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Tunes of I - Single Review: Get Up

22 Nov 2019 // A review by Melany Barrington
Today Wellington dub rockers Tunes of I have released their latest single Get Up with a vibing 70's music video directed and produced by Lee Gingold and Mouthfull productions. While we expect the seven piece ensemble to deliver another classic horn line crossed with reggae rock tune. It would be an understatement to call this song anything but what will be a top hit in the summer charts.

Recorded and mixed by Lee Prebble at Surgery Studios in the capital and mastered by Kelly Hibbert of Almachrome. This song has a quality to it and many aspects that’ll take you to a place of satisfaction and euphoria. If the song doesn’t make you feel groovy then I’m sure the music video will.

Funded by New Zealand on air, this 70's full video has dance moves you’ll either naturally do or want to re-enact. As you will see the band shows a community coming together and evidently a song about getting up! I personally had a dance much like the band at the start and if I’m listening with others I’ll be left behind like one of the members in the video.

Overall, Get Up is something refreshing. Tunes of I tackle many vibes in their music but as I’ve been researching other New Zealand music it is nice to have a song that is suitable for our upcoming summer. This song is one to be played at any event you have coming up or when you too bring a community together. I imagine this track will be incredibly joyous live especially at a festival.

Rating: ( 5 / 5 )
 

About Tunes of I

Born out of the famed New Zealand School of Music in 2011, the then three piece band has spent the last six years expanding their repertoire (and members) into a full seven piece ensemble. Featuring a solid backbone of drums, bass, vocals and guitars, and complemented by some of Wellington's finest horn players, Tunes of I - or TOI as they are also known - is renowned around the country for their original, tight and refreshingly dynamic live performances.

Having recently celebrated six years as a band, TOI have been working hard to cement their place in the New Zealand music scene. Most notably, the past few years has seen the award-winning band advance in leaps and bounds from their humble beginnings. In 2014 they were recipients of funding from theaudience.co.nz, resulting in their music video Give In, which enjoyed more than six weeks on rotation on Edge TV. They then pursued more than 25 shows around the country in summer 2014/15, rivaled only by a tour of slightly more magnitude the following summer, which celebrated the release of their debut album Restless at the end of 2015.

Restless - the result of a Kickstarter campaign which raised more than $13 000 - was recorded in Surgery Studios by Lee Prebble, mastered by Mike Gibson of Munki Studios, and produced by Barnaby Weir of The Black Seeds and Fly My Pretties. Its release at the end of 2015 was celebrated with performances at Rhythm & Vines and Soundsplash, plus more than 25 shows around the country as support and headlining acts alike.

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Releases

Wicked Ways
Year: 2017
Type: EP
Restless
Year: 2015
Type: Album
Buy Online @ Mightyape
T.O.I
Year: 2014
Type: EP

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