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Water 2019Auckland band Water have an album called “Supa” out next month. Here’s the opening track “Turn Out the Lights” to insinuate its way into your senses with a winning mix of jangling rhythm guitar and snaking saturated fuzz lead guitar.

If your favourite bands are Wurld Series and Kool Aid (current bands from Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand) and Pavement (1990s US band who were influenced by bands from New Zealand) and then Water is perfect for you.

Wurld Series and Kool Aid feature inter-changeable line-ups of overlapping band members from the Christchurch scene. Water are also made up of members of other past and present Auckland bands, like Rackets (Oscar Davies-Kay and Vince Nairn),  Eyes No Eyes, and Couchmaster (Rikki Sutton), Surf City (Mike Ellis), Nae Nae Express (Mason Fairey), The Mint Chicks (Joel BB) and Greenfog (Elliot Lawless).

Fuzz + Jangle + Melody = Water.

DSC06137“Cans” is a slice of neo-psychedelic fuzz & jangle guitar pop from a new Auckland band called Water. It’s from an album/ mini-album called “Enjoy” and that’s exactly what you ought to do with this song:

“Cans” here, with it’s 12-string jangle and sweet fuzz lead guitar, is a winning mix of psychedelic guitar pop weirdness that evokes memories of The Seeds. It wouldn’t have sounded out of place as a song from a Glasgow band on Creation Records in the late eighties. Apart from the NZ accent which makes you think of The Chills, who also had one album released on Creation Records and Martin Phillipps listened to The Seeds, so that all makes perfect circular sense.

Enjoy Water.