‘Achieve Lift!’ is the album’s opening track and songwriter/ Spaceman, Pickle Darling, shares about the track, “there’s a whole bunch of thoughts and experiences swirling around in this song.
Late nights spent with loved ones, fighting a horrible landlord, weird gossipy parties and having friends set each other up with other friends…but the core of it is basically about the final night you spend with someone before they have to leave town for a long period of time. Sonically I wanted the song to be a strange, lopsided introduction to the album, where it kind of tumbles in slowly and messily.”
The ‘Achieve Lift!’ video was made by the uber talented Karin Yamasaki and Keria Paterson. Mayo describes the process as “Such a dream. They literally had a rocketship built!”
Yamasaki says about the making of the video, “Making the music was just absolutely insane, planning started in July last year and filming started not until October.. Then there was the animation on top of that. Although Lukas and I are in two different cities, we both were on the same wavelength of the aesthetic and outline of the video. It was really lovely to be able to work with my close friends as well to be able to film and create this project."
WATCH: Pickle Darling. - Achieve Lift! Share Link: https://youtu.be/8tA4CiS1DL8
Pickle Darling’s album Cosmonaut release comes six weeks before the ‘Cosmic Voyage Thru New Zealand’ tour commences in Oamaru on July 1st. The 12 date tour is Pickle Darling’s first headline tour and with a full band including the talented Serena Close (Mousey) on synth, glockenspiel, backing vocals and Cameron Finlay on keys, tambourine, shaker, guitar, backing vocals, drum machine. There may be spacesuits.
This will be the first time playing shows for Pickle Darling since their support slots for friends, The Beths, late 2020. Mayo effuses “I am super excited to play these songs around New Zealand! I had to cancel my last tour so technically this is my first time doing a headline tour, ever. As well as the first time visiting some of these smaller towns!”
Pickle Darling’s Cosmonaut Tour *Note Venue change
July 1 - Oamaru - Grainstore Gallery
July 2 - Dunedin - Bark
July 3 - Invercargill - Tuatara
July 10 - Christchurch - Space Academy
July 15 - Auckland - The Wine Cellar
July 16 - Tauranga - Jam Factory
July 17 - Hamilton - Nivara Lounge
July 22 - Wellington - Moon
July 23 - Palmerston North - Snails
July 24 - Hastings - Spaceship* NEW VENUE
July 30 - Nelson - The Boathouse
July 31 - Onekaka - The Mussel Inn
Tickets Available now via undertheradar.co.nz