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Listen To Family Band's Debut Single 'Large Dirt Piles'

Listen To Family Band's Debut Single 'Large Dirt Piles'

Chris Cudby / Wednesday 21st February, 2024 10:16AM

A place of punishment for some, a site of untempered imagination for others, The Dog Box is the debut album from Tāmaki Makaurau's Family Band, announced today with high impact lead single 'Large Dirt Piles'. Citing Naarm post-punks MY DISCO amongst their matrix of musical inspirations, these ears detect a gritty dose of AmRep noise-rock chug locking listeners into Sam Shepherd, Maté Vella and Brandee Thorburn's lurching groove, as Vella's doomy vocals reflect on the "irreversible damage" of intergenerational trauma. Tucking a Renegade Room set into last weekend's CALH festival, Family Band celebrate their inaugural release tonight at Whammy Backroom, with Australian "big, dumb fun alternative dance" rapper Worst Vibes and local wine-punks TOOMS. Recorded, mixed and mastered by Martin Philips (REPAIRS, God Bows To Math) at The Vault, smash play on 'Large Dirt Piles' and scope out the full tracklisting for The Dog Box, out in full on 30th April via Sunreturn...

"The song itself is about passing generational trauma down your family tree and trying to become the one that stops the cycle. It's become even more prevalent in my life now that I’m becoming a father.

Large Dirt Piles is the second song we wrote together as a band. Brandee has never played an instrument and wanted to learn, so we booked a show and had to write parts quickly. It's astounding (and quite annoying) how quickly she picked it up." — Maté Vella

TOOMS, Worst Vibes (Aus), Family Band
Wednesday 21st February - Whammy Backroom, Auckland

Tickets available HERE via UTR

'Large Dirt Piles' is out today on major streaming platforms via Sunreturn.


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Tooms, Worst Vibes (Aus), Family Band
Wed 21st Feb 9:00pm
Whammy Backroom, Auckland