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Kane Strang Shares Official Video For New Single, “Silence Overgrown”

Kane Strang has unveiled the official, video for “Silence Overgrown,” off his new album, Two Hearts and No Brain, out now.

Crafted from footage captured by Kane and his bandmates during their US and European tours earlier this year, the video for “Silence Overgrown” offers a glimpse of the tour life across the globe. On his self-made video, Kane says,

“landing in New York ahead of our first overseas shows and walking around that night was hands down the most surreal moment of my life. I never even thought I’d visit America, let alone be there for my music and I’m so glad we managed to capture fragments of that and the rest of this crazy year on camera. This goes out to everyone who has come see us play or let us crash at their houses or bought the album. Thank you!!!”

In addition to the recently announced New Zealand dates, Kane has added a run of Australian shows supporting Ali Barter.


Kane Strang on Tour
19/08 – None Gallery, Dunedin w/ Constance Disappointment and Painted Blind (all ages)
24/08 – The Stomach, Palmerston North w/ Fruit Juice Parade and Carson Taare (solo, all ages)
25/08 – Caroline, Wellington w/ Girlboss and Zero Cool
26/08 – Whammy Bar, Auckland w/ Girlboss, The Beths and Eyes No Eyes
01/09 – The Others Way, Auckland
02/09 – Darkroom, Christchurch w/ Constance Disappointment and Fran
28/09 – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney*
29/09 – The Small Ballroom, Newcastle*
01/10 – Transit Bar, Canberra*
02/10 – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne

*supporting Ali Barter


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Kane Strang’s ‘Two Hearts and No Brain’ LP Available Now

We’re so pleased to be releasing Kane Strang‘s sophomore LP, Two Hearts and No Brain, out into the world today! A razor sharp LP blended with intelligent alt-rock and bearing the signatures of grunge/alt rock swiftly executed with careful, meticulous precision over 11 tracks, we can’t wait for you to dive on in.

The New Zealand native’s attention to detail shows up the fat slack present in the work of many of Strang’s contemporaries, yet his sound remains emotive and playfully laced with a tongue-in-cheek nostalgia – timelessly old and new in the same breath. With a live show that exhibits Strang’s unpredictable and exhilarating command on stage, Kane Strang’s amassed band of cohorts execute his vision with arresting impact, charming crowds with his sideways slant of guitar pop. Taking to well-worn subject matter (heartbreak, loneliness, family) with a disarmingly frank scalpel, Strang’s wryly deadpan lines never miss a beat – the results often sardonic, and always captivating.

A winning blend of careful precision and mercurial abandon, Kane Strang’s songs are constantly surprising. With a penchant for melodic earworms to rival those of the world’s best pop songwriters, the New Zealand artist’s glittering hooks twist and turn in perfect synch with meticulous band arrangements. Hints of 60s pop (NB: Zombies, Stooges) and 90s alt-rock shine through; but there’s a contemporary crunch, sheen and bald lyrical tone to Strang’s sound that places him firmly in the here and now. Hailed as “the next Stephen Malkmus,” by The Revue, Strang’s on the brink of becoming indie-rock’s intelligent poster boy – “The young man is that talented.”

Purchase Two Hearts and No Brain:
https://deadoceans.lnk.to/kanestrang

“The new LP from Kane Strang is some truly brilliant bedroom pop (smh), out now on Dead Oceans, Two Hearts and No Brain is something so veracious and collectible that it practically jumps from the speakers in to your brain.” – Far Out Magazine

“Strang has a gift for pulling diamonds from the rough” – Pitchfork

“a nice dose of downer pop” – Brooklyn Vegan

“Robust and refined” – Tiny Mix Tapes

Kane Strang Shares Official Video For New Single, “My Smile Is Extinct”

Kane Strang has unveiled the official video for his new single, “My Smile Is Extinct,” ahead of the release of his new album, Two Hearts and No Brain, out June 30th (that’s next Friday). The charming, offbeat clip was directed by Julian Vares. It’s fitting that a song about getting ditched and feeling low features a lone figure (Kane), working through his emotions on his own strumming guitar and singing along deadpan. It’s totally mesmerizing and utterly relatable.

I said kill me now, I want to die
I heard there’s a chance at an afterlife
I might not get let in but at least I won’t be living

Taking to well-worn subject matter (heartbreak, loneliness, family) with a disarmingly frank scalpel, Strang’s wryly deadpan lines never miss a beat – the results often sardonic, and always captivating.

