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Listen To Lips' New Album 'I Don't Know Why I Do Anything'

Listen To Lips' New Album 'I Don't Know Why I Do Anything'

Annabel Kean / Photo credit: Lula Cucchiara / Friday 16th July, 2021 7:57AM

Lips take you through eleven pop-fuelled scenes on new album I Don't Know Why I Do Anything, with each track custom recorded to take listeners into the world of the song. Inspired by their eight-year Daffodils detour, which included writing and touring a musical followed by scoring the feature film adaptation of said musical, their songwriting on the new album has been built around the life of a character — a giant pair of walking, singing yappers. On the likes of 'What The Hell', 'Guilty Talk' and Silver Scroll short-lister 'Your Deodorant Doesn't Work', Lips is loud, cynical, and on the brink of some sort of breakdown, only to end up totally exposed on heartbreaking love song 'Empty Hours' and bedroom confessional 'Sometimes I’m Afraid', which tells the story lyrically and musically of "someone growing ever more insecure in their relationship", recorded with the band playing through a wall.

Lips founders Steph Brown and Fen Ikner take bandmates Ruby Walsh (Dateline) and Maude Morris (Lexxa) with them on their celebratory album tour this month and next, joined by co-headliners Phoebe Rings. First stop Pōneke next Saturday, or catch their free shows at the Ellen Melville Centre and Flying Out this weekend...

LIPS and Phoebe Rings

Saturday 24th July - Moon, Wellington
Friday 30th July - Space Academy, Christchurch
Saturday 31st July - Dive, Dunedin
Sunday 1st August - Tuatara Cafe, Invercargill
Thursday 5th August - Neck Of The Woods, Auckland

Tickets available HERE via UTR

Lips' album 'I Don't Know Why I Do Anything' is out today on vinyl and streaming platforms.


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Lips And Phoebe Rings
Sat 24th Jul 8:00pm
MOON, Wellington
Lips And Phoebe Rings
Fri 30th Jul 8:00pm
Space Academy, Christchurch
Lips And Phoebe Rings
Sat 31st Jul 8:00pm
Dive, Dunedin
Lips And Phoebe Rings - Cancelled
Sun 1st Aug 8:00pm
Tuatara Cafe, Invercargill
Lips And Phoebe Rings
Thu 5th Aug 8:00pm
Neck of the Woods, Auckland