NZ's Miles Calder Shares New Single + Nationwide Tour Dates
Today, Wellington songwriter and Aotearoa Music Award Best Folk Artist 2022 finalist Miles Calder unveils his new single ‘Pushing & Pulling’ and accompanying acoustic video session. It follows the release of bonus track 'Workman Song' from his celebrated 2021 solo debut album Autopilot Life, and the announcement of the acoustic tour this May to July. Full tour details are below.
On the summery guitar pop 'Pushing & Pulling', catchy chorus melodies are punctuated by juicy, electric guitar riffs as the lyrics tangle over a burgeoning romance. Newly working with Samuel Flynn Scott (The Phoenix Foundation) as a producer, Calder and his band spent time building the song's dreamy arrangement, complimenting the chewy rhythm with vintage keys and percussion, along with Sam's addition of chilling synths and ethereal backing vocals.
Calder says, “Pushing & Pulling was written within the rollercoaster of burgeoning love, and for me, it marks the point of accepting what you don’t control and deciding to go along for the ride… whether that's up or down, or both. Working with Sam Flynn Scott as a producer was a dream. He brought fresh ears to what the band and I already had together, and gave us licence to push the sound to something bolder and more punchy."
Teasing the forthcoming acoustic tour is the accompanying live acoustic session of ‘Pushing & Pulling', showcasing Calder’s dazzling vocals, atop the skillful guitar work of bandmate Chris Armour. Kicking off May 19th and running till July 2nd, the duo will perform intimate, acoustic sets across the country (rounded out with a full band show in hometown Wellington), re-imagining songs from Calder’s previous record Autopilot Life along with brand new material.
Stay tuned for the official ‘Pushing & Pulling’ music video produced and edited by Martin Sagadin (Aldous Harding, Marlon Williams, Tiny Ruins) and directed by Matilda Boese-Wong(Belladonna, RadioActive Film Review!) out later this month.
Listen and download 'Pushing & Pulling' here: https://bfan.link/pushing-pulling
Pushing & Pulling Single Release Tour
Thursday 19 May - The Boathouse, Nelson
Friday 20 May - Le Cafe, Picton
Saturday 21 May - Mussel Inn, Golden Bay
Thursday 26 May - Ahuahu Villas, New Plymouth
Friday 27 May - The Globe Theatre, Palmerston North
Saturday 28 May - Vogelmorn Hall, Wellington
Friday 3 June - Paisley Stage, Napier
Saturday 4 June - St. Peters Hall, Paekakariki
Sunday 5 June - Secret Show, Lincoln, Selwyn
Saturday 11 June - San Fran, Wellington (FULL BAND)
Saturday July 2nd - The Wine Cellar, Auckland (Miles solo)
Tickets at Milescalder.com