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Music News - Pretty Stooked Announce Debut Release for 29 September

Pretty Stooked Announce Debut Release for 29 September

20 September 2021 - 0 Comments

Pretty Stooked stamp their name on the NZ indie pop-rock card with their debut release, My Line.


My Line embodies the over-reflective person, taking us down the rabbit hole of insecurity. Frontman Eddie Kiesanowski says the words we’ve all felt - “I’d wake up in the middle of the night and randomly start thinking about moments of my life and end up keeping myself awake for hours. It would be the weirdest stuff too, that I hadn’t thought about in years and I’d get myself all down and then have a hard time explaining why I’m in a mood.” Eddie tries to make a fun loving environment with My Line to counter those down moments, helping his listeners move forward and not over indulge in worry.

Sonically, the song went through a journey of its own, aside from Eddie’s geographical instability - jumping back to Christchurch from Melbourne due to COVID. It started with a hiss and a roar, naturally developing an early 2010s - Kings of Leon-esque guise - in the 30 or so minutes it took to draft. But that wasn’t sitting with the essence of Pretty Stooked, so Eddie revisited the track. With inspirational tunes in his ears from Spacey Jane and Julia Jacklin along with the help of co-producers Josh Logan and Thomas Isbister, Eddie walked away from the studio with a mixed bag of fruity indie rocks.

My Line was visually captured on the Port Hills of Christchurch, at Eddie’s parents' heritage house along with various shots in and around the garden city. Getting it all banged out in a couple of rushed days, just before the level 4 lockdown in August, was a godsend. “It all just fell into place naturally. Adam [Hogan] and Jonesy [Soane Jones Pamatangi] gave the whole song this dreamy vibe on film, which was really cool, it helped reflect the ‘sleepless nights spent thinking’ aspect of the song.”

Is there more from Pretty Stooked in the near future? You betcha! This is but the first single on a path towards an EP - expected to be incrementally released over the next 12 months. Keep an ear free for these guys if you like to breathe oxygen. Or not - who am I to tell you what to do?

My Line will be available from 29 September.
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