Cairo Knife Fight

Cairo Knife Fight Release Debut Album "The Colossus"

Written and recorded over three countries and two continents, THE COLOSSUS is the debut album from Cairo Knife Fight.

THE COLOSSUS sees frontman Nick Gaffaney (a man who has drummed for many of New Zealand’s leading songwriters); expanding his writing horizons to include working with a revolving cast of some of the most accomplished guitarists and songwriters from around the globe.  From New Zealand musicians Aaron Tokona, Joel Haines, Laughton Kora and William Knapp, American Legend Mark Lanegan (Screaming Trees, Queens of The Stone Age) and Los Angeles producers/musicians Tyler Fournames (Marilyn Manson) and John Anderson (Banks).

This diversity in writing partners has seen an album develop of great subtlety and dynamism while still maintaining that fierce and razor sharp intensity Cairo Knife Fight is known for.

“Written with and influenced by a number of extraordinarily talented friends from all over the world - some of whom I hadn't even met when the process started - it's a genuine culmination of all the experiences Cairo Knife Fight has had, but also a launchpad to the band's future musical direction"

Cairo Knife Fight's new EP "The Isolator" available for Preorder Now!

Preorder Cairo Knife Fight's new EP "The Isolator" from iTunes now!

Cairo Knife Fight release new single 'NO LONGER SILENT"

Cairo Knife Fight is comprised of drummer / singer Nick Gaffaney (a man who has played with many of New Zealand’s leading songwriters); and a revolving cast of some of the most accomplished guitarists and songwriters around.

These include Joel Haines, one of the country’s most prolific composers and live performers; longtime band partner Aaron Tokona (Ahoribuzz); and special writing collaborations with American music legend Mark Lanegan, local icon Laugton Kora and Los Angeles writers/producers Tyler Fournames and John Anderson.

The band, who formed in 2009, return with their new single ‘No Longer Silent’, a simple song about people not being what they seem. From the powerful hiding their intentions from an electorate to the daily interactions we have with co- workers or loved ones, no one ever really knows who they're genuinely looking at. Possibly not even in the mirror.

Taken from the band’s upcoming album which is due for release early next year, ‘No Longer Silent’ is available to pre-order on iTunes now, officially going on sale from Friday, November 14.

Cairo Knife Fight are supporting Shihad on the FVEY tour in December alongside Airbourne and I Am Giant.

Cairo Knife Fight release new single 'REZLORD'

Cairo Knife Fight release their first single 'REZLORD' off the band’s forthcoming debut album. Click Here to watch the new video for Cairo Knife Fight premiered on Alternative Press in the USA. 

Cairo Knife Fight is comprised of Nick Gaffaney (a man who has drummed for many of New Zealand’s leading songwriters); and a revolving cast of some of the most accomplished guitarists and songwriters around.

Nick's current band mate and collaborator is Grammy Award-winning guitarist, songwriter and producer GEORGE PAJON JR. who in addition to being one of Black Eyed Peas’ key performing and recording musicians, has co-written many of the group’s most popular hits and has a list of credits that include Carlos Santana, Sting, Macy Gray, Kelis, Nas, Damien Marley, Sérgio Mendes, July Black, and various other artists. 

Previous lineups have included Joel Haines, one of the country’s most prolific composers and live performers; longtime band partner Aaron Tokona; and special writing collaborations with American music legend Mark Lanegan, local icon Laugton Koraand Los Angeles writers/producers Tyler Fournames and John Anderson.

Cairo Knife Fight try to redefine what two musicians can create live with Nick combining the responsibilities of playing drums, keyboard, bass, creating live loops and lead vocals with George's seemingly limitless guitar soundscapes and incendiary riffs.

Since forming, the band has supported Shihad, Queens Of The Stone Age, Gomez, Them Crooked Vultures and Foo Fighters through their New Zealand tours.

Cairo Knife Fight - Rezlord

Cairo Knife Fight - The Violence Of Action