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Adam Hattaway And The Haunters Announce Album Release Tour

Adam Hattaway And The Haunters Announce Album Release Tour

A.K. / Friday 16th August, 2019 12:03PM

Ōtautahi's Adam Hattaway And The Haunters are stripping away the pop from their rock and serving up a piping hot bowl of soul on the first single from their sophomore album Crying Lessons. Along with the album announcement, Hattaway and his Haunters also share news of an eight-stop album release tour kicking off this spring. The latest track 'Take Care Of You' is a treacle-sweet love ballad, with all the falsetto and alto-sax trimmings of a soul slow-jam. Although the instrumentation, featuring guitar and organ from Lyttelton troubadour Delaney Davidson, is stripped back compared to the band’s previous offerings, every beat plays off and lifts up Hattaway's vocals. But they make sure that none of this is taken too seriously in the Martin Sagadin directed video, with Hattaway rolling his eyes at his own song by singing to a crowd of outstretched arms and ending with a slightly too long gaze into the camera, topped off with a soft focus fade-out. Secure your spot as a pair of those outstretched arms at one of Adam Hattaway And The Haunters’ Aotearoa shows…

Adam Hattaway And The Haunters Album Release Tour

Friday 13th September - Space Academy, Christchurch w/ Killergrams & Oliver and the Acre
Saturday 14th September - The Cook, Dunedin w/ Fazed on a Pony & Koizilla
Thursday 26th September - Meow, Wellington
Friday 27th September - Common Room, Hastings w/ Danica Bryant
Saturday 28th September - Thirsty Dog, Auckland w/ Reb Fountain & Water
Thursday 31st October - The Plant, Blenheim
Friday 1st November - Boatshed, Nelson w/ Butterflies Welcoming Spring
Saturday 2nd November - Mussel Inn, Golden Bay w/ Butterflies Welcoming Spring

Grab your tickets HERE via UTR*

Prepare to be charmed in the clip for 'Take Care Of You'...

'Crying Lessons', the sophomore album from Adam Hattaway and The Haunters, is out Friday 13th September.

Press Release:

You may not yet know about Adam Hattaway and the Haunters, but the band from Christchurch are here to change that, announcing their sophomore album Crying Lessons and an eight-date release tour, and sharing glorious rock ‘n’ roll ballad ‘Take Care of You’ along with a tongue-in-cheek video.

‘Take Care of You’ is a song band leader Adam Hattaway (The Eastern, Wurld Series) claims he wrote in his sleep. “It's meant to be loving, and obviously caring, but a bit strung out. We chose it for the first single cos I thought that it is catchy and hopefully relatable.”

“In the video it's meant it look like I'm a big star playing to my adoring fans, which is clearly a joke. In verse one I'm hiding and they don't know I'm there, verse 2 I'm kinda ignoring them and verse 3 I'm just loving them. Don't ask me why.”

Crying Lessons is the second album from Adam Hattaway and the Haunters in a year, this time the sound is less indie rock and more soul-tinged rock ‘n’ roll. Recorded at The Lab with the brilliant Delaney Davidson on board as producer and Jol Mulholland as engineer, this album takes things up a level. 

“The theme is, as cliche as it sounds, break ups and relationships going to shit but also trying looking at that in a positive way - it's okay when it's over.”

Crying Lessons will be released digitally via DRM on 13 September and available on CD at selected outlets and at shows. Listen to 'Take Care of You' now on iTunes, Spotify or Apple Music.

The release coincides with a nationwide album release tour, kicking off on release day with a hometown show. Tickets are on sale at midday today at Under The Radar.


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Adam Hattaway And The Haunters - Christchurch
Fri 13th Sep
Space Academy, Christchurch
Adam Hattaway And The Haunters - Dunedin
Sat 14th Sep
Captain Cook, Dunedin
Adam Hattaway And The Haunters - Wellington
Thu 26th Sep
Meow, Wellington
Adam Hattaway And The Haunters - Hastings
Fri 27th Sep
Common Room, Hastings
Adam Hattaway And The Haunters - Auckland
Sat 28th Sep
The Thirsty Dog, Auckland