Kiwi indie-rock four-piece MAKO ROAD have dropped their biggest hit yet with the stunning new single ‘Don’t Keep Me Waiting’ out today.
It’s the lead single from their just announced and highly anticipated debut album ‘Stranger Days’, which will be released worldwide on July 30, with an Australian & New Zealand album tour the icing on the cake for fans. Mako Road have fast become one of New Zealand’s favourite bands - the new album ‘Stranger Days’ cements the band’s reputation as the most exciting independent act on the horizon.
The long-awaited debut album ‘Stranger Days’ brilliantly captures the band’s epic indie-rock grooves and includes previous singles ‘Helicopter’, ‘Surfing on Mars’ and new single ‘Don’t Keep Me Waiting’. It was recorded in the renowned & secluded studio environment of Wellington’s The Surgery. The album was produced by the band members Connor Jaine and Rhian Ward, engineered by James Goldsmith (Mermaidens, Beastwars, Into Orbit) and mastered by Chris Chetland (Savage, Snoop Dogg, Lorde, Drax Project, Scribe). Album 'Stranger Days' will be available on vinyl and digital from July 30 - pre-order links provided below.
Mako Road’s heavy touring schedule has seen them translate their hazy summer psych grooves into an explosive live set, resulting in multiple sold-out Australasian tours, with their name appearing on festival bills including Splendour In The Grass, Electric Avenue, Sound Splash, Bay Dreams and Rhythm and Vines. They’ve also supported acts including Rudimental, L.A.B, Leisure, Shapeshifter and Ziggy Alberts.
The sky’s the limit for Mako Road band members Rhian Ward, Connor Jaine, Connor McErlich and Robbie Day – a proudly independent act making waves around the world, who originated in Christchurch. Since the release of debut EP ‘The Green Superintendent’ and subsequent EP ‘Local Safari’, both in 2018, their self-produced garage recordings have been a breath of fresh air to music fans and critics alike, earning them regular appearances at the pointy end of the independent music charts with multiple Gold and Platinum certifications. Fans have eagerly dived in on streaming sites, with over 60 million streams, 2 million YouTube views, and 30k Instagram followers.
‘the perfect soundtrack for long days and hazy nights. Cut from the same cloth as Bootleg Rascal, Ocean Alley…’ – Amnplify
‘The band’s cruisy groove rock has stolen the hearts of many Australian listeners…’ – Tone Deaf
‘New Zealand’s most exciting indie-rock band.’ – The Creative Issue
STRANGER DAYS ALUM RELEASE TOUR
THU 12 AUG - AUCKLAND - POWERSTATION
SAT 14 AUG - HAMILTON - THE FACTORY
MON 16 AUG - TAURANGA - OUR PLACE
TUE 17 AUG - NAPIER - PAISLEY STAGE
THU 19 AUG - WELLINGTON - SHED 6
SAT 21 AUG - CHRISTCHURCH - TOWN HALL
MON 23 AUG - DUNEDIN - UNION HALL
ON SALE FRI 21 MAY, MIDDAY NZST
THU 9 SEPT - SYDNEY - THE FACTORY
FRI 10 SEPT - MELBOURNE - THE NIGHT CAT
SUN 12 SEPT - BRISBANE - TRIFFID
ON SALE THU 20 MAY, 9AM AEST
FOR TICKETS AND INFO - https://makoroad.co.nz/