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Adam Hattaway And The Haunters Share New Album 'Woolston, Texas'

Adam Hattaway And The Haunters Share New Album 'Woolston, Texas'

Annabel Kean / Photo credit: Nayhauss / Friday 26th March, 2021 8:35AM

Adam Hattaway and The Haunters had already won me over with the album title Woolston, Texas alone, and now that the whole glorious ten tracks have landed I'm obsessed with how perfectly matched the title is to the sound. For context, Woolston is a happy little Eastern Christchurch suburb, home to Cassels & Sons Brewery, the familiar stench of gelatine production, and premium band practice space / recording studio The Dog's Hit Factory. The Texasness shines through on the album's beefier tracks like ballad 'Big Night', or when Hattaway's charming vocals shift from wavering soprano to velvety Lou Reed moments in 'Wasting Our Time', and of course with 'Cuarenta Y Cinco Formas' — a song sung entirely in Spanish. The Woolston of it all is in the tragedy-meets-comedy-meets-romance energy that inexplicably bubbles up through every song. Maybe that's something detectable only by those of us who've lived and breathed the Woolston lifestyle, or perhaps it's a projection of my own memories of the lovably stinky suburb, like an old family dog that's seen you at your very worst but loves you anyway...

Ahem. The Haunters lads hit the road next month to spread the new tunes far and wide. Here's where to find them, and scroll down for Woolston, Texas — the perfect soundtrack for a Friday arvo kickback...


Adam Hattaway and The Haunters Album Release Tour

Friday 9th April - Rogue and Vagabond, Wellington FREE
Saturday 10th April - Musicians Club, Whanganui w/ MeanOwls
Friday 16th April - Cassels Blue Smoke, Christchurch w/ Daniel Armstrong and The Monsoons
Saturday 17th April - Thirsty Dog, Auckland w/ Daniel Armstrong and The Monsoons
Saturday 24th April - The Plant, Blenheim - The Plant
Friday 21st May - BARK!, Dunedin w/ Tahu and The Takahes
Saturday 22nd May - Grainstore Gallery, Oamaru w/ Mads Harrop

Tickets available HERE via UTR


Adam Hattaway and The Haunters' third album 'Woolston, Texas' is out now digitally and on Holiday Records pressed vinyl.

Links
facebook.com/adamhattawayandthehaunters
adamhattawayandthehaunters.bandcamp.com/

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Adam Hattaway And The Haunters - Woolston, Texas Tour
Fri 9th Apr
Rogue and Vagabond, Wellington
Adam Hattaway And The Haunters - Daniel Armstrong And The Monsoons
Fri 16th Apr
Cassels Blue Smoke, Christchurch
Adam Hattaway And The Haunters - Daniel Armstrong And The Monsoons
Sat 17th Apr
The Thirsty Dog, Auckland
Adam Hattaway And The Haunters - Woolston Texas Tour
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Sat 24th Apr
The Plant, Blenheim
Adam Hattaway And The Haunters - Woolston Texas Tour
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Fri 21st May
Bark @ Dog With Two Tails, Dunedin
Adam Hattaway And The Haunters - Woolston Texas Tour
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Sat 22nd May
Grainstore Gallery, Oamaru