Stretch Announces New Single and Mini Tour

June 19th 2017
Stretch has an intensity in his performance that burns up on any given night. From dark-hearted ballads to roof raising choruses with a boot-stomping backbeat, his songs encompass a NZ folk/rock landscape, somewhere between Highway 61 Revisited and State Highway 2.


His recent debut album Bury All Horses garnered high praise from fans and reviewers alike,

with Graham Reid (Elsewhere) describing the release as "fine downbeat and poetic balladry,

folk-rock melancholy, straight-up crowd pleasers and classic pop-rock…" 


The release of Bury All Horses has also led to Stretch recently signing to NZ based music

publisher Songbroker.


Stretch returns with his new single and video 'Less Rock More Roll', an instantly engaging

garage-folk-stomper, captured in one live take at The Lab with producer Wayne Bell. The

accompanying video, shot in local Hawkes Bay bar The Common Room, is a quirky black

& white stop-motion montage mirroring the dynamic, visceral energy of the song.


Watch 'Less Rock More Roll' here:



This past year has seen Stretch embark on four national tours, earning him a place on the

country’s best stages and the support slot for American songwriting legend Jeff Tweedy 

of Wilco at the Powerstation.


This tireless troubadour hits the road once more on a three-date mini Winter tour of

Auckland, Wellington and Napier.


Stretch has followed a truly independent path, finding inspiration in desperation and

captivating audiences with a soulful voice and passion to connect with every listener. 

Stretch is making fans the old fashioned way, one true music lover at a time.



Stretch 'Less Rock More Roll' Tour Dates:

Saturday 22nd July / Auckland / Freida Margolis / Tickets from UTR

Saturday 29th July / Wellington / Third Eye - Tuatara Brewery / Tickets from UTR

Saturday 5th August / Napier / The Old Mill / Tickets from UTR



Bury All Horses - TOP 10 NZ Album Charts - TOP 5 IMNZ Album Charts 

TOP 5 Heatseeker Charts


‘One hard working troubadour, a bit Springsteen, even a bit Waits, with wit, sweat

and heartfelt songs’



‘Passionate performances, spacious production and melodic kinks…Stretch

has taken an over-familiar genre and given it a fresh twist.’ 



‘Stretch steamrolls straight into his record no holds barred, if you like raw

energy then you're going to take to this one!’


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