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Mako Road Releases Epic Debut Album ‘Stranger Days’

Kiwi indie-rock four-piece Mako Road have released their long-awaited and much-anticipated debut album ‘Stranger Days’, along with their latest single & video ‘Anywhere You’d Like To Go’. Currently a band in demand, the festival favourites are taking the album on tour throughout August and September, with their recently announced Australian tour dates selling out in just 90 minutes, and New Zealand tour dates selling fast. The album includes hit singles ‘Surfing On Mars’, ‘Helicopter’, ‘Don’t Keep Me Waiting’ and the latest single ‘Stranger Days’, all of which have been riding waves of popularity across sales, radio and streaming charts.

Mako Road have fast become one of New Zealand’s favourite bands – the new album ‘Stranger Days’ cements the band’s reputation as the most exciting independent act on the horizon. 

The eagerly anticipated debut album ‘Stranger Days’ brilliantly captures the band’s epic indie-rock grooves and psych-surf sounds that has seen the band develop a passionate following from music fans and critics across the globe. It was recorded in the renowned & secluded studio environment of Wellington’s The Surgery. The album was produced by the band members Connor Jaine and Rhian Ward, engineered by James Goldsmith (Mermaidens, Beastwars, Into Orbit) and mastered by Chris Chetland (Savage, Snoop Dogg, Lorde, Drax Project, Scribe).

Mako Road’s heavy touring schedule has seen them translate their hazy summer psych grooves into an explosive live set, resulting in multiple sold-out Australasian tours, with their name appearing on festival bills including Splendour In The Grass, Electric Avenue, Sound Splash, Bay Dreams and Rhythm and Vines. They’ve also supported acts including Rudimental, L.A.B, Leisure, Shapeshifter and Ziggy Alberts.
The sky’s the limit for Mako Road band members Rhian Ward, Connor Jaine, Connor McErlich and Robbie Day – a proudly independent act making waves around the world, who originated in Christchurch. Since the release of debut EP ‘The Green Superintendent’ and subsequent EP ‘Local Safari’, both in 2018, their self-produced garage recordings have been a breath of fresh air to music fans and critics alike, earning them regular appearances at the pointy end of the independent music charts with multiple Gold and Platinum certifications. Fans have eagerly dived in on streaming sites, with over 60 million streams, 2 million YouTube views, and 30k Instagram followers.
‘the perfect soundtrack for long days and hazy nights. Cut from the same cloth as Bootleg Rascal, Ocean Alley… – Amnplify
‘The band’s cruisy groove rock has stolen the hearts of many Australian listeners…’ – Tone Deaf
‘New Zealand’s most exciting indie-rock band.’ – The Creative Issue