Racing release music video for 'Let It Slip'

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Auckland-based band Racing have released the video for their track ‘Let It Slip’ - giving Kiwi fans a taste of the magic to come on their nationwide tour, which kicked off in Mount Maunganui last night.

The video comes hot on the heels of the release of Racing’s EP The Bass, which includes songs ‘Let It Slip’, ‘The Bass’, ‘If Only’ and ‘Misbehaving’.

Made up of long-time collaborators Ed Knowles and Sven Pettersen (The Checks), alongside Daniel Barrett (Sherpa) and Izaak Houston (Space Creeps), Racing have earned their stripes with their own mesmerising blend of psychedelic indie-rock and dance.

And ‘Let It Slip’ is no exception. “It’s an ode to the shy,” says Knowles. “It is the soundtrack to that smoke filled pub where the wallflowers, socially anxious and frowning bystanders can drop their guard and ‘Let It Slip’ on the dance floor in temporary abandonment.”

The band summons a sultry groove that locks like a sudden gaze from across the room. All the while Knowles’ lyrical sentimentality is calved into the sands of a shoreline once wandered upon by the likes of Bryan Ferry, tender vignettes of love and charm are calved with sticks only to slowly crumble and disperse under an incoming tide of reverb and delay.

Directed by Florence Noble and shot by Timothy Flower, the video for ‘Let It Slip’ is a sleek sequence of images, capturing the band in their most stripped back form. Each member performs alone in a world of chiaroscuro analysis. The viewer is allowed further into the world of Racing without the gatekeepers of their usual distortion, trippy effects and hyper colour.

To celebrate the release of The Bass, Racing is embarking on an eight-date tour of New Zealand, which began last night at Totara Street in Mount Maunganui and wraps up at Meow in Wellington on October 7.

Racing NZ Tour

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