Chris Cudby / Wednesday 18th January, 2023 11:50AM
Earning themselves a following with a string of sun-dappled and assuredly hook-packed singles, Ōtautahi’s Pretty Stooked are making moves in 2023 with the announcement of their debut EP Day Today, recorded with Josh Logan and Adam Hogan at LOHO Studio. Fronted by Eddie Kiesanowski, the five piece have also revealed details of an epic nine date nationwide tour presented by Winegum Records (who are also presenting fellow Cantabrian Sam Bambery’s just-announced debut tour), starting with a performance as part of the mega-stacked Nostalgia Festival lineup, a heck of a way to warm up before they zig-zag across the motu in February and March. Grip the tour details and watch Kiesanowski and band playing their latest single ‘In My Head‘ live at LOHO Studio below…
Pretty Stooked – Day Today EP Tour
Saturday 11th February – Nostalgia Festival, Christchurch
Thursday 16th February – Meow, Wellington
Friday 17th February – Wine Cellar, Auckland*
Saturday 18th February – Nivara Lounge, Hamilton*
Friday 3rd March – Bark, Dunedin*
Saturday 4th March – Yonder, Queenstown
Friday 17th March – Loons, Christchurch*
Friday 24th March – The Boathouse, Nelson*
Saturday 25th March – Roots Bar, Takaka*
Watch Pretty Stooked performing their latest single ‘In My Head’…
Hit play on Pretty Stooked’s breakout 2021 single ‘My Line’…
Alongside Winegum Records, Christchurch chorus-drenched indie pop-rock group Pretty Stooked have announced their wide-reaching debut EP Day Today alongside a nationwide tour, bringing yet another facet of Ōtautahi’s diverse alternative music scene to the fore. Day Today comes from fruitful sessions at LOHO Studio with Josh Logan and Adam Hogan (Mel Parsons, Pieces of Molly) with a sharpened emotive focus on all-too-human heartbreaks and the discomfort of change faced by frontman Eddie Kiesanowski.
Combining grooving soundscape-like band arrangements alongside Kiesanowski’s deeply vulnerable yet vibrant lyricism, Pretty Stooked tours with a full 5 piece band across Aotearoa late summer promoting Day Today, promising to continue their streak of intense and memorable shows in the South Island. They kick off in mid-February following an appearance at Christchurch’s irreverent and ever-popular Nostalgia Festival.
At the heels of significant airplay attention from the likes of Radio Hauraki and RNZ, Pretty Stooked’s debut single My Line received a well-deserved 45,000 streams in 2022, alongside notable singles In My Head and Wanted. You can listen to a live version of My Line here, demonstrating the group’s penchant for driven guitars and simmering band dynamics being exported across the country this summer.