Taranaki four piece theSlacks share their brand new single 'Big Aroha' with Aotearoa today.
'Big Aroha' germinated in singer, Marky Armstrong’s school years after a poignant discussion with his mate Joe at the bus stop outside the Inglewood dairy, about the importance of community and manaakitanga - a conversation that stayed with him over the years and finally coalesced into a song.
Peppered with Te Reo and celebrating strong community ties and deep roots, 'Big Aroha' is a nod to 'Poi E' and a modern Taranaki response to our times.
In early December, theSlacks are embarking on a North Island tour to promote the 'Big Aroha' single and video release. The mini-tour criss-crosses the island from Auckland to Wellington and Taranaki across to Gizzy - a pagan genuflection of NZ rock.
Bringing a fresh, new batch of songs, theSlacks will also be revisiting their classic album Suppressed Inventions and last year’s album release, Welcome To The Rolling Vibe for a full-bodied show with serious legs.
'Big Aroha' is now available for purchase on Bandcamp, iTunes and all good DSPs.
Watch the video here:
theSlacks 'Big Aroha' Tour Dates
Thurs 8th December - The Wine Cellar, Auckland
Fri 9th December - The Mount Mellick, Mount Maunganui
Sat 10th December - Dome Cinema, Gisborne
Wed 14th December - San Fran, Wellington
Fri 16th December - Apiti Tavern, Tararua, Manawatu
Sat 17th December - Butlers Reef Hotel, New Plymouth
Scott Armstrong – vocals/guitar
Mark Armstrong – vocals/guitar
Blake Gibson – vocals/bass
Zane Greig – vocals/drums