Tom Cunliffe Releases New Album Today!

April 13th 2018
Kiwi singer-songwriter Tom Cunliffe's exquisitely crafted new album TEMPLATE FOR LOVE is out today.

Produced by two of New Zealand's most well-respected talents - Ben Edwards (Marlon Williams, Tami Neilson, Delaney Davidson, Aldous Harding, Nadia Reid) and Dave Khan (Williams, Neilson), TEMPLATE FOR LOVE reveals the Auckland-based troubadour to be one of Kiwi music's hidden gems.

The 11-track album was recorded in Edwards' famed Lyttelton recording studio with Cunliffe joined by Khan's Yarra Benders mates Gus Agars and Ben Woolley and their friend Dan Luscombe from Melbourne.

It includes the already released singles ‘This Table Is A River' and ‘Burning Blood', which set the scene for an album that beams with sharp lyricism and catchy hooks, reminiscent of the classic ‘Kiwi sound' and yet, planted firmly in today's indie-rock and
pop-folk realm.

The video for ‘Burning Blood' premiered last week on Under The Radar.

Watch it HERE

Available via SPOTIFY / APPLE / ITUNES

TEMPLATE FOR LOVE is Cunliffe's second record, and follows his 2016 debut - the folk-based HOWL AND WHISPER, which drew comparisons to the likes of The Waterboys and The Pogues.

"Cunliffe honed his songwriting craft ahead of recording this, and along with some incredible instrumental backing has produced great folk songs that sit upon interesting timbres and textures" - NZ Musician

Born in London, raised in Christchurch; Cunliffe moved to Wellington in his late teens to study design. It was there that he first started playing and writing songs. In 2011 he moved to Auckland and spent six years writing for advertising agencies by day; and writing his first album by night.

Tom Cunliffe celebrates the release of his new album with a nationwide tour, kicking off tonight in Auckland and finishing up in Christchurch on April 28.


Auckland - April 13, Wine Cellar - with Reb Fountain and Louisa Nicklin

Auckland - April 15, Pah Homestead

Wellington - April 20, Caroline - with French for Rabbits
and Louisa Nicklin

Hastings - April 22, The Common Room

Dunedin - April 27, The Cook - with The Charcoal Burners

Christchurch - April 28, Lyttelton Records - with Ryan Fisherman & band

Get tickets and more information HERE


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