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Dick Tracy - Dick Tracy Newsletter Interview

26 May 2013 // An interview by Shade

Keir provided the following information to muzic.net.nz:

Dick Tracy has been through a lot so far in what is a young, but still on-going life as a band, seeing more ups and downs than a elevator attendant. A year ago, they had just formed and entered themselves in a musicians competition and had the glory of taking out the top spot, winning the Battle of The Grand. Following their win, they recorded a single with Tiki Taane and felt well on their way to living what they all had dreamed. Rifts in the band quickly raised their head and tension caused the band to slow down and lose what momentum they had, ultimately ending in the eviction of a member and the band forced to be incomplete. A new member was found to replace the former band mate and a new life for Dick Tracy began, however marred again when another member was forced to change cities for employment and the band was left again feeling lost. Fortunately an old friend had appeared on the scene and quickly stepped up. With the two new members, the band found they gelled more than ever and a new Dick Tracy was born from the ashes of what they once thought could not be repairable.

The band have since released their newest single Old Long Johnson and are about to release the debut video for the song and are quite prepared to push themselves to the limits to become an integral part of the NZ music scene.

Tell us about Dick Tracy’s newest single Old Long Johnson?

It was the first song we actually had written and it will probably always be one of our favourites. It’s just about a fictional character who is the idol of all rock legends and pretty much a party King. We weren’t actually going to record it as the single, but at the last minute we changed it in the studio and Tiki said “YES! That’s the one!”, so we were happy we did in the end.

What can we expect to see from Dick Tracy over the next year?

We have our single release party at Murphy’s Law in Palmerston North on the last day of NZ Music Month (31st May) which we plan on being epic. Following this we will be having a small tour of the North Island and then just trying to book ourselves as many gigs as possible.

We also have another single already recorded, which the music video process will start very soon.

What sets you apart from other bands?

We party harder.

How would you describe Dick Tracy’s music in one sentence?

A Steel Tornado of Party Rock.

 

About Dick Tracy

Only a month into jamming, Dick Tracy entered a battle of the bands judged by internationally acclaimed musician and producer; Tiki Taane. Winning the final, Tiki whisked them off to the studio to produce their first single Old Long Johnson which Dick Tracy then went on to produce a music video for the single themselves with zero budget.

Shortly after, Dick Tracy won fan favourite prize at local music festival Tankapalooza which granted them yet another free recording to which their second single Party Pete was recorded.

After playing many shows and gaining a steady following, Dick Tracy moved into Wellington's Munki Studios (Beastwars, Fat Freddy’s Drop and TrinityRoots) to record their debut EP The Red Hand and released the single Black Heart as another DIY video.

Visit the muzic.net.nz Profile for Dick Tracy

Releases

Dick Tracy
Year: 2018
Type: Album
The Red Hand
Year: 2015
Type: EP

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