To celebrate their new single and debut EP on the horizon.
Christchurch’s There’s A Tuesday are the new indie sensations coming out of New Zealand. Straddling the quintessential indie-pop sound that music lovers have come to know and love from this region of the world, There’s A Tuesday have just arrived with their new single, ‘Amsterdam’.
Like a cross-section of Julia Jacklin and Middle Kids, There’s A Tuesday’s jangle pop guitar lines set them apart from their contemporaries and with their debut EP, Dance With Me Before We Cry, due out in late November, we asked the band to fill us in on ten songs that have inspired them the most.
Tiny Ruins – ‘Me at the Museum, You in the Wintergardens’
Lyrics have always been the most valuable thing to us all whether that be when listening to music we like, or composing our own. This song by Tiny Ruins has the most beautiful words and imagery in the entirety of the world. I don’t think there is one lyric of theirs that we don’t just adore.
Julia Jacklin – ‘Head Alone’
Being a band that has two frontwomen, female musicians have always been humans that we look up to. Julia Jacklin is possibly the most clever and genuine writer we have ever listened to. The song ‘Head Alone’ talks about owning your own body, something which is of incredible importance in these crazy lives we live. This song is a staple track we cover as a band, a piece of music that we have so much fun performing.
Middle Kids – ‘Edge Of Town’
Middle Kids have a constant sound throughout all their music that is so defined and beyond beautiful. When listening to their stuff – ‘Edge Of Town’ in particular – we can’t help but feel happy and want to dance around. Hannah Joy has the most incredible voice – it would be nice if she could lend it to us one time. Cheers Hannah!
Phoebe Bridgers – ‘Garden Song’
Phoebe Bridges is our hero. We have nothing more to say, we could say too much.
The Smashing Pumpkins – ‘1979’
This song is one of those magical tracks that provides you with a nostalgia that you’re not sure where it comes from, but you relate to in that teenage-angst kind of way. We always blast this song windows down.
The 1975 – ‘It’s Not Living (If It’s Not With You)’
Matty Healy has always had an entertaining way of tapping into the serious stuff we deal with in life and this song fills that purpose to an unbeatable level. Plus it’s an absolute bop!
Sharon Van Etten – ‘Every Time the Sun Comes Up’
This song is one of those tracks we wish we’d written. Sharon Van Etten is the biggest legend with lyrics that say the things most of us are too scared to say. Our producer Will McGillivray introduced us to Sharon and I think it’s fair to say that we will never be able to repay him for that.
Bon Iver – ’29 #Strafford APTS’
We would happily take part in a debate that claims that Bon Iver, aka Justin Vernon, is the best musician of our generation. Whether he’s written a happy or sad song, it never fails to make us cry.
The Beths – ‘Future Me Hates Me’
The Beths hold a special place for all of us. The obvious inclusion of the stupidly-talented Liz Stokes as a frontwoman in New Zealand music, has definitely given us something to aspire to musically. Alongside this, The Beths’ driving drums and edgy vocals are certainly the perfect soundtrack for our teenage years.
The Japanese House – ‘Saw You in a Dream’
Absolutely love the way The Japanese House can bring together our favourite aspects of certain genres. This song seamlessly strings together sounds of pop, synthwave and brings new life to those dance-driven grooves of the ’80s.
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