Dictaphone Blues (Reuben Bonner) return this winter, lifting the lid on a new EP; a five song offering entitled Elastic Meditation.
Like a champion sweeper in a curling match dusting the ice smooth, the early singles Bully -which Pilerats described as an “psych/fuzz/blues/pop explosion” - and the futuristic love song When Your Simulation Crossed Mine- which The Music described as “a bubble of happiness” - have paved the way for a full EP of catchy guitar pop, released on June 29th.
The EP release coincides with the new single Bang Bang Bang and the accompanying video directed by Charlotte Evans.
Elastic Meditation was mixed and recorded by renowned UK producer Dave Eringa, known for his work with Manic Street Preachers and Kylie Minogue, which was the perfect pairing for songwriter Edward Castelow who wanted the EP to sound like something in between both those artists.
The lyrical content of the EP explores life, love and the universe; Brian Tamaki's blaming the Kaikoura earthquakes on homosexuality; hair; finding love in a life which may be a computer simulation; and the bully you might have known at high school.
To celebrate the release, the band will chime around NZ's four main centres in July, playing the new EP in full, as well as smash hits from their previous releases Mufti Day, Beneath The Crystal Palace, and On The Down And In. The band, made up of Edward Castelow, Barney Chunn, Matthias Jordan and Myles Allpress have played countless shows across NZ and contributed to some of this countries favourite indie bands over the past 15 years, and can’t wait to bring their happy-go-lucky live show to the people this winter.
Joining Dictaphone Blues on all dates will be Eden Mulholland. The multifaceted Perth-based musician renowned for his inventive solo albums; his work with the Auckland Theatre Company; the recent New Zealand Festival 2018 hit Rushes; and being the voice of mid-2000 indie favs Motocade.
Dictaphone Blues - Elastic Meditation release tour
with Eden Mulholland
July 6th, Whammy Backroom, Auckland - with She's So Rad
July 7th, Caroline, Wellington - with Earth To Zena
July 20th, Space Academy, Christchurch - with Emily Fairlight
July 21st, The Cook, Dunedin - with Emily Fairlight
Tickets available from Under The Radar
Wellington tickets from Just The Ticket