[Allophones] reveals debut single & Aotearoa tour

Thursday 22 December 2022

[Allophones] Share Debut Single / Video 'HUMAN' + Announce Nationwide Tour

Ōtepoti's [Allophones] are siblings Barney and Ben Connolly (both of The Rhododendrons) with drummer Tane Cotton (Blisspoint), who in recent months have been honing their craft on stage alongside such significant local figures as Die! Die! Die, Soaked Oats, Night Lunch, Garageland, and The Chills. Clearly fiending to hit the open road, the rising trio have announced a massive twelve date nationwide tour for February 2023, announced this morning with the unveiling of their debut single and video 'HUMAN'. An ominous squall of heavy psych-tinted guitars and unsentimental reflections on our lumbering flesh prisons, the clip for 'HUMAN' directed by Ben Connolly stars [Allophones] in a record company pitching session gone horribly wrong. Smash play below and don't miss them tearing it up across the motu this summer

The Allophones are one of Otepoti / Dunedin’s upandcoming bands, with the members already boasting a busy pedigree: The Connolly siblings Barney and Ben stem from The Rhododendrons, and drummer Tane Cotton also plays in Blisspoint, between them they have opened for the likes of Die! Die! Die, Soaked Oats, Night Lunch, Garageland, and The Chills and played numerous live shows, so are more than ready to take themselves around Aotearoa, the old-fashioned way as they jump in a vehicle and do a three week tour in February of next year.

Song driven, the trio is stunning live - expect the purity of pop music lacerated with high end energy and tastefully applied distortion.