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Bitter Defeat releases second single and video 'Long Lash'

23 October 2020 - 0 Comments

Kirikiriroa Hamilton (Aotearoa New Zealand) based indie-rock band Bitter Defeat today released their follow-up single Long Lash, the follow up to their critically acclaimed debut Light That Shines.

"...'Light That Shines’ is an effervescent slice of classic New Zealand indie pop mixed with a Buzzcocks swagger and a rousing chorus."
- Backseat Mafia (UK)


"Song of the Day!"
- 13th Floor (NZ)


"This is the band for you if you are into indie rock with a classic upbeat rock and roll vibe."
- Top Shelf Media (USA)

Long Lash was one of several tracks recorded over a two-day session at Hamilton’s The Porch Studio (by long-time The Datsuns sound engineer and collaborator Scott Newth), Long Lash is the second release from the five-piece, who list the likes of The Wedding Present, Guided By Voices, The Clean, Galaxie 500 and Pavement amongst their influences.

"The song started life as a riff back in 2016 when I was trying to write some songs for the first time,” said Shirlow, to date the band’s main songwriter. “The lyrics came quite quickly and are based around a freak eyelash that I woke up with one day. It had grown to about 10cm long overnight, which sounds like absolute bullshit but is totally true. I started to lament the weird, mildly annoying stuff that starts to happen when you get older but which doesn’t actually matter in the grand scheme of things, like grey hair, cracking knees, needing naps and so on. Hardly rock song material really, but you know.”

Watch the video for Long Lash here

Live Shows

7 November @ Sclerotica: MND Gig for Dean Ballinger, Hamilton
18 December @ Hamilton Underground Press Xmas Party, Hamilton

Long Lash is also available to buy on Bandcamp and stream in all the usual places:

Bandcamp: Bitter Defeat
Spotify: Bitter Defeat
Apple: Bitter Defeat


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