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Listen To Mystery Waitress' Debut Album 'Nest'

Listen To Mystery Waitress' Debut Album 'Nest'

Chris Cudby / Wednesday 23rd September, 2020 2:50PM

Years in the making, Mystery Waitress at last unveiled their debut album Nest late last week, following an attention-grabbing run of single releases, including their contribution to Home Alone Music's W I N T E R compilation. Fronted by Pōneke vocalist / songwriter Tessa Dillon, with drummer Olivia Campion (Yumi Zouma, Girlboss) and multi-instrumentalist / producer James Morgan, Mystery Waitress present eight assuredly intimate tunes on the cosily titled Nest — prompting interior reflections eerily in tune with what local listeners might have felt during the long quiet days of Aotearoa's lockdown period, when many were left to their own devices at home for weeks on end. Dillon recently chatted with label mate Helena Massey about their respective new records, dive into that conversation here and enjoy Mystery Waitress' lush Nest below...

Tessa Dillon revealed over on the Mystery Waitress Facebook page the long process of how Nest came to fruition: "This album has really been a long time coming, lots of the songs being written 3 or more years ago. These songs capture quite an interesting time for me, moving on from traumatic teenage events, falling in love, dipping my toes in the waters of life.

Recorded between the boardroom and bathroom of Coffee Supreme, various rooms in James's house, and an unknown storage warehouse, we finally got it sounding just right.

I am so happy with it, and it’s very exciting that everyone else can hear it now."

'Nest' is streamable out on Spotify and Apple Music via Home Alone Music.


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