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Dateline return with their new single 'Choose Me' + Aotearoa Tour

13 February 2024 - 0 Comments

Dateline is the musical project of Katie Everingham (she/her), a musician and songwriter based in Te Whanganui a Tara (Wellington).

Since 2019 her band has been a revolving cast of Aotearoa's brightest talent, with previous incarnations including members of The Beths, Hans Pucket, and Dick Move. Returning in 2024, Everingham is joined by Hikurangi Schaverien-Kaa (Ebony Lamb, French For Rabbits, G lass Vaults), Phoebe Johnson (Ebony Lamb, Revulva), and Reuben McDonald.


Everingham's lyrical prowess and humorous story telling aptly captures the complex emotions and vulnerabilities that come with motherhood and moving into your early thirties. Resonating with deep emotion, Dateline's back catalogue packs a one-two punch of crunched guitars and power pop sensibilities.

Today Dateline share Choose Me, the first single since the the release of their critically acclaimed 2022 debut album Dumb For My Age. Choose Me is accompanied with a music video and an announcement of a tour throughout Aotearoa in March & April.

Choose Me tells a story of desperation over distorted guitars, driving rhythms, and lush four part vocal harmonies. The track was born out of a 2022 demo session with The Beth’s Liz Stokes & Jonathan Pearce, along with Phoebe Rings' bassist Ben Locke and multi instrumentalist Sean Martin-Buss.


“I had been sending Jonathan some offensively lo-fi acoustic demos from Hastings,” says Everingham. “Jonathan put together a kind of last minute band to play the songs for us to record. If I remember correctly, I played drums, Jon was on rhythm guitar, Liz added percussion, Ben Locke played the bass and Sean Martin-Buss played lead guitar. Sean had barely heard the songs but just turned up and started playing along and noodling and we happened to record the solo that you hear after the first chorus. I really really loved it so when I put the new band together I really wanted to keep it as close to Seans version as possible.”

Pearce remained integral to the song's creation, traveling to Te Whanganui-a-Tara (Wellington) and recording the track live at Vogelmorn Hall with Everingham’s new band. The entire process was documented on film by Cameron Cook and is showcased in the music video for Choose Me.

When asked about the lyrical themes Everingham remarks Choose Me was written from the perspective of a younger Katie! It’s just a bit of a reflection of an experience I was having when I was in my mid 20's. I now look at the track as a kind of capsule of my younger self.”

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