Drop Zone Share New Tracks 'Tiny Towel' & 'On The Phone' + Videos

Drop Zone Share New Tracks 'Tiny Towel' & 'On The Phone' + Videos

Chris Cudby / Monday 14th December, 2020 12:07PM

2020 has warped time like no other year, as it's only been less than six months since Tāmaki Makaurau duo Drop Zone unveiled their brain-zapping self-titled debut EP. July somehow seems like an age away, so today's two-fer served up alongside minimal self-created visuals from the team of Indira Neville (The Biscuits) and Garry West (Dean) feels long overdue. The fuzz-drenched looping layers of first track 'Tiny Towel' are dedicated to the memory of Ho'dogs guitarist Motty — aka Kaaterama Morehu, also of Strange Girls (with Clayton Noone), who passed away two weeks ago — while vibey closer 'On the Phone' is Drop Zone's contribution to the never-go-wrong tradition of phone-themed tunes, putting a "brutal friendship schism" under the microscope.

Indira Neville shared fond memories of time spent with Motty: "The song Tiny Towel is about the passing a couple of weeks ago, of our friend and legendary Ho'dogs guitarist Motty. Often when I went to visit him, he'd answer the door, dripping and giggling, and clasping the tiniest of towels around those bits of body that should not be flying free when you answer the door. He was the loveliest of men and knew his way around a fretboard! The song is deep and shallow in Ho'dogs samples."


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