Jared Wrennall’s (Steriogram) band DEAD FAVOURS erupted onto the NZ airwaves in 2016 with their chart-topping debut single Dig and they are now celebrating the release of their second album Riffing & Yelling with a nationwide tour. Produced by Six60’s Chris Mac, Riffing & Yelling, will be released in a two- part series. The first part ‘side a’ will release on Friday 21 May and ‘side b’ in Q4 of 2021.
After quickly establishing themselves as a household name on the NZ rock scene with a succession of hit singles Dig, High Flying and On Your Own, DEAD FAVOURS will be bringing tunes from ‘side a’ including the new single Move On which is out today, alongside notable favourites from their first album Misbehaviour, frontman Jared Wrennall states, “This album was written whilst going through a break-up. Though it’s kind of personal, it’s also on a level that many people will be able to relate to. It’s dark but it’s light, it’s sad but it’s happy. It’s an album I never thought I’d write, but I’m glad I did.”
Listen to the new single: https://smarturl.it/dfmoveon
DEAD FAVOURS will play:
- Auckland at Anthology Lounge Friday 28th May
- Tauranga at Voodoo Lounge Saturday 29th May
- Wellington’s Valhalla Thursday 3rd June
- Christchurch Darkroom Friday 4th June
Tickets available for all gigs from midday Friday 30th April through Eventfinda.
Inspiring new energy into the band, Alex Elvis better known as Skinny Hobos frontman has recently joined the band on bass for the album writing process and the DEAD FAVOURS winter tour alongside frontman Jared Wrennall, drummer Charlie Smith and guitarist Kyle Wetton.
DEAD FAVOURS have shared the stage with some of New Zealand’s finest acts including Villainy, Shihad and Racing, scoring significant support slots opening for some of the biggest rock acts in the world including the likes of Royal Blood, Wolfmother and Halestorm and been regulars at the ever-great Jim Beam Homegrown Festival in Wellington for the last three years.
Joining them in Auckland and The Mount is local noise makers Dead Beat Boys!
Led by James Fitz, carrying New Zealand’s longest mic lead in hand, Dead Beat Boys fuse punk intensity with classic-rock riffs performing a show uncontainable by the stage.
The resulting word-of-mouth from Dead Beat Boys’ high energy shows and dirty aggressive sound made some waves throughout the New Zealand music scene. Dead Beat Boys have one, self-funded national tour and numerous North Island tours under their belts, playing with the likes of Luger Boa, Bakers Eddy, Skinny Hobos, Ekko Park and Silence the City - racking up nearly 50 live shows in 2017-2018 alone.