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Stretch Announces 'Bury All Horses' Album Release Tour

Stretch Announces 'Bury All Horses' Album Release Tour

Monday 13th March, 2017 3:11PM

Alt-country troubadour Stretch has announced an eight-date jaunt to celebrate the release of his debut solo album Bury All Horses. Produced by Wayne Bell and engineer by Olly Harmer at The Lab, the forthcoming 10-song record is the culmination of experiences that has seen the life-long musician have some high times but also walk some hard roads. Bury All Horses is being unleashed on 24th March, upon which Stretch will simultaneously kick off his tour at Auckland's Wine Cellar. Here are the details...

Stretch 'Bury All Horses' Nationwide Tour

Friday 24th March, The Wine Cellar, Auckland
Saturday 25th March, Leigh Sawmill, Leigh Sawmill
Friday 7th April, The Third Eye, Wellington
Saturday 8th April, The Fish Cocktail Bar, Palmerston North
Saturday 15th April, Common Room, Hastings
Friday 28th April, Dog With Two Tails, Dunedin
Saturday 29th April, The Sherwood, Queenstown

Tickets to Auckland, Leigh, Wellington and Queenstown available HERE at UTR and in-store at the usual outlets

Here's the lead single 'Less Rock More Roll' lifted from Bury All Horses...


Stretch “Bury All Horses”
Out March 24th

“Stretch”, has an intensity in his performance that burns up on any given night. From dark-hearted ballads to roof raising choruses with a bootstomping backbeat, it’s a New Zealand folk/rock landscape, somewhere between Highway 61 Revisited and State Highway 2. After years on the road, this lone wolf now deliver his debut solo album.

From a rural upbringing in a town that barely makes it onto the map, Stretch was on a musical path from the beginning. Listening to 45’s on a jukebox at the country pub he was too young to be in, picking up guitar chords from his Irish grandmother, and mastering the Maori strum from his dad. After years of paying heavy dues in various groups and getting chewed up by big city life, Stretch set off on his own road, with songs from a life-long search to find out where he belongs. The past year has seen no less than four national tours to rave reviews, earning a place on the country’s best stages. On the strength of this reputation, he opened for American songwriting legend Jeff Tweedy of Wilco, for his only New Zealand show!

All these roads have led to his debut solo album, ‘Bury All Horses’. Produced by Wayne Bell. An intense week of sessions at the Lab Recording Studios with a band able to catch lighting in a bottle yielded live takes, no click tracks, and an intimate yet exhilarating sound. Songs such as the garage-folk-stomp opener ‘Less Rock More Roll’ or ‘6 Tears’ with it’s boozy swagger, alternate with a more nuanced sound, the track ‘Nothing Can Hurt You’ carrying its own dark weight.

The journey of bringing this music to the studio and a wider audience was not without a very personal struggle, having spent a lifetime balancing severe depression against a need to connect with the world through his music. The period following recording, saw Stretch hit one of his lowest ebbs, which meant a total retreat from the world, and eventually finding much needed professional help. ‘There was just no way around it. Life, internal and external, fell apart and I couldn’t put it back together without letting myself get the help needed. It’s an ongoing thing, but I got to the point where I could think about being out there again, and playing. That alone was as much of an achievement as anything I’ve done musically’.

Throughout, Stretch has followed a truely independent path. He’s found inspiration in desperation, and a way forward when there wasn’t one. Captivating performances, a voice that can’t help being soulful, and a passion to connect with every listener, Stretch is making fans the old fashioned way, one true music lover at a time.

The album features: 
Wayne Bell - Drums
Sean Harvey - Guitars, Mandolin
Dan Devcich - Bass, Backing vocals
Paul Magarity - Banjo
Anthony Stretch - Acoustic guitars, Vocals, Blues Harp
Produced by Wayne Bell and Engineered by Oliver Harmer at The Lab.


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Stretch - Bury All Horses Release Tour
Fri 24th Mar
The Wine Cellar, Auckland
Stretch - Bury All Horses Release Tour
Sat 25th Mar
Leigh Sawmill Cafe, Leigh
Stretch - Bury All Horses Release Tour
Fri 7th Apr
The Third Eye, Wellington
Stretch - Bury All Horses Album Release Tour
Sat 8th Apr
The Fish Cocktail bar, Palmerston North
Stretch - Bury All Horses Album Release Tour
Sat 15th Apr
Common Room, Hastings
Stretch - Bury All Horses Album Tour
Fri 28th Apr
Dog With Two Tails, Dunedin
Stretch - Bury All Horses Release Tour
Sat 29th Apr
Sherwood, Queenstown