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Parents Announce 'Great Reward' Release Tour

Parents Announce 'Great Reward' Release Tour

Thursday 28th January, 2016 10:13AM

Auckland hardcore group Parents are gearing up to unleash their new EP Great Reward, and to celebrate have lined up a string of shows around the country for February. The nine-track EP follows the group's 2014 offering Low Life, and was recorded by Tim Shann at The Wine Cellar then handed to Jack Shirley at San Fran's The Atomic Garden Recording Studio (Deafheaven, Loma Prieta) for mixing and mastering. Great Reward will be released on 10-inch vinyl on 10th February and then the boys hit the road. Here are the details...

Parents 'Great Reward' Release Tour

Thursday 11th February, Great Job!, Palmerston North w/ sere + Losses (AA)
Friday 12th February, Valhalla, Wellington w/ sere, Ghidoragh + Bonecruncher
Saturday 13th February, Nivara Lounge, Hamilton w/ Bridge City Bitches + More (AA)
Thursday 25th February, The Crown, Dunedin w/ Machina Rex, Yung Nat$ + More
Saturday 27th February, Whammy, Auckland w/ Bargin Bin Laden, Love Mess + More

Take a taste of Great Reward with tracks 'Low' and 'Pressure' below...


Formed in 2009, Parents are a mainstay of New Zealand’s hardcore punk community. Underpinned by a distinctive and frantic energy, their sound blends melody and discordance into an unpredictable, cathartic haze.

Great Reward is the new record from Parents - nine songs of expressive hardcore punk recorded by Tim Shann at The Wine Cellar and mixed and mastered by Jack Shirley at The Atomic Garden Recording Studio (Deafheaven, Loma Prieta).

Side-A opens with a looming dirge before descending into a path of dynamic and abrasive bursts that heighten tension along the way. This tension is resolved in the Side-B’s closer, Wounded, an emotional epic that contrasts Western guitar with swirling barrages of noise. As a whole, Great Reward is Parents at their most focussed but further pushes the complexity and desperation that has typified their sound.

Released on 10" vinyl and digital formats, Great Reward is available February 10.


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Thu 11th Feb
Great Job!, Palmerston North
Fri 12th Feb
Valhalla, Wellington
Sat 13th Feb
Nivara Lounge, Hamilton
Thu 25th Feb
The Crown Hotel, Dunedin

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