8 piece Electro | Soul | Percussion Collective The Waiheke International Soul Orchestra (W.I.S.O.) release new single/video "INLOVEWITHMYENEMY" Oct 19th across all digital platforms. Taken from a forthcoming debut E.P. entitled Round 1, due out in late 2018 it features the swirling ghostly vocals of Nikki Ngatai (from alt/noise 3 piece Oyawa) atop a drum'n'bass groove. The video was shot on the beautiful Onetangi Beach on their native Waiheke Island.
After two years of shows around NZ, founding members Lee Catlin & Solomon Cole decided the 8 piece live band needed a musical exorcism and a new sound that reflected the current state of play. Tracks like "INLOVEWITHMYENEMY" feature on going collaborations the group are excited to pursue.
They've announced tour dates to follow the release that see them touring with 12 piece afro beat, world, avant-garde collective NEW TELEPATHICS for 3 dates but return to headline OKERE FALLS BIERFEST SAT OCT 20th alongside alt country group The Miltones with more dates to come. They have shared the stage with NZ acts such as Yoko Zuna, Sorceress, Latin Aotearoa, P-Diggs and Sunshine Sound System, headlined nights at The Christchurch Jazz & Blues Festival for The Blue Note Series, Okere Falls Strong Beer Fest and Sun Sets Festivals.
They've released two prior singles OUTOFTIME (featuring Bianca Du Bont) & THETHRILL and completed two debut singles in 2017 by veteran NZ engineer Nick Abbott and the band are based on Waiheke Island.