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Maria Minerva Announces Australian/New Zealand Tour August/September, 2012

Written by Marc Zanotti on July 3, 2012

Maria Minerva, real name Maria Juur, is headed to Australia and bringing her particular brand of folksy music to our shores for the very first time. Describing her musical persona, Juur explains that Maria Minerva was created out of a desire to express herself via an unaffected entity.

“Maria Minerva is myself as my own little sister, born out of need to do whatever. Maria Minerva has not heard of HQ recording. Maria Minerva has not heard that postmodernism is passé. Maria Minerva wishes she was born in the 1980s and born again in the 1990s. They call it lo-fi, I call it 21st century folk music…”

For those unfamiliar with Minerva, below are a couple of SoundCloud clips to help you get acquainted with the Estonian-born, London-based singer. Her cover of the Bee Gees’ More Than a Women is particularly dreamy.

Maria Minerva – Australian/New Zealand Tour 2012

FRIDAY 24TH AUGUST – WHAMMY BAR – AUCKLAND, NZ
Co-presented by Rose Quartz, Girl Trouble

SATURDAY 25TH AUGUST – MEDUSA – WELLINGTON, NZ
Co-presented by Rose Quartz, Girl Trouble

SUNDAY 26TH AUGUST – MAYLANDS YACHT CLUB – PERTH, WA
Co-presented by Humm, Good Company

TUESDAY 28TH AUGUST – FORMAT – ADELAIDE, SA
Co-presented by Format, Major Crimes

WEDNESDAY 29TH AUGUST – JUDITH WRIGHT CENTRE – BRISBANE, QLD
Co-presented by Room40

THURSDAY 30TH AUGUST – GOODGOD SMALL CLUB – SYDNEY, NSW
Co-presented by Radiant

SATURDAY 1ST SEPTEMBER – THE TOFF IN TOWN – MELBOURNE, VIC
Co-presented by Melbourne Writers Festival, 3RRR, APRA*

Listen: Maria Minerva – Oceans (2am Acapella)

Listen: Maria Minerva – More Than A Woman (Cover)

Tickets on sale Thursday 5th July
*Tickets on sale Friday 20th July

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