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World She Waits


Salmonella Dub launch their 25th single to celebrate 25 years.

Driving Aunt Daisy to meet Nino’s People became the working title for Salmonella Dub’s 25th single World She Waits launched this week to celebrate the beginnings of the bands 25th birthday. The tune became a collaboration with Nino Birch from Beat Rhythm Fashion, the bands choice of an influential artist to represent them at the New Zealand music awards this week. Unfortunately that never was to be as the Recorded Music Industry people rejected Salmonella Dub’s choice stating that the “Show” producer had never heard of of the iconic Wellington group. Because of that Beat Rhythm Fashion were deemed to obscure for the TV show demographic and Salmonella Dub stood down from accepting the offer of a “Legacy” award.

Quote from Andrew Penman : “Our great Aunt Daisy was of course the famous NZ radio Dj in the 50’s and 60’s on the Commercial Network. Like the NZ Recorded Music Industry she was a fast talking sponsors product placer who was seriously lacking in knowledge and content. So during our writing mahi with Nino, Aunt Daisy became a cheeky euphemism for the Recorded Music Industry ;-)”

Aunt Daisy in Action in the 50’s

World She Waits Nino’s lyric was inspired by global issues, corporate greed and land right clashes both here in Aotearoa and with the tribes affected by the Dakota pipeline.

World She Waits backstory
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World She Waits Release will be released digitally in December 2017 and then physically on the bands birthday on January 13th with their anniversary show in their hometown Otautahi. This show features the return of Tiki Taane plus their good mates Fat Freddies Drop, Trinity Roots, Ladi 6, Sunshine Soundsystem and Soulware. The track will also be released at the 25th single in a bundle of 25 radio cuts aptly named Commercial Grates to celebrate the band’s 25 years of music mahi in Aotearoa. Many of these cuts were never made available digitally when the band were under their licence contract with Virgin EMI. This is one of many issues the Salmonella Dub faced including EMI’s failed attempt at “Copy Control” on their multi platinum selling album One Drop East.


Nino Birch of iconic Beat Rhythm Fashion deemed to obscure by Recorded Music NZ

Forthcoming shows

Salmonella Dub Soundsystem Show

Salmonella Dub Soundsystem at The Playhouse Theatre Mapua on December 23rd
Tickets include free entry to a “secret” gig on the 22nd December.

Tickets HERE

Event page HERE

25th Birthday shows

To celebrate our 25th birthday this coming summer we are pleased to announce the Fuzen Salmonella Dub 25th anniversary shows featuring the return of Tiki Taane. These three exclusive shows are presented by the awesome Fuzen Entertainment team.

We are very excited to announce the first round of guests for our shows in Christchurch and Taupo.

In Christchurch on January the 13th we will have Fat Freddy’s Drop and Ladi 6 joining us.
In Taupo on February the 3rd we will have Trinity Roots and Ladi 6.

Watch this space, there are more guests to be announced.

NYE – 31st December Northern Bass Mangawhai
Sat – 13th January Christchurch Hagley Park
Sat – 3rd February Taupo Owen Delany Park

Early Bird tickets available
Wednesday June 7th

Check the event page here:

Watch this space for more exciting news, up and coming shows and releases leading up to our 25th birthday.