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Pickle Darling Shares Single / Video 'Head Terrarium' + Announces New Album 'Laundromat'

Pickle Darling Shares Single / Video 'Head Terrarium' + Announces New Album 'Laundromat'

Chris Cudby / Photo credit: Nick Robinson / Tuesday 11th April, 2023 1:23PM

One of Aotearoa's preeminent songwriting voices, Pickle Darling aka Lukas Mayo thrills fans worldwide with the announcement of new album Laundromat, launching on 16th June via US imprint Father/Daughter Records — plus joyfully DIY visuals for fresh single 'Head Terrarium', directed by Martin Sagadin. Mayo looms godlike amongst fluffy cotton clouds above a hand-crafted landscape populated with dinosaurs and star-faring visitors, before the clip morphs out of the box, finding "magic in the mundane" with a gently surreal mini-tour of Ōtautahi. Back home following a trip to the SXSW 2023 showcase in Austin, Texas, Mayo's local gigs in the near future include a solo set with Tāmaki Makaurau's Carb on Carb at darkroom. Hit play on the artist's latest heartmelter 'Head Terrarium', preorder Laundromat HERE and go catch Mayo with friends on 28th April...

Carb On Carb, Pickle Darling (solo), Model Home
Friday 28th April - darkroom, Christchurch
Tickets available HERE via UTR

"Martin and I often start with a really vague brief. I’m generally more interested in videos having a unique language than a literal narrative. We talked a lot about movies where the world kind of ‘breaks’ for a moment, like Persona or Donkey Skin or Synecdoche New York, where you kind of see ‘beyond’ the movie every now and then and it’s like “what is going on there?” Cause I think my songs do that sometimes, like a kind of ‘zooming out’. That was kind of the only brief I gave, and I also said 'just make something incredibly weird' and they did." — Lukas Mayo

"Just like the song shifts into a different register about halfway through, I wanted the video to also transform, to look beyond the boundaries of our world to reveal some sort of cosmic absurdity. When the UFO lands, the dimensions contained in the song cascade inwards and then outwards in a spooky lo-fi celebration of vulnerability." — Martin Sagadin

'Laundromat' launches on Friday 16th June via Father/Daughter Records — limited pink blob vinyl LP, cassette and CD preorders available HERE.


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Carb On Carb Single Release
Fri 28th Apr 8:00pm
darkroom, Christchurch