The Weekend Sun Competition

Indie band Racing is coming to Tauranga this Friday to start their nationwide tour at Totara Street.

After impressing fans and critics with a string of singles, Racing has just 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 produced by Vince McMillan (Sherpa).

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. It’s all ‘Misbehaving’.

To celebrate the release of THE BASS, Racing is hitting the road for an eight-date tour of New Zealand, which kicks off in Tauranga on September 15 and ends in Wellington on October 7.

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.

Tickets to the Totara Street gig at 8.30pm on Friday, September 15, can be purchased here.


SunLive has one double pass to the Friday, September 15, show at Totara Street for one lucky reader who can tell us which city Racing’s nationwide tour will end.

Enter online at under the competition section.

Entries must be received by 12pm Wednesday, September 13.


Competition Results

Congratulations to Chris O'Donnell, who has won the double pass.

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