Racing release video for ‘Let It Slip’

Racing release video for ‘Let It Slip’

Auckland-based band Racing have today released a video for their track ‘Let It Slip’ – giving Kiwi fans a taste of the magic to come on their nationwide tour, which kicks off in Mount Maunganui tonight.

The video comes hot on the heels of the release of Racing’s EP THE BASS, which includes songs ‘Let It Slip’‘The Bass’‘If Only’ and ‘Misbehaving’.

Made up of long-time collaborators Ed Knowles and Sven Pettersen (The Checks), alongside Daniel Barrett (Sherpa) and Izaak Houston (Space Creeps), Racing have earned their stripes with their own mesmerising blend of psychedelic indie-rock and dance.

And ‘Let It Slip’ is no exception. “It’s an ode to the shy,” says Knowles. “It is the soundtrack to that smoke filled pub where the wallflowers, socially anxious and frowning bystanders can drop their guard and ‘Let It Slip’ on the dance floor in temporary abandonment.”

The band summons a sultry groove that locks like a sudden gaze from across the room. All the while Knowles’ lyrical sentimentality is calved into the sands of a shoreline once wandered upon by the likes of Bryan Ferry, tender vignettes of love and charm are calved with sticks only to slowly crumble and disperse under an incoming tide of reverb and delay.

Directed by Florence Noble and shot by Timothy Flower, the video for ‘Let It Slip’ is a sleek sequence of images, capturing the band in their most stripped back form. Each member performs alone in a world of chiaroscuro analysis. The viewer is allowed further into the world of Racing without the gatekeepers of their usual distortion, trippy effects and hyper colour.

To celebrate the release of THE BASSRacing is embarking on an eight-date tour of New Zealand, which begins at Totara Street in Mount Maunganui tonight and wraps up at Meow in Wellington on October 7.

Get tickets HERE


Fri Sept 15: Totara St. Mount Maunganui
with Dictaphone Blues

Sat Sept 16: Cabana, Napier
with Dictaphone Blues

Thurs Sept 21: ReFuel, Dunedin
with special guests

Fri Sept 22: Darkroom, Christchurch
with special guests

Fri Sept 29: Kings Arms, Auckland
with Dual and Dirty Pixels

Sat Sept 30: Yot Club, Raglan
with Dual

Fri Oct 6: Lucky Bar, Whanganui
with special guests

Sat Oct 7: Meow, Wellington
with special guests


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