Racing's Debut Album 'REAL DANCING' Out Today!

November 9th 2018

The highly-anticipated first album from Kiwi indie-rockers Racing is finally here!

REAL DANCING made its debut in the world today - iTunes / Apple / Spotify

A bustling night market of spicy grooves, smokey vocals, strange lyrics and venomous guitar tones, REAL DANCING confirms what's already long been touted - Racing truly is the beating heart of New Zealand's thriving indie music scene.

Recorded in Auckland at Roundhead Studios and The Lab, and mixed by UK-based engineer Dave Eringa (The Who, Manic Street Preachers), REAL DANCING is Racing in their purest form.

Born of early hour cocktail bars in rural New Zealand, or black ice drives through the Desert road, the 13-track record captures the wild and vivid journeys that the band live while touring.

REAL DANCING was born of early hour cocktail bars in rural New Zealand and black ice drives through the Desert Road; capturing the wild and vivid journeys that the band live while touring.

Containing the already released tracks ‘The Bass', ‘Misbehaving', ‘Devil's Work', ‘Motel Pool' and ‘Party Slow', the album is filled with an epicurean sensibility, Patron Anejo soaked discoesque grooves, lurid crooning and a love of the road.

The band is made up of long-time collaborators Ed Knowles and Sven Pettersen - two crucial parts of the colossus that was The Checks. Completing the line-up is two other heavy hitters from the Kiwi alt scene, Daniel Barrett, formerly of Sherpa and Izaak Houston, formerly of Space Creeps.

To celebrate the release of REAL DANCING, Racing are taking the record on the road, kicking off a nationwide tour at Moon in Wellington on November 15.
They'll be supported by indie-electronic duo DUAL for all North Island dates.


See full list of dates and venues below.

Nov 15 - Moon, Wellington,
with DUAL

Nov 16 - Lucky, Whanganui,
with DUAL

Nov 22 - The Cook, Dunedin,
with special guests

Nov 23 - Yonder, Queenstown (FREE SHOW),
with special guests

Nov 24 - New City Hotel, Christchurch,
with special guests

Nov 30 - Galatos, Auckland,
with DUAL and special guests

Dec 7 - The Yot Club, Raglan,
with DUAL

Dec 8 - Paisley Stage, Napier,
with DUAL



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