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Racing Announce Nationwide Tour + Share New Single 'If Only'

Racing Announce Nationwide Tour + Share New Single 'If Only'

Thursday 3rd August, 2017 10:30AM

Auckland psych rock four-piece Racing have lined up an eight-date nationwide tour to celebrate the release of their new EP, The Bass. Due to drop on 25th August, the new EP follows the band's 2015 self-titled debut and sees the foursome dip into influences ranging from Can to Marilyn Manson to Depeche Mode with a dash of Motown thrown in for good measure. To coincide with the tour announcement, Racing have let loose a second single 'If Only'. Check out the tour dates and scroll on to listen to the brand new cut...

UnderTheRadar Proudly Presents...


Friday 15th September, Totara St, Mount Maunganui w/ Dictaphone Blues
Saturday 16th September, Cabana, Napier w/ Dictaphone Blues
Thursday 21st September, ReFuel, Dunedin w/ special guests
Friday 22nd September, Darkroom, Christchurch w/ special guests
Friday 29th September, Kings Arms Tavern, Auckland w/ Dual and Dirty Pixels
Saturday 30th September, Yot Club, Raglan w/ Dual
Friday 6th October, Lucky Bar, Whanganui w/ special guests
Saturday 7th October, Meow, Wellington w/ special guests

Tickets available HERE at UTR and instore at the usual outlets

Here's brand new single 'If Only', plucked from The Bass....

Here's eponymous single 'The Bass' which was released last month...


Auckland-based band, Racing, have announced an extensive NZ tour ahead of the release of their highly anticipated EP THE BASS on August 25.

Racing is made up of long-time collaborators Ed Knowles and Sven Pettersen - two crucial parts of the colossus that was The Checks. Completing the line-up is two other heavy hitters from the Kiwi alt scene, Daniel Barrett, formerly of Sherpa and Izaak Houston, formerly of Space Creeps.

With their unique blend of psychedelic indie-rock and dance, Racing have been hailed as the future of New Zealand’s thriving indie music scene. And it’s easy to see why on tracks like the EP’s first single ‘The Bass’, which received love from around the world when it was recently released:

“‘The Bass’ is among the most dynamic rock tracks we've heard so far in 2017. If this is an indicator of what we can expect on their forthcoming EP out later this year, sign us up.”
- Rich Nardo, Paste Magazine

“A mind-blowing track that combines groovy rock anthems with electronic elements and a weird, yet awesome tropical vibe,”
- Revue

Now new single ‘If Only’ is set to do the same. “It’s a disco dreamscape that sounds like it’s come out of Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo and Juliet,” says the band’s singer, Ed Knowles.

Filled with danceable guitar hooks and lyrical scenery, it takes you into a colourful world of late night car rides and romantic ‘what ifs’. “The song’s rhythm speeds along at a galloping pace, despite the musical backdrop feeling gin-soaked and tilted,” he adds.

The new single is taken from Racing’s upcoming EP THE BASS, which brews a soup equal parts Can, Marilyn Manson and Depeche Mode, seasoned with the soulful melodies of classic Motown.


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Fri 15th Sep
Totara St., Tauranga
Sat 16th Sep
The Cabana, Napier
Thu 21st Sep
Re:Fuel, Dunedin
Fri 22nd Sep
darkroom, Christchurch
Fri 29th Sep
Kings Arms Tavern, Auckland
Fri 6th Oct
Lucky Bar, Whanganui
Sat 7th Oct
Meow, Wellington

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