Ha the Unclear (Michael Cathro) are pleased to announce a fistful of shows around the country in May to celebrate the release of new single BIG CITY (out 21st April)
SAT 13 MAY - SAWMILL CAFE - LEIGH
THURS 18 MAY - GOLDEN DAWN, AUCKLAND
SAT 20 MAY - CAROLINE, WELLINGTON
FRI 26 MAY - SPACE ACADEMY, CHRISTCHURCH
SAT 27 MAY - THE CROWN HOTEL, DUNEDIN
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BIG CITY was recorded with Tom Heal (Tiny Ruin, Popstranger) in Mt Eden. The song tails a public transport journey as a bus full of people fail to react appropriately to an onboard emergency. Recently inhabiting Auckland after making the move from their hometown of Dunedin, the song focuses its lens on big city living. Alluding to bystander apathy and diminished social responsibility, BIG CITY ulses and distorts fittingly as it winds its way to its inevitable, repeating refrain ‘everyone’s anonymous’.
An exciting couple of years for Ha the Unclear has seen them nominated for a Tui at the NZ Music Awards, perform spirited sets at Rhythm & Vines and The Winter Garden, tour New Zealand supporting Courtney Barnett and perform shows across the Tasman in Australia.
In 2015 Ha the Unclear relocated from their southern, Scottish influenced harbour hometown of Dunedin/Ōtepoti (pop. 127,000) (farthest city in the world from London) to the North Island city of Auckland (pop. 1,495,000) (avg. house price $1,000,000). This included a transitional 6 months spent living on a hydroponic lettuce farm in the Bay of Plenty where the band toured between bouts of picking basil, lettuce and avocados.
Ha the Unclear - Big City is released on Friday 21st April 2017 via Banished From the Universe.