click here for more
Premiere: Adam Hattaway And The Haunters Unveil Video For 'Control It'

Premiere: Adam Hattaway And The Haunters Unveil Video For 'Control It'

C.C. / Thursday 12th September, 2019 11:03AM

Christchurch's Adam Hattaway The Haunters are on the precipice of releasing their second record in the span of less than 12 months, with their sophomore album Crying Lessons dropping this Friday. We've already experienced the prolific crew's swaggering latest single 'Control It', gifted to Hattaway by Lyttelton songwriting legend Delaney Davidson, and they've now unveiled an endearing new video for the song we're proud to premiere here. Collaging together vintage footage of a young Hattaway giving his all to entertain the crowd, the clip is a charming teaser for the artist's upcoming album release tour, tearing across Aotearoa over the next couple of months. Experience the video for 'Control It' and scroll downwards to read Hattaway's rapid-fire Q & A session with Chris Cudby below...

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*

Chris Cudby: Your new clip for 'Control It' shows a young Adam Hattaway taking centre stage. Would you say that "showbiz has always been in your blood”?

Adam Hattaway: Yeah man! I had a lot of enthusiasm then. I think it’s coming back!

Where did the footage come from? Were you encouraged by your parents to follow your musical dreams?

In primary school and first year of high school I forced some little kids to come watch my awful band play in the basement of the School. Other performances in that footage is from playing at youth centres, other school performances etc. Yep Dad taught me piano, introduced me to all the best old school music when I was little and both parents have always been very supportive.

You contributed to the recent Better Already - The Songs Of Al Park compilation and I've heard you've regularly played with him - would you describe Christchurch as an intergenerational musical community?

Yep, Delaney produced that record and I knew him through Al. He’s a real close friend and a mentor. Everyone plays with everyone in Chch.

What was Delaney Davidson's involvement with the song? Will he be contributing to your new album?

He wrote the song, produced the album and played guitar and organ on it!

You released All Dat Love just last December and Crying Lessons is out this Friday - where is all this music coming from?

I don’t have a job so I just bum around jamming. We got another album at least half written so it’s gonna keep on coming too!

What can audiences look forward to with your upcoming tour?

I reckon they can look forward to seeing a band writing original songs with guitars that you can dance to.

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


Share this
Subscribe/Follow Us
Don’t miss a thing! Follow us on your favourite platform  

You can show your support to keep UnderTheRadar running by making a contribution. Any small amount can make a huge difference and keep us bringing you the best, comprehensive local content. Support UTR

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
Adam Hattaway And The Haunters - Blenheim - Halloween Special!
Thu 31st Oct
The Plant, Blenheim
Adam Hattaway And The Haunters - Nelson
Fri 1st Nov
The Boathouse, Nelson
Adam Hattaway And The Haunters
Sat 2nd Nov
Mussel Inn, Takaka