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Release Date: Friday 13 April 2018
Template for Love is the second album from Auckland folk musician Tom Cunliffe. This time Tom steps away from the acoustic sound of his debut into more varied territories, filled with lush string arrangements, jangly 60's style riffs, dark soundscapes and crunchy electric guitars.
Despite the expanded sound, a commitment to the folk tradition of well-crafted lyrics still runs through the songs. The album has everything - energetic folk-rockers, sardonic ballads, social commentary and achingly open love songs.
Again recorded at Ben Edwards' studio in Lyttelton, Template for Love features a wonderful group of musicians. Dave Khan (who helped produce alongside Ben) as well as Gus Agars, Ben Woolley and Dan Luscombe. They managed to sneak a couple of weeks out of their busy touring schedule and descended upon the Port Hills to help Tom with this varied and exciting new collection of songs.
This table is a river
I've Been Bitten by an Old White Man
Wild Dogs Play
She's Nobody's Song
Asking for a Friend
Joni Won't Pose
It's Gonna Be OK