DARTZ // Photo by Vanessa Cone.
Pōneke garage rockers DARTZ have unleashed a new teaser from their upcoming debut record The Band from Wellington, New Zealand, in the form of pop-punk tinged new single ‘No Dogs at this Party’.
One of two previously unrecorded tracks from the album (releasing Friday 4 November via Flying Nun Records), ‘No Dogs at this Party’ presents the introspective and anxious other side of the coin to the beer-soaked party anthems that are DARTZ’s bread and butter.
A fan favourite and live set staple for the band from Wellington, New Zealand, the song’s slow and narrative start delves into a relatable tale of being stuck at a punishing party where all you need is a canine companion to inject some positivity into your night. DARTZ singer and lyricist Danz admits he wanted to "stay at home, cry, eat and jerk off" before getting dragged out to a sub-par social event where "goddamn James has got a guitar and he's playing Wonderwall".
'No Dogs at this Party' is the album closer to the upcoming ten-track debut record from DARTZ' The Band from Wellington, New Zealand. Recorded live at Roundhead Studios with producer Steven Marr, the album promises to showcase DARTZ at the height of their performative powers. The Band from Wellington, New Zealand will be released on Friday 4 November via Flying Nun Records and is available for pre-order on vinyl and CD now.