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Watch Ha The Unclear's Video For 'Strangers'

Watch Ha The Unclear's Video For 'Strangers'

Chris Cudby / Friday 30th October, 2020 11:14AM

Today marks the first date of Ha The Unclear's keenly-awaited spring tour of Aotearoa, celebrating the release of their latest single 'Strangers'. Launched earlier this month and already ruling the airwaves, the song has received heartwarming new visuals courtesy of directorial team Vision Thing and created with the support of NZ On Air — reimagining the Ōtepoti four piece's very catchy tale of everyday interactions with deft puppet wizardry and charming dialogue. Starring the band's Michael Cathro, the clip also throws a spot of childbirth drama in the mix, getting pulse rates right up there. Hum along while watching below and don't miss Ha The Unclear playing on a stage near you this October and November...

Michael Cathro unpacked the lyrical origins of 'Strangers': "There's this indie film called Cube where the characters wake up in this cube complex with no idea how they got there and they have to solve problems to get from cube to cube and escape. It slowly emerges that each character has been selected for a skill that they have and there are massive personality clashes. I began to imagine my elevator rides as if it was going to get stuck, and if it did how would these strangers all work together to escape? This extended to wondering about our natural proclivities for social roles. But by the time I came to writing the song it kind of evolved to become more about the web of social connectivity and how both the thick as well as the delicate strands tie all of our narratives together. Now pandemic contact tracing has made visible all these (physical) interactions we have on a daily basis."

Ha The Unclear - 'Strangers' NZ Tour

Friday 30th October - Whammy, Auckland w/ Lucky Boy
Saturday 31st October - Hocus Pocus Ball, Mt Maunganui w/ LA Women, Joes Van, Half Moon Baby*
Thursday 5th November - Darkroom, Christchurch w/ Asta Rangu
Friday 6th November - Dive, Dunedin w/ Asta Rangu & Neive Strang
Thursday 12th November - Porridge Watson, Whanganui
Saturday 14th November - Meow, Wellington w/ Sofia Marchay & DOONS

Tickets available HERE via UTR  
Mt Maunganui tickets available from TicketSpace*


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Ha The Unclear: Strangers Single Release
Fri 30th Oct
Whammy Bar, Auckland
Hocus Pocus - The Exclusive Halloween Ball
Sat 31st Oct
The Rising Tide, Tauranga
Ha The Unclear: Strangers Single Release
Thu 5th Nov
darkroom, Christchurch
Ha The Unclear: Strangers Single Release
Fri 6th Nov
Dive, Dunedin
Ha The Unclear: Strangers Single Release
Thu 12th Nov
Porridge Watson, Whanganui
Ha The Unclear: Strangers Single Release
Sat 14th Nov
Meow, Wellington