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[Allophones] Unveil Single / Video 'Casings & Threats' + Announce Tour

[Allophones] Unveil Single / Video 'Casings & Threats' + Announce Tour

Chris Cudby / Tuesday 22nd August, 2023 10:02AM

[Allophones] have unfurled ambitious third single and video 'Casings & Threats', a nearly six minute epic befitting the scope of their just announced twelve date release tour, taking them all around Aotearoa this September and October. The fast-rising Ōtepoti team of Tane CottonBarney Connolly and Ben Connolly, their new song's myriad twists and turns achieve scorching, post rock-operatic heights as Cotton's dramatic vocals detail "grim territories of abandonment, decay, and death" — fittingly bleak material for your Tuesday, recorded with Nick Roughan and mastered by Tex Houston.

Continuing in the dystopian vein of May's single 'Eyeball', the monochromatic clip for 'Casings & Threats' is directed by the Connolly siblings, depicting a forlorn figure named TV Head dwelling alone in the fringes within an industrial junk heap, swerving towards violent mayhem as the song nears its frenzied climax. Don't miss [Allophones] tearing it up on tour this spring, including selected dates opening for John Halvorsen’s (Bailterspace, The Gordons) new project Vorsen...

[Allophones] - Casings & Threats Tour

Friday 15th September - A Rolling Stone, Christchurch, opening for Vorsen
Saturday 16th September - Dive, Dunedin, opening for Vorsen
Sunday 17th September - Yours, Dunedin (all-ages matinee 3.30pm) 
Friday 22nd September - Wunderbar, Lyttelton
Saturday 23rd September - A Rolling Stone, Christchurch (all ages matinee 2pm)
Friday 29th September - Underground, Auckland (all-ages)
Saturday 30th September - The Mothership, Auckland, opening for Vorsen
Saturday 7th October - Settlers Theatre, Oamaru (supervised)
Saturday 14th October - Mayfair Theatre Function Room, Dunedin
Friday 20th October - Firebird Cafe, Levin
Saturday 21st October - venue to be announced, Wellington
Sunday 22nd October - Meow, Wellington (all-ages matinee 3.30pm)

Tickets available HERE via UTR

'Casings & Threats' is out today on major streaming platforms.

Press release:

Never the type to do things by halves, Ōtepoti's [Allophones] are embarking on their second large-scale national tour of the year. This time, they are excited to be traveling via jet plane technology as opposed to a 4WD with Mr Bones roped to the roof.

The tour is in support of the band's third single and music video Casings & Threats. Showcasing a darker side of the band’s musicality to the previous singles, Tane Cotton takes the lead, delegating the Connolly Siblings to the rhythm section. The song was recorded and mixed at South Link Studios in Ōtepoti, by Nick Roughan, and mastered by Tex Houston.

Shot in a junkyard, the video introduces a new character, TV Head, to the band’s expanding repertoire of invented friends. Bleak by design, the nearly 6 minute piece of film explores the thematically grim territories of abandonment, decay, and death. It’s a real barrel of laughs.

[Allophones] will play mostly headlining shows, including a number of all ages gigs the three-piece are renowned for (such as the band’s debut Auckland show earlier this year which sold out - presales recommended). There is also some opening for John Halvorsen’s (Gordons/Bailterspace) Vorsen gigs thrown in the mix.


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Fri 15th Sep 7:30pm
A Rolling Stone, Christchurch
Sat 16th Sep 7:30pm
Dive, Dunedin
[Allophones] *all ages matinee*
Sun 17th Sep 3:30pm
Yours, Dunedin
Fri 22nd Sep 8:00pm
Wunderbar, Lyttelton
[Allophones] *all ages matinee*
Sat 23rd Sep 2:30pm
A Rolling Stone, Christchurch
[Allophones] *all ages*
Fri 29th Sep 7:00pm
Underground, Auckland
Sat 30th Sep 7:30pm
The Mothership, Auckland
Sat 7th Oct 8:00pm
Settler Theatre, Oamaru
Allophones Cabaret! at Mayfair Function Room (limited capacity) - Cancelled
Sat 14th Oct 7:30pm
Mayfair Theatre, Dunedin
Fri 20th Oct 8:00pm
Firebird Café, Levin
[Allophones] *all ages matinee*
Sun 22nd Oct 3:30pm
Meow, Wellington