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Dictaphone Blues Announces Four-Date Tour

Dictaphone Blues Announces Four-Date Tour

Tuesday 5th May, 2015 9:17AM

Dictaphone Blues, the musical project spearheaded by Edward Castelow, has announced a four-date tour to celebrate the release of a new video for 'Lance's Tape'. Lifted from last year's album Mufti Day, single 'Lance's Tape' is loosely based on a VHS porno that did the rounds at Dunedin High School, Castelow explained in a recent interview with UTR. "If you asked the right person, you got lent it, took a dub and returned it. I was talking to a friend about how in the old days there wasn't an internet to find things of that ilk, you either had to have the nads to walk into the adult section of Video Ezy or do your best to record Red Shoe Diaries without being caught."

The video, which plays on VHS aesthetics and themes of home videography,  is due out on May 18th. Here are the details for the subsequent tour which will see Dictaphone Blues band work through songs from the last three albums ....

Dictaphone Blues 'Lance’s Tape' Video Release Tour

Friday 22nd May, Whammy Bar, Auckland w/ Racing
Saturday 30th May, Moon, Wellington w/ Emily Edrosa
Friday 12th June, Chicks Hotel, Dunedin w/ Kane Strang
Saturday 13th June at Darkroom, Christchurch w/ Transistors

Tickets to all shows except Christchurch available HERE at UTR

Here's a wee teaser of the soon-to-be-released video for 'Lance's Tape'...

And here is the fabulous video for 'Cryptic Lipstick', which came out late last year...


Dictaphone Blues 'Lance's Tape' NZ Release Tour and Music Video Tease

Dictaphone Blues are taking to the road again in support of their latest musical offering, Lance’s Tape. The song is taken from Dictaphone Blues' album Mufti Day and is a shoe shuffle inducing slice of indie pop that's sure to warm up the airwaves as we descend into winter.

With the new single on all good airwaves, and accompanying music video hitting 'The Net' on May 15th, Dictaphone Blues thought it only fair and expected to launch the furore via live popular music performances throughout our great nation.

See the music video teaser HERE as it follows our hero Lance filming VHS history in some of his favourite Auckland hotspots.

The seed of the song resides in a story that songwriter Edward Castelow heard about a 'naughty video' that was handed around a high school in Dunedin in the 1990's.

"This was pre-internet, a time where you had to have the guts to walk into the adult section of the video store to get your hands on such an item, or have a cool older sibling. At this high school, which will remain anonymous, you had to know the right person, they had to think that you were deserved of the tape and then you would get to dub it. The only thing that was written on this Holy Grail was 'Lance'sTape'".

Catch the band playing shows in Auckland, Wellington, Dunedin and Christchurch as they pick songs from all three albums to entertain new and old fans alike.


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Dictaphone Blues - Lance's Tape Single Release Tour
Fri 22nd May 9:00pm
Whammy Bar, Auckland
Dictaphone Blues - Lance's Tape Single Release Tour
Sat 30th May 8:00pm
MOON, Wellington
Dictaphone Blues - Lance's Tape Single Release Tour
Fri 12th Jun 8:00pm
Chicks Hotel , Port Chalmers
Dictaphone Blues - Lance's Tape Single Release Tour w/ Transistors
Sat 13th Jun 8:00pm
darkroom, Christchurch