Southern New Zealand band Left Or Right are excited to announce the release of their second record, Buzzy, through local label MrYoda Productions. As with their debut record Nuggety, Buzzy will be available in four formats: 12" Double Orange Vinyl, CD, cassette, and download via iTunes & Bandcamp.
Since the release of their 2009 debut record, Nuggety, Left Or Right have continued on their mission of extensive touring: appearing at some of NZ’s sweetest festivals along the way (Kaikoura Roots, Feastock & Catlins River Festival), and performing alongside many of NZ’s highest profile acts (The Black Seeds, Kora & Salmonella Dub). All the while, the band have also been honing their song writing craft, with an eye to the recording of the new album, Buzzy.
Just under a year in the making, Buzzy was recorded in Dunedin at Albany St Studios by Mike Holland and Left or Right, and Mastered by Dale Cotton (Beastwars, The Bats). The making of Buzzy has very much lived up to the record’s title, diving into an intense and at times bizarre world of sound.
Buzzy will be released in stores nationwide and online to the world on Monday 14 May 2012 and will be available at all shows on the Buzzy NZ Album Release Tour. The first single 'Looking for a Tennis Ball' is available now for free download at leftorright.bandcamp.com with the music video to be released during the tour.
Joining them on the road is Dunedin one-man loop wizard Oleh. Taking influences from dubstep to blues, reggae to swing, Oleh bases his entire solo act around the crossover of electronic and live-instrumented sound.
Live @ Catlins River Festival 2011:
‘Left Or Right is a band from the deep south that sweats out an intense, unpredictable journey through rhythm, melody, energy and genre. These 3 cats have got singing chops too and when experienced live, ‘epic’ is the best description of the sound and atmosphere’ - Rip It Up
Left Or Right 'Buzzy' NZ album release tour, May/June 2012
Fri 11, Onekaka, Mussel Inn
Sat 12, Nelson, Bar Berlin
Fri 18, Raglan, Yot Club
Sat 19, Auckland, Kings Arms
Thur 24, Wellington, San Fran Bath House
Sat 2, Dunedin, Sammys
Fri 8, Invercargill, Tillermans
Sat 16, Kaikoura, Strawberry Tree
Fri 22, Queenstown, Subculture
Sat 23, Wanaka, Mint Bar
Fri 29, Methven, Blue Pub
Sat 30, Christchurch, Dux Live