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Premiere: Ripship Unleash Single / Video 'Fearsome Engine'

Premiere: Ripship Unleash Single / Video 'Fearsome Engine'

Chris Cudby / Friday 2nd December, 2022 10:48AM

Performing with fellow Tāmaki noiseniks Swallow the Rat this weekend in Tauranga and Raglan, we're stoked to provide a first look at the title track and video for sci-fi / psych-rock duo Ripship aka Eva-Rae McLean and Callum Lincoln's forthcoming debut album Fearsome Engine. A hyperenergised stunner envisioning the outer limits of technological advancement, the single's accompanying clip was directed by Ellen Jones-Poole, who also worked with the pair on their wild visuals for 'Lube the Cube'. Stylishly minimal, fog-enshrouded and Borg-like — succumb to the thrill-power of Ripship's 'Fearsome Engine', look forward to the new album produced by Peter Ruddell (Sulfate, Wax Chattels) launching on 16th December via 1:12 Records, and don't miss them at the following summer dates including the 1:12 Xmas Party...

"The song is about a novel called Feersum Endjinn by my favourite author, Iain Banks. All that’s left of humanity is kind of technologically inept but the previous civilisation has left behind this huge, incomprehensible virtual afterlife. I think our song has this optimistic momentum to it, like an exponential technological growth towards something awesome. I think that the title of the book evokes that too, hence why we stole it." - Rae

"We knew we wanted to work with Ellen again after shooting 'Lube the Cube' with her and her team. She’s got a fantastic talent for creating great looking media with a vague prompt and a real tight budget. We weren’t very present for much of the process creating the video due to being occupied with the album release, tour and also moving cities (we’re gonna be a welly band!), so it was awesome to show up on set and have every costume and effect ready to go." - Callum

Ripship & Swallow the Rat - 2022 Tour

Friday 2nd December - The Jam Factory, Tauranga w/ Hoick
Saturday 3rd December - Yot Club, Raglan w/ Brissel*
Thursday 8th December - Valhalla, Wellington w/ Adult Friends, Pillow Princess*
Friday 9th December - Snails, Palmerston North w/ First Move*
Saturday 10th December - Common Room, Hastings w/ Lizard Prom*

*Tickets available HERE via UTR

1:12 Xmas Party 2022
Featuring... DHDFD's, Hallelujah Picassos, Echo Ohs, Magic Factory, Ripship, Cthulus, Roy Irwin, Lunavela, Hagseed
Friday 23rd December - Whammy Bar, Auckland

Tickets available HERE via UTR

Ripship's new single 'Fearsome Engine' is out today on major streaming services — full album launches on 16th December via 1:12 Records.


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Ripship & Swallow the Rat - 2022 Tour
Fri 2nd Dec 7:00pm
Jam Factory, Tauranga
Ripship & Swallow the Rat - 2022 Tour
Sat 3rd Dec 8:00pm
The Yot Club, Raglan
Ripship & Swallow the Rat - 2022 Tour
Thu 8th Dec 8:00pm
Valhalla, Wellington
Ripship & Swallow the Rat - 2022 Tour
Fri 9th Dec 8:00pm
Snails, Palmerston North
Ripship & Swallow the Rat - 2022 Tour
Sat 10th Dec 8:00pm
Common Room, Hastings
1:12 Xmas Party 2022
Fri 23rd Dec 8:00pm
Whammy Bar, Auckland