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New Zealand doomgaze/post-punk outfit Landlords stream their second EP »Codeine«, out now via Church Road Records

Hamilton, New Zealand based doomgaze/post-punk outfit Landlords stream their second EP, titled »Codeine«, out on August 26th, 2022 via Church Road Records.

01. Perfect Life
02. Haunt
03. Clover
04. Dwell
05. Violence

The band comments: “Late last week we released our 2nd EP »Codeine«. It’s great to hear people enjoying it! There are too many people to thank, but special mentions must go to: Adam J Fulton for recording the songs, the beautiful artwork/layout and setting aside his self imposed rules of track counts and effects pedal limits. Jack Shirley for the incredible mix and master. Church Road Records for taking a chance on us kiwis on the other side of the world. Real Vegan Cult for all their amazing work behind the scenes.
»Codeine« is streaming everywhere now. If you haven’t picked up a copy on LP or CD already, hit the link HERE.”

Landlords are a four-piece alternative/shoegaze/slow rock band from Hamilton, New Zealand.

Born in 2017 from various members of local hardcore/metal/punk bands, a trio of shoegaze/slow rock fans got together, & soon came a small collection of demo-ready shoegaze inspired songs. The band soon started popping up in venues around New Zealand, filling rooms with their driving, reverb-laden tunes. Their original bassist relocated to Melbourne for a year, but was soon back in New Zealand due to covid, re-joining the band on guitar making Landlords a 4-piece.

They released their debut self-titled EP in 2020 – six songs of their hallmark heavy distortion, vocal melodies blended under waves of ethereal guitars, driven by the relentless percussion and bass lines that underpin the moody lows and frenzied highs. A mini tour followed the release, allowing the band to share their dynamic sound further afield.

»Codeine« is Landlords’ second and most commanding release, a crescendo of all their musical energy and songwriting maturity, cementing them as one of the most promising post-punk acts to come out of New Zealand in recent years.

Bojan Bidovc // music enthusiast, promoter, misanthrop and sometimes a journalist as well

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