About Atomic

“Like rifling through your coolest friend’s record collection, except with more drinking options and more people to dance with…”

Atomic is Wellington’s long(est) running new wave, new romance & synth pop night. Begun in the dim dark past at the old Bodega on Willis Street, Atomic now calls the San Francisco Bath House on Cuba Street its home. It has consistently scratched the itch of those who have a genuine love of music, and a desperate need to dance. The music played covers punk and its beginnings through to new wave, post punk/indie, new romance, early synth pop, through to the heights of pure chart pop.

Not your run-of-the-mill ‘Retro-80s night’, Atomic is put together with a love for all of the music played, and a huge collection of vinyl.

15 Responses to About Atomic

  1. Tony 'Soulman' Murdoch says:

    Ta Atomic for Mixtape received at June 4 gig – full of forgotten pop gems with Pop Mex, Blams & Mockers real stand outs + Swingers a pop classic !! Alas no room though for live faves Gisborne based electro popsters Marching Orders signed to Flying Nun mid 80’s !! Oh well, the perfect compilation never really exists does it !!
    Hey enjoyed the night – my 2nd Atomic. Would have been nice I guess to hear more Clash, Stranglers, Specials, Suburban Reptiles etc, but the dance floor ultimately is the main consideration – Simple Minds sounded great !!
    If ya ever need a hand with anything in the future – manning the door, promotions etc – then give us a bell – only too pleased to help out.
    Thanx, Tony M

    • Bill says:

      Cheers Tony, glad you enjoyed it! By all means come up & ask for anything you want to hear, I’ll try & get it in for you. More than happy to be reminded to play things. I’ll let you know if I need any help – thanks for the offer, it’s much appreciated.

      Cheers,

      Bill

  2. cal says:

    When’s the next Atomic happening please?

    • Bill says:

      Hi Cal, nothing’s booked yet, unfortunately, just waiting on San Fran to officially reopen. I’ll let you know as soon as I can.

      Cheers,

      Bill

  3. Amy Loren says:

    When is the next atomic???

    • Bill says:

      Hi Amy,

      Apologies for the late reply – I haven’t been able to book any dates for the rest of the year, so it’ll be next year, sorry. Should be doing NYE though, will put details up here when things are finalised.

      Cheers,

      Bill

  4. Miri says:

    hi Bill,
    Do you have a date for the next Atomic, please? We’re hoping to combine a birthday celebration with your next one.
    Thanks!

    • Bill says:

      Hi Miri,

      Apologies for the delay in getting back to you. The next Atomic is scheduled for June 6. Hope that fits in with your plans.

      Cheers,

      Bill

  5. Kate says:

    Beautiful night at Atomic last night, thanks! Got my ankle mashed by a Siouxie lookalike but it’s an occupational hazard I guess. Love your music xx

    • Bill says:

      Thanks Kate, I had a blast too! Sorry about your ankle, but like you say… Get well soon

      • Bill says:

        Cheers Peter, The Bored Games record got re-released last year, from memory, but yes, all great and deserving of much wider acclaim. That Spelling Mistakes track is an all time favourite of mine.And yes, Judas next time for sure 🙂

  6. Collette Devlin says:

    Just wondering if you knew when the next Atomic might be on?

    • Bill says:

      Hi Collette,

      Next Atomic scheduled for Feb 24, 2018. If you need a fix before that, there’ll be a Hang the DJ on NYE 🙂

      Cheers,

      Bill

  7. Michael Owen says:

    Hey man- based in Aucks – love Atomic- when is next Wellington gig 2020 so I can book flight and yeah would be great if you make it to Auckland sometime- maybe Galatos?

    • Bill says:

      Hi Michael, sorry for late reply – actually working on Auckland 🙂 Will let you know. Next dates are : September 12 for Atomic and October 10 for 24 Hour. Cheers, Bill

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