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Grecco Romank Unveil Single / Video 'Romance Writer' + Announce Tour Supports

Grecco Romank Unveil Single / Video 'Romance Writer' + Announce Tour Supports

Chris Cudby / Photo credit: Peter Jennings / Friday 17th March, 2023 9:22AM

Emerging from their studio lair to regale punters across Aotearoa with songs from their feverishly anticipated new album Wet Exit, Tāmaki Makaurau's Grecco Romank have revealed special guests for each date of their first ever headline tour. Inarguably one of Aotearoa's most thrilling live acts of any genre, the industrial strength techno / EBM trio of Damian Golfinopoulos, Billie Fee and Mikey Sperring will be joined on their autumn quest by local supports Bird Party, Glass Shards, Goya, HŌHĀ, Lust Trigger, Michael Logie and Moider Mother — Ōtautahi's new "wholesome family band" featuring Nick Hart of Shocking Pinks.

They've also unveiled today steamy new single 'Romance Writer' plus a straight up stunner of a video to match, directed / produced by Britt Walton (Ladyhawke, Viva) and made with support from NZ On Air. Recalling the baroque new wave visual creations that graced our airwaves during the music television era, you will be spellbound as the impeccably stylish trio shed light upon the glamorous, bordering on decadent interior life of a professional author who writes "for pleasure" — joined in the clip by acclaimed pianist Hermione Johnson.

Out digitally and on vinyl LP on 23rd March via Moral Support, the enticingly titled Wet Exit ("a manifesto of duality; of bleak techno futurism and rapturous post-scarcity") features contributions from Kraus, Ex-Partner, Johnson, Ron Gallipoli, Jeff Henderson and Moider Mother — embrace your materialistic impulse and preorder the physical edition HERE. Don't miss Grecco Romank with friends at the following dates...

"Most of our songs don’t present our point of view - but instead the perspective of the characters we conjure. This freedom to inhabit the thoughts and of a cast of characters and perspectives gives the Grecco Romank project a sense of range and dynamism. We can be terrible, arch and severe entities from dystopian worlds or… a romance writer, of the Mills & Boon variety, down and out. His schtick wearing thin. Even his leading heroine becomes possessed with free will, and by the end of Romance Writer she has abandoned the author to a writers block.

Romance Writer is probably the only song we’ve written that is explicitly about a subject, and it borders on being comedy, but once again: having two vocalists is a sure fire way of letting us switch up tone."

Grecco Romank - Wet Exit Album Release Tour

Friday 24th March - Last Place, Hamilton w/ Michael Logie, Glass Shards
Friday 31st March - Loons, Christchurch w/ Lust Trigger, Moider Mother
Saturday 1st April - Dive, Dunedin w/ HŌHĀ and special guests
Thursday 6th April - Valhalla, Wellington w/ Goya, Bird Party
Friday 14th April - Las Vegas, Auckland w/ special guests

Tickets available HERE via UTR


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Grecco Romank - Wet Exit Album Release Tour
Fri 24th Mar 8:00pm
Last Place, Hamilton
Grecco Romank - Wet Exit Album Release Tour
Fri 31st Mar 8:00pm
The Loons, Lyttelton
Grecco Romank - Wet Exit Album Release Tour
Sat 1st Apr 8:00pm
Dive, Dunedin
Grecco Romank - Wet Exit Album Release Tour
Thu 6th Apr 8:00pm
Valhalla, Wellington
Grecco Romank - Wet Exit Album Release Tour
Fri 14th Apr 8:00pm
Las Vegas Club, Auckland