Clap Clap Riot Release New Tracks Ahead Of Album Release
New Zealand surf rockers Clap Clap Riot have already dropped two new songs, 'Help Me', a '60s inspired summer anthem, and 'Tired Of Getting Old', a retro rock tune from their upcoming album, Dull Life, slated for an April 28 release. The band will also be bringing their music to our shores with a string of Australian dates.
The 11 track record opens with a fresh upbeat track ‘Rising In The Street’ that brings the sun-drenched rollicking vibes that we have all come to adore from the kiwi indie-rockers, followed by the two highly acclaimed previously released singles ‘Tired of Getting Old’ and ‘Help Me’. Loaded with fuzzy riffs and contemporary pop elements. ‘Dull Life’ is the album titled track that creates a more chilled vibe with it’s mellow guitar tones and soft vocals and which reflects on the mundanities of everyday life. The album is packed with chunky basslines, dreamy synths and retro vintage keys. It showcases the incredible talents of the quintet with each song delivering their dazzling signature sound spun with a unique edge. Clap Clap Riot started writing the material for the album ‘Dull Life’ back in 2015 and honed their songs throughout 2016. They recorded at The Lab, Mount Eden, Auckland, in the basement of the city’s historic Crystal Palace Theatre.The lyrical content of the record has a heavy focus on aging and the social pressures of life when one enters adulthood. ‘Dull Life’ was produced by Tom Healy (Tiny Ruins, Pop Strangers) and mastered by Jared Hirshland (USA) who also mastered Anderson .Paak’s album Malibu, which scored a Grammy nomination for Best Urban Contemporary Album.
‘DULL LIFE’ Tracklist:
1. Rising In The Street 2. Tired Of Getting Old 3. Help Me 4. Dull Life 5. Arrows In The Night 6. Four Hands 7. Crickets In The Grass 8. Curtis Pickett 9. Better Than You 10 Perfect Man 11. Old Man Living
Clap Clap Riot’s album launch Australian tour — scheduled to run Thursday to Saturday this week — has unfortunately had to be cancelled due to the sudden and unexpected passing of the band’s close friend, Jeremy Toth, last weekend. Toth was an instrumental part of the band’s creative work, contributing to the majority of their videos, a playlist of which has been collected here Refunds will be available at the point of purchase and Clap Clap Riot will reschedule the dates for a later point in 2017. ‘Dull Life’ will be released on 28 April 2017 distributed through Universal NZ on vinyl and digital.