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New Rackets CD

23 December 2011 - 0 Comments

Rackets formed in 2009, having played in a variety of bands with questionable names: We Score Tries, The Randoms, BMX Rapists and God Bows To Math. Perfect chemistry was formed when Oscar Davies-Kay and Vince Nairn invited fellow man-about-town, Jeremy Potts to jam along.

Constantly finding a new way to make do with the tools available to them, RACKETS don’t hold back. Oscar’s energetic ambition, easily comparable to the great Dean Moriarty, Jeremy’s inebriated guitar solos played with soul rather than precision and Vince’s “cool guy” attitude, pushes RACKETS to the brink.

In an attempt to get the most out of everything, RACKETS don’t do things half assed. After releasing a double album, Friends and High Places they separated themselves from the Auckland scene as best as they could via Port Chalmers, the trio slept, walked and breathed Dunedin in solitude and after a couple of months ended up with the EP, Down With The Kids, which included well received single, Goldie, and local favourite, Broken Phone. The motley crew then packed everything into a van and toured the country from top to bottom with the occasional stop every forty-second town for a game of cricket, a feed and a chance to the rock the socks off small town New Zealand.

The latest chapter of the RACKETS saga was birthed out of a relationship with Levi Beamish of Chrysalis Films. The idea was to shoot six music videos forming one grand narrative and creating the most hype by stretching it out over a 2 month period. RACKETS are constantly looking forward into the future to accomplish things that haven’t been done.

These 6 videos spurned 6 seven-inch pressings… now all conveniently compiled on the very obviously titled full-length CD: RACKETS.

Frenetic, furious and f***ing rad…. Welcome back to the world of RACKETS.

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