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Mousey Shares New Album 'My Friends' + Announces Nationwide Tour of Aotearoa

Mousey Shares New Album 'My Friends' + Announces Nationwide Tour of Aotearoa

Chris Cudby / Friday 11th March, 2022 9:08AM

Friday brings a bounty of musical riches from Mousey aka Sarena Close, who today unveils her second album My Friends, launched with the announcement of a four date nationwide release tour happening in April, plus an uplifting DIY video for 'One Dollar Wednesdays'. The Ōtautahi artist achieves the high bar set by her 2019 Silver Scroll and Best Independent Debut nominated album Lemon Law on the new collection, which includes previous student radio hits 'The Bench' and 'My Hands Are Made Of Glass' plus seven fresh stunners, roaming the range in style yet tied together by Close's spine-tingling, folk-inflected vocal powers and sophisticated instrumental arrangements — sounding absolutely gigantic or disarmingly tender as the occasion calls.

Good times for your eyes and ears, watch the super fun clip celebrating family life for 'One Dollar Wednesdays' (edited by Chris Close with handwriting by Lukas Mayo aka Pickle Darling), grip tour details below and hit play on My Friends, co-produced by Ben Edwards...

“My new album is called ‘My Friends’ so obviously I had to write a song about my number one, my husband of seven years. It’s an ultra happy bop about our amazing friendship and love for each other. It’s probably one of the few songs of mine that doesn’t really get too deep into metaphors but just sits very happily at face value.” — Mousey

Mousey - My Friends Album Release Tour

Saturday 2nd April - Loons, Christchurch w/ Pretty Stooked
Thursday 7th April - Meow, Wellington w/ Mitch Zachry*
Friday 8th April - The Tuning Fork, Auckland w/ Bub*
Friday 22rd April - Dive, Dunedin w/ Neive Strang

Tickets available HERE via UTR
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'My Friends' is available on CD, tapes, and limited edition translucent green vinyl via Mousey's Bandcamp page HERE.

Press release:

Ōtautahi-based artist Mousey is touring Aotearoa tour to celebrate the release of her new album My Friends, out now! Starting in Christchurch on April 2nd, she will present her bewitching songwriting and vocal talents to four lucky cities across the country, joined by her band as well as some talented locally sourced support acts.

My Friends is the first music from Mousey since her Silver-Scroll and Auckland Live Best Independent Debut award-nominated debut album Lemon Law dropped in 2019. Listeners have already been given a taste of what's to come with knock-out first single, 'The Bench,’ praised by Undertheradar as “glorious, explosive jangly power-pop”, and shot to #1 on the New Zealand Alt Charts!

Mousey shares her excitement about the upcoming tour: ”In all the stress and fatigue of the past two years, I’m so grateful and excited to be releasing new music and taking it on the road with the band. The show is definitely another step up, and we’re also sharing the stage with some amazing openers!


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Mousey - 'My Friends' Release Tour
Sat 2nd Apr 7:30pm
The Loons, Christchurch
Mousey 'My Friends' Release Tour
Thu 7th Apr 7:30pm
Meow, Wellington
Mousey 'My Friends' Release Tour
Fri 8th Apr 7:30pm
The Tuning Fork, Auckland
Mousey - 'My Friends' Release Tour
Fri 22nd Apr 8:00pm
Dive, Dunedin