What sets Kane apart from the rafts of DIY indie songwriters is a willingness to push further. Having mastered the lo-fi aesthetic, he’s stretched his already limber songwriting legs and production chops to new unexpected spaces on Two Hearts and No Brain.

Two Hearts and No Brain is out next Friday, June 30th. You can pre-order it here: https://deadoceans.lnk.to/kanestrang

“Strang has a gift for pulling diamonds from the rough” – Pitchfork

“a nice dose of downer pop” – Brooklyn Vegan

“Robust and refined” – Tiny Mix Tapes

Kane Strang Announces New Album, ‘Two Hearts and No Brain’, Out June 30th

You know that delightful, intoxicating and ultimately stressful feeling of holding onto a particularly delicious secret? Well today we’re free of the burden of secrecy. Kane Strang has announced his new album, Two Hearts and No Brain, out June 30th on Dead Oceans (that’s us!). We’ve had it on high rotation in the office and we’re ecstatic you get a taste of it today. That’s right! Along with the announcement he’s sharing the new single, “My Smile Is Extinct.” It’s the follow up to lead single, “Oh So You’re Off I See,” his first taste of new music since 2016’s Blue Cheese, which was shared ahead of Kane’s first ever North American tour last month.

Recorded in his hometown of Dunedin at the notoriously haunted Chick’s Hotel studio, Kane teamed up with producer Stephen Marr from trip hop group Doprah for Two Hearts and No Brain. The collaborative result is a razor sharp blend of intelligent alt-rock, bearing the signatures of grunge/alt rock swiftly executed with careful, meticulous precision over 11 tracks. Marr’s influence brings a pristine, retro-futuristic sheen which complements Strang’s perfectionist recording style, sharp melody, and verbose lyrical neuroticism. Taking to well-worn subject matter (heartbreak, loneliness, family) with a disarmingly frank scalpel, Strang’s wryly deadpan lines never miss a beat – the results often sardonic, and always captivating.

Two Hearts and No Brain is pure pop genius from start to finish. It’s hard to imagine who else could convincingly fuse fuzzy synths with slide guitar; crunchy chords with chiming vocals in such a kaleidoscopic pop vision. The album’s cover art, featuring a refracted analogue photograph taken of Kane atop of a rocky precipice; echoes the spirit of lean guitar-pop shining through a truly contemporary, innovative lens. His attention to detail shows up the fat slack present in the work of many of Kane’s contemporaries; yet his sound remains emotive and playfully laced with a tongue-in-cheek nostalgia – timelessly old and new in the same breath.

What sets Kane apart from the rafts of DIY indie songwriters is a willingness to push further. Having mastered the lo-fi aesthetic, he’s stretched his already limber songwriting legs and production chops to new unexpected spaces on Two Hearts and No Brain. Kane’s vision of extending his sound far beyond the bedroom promises international touring and releases the world over. With a live show that exhibits his unpredictable and exhilarating command on stage, Kane’s amassed a band of cohorts to execute his vision with arresting impact, sure to charm crowds with his sideways slant of guitar pop.

Pre-order Two Hearts and No Brain:
https://deadoceans.lnk.to/kanestrang

Two Hearts and No Brain tracklist:
1. Lagoons
2. Silence Overgrown
3. Not Quite
4. Oh So You’re Off I See
5. See Thru
6. Summertime In Your Lounge
7. My Smile Is Extinct
8. Two Hearts and No Brain
9. It’s Not That Bad
10. Don’t Follow Me (I’m Lost)
11. Good Guy


Kane Strang UK/EU Tour Dates:
Sat. May 13 – Zurich, CH @ Stall 6 (Lauter Festival)
Mon. May 15 – Manchester, UK @ Gullivers
Tue. May 16 – Leeds, UK @ Headrow House
Wed. May 17 – London, UK @ The Lexington
Thu. May 18 – Brighton, UK @ The Great Escape
Fri. May 19 – Brighton, UK @ The Great Escape
Fri. May 19 – Brighton, UK @ The Mucky Duck (The Great Escape)
Sat. May 20 – Antwerp, BE @ Trix
Mon. May 22 – Berlin, DE @ Privatclub
Tue. May 23 – Paris, FR @ La Mecanique Ondulatoire
Wed. May 24 – Kortrijk, BE @ De Kreun
Thu. May 25 – London, UK @ Greenman Presents Courtyard at Kings X
Sat. May 27 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso Upstairs (London Calling)

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