Watch the brand new video from Racing for "Motel Pool"

Publish Date
Friday, 15 December 2017, 8:10AM

Racing have today released "Motel Pool", the first single from their upcoming debut album, due for release in 2018.

A brutal and sassy statement track, "Motel Pool" was self-produced at Roundhead Studios in Auckland and mixed by Dave Eringa (UK) of Kylie Minogue and Manic Street Preachers fame.

The song is a cauldron of groove that's stirred by a bombastically bent bass line. Its translucent falsetto lyrics, spicy guitar and thundering drums all combining to brew the dizzying melodic catch phrases we’ve come to expect from Racing.

These boys are serving it up, it’s hot, dive in!

Racing is made up of long-time collaborators Ed Knowles and Sven Pettersen - two crucial parts of the colossus that was The Checks. Completing the line-up is two other heavy hitters from the Kiwi alt scene, Daniel Barrett, formerly of Sherpa and Izaak Houston, formerly of Space Creeps.

With their unique blend of psychedelic indie-rock and dance, Racing has been hailed as the future of New Zealand’s thriving indie music scene.