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Formed in Te Awanga, New Zealand, Connan Mockasin is proof that psychedelic pop music is very much alive and well. It’s going so well that they took it half way across the world to the UK where the genre began.
Starting out in Wellington New Zealand, Connan was initially in a blues-pop band called “Connan and the Mockasins”. They were a three-piece band that endorsed upright basses and jazz standards. In April they released an EP called “Uuu It’s Teasy” and toured around New Zealand in promotion of the extended play. It was May 2006 that the band relocated to London, UK. They moved to a village in East Sussex, and it was in the UK that the band began to take off more than they had done before in NZ, simply under Connan’s full name, “Connan Mockasin”.
In 2008 that Mockasin started to earn more accolades, collaborating with Fatboy Slim for the Brighton Port Authority album and also finished a tour with Pete & The Pirates and Late of the Pier. In 2010, he toured with fellow New Zealand natives, Crowded House, on their UK tour, and then the Mystery Jets and Warpaint that same year.
“Please turn Me Into the Snat” was the band’s full-length album, released in the last quarter of 2010 on a record label called Phantasy Sound, making it to number 39 in the New Zealand charts. The album would go on to receiving fantastic reviews from critics’ ad NME and Drowned in Sound. Following the release of the album, the band toured with Radiohead in Australia and Connan’s native New Zealand in November 2012.