Local racket extraordinaires, Long Distance Runner, have signed to Aotearoa label, Sunreturn. This link up comes along with the announcement of a new album, Shadow, out on July 15th.
The band is made up of Simon Oswald, Jono Glenday, Sam Cussen and Sam Shepherd and they are based in Te-Whanganui-A-Tara (Wellington) and Ōtepoti (Dunedin).
Taking influence from 90's noise rock and East Coast screamo, Long Distance Runner show us that they truly have the stamina with the hard-hitting, cacophonous first single from their upcoming third album, 'Nothing', out today.
"'Nothing' is one of the first songs we wrote with an album in mind" says Glenday. "It's inspired by classic 90s noise rock, totally rhythm-driven with dissonant guitars and vocals adding layers of noise. We love it as a turning point in our live sets - a song that is more hypnotic and almost danceable."
Vocalist Simon Oslwald notes "Nothing is about consumerism and the rental market in particular. It's about how landlords feed off our basic need for shelter but do nothing to improve the standards of the house unless they are forced to. It's about how they need us and we need them but how it's such an uneven transaction - they do nothing but own a house."
Long Distance Runner - Shadow
Released digitally on July 15 via Sunreturn
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Listen to their new single, 'Nothing' on Bandcamp.