Pōneke/ Wellington jangle / surf / fuzz-pop sextet Tidal Rave have return with the snazzily titled “Albumette”, which follows their 2020 album "Heart Screams".
"Albumette" was primarily written during the seemingly never-ending 2020 lockdown era, exploring such pertinent topics as "police incompetence, problematic capitalism, disconnection and in-between spaces." It was recorded by Lee Prebble and Andrew Downes at Newtown's fabled Surgery, and mastered by Mike Gibson at Munki.
The recording sounds darker and heavier on “Albumette”, and the bands song-writing mixes echoes of the kind of hard-edged driving post-punk rock of Vivian Girls with the melodic flair of Dead Famous People, and the jangling energy of Look Blue, Go Purple.
To celebrate the release of "Albumette" Tidal Rave are on tour during August/ September -
Friday 13th August - Yot Club, Raglan w/ Lizard Prom, Yer Maw’s 5g Meatsuit
Saturday 14th August - The Wine Cellar, Auckland w/ Lizard Prom, Cootie Cuties
Saturday 21st August - Newtown Sports Bar, Wellington w/ Terror of the Deep, Bird Feeder
Friday 27th August - The Crown, Dunedin w/ Alpha Delta, Blue Cheese
Saturday 28th August - Wunderbar, Lyttleton w/ Solo Ono + Model Home
Friday 11th September - Snails, Palmerston North w/ Swampwitch, Solo Ono
released August 10, 2021
Emmie Ellis (vox and guitar), Esther Gedye Taylor (vox and guitar), Kristen Paterson (vox, guitar and keys), Ann-Marie Keating (vox, keys and guitar), Frank Eggleton (bass and keys), Scott Hakkaart (drums).
Tidal Rave is a Wellington, NZ based six-piece. Emmie Ellis
(vox and guitar), Esther Gedye Taylor (vox and guitar), Kristen Paterson (vox and guitar), Ann-Marie Keating (vox and keys), Frank Eggleton (bass), Scott Hakkaart (drums)....more