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Dead Favours

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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;

“The crowd response was unbelievable. It was a big turnout for so early in the night – roughly 1700 people at that stage – and they were lapping it up, clapping along without prompting, cheering, and encouraging the band. I attend a lot of gigs and to see this kind of crowd support for a local opener is unheard of. Well done Dead Favours!” – ‘Will not fade’ blog.

Dead Favours have become regular favourites on both Radio Hauraki and The Rock FM are now looking towards releasing their next single they have just recorded before a string of shows supporting New Zealand Rock icon’s The Feelers in July 2018, while finishing off their debut album due for release in early 2019.

“Expect to see Dead Favours in support of international acts on a regular basis as their trajectory remains firmly locked in the upwards position” – ‘Ambient Light Blog’.

Band Members:
Jared Wrennall (guitar, vocals)
Charlie Smith (drums)
Alex Ferrier (bass)
Kyle Wetton (guitar)

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  • Auckland


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Reviews / Interviews

REVIEW: Gig Review: Dead Favours @ Galatos, Auckland - 16/06/2023
Submitted by Gideon Voon
18 Jun 2023
INTERVIEW: MNZ Interview: The AUX Return 004: Dead Favours
Submitted by Nick Clark
1 May 2023
REVIEW: Gig Review: Dead Favours @ Meow, Wellington - 27/04/2023
Submitted by Nick Clark
30 Apr 2023
REVIEW: Gig Review: Dead Favours @ Loons, Lyttelton - 21/04/2023
Submitted by PeterKM
25 Apr 2023
REVIEW: Album Review: Riffing & Yelling Part 2
Submitted by Paul T Gheist
30 Mar 2023
REVIEW: Gig Review: Dead Favours @ Valhalla, Wellington - 12/11/2022
Submitted by Nick Clark
14 Nov 2022
REVIEW: Single Review: Sink or Swim
Submitted by Kev Rowland
29 Sep 2022
INTERVIEW: MNZ Interview: The Distorted Transmission 039: Dead Favours
Submitted by WillBloodfarm
29 Dec 2021
REVIEW: Gig Review: Dead Favours @ Darkroom, Christchurch - 04/06/2021
Submitted by Kev Rowland
7 Jun 2021
REVIEW: Gig Review: Dead Favours @ Valhalla, Wellington - 03/06/2021
Submitted by tonymcdonald
6 Jun 2021
REVIEW: Album Review: Riffing & Yelling Part 1
Submitted by Kev Rowland
28 May 2021
REVIEW: Single Review: Move On
Submitted by Kev Rowland
16 May 2021
REVIEW: Album Review: Misbehaviour
Submitted by Channel1
21 Jun 2019
INTERVIEW: Interview: Dead Favours
Submitted by Channel1
17 Jun 2019
INTERVIEW: Interview with Dead Favours
Submitted by Freecell
11 Apr 2019
REVIEW: Single Review: Lost On You
Submitted by Shade
19 Mar 2019
REVIEW: Single Review: Better The Weather
Submitted by ShelleySketch
13 Mar 2018
REVIEW: Gig Review: Rise Against w/ Dead Favours @ Logan Campbell Centre, Auckland - 19/02/2018
Submitted by butch181
20 Feb 2018
REVIEW: Gig Review: RockEnrol @ Whammy Bar, Auckland 21/09/2017
Submitted by butch181
29 Sep 2017
REVIEW: Single Review: High Flying
Submitted by butch181
18 Aug 2017
INTERVIEW: INSIDE THE MUSIC: Dead Favours
Submitted by butch181
2 Jul 2017

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