Psychedelic dance duo Dual (Rueben Bonner) have announced the release of their debut self-titled EP on Banished Music this April 14th and a coinciding New Zealand tour.
The duo combine dream-like vocals with driving drum beats and intoxicating riffs to create the Dual sound reminiscent of Jagwar Ma and The Stone Roses thrown through a filter created in a dilapidated bungalow in the Coromandel. A quiet confidence gained through years of performing together creates a synchronicity rarely seen in a duo. Hooks and gliding vocals punctuate each Dual track and create a sound entirely their own.
Their first single Yellow smashed it's way into the 95bFM top ten's #1 spot, and also took out the #1 spot on the NZ alternative airplay charts. Singles Kiss, and Vidgame arrived soon after, and their sound and the various club shows across the city that unfolded, cemented Dual's reputation coated in dirgy, late night splendour, and plastered with psychedelic projections.
With a Rhythm and Vines festival performance, and confirmed support slot for World Champion's Auckland show, 2017 is promising to be a busy year.
Don't miss Dual at a late night dive bar near you:
Thursday 6th April: Whammy Bar, Auckland
Friday 7th April: Yot Club, Raglan
Saturday 8th April: Caroline, Wellington
Thursday 13th April: Re:Fuel, Dunedin
Saturday 15th April: Darkroon, Christchurch