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Listen To Nat Hathaway's Debut Album 'Hold Me'

Listen To Nat Hathaway's Debut Album 'Hold Me'

Chris Cudby / Tuesday 7th May, 2024 2:53PM

Opener for NYC-based Aotearoa superstars Balu Brigada at Hollywood Avondale last August, Tāmaki Makaurau's Nat Hathaway (Masaya) gifts listeners a generosity of uplifting grooves on his debut solo album Hold Me. An absolute demon on the bass, Hathaway's flurries on the fretboard are boogie-inducing yet somehow silky smooth, while his songwriting sensibilities lean towards a reflective style of soul-pop — reminiscent to these ears of '70s / early '80 figures such as Chris Rainbow or perhaps Chaz Jankel, swirled in with contemporary influences like Tame Impala. Combined with sparkling washes of synth, club-friendly piano and playful sax it's a sophisticated combo. Tunes like 'I May Be Some Time / Cool Remedy' hit an introspective disco-pop sweet spot, while back to back singles 'Hold Me' and 'Waiting on the Line' ("golden paradise is hidden in your mind") feel thoughtful and focussed in body-moving design. Give Hold Me a spin and join Hathaway with "awesome band" burning up the dancefloor this Friday at Ponsonby Social Club...

Nat Hathaway - Hold Me Album Release Show
Friday 10th May - Ponsonby Social Club, Auckland

Tickets available HERE via UTR

'Hold Me' is out now on major streaming platforms.


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Nat Hathaway - Hold Me - Album Release Show
Fri 10th May 7:00pm
Ponsonby Social Club, Auckland