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Dead Favours - MNZ Interview: The AUX Return 004: Dead Favours

01 May 2023 // An interview by Nicholas Clark

The AUX Return caught up with Auckland band Dead Favours during their nationwide tour to promote Riffing and Yelling Part 2. This 6 track album forms one half of what would have been one album in an alternative universe without covid-19 and Auckland floods. Recorded at the legendary Revolver Studios in Waiuku and Six60’s own studio in Auckland, this album is more uplifting and upbeat than their last effort, discussing topics such as survival and keeping hope alive amidst disaster.

Frontman Jared and drummer Charlie told us all about the process, the tour, how they would happily replace both of themselves with Dave Grohl, and their love of warm crunchy amps. Enjoy!

Warning: involves slightly out of time hand clapping for OCD audience members...


 

About Dead Favours

Combining a mix of huge fuzzy and sometimes quirky riffs, groove-laden drums, beautiful falsetto vocals mixed with arena commanding screams and a level of songwriting that some say has been missing from rock for some time, Dead Favours have been quick to grab the attention of the New Zealand music scene and are going from strength to strength in a very short time.

Since their formation in early 2016, the band have released a string of singles, the most notable to date being Dig (produced by Shihad’s Tom Larkin), a riff-centric banger that quickly grabbed the attention of both audiences and radio programmers alike, spending an impressive 27 weeks in the charts. The success of this debut single lead to a nationwide tour alongside the already popular Skinny Hobos, Decades and Bakers Eddy which saw the band increase momentum and pick up an army of new fans all around the country.

The band quickly followed with the singles High Flying and Better The Weather (produced again by Tom Larkin) which has seen the band go on to be invited to perform at festivals such as Jim Beam Homegrown, Demon Energy Rock The Park and share the stage with international acts Royal Blood and Rise Against which was received with rave reviews;

Visit the muzic.net.nz Profile for Dead Favours

Releases

Riffing & Yelling Part 2
Year: 2023
Type: Album
Riffing & Yelling Part 1
Year: 2021
Type: Album
Misbehaviour
Year: 2019
Type: Album
The Dead EP
Year: 2018
Type: EP

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