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Fri May 5th, 2017

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Paint It Gold are excited to announce Fortunes’ return to New Zealand this May, playing Wellington’s Caroline on May 5, and Auckland’s REC on May 6 - following their appearance at Laneway Festival earlier this year.

Fortunes today share their new single, ‘Focus’. The track is taken from their forthcoming Undress EP out via Future Classic on April 28. ‘Focus’ is Fortunes at their most-tender; manoeuvring between piano and synths with ease to deliver a wistful electronic R&B ballad. Listen below before pre-ordering the EP here.

The track follows the release of ‘501’s’ and the accompanying Salute and Dai Burger remixes and comes with the announce of their Undress Tour this May. The tour begins in New Zealand before hitting Sydney, Melbourne, the Sunshine Coast, Perth and Adelaide.

The Undress EP will be available on a limited edition 12 vinyl, with the Undress EP on the A side and the duos much loved 2016 Jacket EP (never before pressed on vinyl) on the B side. Pre-order it here.

4 May - Mono, Christchurch NZ
5 May - Caroline, Wellington NZ
6 May - REC, Auckland NZ
19 May - Banquet @ World Bar, Sydney NSW
20 May - The Gasometer - Melbourne VIC
27 May - Big Pineapple Music Festival - Sunshine Coast QLD
2 June - Jack Rabbit Slims - Perth WA
3 June - Rocket Bar - Adelaide SA

Tickets for the Wellington and Auckland shows go on sale on Monday March 13 at 9am via Just The Ticket.


Hear the killer single from Future Classic’s brand new signing - The duo have been hotly-tipped throughout this year and now, they’ve been signed to tastemaker label Future Classic, who are famously home to the likes of Flume, Wave Racer, Flight Facilities and Ta-ku. Fortunes. are the first act that the label has signed in over a year, so it’s clear they’re bound for big things. - In The Mix

501’s is a slinky, sensual R&B song that retains flavours of old school soul. So many people try to replicate that R&B sound but it’s just not the same if you can’t replicate the feeling. This one succeeds in doing that and what’s best is they keep their Kiwi/Aussie accents – somethings that’s so often traded for US phrasing. It feels organic and fresh and I can’t wait to see what these guys have up their sleeve next. - Music Feeds

The track opens with a woozy, syncopated rhythm, before the seductively smooth vocals take us to the kind of place that Anderson Paak, BJ the Chicago Kid and Silentjay x Jace XL have kept warm over the past few months. The blend of those R&B vocals and the bright electronic production, complete with spacey synth trickles and delicate vocal harmonies, evokes a sensual atmosphere that practically forces your hips to move. - Howl and Echoes / Indie Shuffle

...a sexy homage to boys in tight jeans: 501's. You can very easily understand why JMSN, Oddisee and Shlohmo are all fans once you listen to this song - Hungry Drums

electronic, hip hop/rnb, soul/funk, Fortunes.

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