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Reb Fountain Shares Single / Video 'Faithless Lover' + Announces Auckland Show

Reb Fountain Shares Single / Video 'Faithless Lover' + Announces Auckland Show

Chris Cudby / Monday 17th April, 2023 8:00AM

Winner of the Taite Music Prize for her 2020 self-titled album, Reb Fountain makes a timely return with spine-tingling new single 'Faithless Lover', launched this morning with the announcement of a headline event at Tāmaki Makaurau's The Powerstation. Produced by longterm collaborator and bandmate Dave Khan, Fountain's first official release since her '21 long player Iris careens rhythmically like a slow motion merry-go-round — sounding majestic and more than a little Lynchian in its evocation of doomed romance and faded glamour, revelling in the transformative potential of the song's core drama. Directed and edited by the artist's daughter Lola Fountain-Best, the suitably haunting monochrome visuals shot on super 8 film for 'Faithless Lover' feel not unlike a gothic apparition.

One of Aotearoa's most celebrated songwriting talents, Fountain will be joined at her only Auckland show of 2023 by her full band including Dave Khan, Karin Canzek and Earl Robertson on 3rd June, with special guest Arahi — before jetting overseas for a tour in the UK (including an appearance at The Great Escape festival), preceded by a headline event at The Brunswick Ballroom in Melbourne on 13th July. Made with support from NZ On Air, hit play on 'Faithless Lover' and secure your spot while you can, general public tickets go live at noon on Wednesday...

“We are close; so close to ourselves it’s uncomfortable. Falling in love with illusions that serve the ego but not the heart. Faithless Lover tells a tale of mutiny; coming alive to oneself - one’s place in the story – in vulnerability and beyond fear. I want that; to transform the stories that bind us and to wake up in rebellion.

Lola and I had been plotting on how to best use expired Kodak 16mm film offered to us by cinematographer Ian Powell. We were inspired by narrative and filmic techniques of Ingmar Bergman and Jean Cocteau, in particular using fantasy to explore the philosophical. We created an archetypal fairy tale that explores the desire to attain the ideal in hopes of achieving the benefits of this fictitious nonpareil, when in fact that which we seek upholds the very captivity we are trying to escape.” – Reb Fountain

UnderTheRadar proudly presents...

Reb Fountain
with special guest Arahi

Saturday 3rd June - The Powerstation, Auckland
General public tickets on sale via

'Faithless Lover' is out today on major streaming services via Flying Nun.

Press release

In addition to the new single, Reb Fountain has announced a one off show at The Powerstation on Saturday June 3. Playing with her full band of Dave Khan, Karin Canzek and Earl Robertson, this will be their only Auckland show of 2023 and the first time they have played the iconic venue.

On support for the show is trailblazing artist Arahi. Heralding the winds of change, Arahi creates soulful, heart wrenching music infused with melancholy, evoking a nostalgia so potent you can taste it. Having played stages throughout Aotearoa, he is a welcome addition to The Powerstation stage on Saturday 3 June.

As well as the New Zealand headline date, the band will also play a three date UK tour including respected music discovery festival The Great Escape and a headline show at The Brunswick Ballroom in Melbourne on July 13.


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Reb Fountain
Sat 3rd Jun 8:00pm
The Powerstation, Auckland