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Beastwars Cover 'High & Lonely' By Nadia Reid

Beastwars Cover 'High & Lonely' By Nadia Reid

Chris Cudby / Photo credit: David James / Friday 25th August, 2023 10:42AM

Stars of the latest episode of our new comics music journalism series with cartoonist Daniel Vernon, Pōneke metal mavericks Beastwars grace our Friday with a mammoth-scale reimagining of Port Chalmers songwriting icon Nadia Reid's song ‘High & Lonely’, from her acclaimed 2020 album Out of My Province. The third single from Beastwars' forthcoming album of Aotearoa covers Tyranny Of Distance, the four-piece amplify the original ballad's darkly romantic lyrical imagery with their signature spine-tingling riff energy, as gravelly-voiced singer Matt Hyde sounds completely possessed by passion. Recorded with James Goldsmith, Beastwars will soon be touring their fourth studio opus nationwide from mid-October onwards — don't miss them...

"This is such a haunting powerhouse of song from one of Aotearoa’s finest, it takes a knife and slices through the loneliness in the room. Screams at desire and the pointlessness of love if you are not in the presence of each other. Come to the carnival, it screams, a carnival of downfall and desire. That only makes sense when someone is in too deep"
— Matt Hyde

Tyranny of Distance NZ Album Tour

Friday 13th October - The Musicians Club, Whanganui*
Saturday 14th October - Zeal/The Mayfair, New Plymouth*
Thursday 26th October - Last Place, Hamilton
Friday 27th October - Galatos, Auckland*
Saturday 28th October - San Fran, Wellington*
Friday 3rd November - Loons, Lyttelton
Saturday 4th November - Dive, Dunedin

Tickets on sale HERE via UTR
*Tickets available HERE

'Tyranny Of Distance' is out on Friday 13th October via Destroy Records / Universal — preorders available HERE.


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Beastwars - Tyranny of Distance NZ Album Tour
Thu 26th Oct 8:00pm
Last Place, Hamilton
Beastwars - Tyranny of Distance NZ Album Tour
Fri 3rd Nov 8:00pm
The Loons, Lyttelton
Beastwars - Tyranny of Distance NZ Album Tour
Sat 4th Nov 8:00pm
The Crown Hotel, Dunedin