Boycrush shares new track 'Song for Alex' and announces NZ tour

Boycrush have revealed an aspirational pop gem from upcoming album Desperate Late Night Energy, which is due for release on June 15th. Listen to the dynamic, uplifting and supremely camp ‘Song for Alex’, featuring vocal treatment by Lower Hutt-based musician Benny’s Videos.

‘Song for Alex’ is the second in a video trilogy filmed and directed by AV artist and musician Rowan Pierce. Filmed in association with The New Zealand Dance company, the video centers on dancer Carl Tolentino, with added input from fellow dancers Xin Ji and Chrissy Kokiri in a lyrical if surreal dance sequence choreographed by Malia Johnston.

Boycrush has also announced a nationwide tour, kicking off in late June to celebrate the release of Desperate Late Night Energy.

Covering three New Zealand towns (Auckland, Wellington and Dunedin), Boycrush will be supported by an array of local talent. See the full list of dates and ticketing links below.

Desperate Late Night Energy NZ Tour

29 June - The Cook, Dunedin
with support from Jaggers x Lines
Ticket presales available at UTR

7 July - The Whammy Bar, Auckland
with support from Peach Milk (DJ set)
Ticket presales available at UTR

14 July - Caroline, Wellington
with support from Borrowed cs
Ticket presales available at justtheticket.co.nz

Modern dance iconography is at the conceptual centre of Desperate Late Night Energy. Placeholder DLNE track names came from a Wikipedia glossary of dance terms which initially served as creative provocations but some eventually stuck to the songs and remain on the final tracklist.

Recorded in the basement underneath Auckland's Crystal Palace, DLNE inhales the euphoria of the early morning hours and puffs it onto a low-lit dance floor. Like his previous EPs, it was mixed by Bevan Smith of Introverted Dancefloor, and features 11 hypnotic tracks including features from Yumi Zouma, Chelsea Jade and Benny’s Videos.

 Boycrush Desperate Late Night Energy (Independent)  1. 100% 2. Demi-pointes 3. Face Melt 4. Holy Water 5. Make You Feel 6. Manifest Presence 7. Song for Alex 8. Primitive Squat 9. Frappé 10. Reece's Pieces 11. Desperate Late Night Energy

Boycrush
Desperate Late Night Energy
(Independent)

1. 100%
2. Demi-pointes
3. Face Melt
4. Holy Water
5. Make You Feel
6. Manifest Presence
7. Song for Alex
8. Primitive Squat
9. Frappé
10. Reece's Pieces
11. Desperate Late Night Energy