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Motocade

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia | MAJOR

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia | MAJOR
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This Auckland four piece have had their names in thrown up in the alternative coloured lights so many times by critics in recent years, success must feel almost natural. With the release of their debut album 'Tightrope Highway', the much vaunted indie rock outfit have coalesced 11 of their best for commercial mass production and consumption, transcending stereotypes by producing thoughtful, challenging, quirk-rock masterpieces of an uncomplicated perfection. Lyrics that stoke the fires of imagery yet remain agonisingly aloof from the obvious, guitar lines that lead and nurture songs like a devoted shepherd and a rhythm section that would require a surgical procedure to separate. The singles released only hint at the depth of repertoire across this album. My personal favourite Flying Saucer refuses to insult the listeners intelligence, instead mixing sublime with bizarre, yet demanding attention and earning satisfaction. Highly recommended, 'indie' for the rest of us. John Carroll. - NZ Musician Magazine Album Review


Motocade. Tightrope Highway
4 stars (out of 5)
On the first listen to Tightrope Highway, it's hard to believe that Motocade are home-grown. Nothing negative, far from it.
They just dial in such a sublime north England vibe infused with ballsy New York staccato, that Auckland seems light years away.
Ultimately, what catapults Motocade's innovative twin-guitar attack to another dimension are Eden Mulholland's vocals. I don't know what he's singing about and I don't care. The lyric is the riff and the riff is the lyric.
Effortless and seamless, curious wall-to-wall melodies waft in and out as Motocade exhibit a level of musicianship to make their peers envious.
Mark Orton Otago Daily Times
- Mark Orton Otago Daily Times


Discography

Tightrope Highway (Debut Album) - Singles, Oldest Trick in the Book, Tightrope Highway, both playing on The Rock, B Net Radio, The Edge Radio, ZM radio, TV - MTV NZ, Juice TV NZ, C4 music telelvision
Into the Fall EP - Singles, My Friends, Bill Murray Fan Club, State and Maine, Bomb Squad. Both Played on B Net Radio NZ wide. Videos screened on all music TV stations NZ wide.
Motocade EP - Singles, Spectacular Little Death, Psycho. Both Played on B Net Radio NZ wide. Videos screened on all music TV stations NZ wide.

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The four piece Indie pop band from Auckland have toured extensively throughout New Zealand as well as performing in Australia an America over the last few years, building themselves a strong following in the process.

Their most recent release is the Holy Moly EP. A prelude to their sophomore album to be released in March 2011. Holy Moly spent 8 weeks in the NZ top 40 singles chart and was one of the most played Video Clips of 2010. Watch out for the Australian release of Holy Moly and subsequent tour in early 2011!

Previously Motocade had released their Debut 'Tightrope Highway' to critical acclaim, with catchy first single Oldest Trick In The Book firmly securing Motocade on alternative and commercial radio throughout the country and abroad. The title track Tightrope Highway will appear in Cabin in the Woods - MGM feature film in early 2011.

After forming in 2005, Motocade released their self titled EP in 2006, followed by the Into the Fall EP released in 2007. Both were well received and showed the depth of the band plus their ability to transcend rock, indie and explore experimental pop avenues. Motocade have gone onto play at a range of New Zealands largest music festivals including the Big Day Out, Home Grown and Rhythm and Vines as well as at high profile events such as NZ Fashion Week, and the APRA Silver Scroll Awards. Motocade were also applauded for a stand out performance supporting New York based band The Bravery on their recent New Zealand tour.
With a style that fits somewhere in amongst the intensity of The Strokes, the groove of Talking Heads and the scattered beauty of early Kings Of Leon, seeing Motocade live is something not to be missed.

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