Summer Thieves Release New Album Paradise Down the Road
New Zealand-based indie/rock/pop outfit Summer Thieves return with their second album, Paradise Down The Road. Across 10 tracks, the band effortlessly move across all aspects of their sound, creating an album which shows a maturation in the Dunedin-bred party starters.
Written & recorded across multiple lockdowns & quiet periods, the album shows two different emotional sides - one deep & contemplative (written during lockdown), and the other more hopeful & celebratory (written between lockdowns). Bringing together elements of pop, rock, blues, indie & even tinges of hip-hop & gospel, these eclectic sounds & influences all combine to create a sound hard to pin down to one genre, but instantly recognisable as that of Summer Thieves.
Paradise Down The Road features the band taking the wheel of their sound, and driving into new & interesting terrain. Featuring production from Matt Sadgrove (Sons of Zion, Stan Walker) & Tiki Taane (Shapeshifter, Salmonella Dub), alongside co-writes with Brad Kora & Joel Shadbolt (L.A.B), the album is lead by frontman Barton, with his unmistakable vocals & fingerprints all over each track.
With their eyes set on expanding both their sound and audience beyond Aotearoa, Paradise Down The Road sees Summer Thieves finally coming into their own, becoming more comfortable in their expanding sound. The release comes ahead of a busy summer that will see them not only performing at local festivals such as Electric Avenue & That Weekend, but also heading to Australia alongside L.A.B.
Upcoming Live Dates:
January 8, 2022 - Bowl Of Brooklands, New Plymouth w/ L.A.B
January 29, 2022 - That Weekend Festival, Tirau w/ Netsky, Leisure & more
February 5, 2022 - First We Eat, TGA w/ The Black Seeds, Tami Neilson & more
February 26, 2022 - Electric Avenue, Christchurch w/ Subfocus, Drax Project, Teeks & more
April 16, 2022 - Eatons Hill, Brisbane w/ L.A.B
April 22 - 23, 2022 - HOTA, Gold Coast w/ L.A.B
*more NZ festival dates & NZ/AU headline shows to be announced*
Summer Thieves - Paradise Down The Road
Purchase / pre-order vinyl HERE