We are very excited for this one so get along to Backbeat Thursday night 16th July!
Welcoming back New Reptiles Lightning On Me and Shakes!
DOORS OPEN AT 8PM
NEW REPTILES release their second single, 'No Expectations', after their debut single, 'In America'. All tracks were recorded at York Street Studios in Auckland, produced by Greg Haver (Manic Street Preachers, Kimbra, Op Shop).
After coming off the back of support for Everclear and their Sparkle & Fade Tour, New Reptiles jump on the scene with fresh songs and a new sound somewhere between slick pop and rock'n'roll.
SHAKES created by the talented Alexander Wildwood http://www.alexanderwildwood.com/.
Bringing a new name to the table and sure to be new sound. Come along and check him out!
Alexander Wildwood was raised on the seas, sailing the world on a yacht as a boy to a soundtrack of Neil Young and The Beach Boys. And it is by the sea that his music was born. In a home studio, the songwriter is creating a new noise inspired by his surroundings.
The songs showcase Wildwood’s musical and poetic maturity, channelling the prose of literary pioneers Hemingway, Salinger and Bukowski. The lyrics – like journal entries laid bare – are delivered over genre-defying soundscapes of layered guitars and vocals. The multi-instrumentalist produces and records his own music, using studio time to experiment, innovate and reflect. This freedom allows songs to evolve, and creativity to flow naturally – and it shows. The result is an organic hybrid of indie-rock/folk with a polished pop sensibility
LIGHTNING ON ME
Lightning on Me is the combined effort of Sean Patterson and Michael Cannon–previous members of The Earlybirds with Chris Hurn. Originally a solo artist in Wellington Chris has brought a sophisticated Drawing upon the influences of Destroyer, Phoenix, The Killers, New Order and Bruce Springsteen the band have developed a live set ready to become known. ‘Careless’ is Lightning on Me’s debut single which was recorded at The Lab in May by Eden and Jol Mulholland.