The Have

The Have


'A kick-ass, go-for-broke, guitar-totin' band with a great set of well crafted rock songs and a work ethic that would put most to shame' NZ Musician Mag


2006 ended with three awesome bits of news for The Have. ‘One Step Ahead’ a track from their yet to be released debut album ‘Back To the Burning Wreck’ had been selected to appear on the worldwide release of EA Game ‘Burnout 2007’, the song ‘Back To The Burning Wreck’ was chosen to appear in the upcoming Back of the Y movie ‘The Devil Dared Me To’ AND they were accepted into SXSW for the THIRD time – a record for a New Zealand band.

Never a band to slow down, the lads launched into 2007 with a critically acclaimed performance at the Big Day Out, scheduled a release date for their debut album on March 26th, and sorted a North Island tour with Revolver in March.

‘Back to the Burning Wreck’ was recorded in 2006 in The Lab studio in Mount Eden, Auckland, and produced by acclaimed US producer Barrett Jones, whose credits include Nirvana, Foo Fighters and Evermore. The hook up happened when Barrett’s agent saw The Have perform at the 2004 SXSW and knew Barrett would love them.

For The Have it was the ultimate complement to be working with an international producer. The boys explain “Working with a producer was a new thing for us, it was good to have someone with an outside ear giving his opinion and advice on the songs, and we felt that Barrett certainly had some good advice especially with his background in the music industry. The album comprises of a much wider range of styles. There’s some of the heaviest stuff we have ever done but we feel there is also a new depth to the material”

The first two singles ‘Soul without Sale’, and ‘Red Tide’ most certainly proves this. SWS is a raunchy rock ‘n’ roll blues song while ‘Red Tide’, showcases The Have’s southern American side. Both songs have done time on the Indie Radio Top 30, BFM Top 10 with ‘Red Tide’ beginning to climb up the Rock Radio charts….

Cool stuff that has happened in the past..….
• First single from The Have EP, ‘Right On’, was licensed for an Xbox TV commercial and Canterbury commercial for the Rugby world Cup and the Super 12 in Australia.
• Second single from EP ‘The Fuzz’ was licensed for worldwide release of the EA game “Rugby 2005” and also as the music for the ad for US Music Site ‘Burnlounge’.
• Performed at the 2004 SXSW. Their showcase was heavily attended by UK and US music industry people including Carson Daly (MTV US), Steve Lamacq (Radio One UK), Zane Lowe ( Radio One and MTV UK)
• Post 2004 SXSW - UK music industry magazine ‘Music Week’ did a ‘Best of SXSW 2004’ story with a free CD. Out of the 11 bands featured, 10 were from North America and one was from Wanganui, New Zealand – The Have! Other bands in the Top 11 were The Killers, TV on The Radio, and The Dears.
• They then were invited to perform in the US where they played well attended show cases at The Mercury Lounge in New York and The Key Club on LA’s sunset strip.
• They were accepted into 2005 SXSW where their packed and acclaim showcase resulted in them meeting their US producer Barrett Jones.


The Have EP
Back To The Burning Wreck album

Set List

typical set is anything from 40 minutes to an hour. all orginal songs, no covers.