With sounds primed for a hot summer ahead, New Zealand four piece Mako Road have arrived with the perfect soundtrack for long nights and hazy days, with the Local Safari EP
Mako Road’s dreamy soundscapes, cruisy riffs, rich vocals and beautiful harmonies give similar vibes to that of San Cisco or Ocean Alley. Following on from their debut EP THE GREEN SUPERINTENDENT, the Local Safari EP is another avenue through with the band has displayed a love for great pacing and sonic builds, while also seeing the group carve out a musical identity that was distinguishable from the jump.
Title track ‘Local Safari’ was chosen as the EP’s lead single “as it best sums up our attitude towards life” says Mako Road.
“We get heaps out of travelling. It’s been a huge part of this year for us, and we’ve all cleared our summer schedules so we can do more of it.”
Following the release of Local Safari, the band is pleased to say they’ll be returning to Australia in December and bringing this new record to life for the first time as they tour Australia and New Zealand.
To celebrate it all, the guys sat down and highlighted 10 of their favourite New Zealand bands right now.
Dolphin Friendly – Blackout
This tune takes you on one heck of a journey, so many sick change ups, unreal guitar work.
The Butlers – No Good Nina
You can’t not sing along to this one, an absolute gem
Half Moon Baby – Bushwalks
Damn these fullahs are good. Huge 7 piece sound with a phat horn section
Mild Orange – Some Feeling
Ooooosh that drop into the gat riff just lifts you away, great tune
The Shambles – Far From the Tree
Was CJ’s morning alarm tune for a good couple months
The Kennel – Ocean Bay
Our mates, and Wardy used to jam drums for them
Round Buddah – Acting Strange
Funky as RnB with a kiwi twist, so good.
Daily J – Talking to you
Beautiful acoustic track with some heavenly sax sneaking up on you.
Corduroy. – Waiting Game
Slap bass, Ripping key solo, silky soulful vocals, mmmm.
Alae – Home
Really smooth, Matt Corbyish type groove. Easy listening
Mako Road play at Penny Black on Friday December 7, details at MakoRoad.co.nz