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Hans Pucket Share Xmas Single 'I Don't Know What To Get You For Christmas'

Hans Pucket Share Xmas Single 'I Don't Know What To Get You For Christmas'

Chris 'Kringle' Cudby / Friday 10th December, 2021 8:59AM

Because you've all been on your best behaviour this year (or even if you haven't), Aotearoa fab foursome Hans Pucket are back giving the gift of catchy tunes this festival season. Touring nationwide in April, the team of twin brothers Oli and Callum Devlin (Sports Team, Dateline), Jono Nott (aka ONONO) and Callum Passells unwrap the first of two Christmasy goodies for 2021 with 'I Don't Know What To Get You For Christmas (Do I Really Love You​?​)' — the band's first official new song since their self-released debut album Eczema dropped like an atom bomb back in 2018. A tender reflection on our capitalist stocking-stuffing tradition served up with a big dollop of relationship anxiety, the ballad sports some particularly rousing sax and heart-melting harmonies, whilst pondering that most perplexing of puzzles orbiting the summer holiday period [if anyone reading is wondering: I could use some new socks].

Lucky Pōneke punters can catch a necessarily stripped back version of Hans Pucket, featuring frontman Oli Devlin as part of the all-star Eyegum Presents: End Of Year? Fuck Yeah! event (Tāmaki's borders don't reopen until 15th December). Available for pre-order on limited 7" lathe cut disc (including a risograph printed cover with a handwritten lyric sheet on the inside) and backed with soon to be released B-side 'Drink With My Friends', Oli Devlin opened up about how the new single was written and recorded despite ongoing lockdown challenges in NZ...

“I made a lockdown challenge to myself last year to try and write some honest Christmas songs that weren’t crap. These are the first two from that batch. It was thrilling hearing everyone’s additions come in - each of us writing and recording our parts from our homes. Also celebrating our first release with Callum Passells who makes some stunning sax, synth and clarinet contributions!” 

Undertheradar and Sports Team proudly present...

Hans Pucket - Confidently Test Out New Material National Tour 2022

Thursday 14th April - San Fran, Wellington
Friday 22nd April - Whammy, Auckland
Saturday 23rd April - Leigh Sawmill, Leigh
Friday 29th April - Dive, Dunedin
Saturday 30th April - Loons, Christchurch

Tickets available HERE via UTR


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Hans Pucket
Thu 14th Apr 8:00pm
San Fran, Wellington
Hans Pucket
Fri 22nd Apr 8:00pm
Whammy Bar, Auckland
Hans Pucket
Sat 23rd Apr 8:00pm
Leigh Sawmill Cafe, Leigh
Hans Pucket
Fri 29th Apr 8:00pm
Dive, Dunedin
Hans Pucket
Sat 30th Apr 8:00pm
The Loons, Christchurch