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REPAIRS Share New Album 'Disappointing Sequel'

REPAIRS Share New Album 'Disappointing Sequel'

Chris Cudby / Photo credit: Kat Waswo / Wednesday 17th April, 2024 9:54AM

Tāmaki Makaurau's REPAIRS follow through on a smashing run of singles with their sophomore record Disappointing Sequel, raising the bar with thirteen jagged (both sonically and emotionally) noise-punk anthems. Produced by the group, the team of Martin Phillips, Nicola Edwards and James Milne's new album was recorded at DIY den The Vault by Phillips and Ciara Bernstein, feeling tightly wound yet perfectly at ease as the REPAIRS unleash their in-the-red guitar / bass / drums barrage — punctuated by impressionistic soundscape passages allowing moments to breathe (including noise collage 'A Fatiguing Ouroboros') — venturing into shoegazey zones on 'Auto Icon', 'Slow Burner (A Song for Gus)' and 'LYLAS'.

Harnessing a wizard's lab of squally textures, REPAIRS don't shy away from tricky lyrical territory either, addressing "never-ending anxiety, crushing disappointment, the importance of connection – and why being angry matters" with clenched teeth passion. Listeners should also note the streaming platforms version closes with a bonus massive cover of Mclusky's 2002 classic 'To Hell With Good Intentions'. It all adds up to one of the most inaccurately titled albums in local music history, as REPAIRS fans ought to be well stoked with Disappointing Sequel. Don't miss them celebrating their new record with friends galore touring from this Friday onwards, including a free Record Store Day performance at Flying Out in Tāmaki on Saturday, where you can also grab a vinyl LP copy to take home...

REPAIRS - Disappointing Sequel Album Release Tour

Friday 19th April - Last Place, Kirikiriroa w/ Empress, Halcyon Birds
Saturday 20th April - Flying Out, Tāmaki Makaurau (free afternoon show)
Saturday 20th April - 605, Tāmaki Makaurau w/ Slumbug, Guilt Grip
Saturday 27th April - Hop House, Tauranga w/ Eddie and the Dreamers, Bloody Overalls
Saturday 11th May - Snails, Te Papaioea w/ Synthetic Children, Fairlight Choir
Friday 17th May - The Wine Cellar, Tāmaki Makaurau w/ Carb on Carb, Household Spirits, Family Band

Tickets on sale HERE via UTR

'Disappointing Sequel' is out today on major streaming platforms, vinyl LP orders available at Flying Out.


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REPAIRS Album Release w/ Empress and Halcyon Birds
Fri 19th Apr 8:00pm
Last Place, Hamilton
REPAIRS Album Release w/ Slumbug and Guilt Grip
Sat 20th Apr 8:00pm
605 Morningside, Auckland
REPAIRS Album Release w/ Eatd and Bloody Overalls - Cancelled
Sat 27th Apr 8:00pm
The Hop House, Tauranga
REPAIRS Album Release w/ Synthetic Children and Fairlight Choir
Sat 11th May 8:00pm
Snails, Palmerston North
REPAIRS, Carb On Carb, Household Spirits and Family Band
Fri 17th May 8:00pm
The Wine Cellar, Auckland