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Finn Johansson - Love Bomb Single Release Tour

Fri Jul 20th, 2018

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Fresh off the back of a 7 Acetate collaboration with Wellington songwriter Dick Whyte (What Kind Of Bird Am I) an invitation-only 48hr songwriting/recording project for NZ Music Month (I Know Exactly How Big My Heart Is), and live appearances with Wellington heroes ONONO and Emily Fairlight, songwriter and producer Finn Johansson is dropping the tune that people, when they talk to him after shows, rave about. If they rave about anything.

'Love Bomb' is evocative but not fancy, groovy but not in a stupid way, achingly sad but not hopeless.

Lots of that is down to Johansson's new-found production partnership with Jono Nott (BROODS, ONONO, Hans Pucket). Basically everything Finn is a bit shit at, Jono excels at, and the two aim to carry this symbiosis through into a full-length release in 2019.

Rounding out the personnel is Anita Clark (Motte, New Dawn), whose cinematic string arrangements feature on the track.

The accompanying video is directed by Ezra Simons, whose work includes videos for Mermaidens and The Beths.

Joining Finn on the night will be the incredible Bent Folk and Motte.

Bent Folk. Dick Whyte, Helen O’Rourke, Rupert Hunter and Alison Hobbes are ‘The Bent Folk’, an improvised alt-country-folk-pysch-blues-noise-rock family, working under a funk ontology.

Motte. The incredible Anita Clark. Motte is reverb swamped violin through delay, recorded in the bedroom/somewhere in the tropics or a hothouse full of moths.

Tour Dates:

Wednesday 11th July // Le Cafe, Picton
Saturday 14th July // The Stomach, Palmerston North *WITH FULL BAND*
Wednesday 18th July // Meow, Wellington *WITH FULL BAND*
Friday 20th July // Lucky. Whanganui
Saturday 21st July // House Concert, Auckland
Sunday 22nd July (TBC) // Secret Location, New Plymouth

Live, when not playing with his 5 piece band, Johansson hits the road with a homemade bass synth that he plays with his toes, a midi controller, a guitar and a drum machine. He doesn't overdo the one man band thing though. Please don't call him a one man band. He left the washboard and the old-timey car horn at home.

Finally, in addition to the framed, signed glamour shots that have become a favourite for bathroom decor the country over, the Finn Johansson Merch Table will also feature a 'Love Bomb' Perfume, lovingly crafted by perfumist Nathan Taare. The scent is approved by Johansson and a single tear is mixed into every batch.

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