I thought we had something special

Auckland garage punk trio Autumn Splendour blends a special kind of nervous energy and angst with swirling distortion not unlike that of the Coolies or Die! Die! Die!’s latest output. Singer/guitarist Natasha Cantwell (known for her photography in such magazines as Frankie and NO), drummer Cait Roberts and bassist Ryan Perry have been recording their vicious and visceral punk and are now releasing their first music video exclusively on EMJ. Jesse Taylor Smith (who also filmed Grayson Gilmour at the Civic Theatre recently) directed the beautiful film-like epic for ‘Toby’, that features a tumultuous breakup between a boy and a girl. The hazy ambient glow, awkward acting – contrasted with the girl’s heartfelt aggression – and attention to detail in makeup and styling makes the video a memorable and sophisticated mini-film. We’re hugely proud to debut it to the world.

Autumn Splendour are also releasing their debut EP, a six-track 7″, in early March, marked by a free house party with Hissyfit, Fatangryman and yet to be confirmed special guests. They’re also planning shows in Dunedin and Wellington. Listen to their songs on their Facebook page.

Posted by Sarah Gooding under Auckland, New Zealand
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