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DARTZ - Paradise

Rising New Zealand punks DARTZ share new single ‘Paradise’ ahead of their new album Dangerous Day To Be A Cold One out Friday 1 March via Flying Nun Records.

Rising New Zealand punks DARTZ share new single ‘Paradise’ ahead of their new album Dangerous Day To Be A Cold One out Friday 1 March via Flying Nun Records.

The infectious track comes with an Oscar Keys-directed video, showcasing the band rolling up their sleeves to tackle the real estate market in the form of Aotearoa’s newest sleazy property sales team ‘Paradise Realty’.

According to DARTZ vocalist Danz, with Paradise the band was inspired to make a summer anthem that reflected on the differences between groups of beachgoers: “we were driving through Mt Maunganui one day before a show, and out of nowhere Rollyz just said out loud ‘damn it’s a good place to be blonde’. That phrase stuck with us and the song just came naturally from there”.

Taking aim at the property developers and rich listers that have come to populate many of NZ’s beautiful beaches, Paradise also showcases the youthful intensity for which DARTZ is known, and the song is a peek into the band’s cheeky attitude that permeates the 10-track thrill ride of ‘Dangerous Day To Be A Cold One’. 

While currently on tour in Australia, DARTZ have also announced a hometown show to celebrate the album’s release: at Wellington’s San Fran on Friday 1 March.