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Dirty Pixels Return With New Track 'Reading My Lips'

Dirty Pixels Return With New Track 'Reading My Lips'

Annabel Kean / Friday 26th November, 2021 2:35PM

There's a lot to unpack with the arrival of Dirty Pixels' fuzzy new track 'Reading My Lips', the band's first release since sharing charming EP Lovechild in May last year. The song is a brilliant example of the Tāmaki four-piece at their lo-fi, rock'n'roll best, making news of a third EP arriving in 2022 extra exciting. Even through the buzz of distortion and a rough and ready lockdown recording, frontman Ethan Moore has your ears wrapped up in the world of 'Reading My Lips' — featuring a Jonathan Pearce-shaped cherry on top thanks to his expert mastering.

Here's where I personally need answers: If the song was recorded in the back seat of Moore's Toyota Corolla, why is the cover art a Mercedes-Benz 190e with the number plate YOOHOO? Also, what's up with NZ rock bands and Toyota Corollas right now, do they give you special songwriting powers? And finally, if the song was written and recorded in a car, and the lyrics are about the experience of making eye contact with strangers while recording the aforementioned song — why were you in the car to start with Ethan Moore? I need answers. But most importantly, I need to listen to 'Reading My Lips' a few more times...

'Reading My Lips' is out now via major streaming services.


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