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DARTZ Drop New Single 'Hoons'

DARTZ Drop New Single 'Hoons'

Chris Cudby / Photo credit: Vanessa Cone / Wednesday 27th July, 2022 9:29AM

Wellington's proud sons DARTZ have rolled out their new single 'Hoons' in advance of an epic eight date nationwide tour of Aotearoa, happening all throughout August. True to their word, 'Hoons' is a skate anthem for those amongst us who've spent far more time playing Tony Hawk Pro Skater 2 than hitting the local skate bowl, yet still find the strength to lift their scuffed bods back up from the concrete and try again with a hand from some supportive (and patient) buds. DARTZ bassist Clark Mathews and singer Danz explained how their deep love for '00s pop-punk and Danz's "complete lack of ability on a skateboard" came together on their hugely catchy ode to the power of friendship...

“With Hoons I was really trying to make something that gave me that feeling of listening to specifically bands like Elemeno P as a kid - a song like 11:57 or Verona where it instantly etches itself into the deepest part of your brain” — Clark Mathews

“I think the very first time we played Hoons live, by the final chorus everybody in the room was chanting along - I can’t wait to see how much people connect with the full recorded song, especially since for me Hoons is really quite a personal and earnest thank you to the friends who have helped me to get through these past couple of years”. — Danz

DARTZ - Hoons Tour

Friday 5th August - Tuning Fork, Auckland w/ Deb5000, Cold Sweats, The Dawns*
Saturday 6th August - Last Place, Hamilton w/ Static
Saturday 13th August - Space Academy, Christchurch w/ Crustaceanz [all ages early show]
Saturday 13th August - Space Academy, Christchurch w/ This Dog, Model Home [R18]
Friday 19th August - Dive, Dunedin w/ L Hotel, Mads Harrop Band
Saturday 20th August - Yonder, Queenstown w/ L Hotel [free show]
Friday 26th August - San Fran, Wellington w/ Wiri Donna, Sure Boy
Saturday 27th August - Snails, Palmerston North w/ Wiri Donna

Earlybird tickets available HERE via UTR
*Auckland tickets at Moshtix

'Hoons' is out now on major streaming services.


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DARTZ - Hoons Tour w/ Deb5000, Cold Sweats and The Dawns
Fri 5th Aug 7:30pm
The Tuning Fork, Auckland
DARTZ - Hoons Tour - w/ Static
Sat 6th Aug 8:30pm
Last Place, Hamilton
DARTZ - Hoons Tour - w/ Crustaceanz
Sat 13th Aug 4:00pm
Space Academy, Christchurch
DARTZ - Hoons Tour - w/ This Dog And Model Home
Sat 13th Aug 8:00pm
Space Academy, Christchurch
DARTZ - Hoons Tour - w/ L Hotel & Mads Harrop Band
Fri 19th Aug 8:00pm
Dive, Dunedin
DARTZ - Hoons Tour
Sat 20th Aug 9:00pm
Yonder, Queenstown
DARTZ - Hoons Tour - w/ Wiri Donna & Sure Boy
Fri 26th Aug 8:00pm
San Fran, Wellington
DARTZ - Hoons Tour - w/ Wiri Donna
Sat 27th Aug 8:00pm
Snails, Palmerston North