After impressing fans and critics with a string of singles, Racing has today released their highly-anticipated EP, THE BASS.
The record includes the title track ‘The Bass’, ‘If Only’ and Racing’s latest single ‘Misbehaving’ – a song best described by the band themselves: “It doesn’t just hypnotize you, it invigorates you with the rhythmic relief your hips have always longed for.”
The hypnotically-devious groove is accompanied by a mesmerizing video, shot and directed by James Watson and Vince McMillan. While the band plays in a decadent and deserted old Hollywood-style theatre, a gang of youths is captured in various states of anarchy as they adventure through dark docklands. Bonfires, abandoned car parks and the night sky alive with fireworks. Misbehaving.
Racing is made up of long-time collaborators Ed Knowles and Sven Pettersen – two crucial parts of the colossus that was The Checks. Completing the line-up is two other heavy hitters from the Kiwi alt scene, Daniel Barrett, formerly of Sherpa and Izaak Houston, formerly of Space Creeps.
With their unique blend of psychedelic indie-rock and dance, Racing has been hailed as the future of New Zealand’s thriving indie music scene.