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Midwave Breaks Release New EP 'Mind Made Up'

03 February 2023 - 0 Comments

Midwave Breaks showcase a broad sonic landscape with latest release.

The Tauranga based alt-rock duo of drummer Paul Russell, and Singer-Songwriter and Guitarist Bruce Conlon, have become fast friends of rock radio listeners across NZ, releasing 6 independent singles in less than two years, all of which have featured in the Top 20 Radioscope Rock Chart, with three reaching the Top 10.

This latest offering is a conscious deep-dive, showcasing their wider songwriting scope and sonic palette. The trio of tracks, while less commercial in format, still encapsulate the emergent Midwave Breaks sound, with Conlon’s distinctive vocals and Russell’s infectious drum grooves on full display.

The EP was recorded, mixed, and mastered by the band themselves, at a home studio in the rolling hills overlooking the Bay of Plenty coastline.

The title track features twice - first as an enveloping wall of sound that takes you on an evolving journey of melodic layered twists and turns, with track two being an upbeat, cheeky alt-country reprise of the former.

The closing track Finding Life is a reimagining of an early 2000s song, originally performed by the pair’s first band Eight (Sony/BMG) but never recorded and released

The reworked version incorporates a full Gospel Style Choral Crescendo, and features guest performances from The Black Seeds Horn Section - Barrett Hocking (trumpet) and Matt Benton (Sax) - alongside expat Kiwi Trombonist Richard Shirley(Melbourne SO), and renowned session staple Chip Matthews on bass guitar.

Listen to the EP Here

Drummer Paul Russell sums up the creative intent behind their latest release:

“Like most people, we listen to and are inspired by a wide range of music. We’ve shown that we can create a catchy radio tune, but we also love exploring songs that take you on more of a journey. This EP is way of painting a broader picture, and giving our fans a sense of what more they can expect from us when they come to see a live show”.

Watch the Live Show Visualiser for Mind Made Up Here:

Midwave Breaks will be chasing this EP with a Shiny New Radio Single ahead of their live performance at Rock The Park – Hagley Park Christchurch on March 25th, presented by The Rock FM, alongside Emma Dilemma, The Feelers and Villainy. And fans can expect a lot more with nationwide tour plans afoot for NZ Music Month, details to follow soon . . .

Photo Credit: Pene Coleman

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