BIG FAN, Live Nation & CRS
There’s A Tuesday + Rita Mae
Christchurch indie dream pop band There's a Tuesday made up of Natalie Hutton, Minnie Robberds, Angus Murray and Joel Becker catapulted onto the Aotearoa music scene after winning Smoke-free Rockquest in 2019, before going on to drop their debut EP Dance With Me Before We Cry. The band were finalists in the coveted APRA Silver Scroll Awards 2022 with their earworm Girl At Night"off their recently released six track EP titled Boy Scout.
Rita Mae is an exciting talent emerging on the Auckland music scene, her music charged with real emotion and intricate hooks. Her Devan Narsai directed video for Candy's House releases September 2nd.
Twenty three year-old Rita grew up in Muriwai on Auckland’s wild West Coast. Her parents, especially her late father, Jim Laing (a member of Flying Nun stalwarts JPS Experience) encouraged Rita and her two sisters to write and perform songs from a young age and music surrounded the Laing girls in the tight knit community.
Candy’s House showcases explosive power pop moments in an ethereal package and lyrics exploring timeless themes of loneliness and running from reality. “I wrote it in a very self-destructive period of my life. My days revolved around escapism, I was getting through every moment to get to the next,” she says. “To me the song is about looking for a cheat code for feeling okay, living on a kind of borrowed happiness I suppose.
“That’s what Candy’s House was to me — instead of putting effort into real life, real relationships, real happiness, I wanted to hide there.” Rita Mae has more music already lined up for release, more live shows and more excitement on the horizon.
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