soccer practise1Day 5 of our 31 days of NZ Music Month is from Auckland electronic band SoccerPractise and their recent single “Haere Mai E Tama”, currently no.1 on Dunedin’s Radio One Top 11 this week.

Sung in Te Reo Maori by vocalist Geneva Alexander-Marsters, “Haere Mai E Tama” continues the promise of their first single “Windfall” . It’s effortlessly classy late-night, low-light minimal electronica punctuated once again with subtle, fidgety rhythm loops and beats.

The instrumentation and arrangements are sparse but reward repeated (heaphone) listens. As with the first single it’s that tasteful restraint and space creating the atmosphere and contemporary film-noir soundtrack tension here, helping us focus on the voice.

SoccerPractise are playing at ReFuel in Dunedin tonight opening for Youmi Zuma and Doprah if any local readers want to see them play live.