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Listen To Family Band's Debut EP 'The Dog Box'

Listen To Family Band's Debut EP 'The Dog Box'

Chris Cudby / Photo Credit: Mak @disposablebelief / Wednesday 1st May, 2024 2:38PM

Refining their clamorous post-punk sound down to a viscous, tar-like essence, Family Band's new The Dog Box EP feels like the assured work of grizzled pros, but is in fact the debut release from the Tāmaki trio of Sam Shepherd, Maté Vella and Brandee Thorburn. Among the fresh tracks on offer, aggressively tight busted-cog rhythms mulch listeners on über-heavy instrumental 'Big Brain', 'Shib's Disco' elevates via a fuzzy distorted fog recalling the soundscape magnificence of Bailterspace's Vortura before swerving into craggy terrain, while opener 'Another Year Struck Off' sets up the five track journey with pitilessly piercing feedback, doomy vocal intonations and high-tension riff crawl. Emotionally scorched SRN hits 'Large Dirt Piles' and 'Spit' round out Family Band's impeccably balanced collection, recorded by Martin Philips (REPAIRS) at The Vault (RIP). Join them celebrating this Saturday at 605 Morningside and next weekend at Kirikiriroa's Last Place, plus with REPAIRS and friends at The Wine Cellar on 17th May...

Family Band

Saturday 4th May - 605 Morningside, Auckland
Saturday 11th May - Last Place, Hamilton
Friday 17th May - The Wine Cellar, Auckland w/ REPAIRS, Carb On Carb, Household Spirits

Tickets available HERE via UTR

'The Dog Box' EP is out today on major streaming platforms via Sunreturn.


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Family Band - The Dog Box EP Release Show
Sat 4th May 8:00pm
605 Morningside, Auckland
Family Band - The Dog Box EP Release Show
Sat 11th May 8:00pm
Last Place, Hamilton
REPAIRS, Carb On Carb, Household Spirits and Family Band
Fri 17th May 8:00pm
The Wine Cellar, Auckland