Racing To Real Dancing

Motel Pool

The long awaited debut album from Racing is finally here! Real Dancing is due for release on Friday November 9th. To celebrate, the band are launching out across New Zealand for an eight-date tour.

Joined by dynamic indie-electronic duo DUAL for all North Island dates.

Nov 15th - Moon, Wellington, with DUAL
Nov 16th - Lucky, Whanganui, with DUAL
Nov 22 - The Cook, Dunedin, with special guests
Nov 23 - Yonder, Queenstown (FREE SHOW), with special guests
Nov 24 - New City Hotel, Christchurch, with special guests
Nov 30 - Galatos, Auckland, with DUAL and special guests
Dec 7 - The Yot Club, Raglan, with DUAL
Dec 8 - Paisley Stage, Napier, with DUAL


Real Dancing is a bustling night market of spicy grooves, smokey vocals, strange lyrics and venomous guitar tones. Together these create an intoxicating and intriguing atmosphere that rolls and simmers throughout the record.

Born of early hour cocktail bars in rural New Zealand, or black ice drives through the Desert road Real Dancing captures the wild and vivid journeys that the band live while touring. This album is filled with an epicurean sensibility, Patron Anejo soaked discoesque grooves, lurid crooning and a love of the road.

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On Real Dancing as a title the band said it was about being temporarily suspended from the real world:

Yes, on one level it’s about when someone genuinely loses themselves to the music but it also hit us on some weirder levels. That’s why we felt the shark on the cover was connected to Real Dancing because things like sharks are always lost (or not lost) in their own world, unaffected. This record is a late night joyride - Edward Knowles (Singer)Lead single Motel Pool reached number one on the NZ rock airplay charts and has been in the top 10 for 32 weeks.


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Written By: Radio13