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Smokin' Daggers Unleash Debut Album 'Hot Cuts'

Smokin' Daggers Unleash Debut Album 'Hot Cuts'

Chris Cudby / Thursday 23rd November, 2023 10:40AM

Fronted by the legendary Andrew Tolley (Bloodbags, The Hasselhoff Experiment), Tāmaki Makaurau's hot rockin' Smokin' Daggers finally have a debut record out on wax right now and have assembled a suitably raucous party to celebrate. Special guests are a veritable one-man-band-a-rama, with the most romantic human to have ever emerged from Whanganui Tender Moonlight gracing Thirsty Dog with his sizzling "Miami disco Euro trash" anthems, "garage howl hound" Al Destruct making his way to the super city from Thames, synth-punk-boogie king Power Nap (aka me) busing to the bar from down the road, and actual band King Kaiju busting out their "voodoo exotic surf beat" for this mega-stacked occasion.

The debut album Hot Cuts delivers the goods of course, cramming together ten renditions of garage punk classics of yore, plus one soul-powered original by the iconic team of Tolley, Dane Taylor and Kim Martinengo. Tolley's unmistakable yowl roars "I don't regret a thing" on 'No Regrets', reps the group's staunchly stripped back ethos with 'Primitive' ("that's how I live"), and does Roy Orbison's bad ass 'Domino' justice as the gang kick up a serious ruckus. New number 'Beating Heart Beaten' slots in perfectly, delivering strung-out, emotionally raw energy, evoking lonesome imagery of backwater bars and scuzzy motels. Nab yourself a vinyl edition of this most excellent of debuts at the gig...

Smokin’ Daggers LP Release Show
Featuring... Tender Moonlight, Power Nap, King Kaiju and Al Destruct
Saturday 2nd December - The Thirsty Dog, Auckland

Tickets available HERE via UTR


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Smokin’ Daggers LP Release Show
Sat 2nd Dec 8:00pm
The Thirsty Dog, Auckland