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Grecco Romank Unleash New Album 'Wet Exit'

Grecco Romank Unleash New Album 'Wet Exit'

Chris Cudby / Photo credit: Peter Jennings / Friday 24th March, 2023 10:20AM

Feeling like a Frankenstein of post-industrial EBM hellscapes and classy Malcolm McLaren-esque opera house on opening track 'Bursar & Bone', Tāmaki Makaurau's Grecco Romank grace our Friday with their second studio album Wet Exit. Whipping up heaving sweaty masses across Aotearoa over the past year and a half since the launch of their debut album Red Tower, the trio of producer Damian Golfinopoulos and vocalists Billie Fee and Mikey Sperring are joined on the new record by Kraus, Ex-Partner, Hermione Johnson, Ron Gallipoli, Jeff Henderson and Moider Mother (featuring Nick Hart of Shocking Pinks).

Espousing their own kind of music industry apocalypse with preacher-like fervour and menace, Fee and Sperring sound gloriously unrestrained (and sometimes the opposite) as they intone words to live by: "Fucking around / Taking the piss / Thou shalt not piss in the street". Unquestionably a local release highlight of 2023, soak your ears in the world of Wet Exit, order your own vinyl copy to cherish HERE via Moral Support and don't miss one of the finest live bands in the land bringing the party to a venue near you this autumn — commencing tonight at Kirikiriroa's Last Place with Michael Logie and Glass Shards...

"Wet Exit feels like as a step forward from Red Tower (Grecco Romank's 2021 debut)... With Wet Exit we wanted to push ourselves to explore new sounds, especially vocally, to create more drama and duality. We took care to add extra steps to the production process, using lots of overdubs and guest musicians to enhance the arrangements.

We knew we wanted to play with a slower ballads but to also stock the album with our signature grit and grime in the form of distorted mono bass synths and 909 rave kit staples. It was a huge plus to involve extra vocalists and to even multitrack Billie several times so that she could show of her harmonic range. For Mikey we started experimenting with his ‘on the street’ voice, trying to make it less theatrical and more colloquial.

As always our writing process is very different from song to song. Some are really dark and obscure while other songs are quite playful and tongue-in-cheek. Most of our songs don’t present our point of view - but instead the perspective of the characters we conjure. The words have to match the texture of the music, so there’s plenty of vague dystopian imagery punctuated with absurdist aspirations."

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

'Wet Exit' is out today on major streaming services via Moral Support — order the vinyl LP edition HERE.


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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