will be playing tracks from their follow-up album, Time For A Change, which was produced by former D4 frontman Jimmy Christmas and mixed by award-winner Andrew Buckton (Midnight Youth's album The Brave Don't Run).

The Twitch formed at the Music and Audio Institute of New Zealand (MAINZ) in 2003, won the national Battle of the Bands in 2005, was second at the world finals in Hong Kong, and toured New Zealand three times in 2007.

Fleur, also a presenter on Kiwi FM, said the band is taking a more professional approach with its music, compared to the 2006 debut album What the F**k is Going On?.

The group's first extensive tour of Australia is being planned for this year.

"We've grown up . . . we're taking music seriously and want to be taken seriously as a band."

• The Twitch, with support from Dunedin low-fi punk band Sex With Bowie, Dux de Lux, Thursday, February 11, 9.30pm. Free entry.