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Recitals Announce 'Orbit I' Album Release Shows + Share Single / Video 'Arrow'

Recitals Announce 'Orbit I' Album Release Shows + Share Single / Video 'Arrow'

Chris Cudby / Photo credit: Lewis Ferris / Thursday 21st July, 2022 10:19AM

Te Whanganui-a-Tara seven piece Recitals are getting all their ducks lined up for the August launch of their Flying Nun Records debut album Orbit I, announcing today release events in their hometown and Tāmaki Makaurau, plus snazzy new single / video combo ‘Arrow’. Sounding as kaleidoscopic as its large-scale cast of creators, the song's visuals were filmed with permission on location at Alice Krebbs Lodge and Pyramid Club, starring imaginatively garbed members of Recitals playfully interacting with their environment — preceded by a statement paying "respect to Te Āti Awa as the enduring custodians of the whenua in which this video was filmed."

Drawing praise from such significant local figures Princess Chelsea (who described them as "a glittering throwback to a bygone era"), experience directors East Abernethy and Matilda Boese-Wong's clip for Recitals' new single below, and don't miss the team of Sam Curtiss, Olivia Wilding, Carla Camilleri, Josh Finegan, Christian Dimick, Tharushi Bowatte and Xanthe Rook squeezing onto a stage near you this winter...

“Arrow is the first song we ever played to people and the first song we ever wrote. It feels like a grand entrance. Perhaps once upon a time, it had a specific meaning, but over time the meaning has evolved for each member and the feelings it evokes have transformed too.”

“There’s a mythology behind ‘Arrow’ - and it’s kind of cool that this mythology is elusive even to us. Kind of like how we can read ancient runes or interpret old stories but ultimately we don’t have access to the original intention or truth. We portray an intensity in trying to tell a story we don’t understand, through the music’s mystique.”

Recitals Orbit I Album Release Shows

Thursday 25th August - Meow, Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington w/ Linen, Ludus
Friday 26th August - The Wine Cellar, Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland w/ She's So Rad, Green Grove*

*Tickets available HERE via UTR
Wellington tickets via Moshtix

Acknowledging health concerns in our community about the ongoing pandemic, Recitals have made the following request for attendees...

"IMPORTANT: We would also like all members of our community to feel welcome and comfortable during the ongoing pandemic and we want to create a safe and enjoyable gig space for all. We kindly ask everybody attending to please wear a mask at all times, and we encourage masks to be removed only while drinking outside, if possible. Masks will be available to purchase at the door, and hand sanitiser will always be available. If you have recently come out of isolation, we strongly encourage you to return a negative RAT test before attending. If you are showing any viral symptoms, we kindly ask that you please stay at home. If you have purchased a ticket, please get in touch - your ticket will be refunded if you can no longer attend. Thank you <3"

'Orbit I' releases on 26th August via Flying Nun Records — available on standard black LP, clear LP and across all digital and streaming platforms, vinyl preorders available HERE.


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Recitals Orbit I Album Release Show
Thu 25th Aug 8:00pm
Meow, Wellington
Recitals Orbit I Album Release Show
Fri 26th Aug 8:00pm
The Wine Cellar, Auckland