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Auckland's Fever Party Share Debut Single 'Working Love' + Video

Auckland's Fever Party Share Debut Single 'Working Love' + Video

Tuesday 9th January, 2018 10:03AM

Auckland two-piece Fever Party have launched into 2018 with their catchy and rockin' debut single 'Working Love'. Comprised of multi-instrumentalists Gareth Shute and Jay Purkiss, the duo have contributed to a who's who of groups between them including The Conjurors, The Cosbys, The Ruby Suns, The Lurch and Scotland-based The Liberty Bells. We caught up with Shute (also an acclaimed author of books including Hip Hop Music In Aotearoa and NZ Rock: 1987-2007) who reflected on the new tune and comparative merits of working in a two-piece group...

"The Conjurors had ground to a halt due to everyone having other projects. Arranging practises was a nightmare between the five of us so when Jay suggested starting a band, I figured it'd be easier with just two of us. Plus I had some riffs I'd written for The Conjurors but we hadn't worked into songs. I always used to hassle our singer [Matthew Crawley] for taking ages to finalise his lyrics but now I've realised what a pain it is - you feel like a sad sap 14 year old writing in his notebook.

For this song, I was just thinking about what makes people get up in the morning - the work or study or struggle they go through, in part just to be the kinda person someone could fall in love with. Not sure that explanation makes sense but hopefully the song does..."

Check out the DIY video for 'Working Love' directed by Shute below, and catch the duo at their first ever live show at Auckland's Wine Cellar on Thursday 1st February, playing alongside Pest Sounds (formerly Climate Change)...


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