[ Dead Oceans / CD ]
Release Date: Friday 30 June 2017
A winning blend of careful precision and mercurial abandon, Kane Strang's songs are constantly surprising.
With a penchant for melodic earworms to rival those of the world's best pop songwriters, this local artist's glittering hooks twist and turn in perfect synch with meticulous band arrangements. Hints of 60s pop (NB: Zombies, Stooges) and 90s alt-rock shine through; but there's a contemporary crunch, sheen and bald lyrical tone to Strang's sound that places him firmly in the here and now.
Recorded in his hometown of Dunedin at the notoriously haunted Chick's Hotel studio, Kane teamed up with producer Stephen Marr from Doprah.
Oh So You're Off I See
Summertime In Your Lounge
My Smile Is Extinct
Two Hearts and No Brain
It's Not That Bad
Don't Follow Me (I'm Lost)