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Racing – The Bass EP tour, Christchurch

September 22, 2017 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm NZST

Auckland-based band, Racing, have announced an extensive NZ tour ahead of the release of their highly anticipated EP THE BASS on August 25.

Racing is made up of long-time collaborators Ed Knowles and Sven Pettersen – two crucial parts of the colossus that was The Checks. Completing the line-up is two other heavy hitters from the Kiwi alt scene, Daniel Barrett, formerly of Sherpa and Izaak Houston, formerly of Space Creeps.

With their unique blend of psychedelic indie-rock and dance, Racing have been hailed as the future of New Zealand’s thriving indie music scene. And it’s easy to see why on tracks like the EP’s first single ‘The Bass’, which received love from around the world when it was recently released:

“‘The Bass’ is among the most dynamic rock tracks we’ve heard so far in 2017. If this is an indicator of what we can expect on their forthcoming EP out later this year, sign us up.”
– Rich Nardo, Paste Magazine

“A mind-blowing track that combines groovy rock anthems with electronic elements and a weird, yet awesome tropical vibe,”
– Revue

Now new single ‘If Only’ is set to do the same. “It’s a disco dreamscape that sounds like it’s come out of Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo and Juliet,” says the band’s singer, Ed Knowles.

Filled with danceable guitar hooks and lyrical scenery, it takes you into a colourful world of late night car rides and romantic ‘what ifs’. “The song’s rhythm speeds along at a galloping pace, despite the musical backdrop feeling gin-soaked and tilted,” he adds.

The new single is taken from Racing’s upcoming EP THE BASS, which brews a soup equal parts Can, Marilyn Manson and Depeche Mode, seasoned with the soulful melodies of classic Motown.

Fri Sept 15: Totara St. Mount Maunganui
with Dictaphone Blues

Sat Sept 16: Cabana, Napier
with Dictaphone Blues

Thurs Sept 21: ReFuel, Dunedin
with special guests

Fri Sept 22: Darkroom, Christchurch
with EgoValve

Fri Sept 29: Kings Arms, Auckland
with DUAL and Dirty Pixels

Sat Sept 30: Yot Club, Raglan
with DUAL

Fri Oct 6: Lucky Bar, Whanganui
with special guests

Sat Oct 7: Meow, Wellington
with special guests



September 22, 2017
8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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