Hi, we’re REPAIRS. It’s nice to meet you.
This is where you will find all the information you’ll (hopefully) need for the release of our new single Pop Song on Wednesday 22 July. We really hope you enjoy the track. ❤️
Download the song, artwork and press photos here.
About the track:
Hot on the heels of “Last Chances” and “Cut to the Chase”, Auckland post-punk trio REPAIRS release “Pop Song”, their third single of 2020 and opening track from their forthcoming debut album.
A dark and anxious admission of imposter syndrome, the track kicks off with discordant synth and a rumbling bassline, before an outro of gang vocals simply acknowledges what so many of us wish we could do – to be able to just write a pop song.
“Pop Song” is released digitally on Wednesday 22 July.
REPAIRS have also been busy preparing for their self-released debut album “Repeat, Repeat”, which was recorded, mixed and mastered over a two-year period between Tāmaki Makaurau/Auckland and bassist Nicola Edwards’ home country Scotland.
While “Repeat, Repeat” includes themes of anxiety, self-doubt, isolation, and frustration at the current state of the world, it’s also an album that’s very much rooted in friendship and solidarity.
Out on Friday 18 September, “Repeat, Repeat” will be available on all digital streaming platforms and a strictly limited vinyl release of 100. Pre-orders for the album can be made through Flying Out at flyingout.co.nz/collections/all/products/repairs-repeat-repeat.
The music that we make is great for fans of: Mourn, Drahla, IDLES
REPAIRS play high-tempo, loud, emotional music together for fun. We are a band, but first and foremost we are friends. We are also three people, but only two of us are married to each other.
We all used to perform variations of pitch, tone and rhythm with other people under different names – some too embarrassing to mention, and some that aren’t – but in the interest of fairness, we won’t mention any of them here. We are situated in a city called Auckland, which is itself situated in a country called New Zealand. This informs the music we make, but nationalism is still stupid. One of the band is Scottish, of which she is very proud in spite of the previous sentence. Our contradictions define us.
We love playing live shows and are lucky to have played lots of gigs with many good friends. Recordings are less numerous with a handful of singles to date, but 2020 will see a marked increase in the lead up to our debut album.
REPAIRS are: Nicola (bass), James (drums) and Martin (guitar)
Contact us: repairsthebandnz [at] gmail.com
You can view our upcoming and past shows here: https://repairsthe.band/shows/
About our community:
Remember when we said that nationalism is stupid? It certainly is – but local communities are not. Since you’re here why don’t you check out some more amazing music from Auckland. These are just a handful of the fantastic bands and artists that make up the local scene, these are all great people that we love who make incredible tunes!
Carb on Carb – bandcamp / facebook
Bitchmagic – facebook
Swallow the Rat – bandcamp / facebook
Coffin Club – bandcamp / facebook
Nuggiez – bandcamp / facebook
King Ketchup – bandcamp / facebook
TOOMS – bandcamp / facebook
Dick Move – bandcamp / facebook
Amamelia – bandcamp / facebook
Sulfate – bandcamp / facebook
Totems – bandcamp / facebook
Warm Leather – bandcamp / facebook