Tom Cunliffe releases new single ‘Burning Blood’; announces album date and New Zealand tour

Kiwi troubadour Tom Cunliffe has released ‘Burning Blood’, the second single from his upcoming album TEMPLATE FOR LOVE, out on April 13.
 
Cunliffe will follow-up the album’s release with a six-date NZ tour that takes in both islands, starting at the Wine Cellar in Auckland on April 13 and winding up in Lyttelton Records in Christchurch on April 28. See full list of dates and venues below.
 
‘Burning Blood’ showcases Cunliffe’s knack for blending catchy, warm melodies with compelling lyrics. It’s accompanied by a beautifully shot video, directed by Harvey Hayes and co-starring Reb Fountain. It is set in and around Auckland, where Cunliffenow calls home.
 
‘Burning Blood’ and the already released ‘This Table Is A River’ (which has featured on Hauraki and the B-nets) both set the scene for a solid collection of songs, which make up Cunliffe’s second full-length album TEMPLATE FOR LOVE.
 
The album was produced by Ben Edwards and Dave Khan, both renowned for their work with the likes of Marlon Williams and Tami Neilson. It was recorded in Edwards’ studio in Lyttelton.
 
“It almost didn’t happen – Dave, Ben (Woolley) and Gus (Agars) were supposed to be playing a bunch of festivals with Marlon (Williams) in Russia, but they couldn’t get the visas. So suddenly they had a couple of weeks free to make a record,” says Cunliffe.
 
“We were joined by Dan Luscombe over from Melbourne and we piled into Ben’s studio to make some music!"
 
The record stays true to the qualities of Cunliffe’s 2016 debut HOWL AND WHISPER, but it does come with a more varied and bigger sound, which audiences at his six-date TEMPLATE FOR LOVE tour can witness firsthand throughout April.

TOM CUNLIFFE TOUR DATES
 
Auckland – April 13, Wine Cellar with Reb Fountain and Louisa Nicklin

Auckland – April 15, Pah Homestead

Wellington – April 20, Caroline with French for Rabbits
and Louisa Nicklin

Hastings – April 22, The Common Room

Dunedin – April 27, The Cook with The Charcoal Burners

Christchurch – April 28, Lyttelton Records with Ryan Fisherman & band

Tickets via Under The Radar