Scene News: NZ’s Clap Clap Riot cancel Australian tour due to death of unofficial 6th member, Jeremy Toth

Clap Clap Riot’s album launch Australian tour — scheduled to run Thursday to Saturday this week — has unfortunately had to be cancelled due to the sudden and unexpected passing of the band’s close friend, Jeremy Toth, last weekend. Toth was an instrumental part of the band’s creative work, contributing to the majority of their videos, a playlist of which has been collected:

Refunds will be available at the point of purchase and Clap Clap Riot will reschedule the dates for a later point in 2017.

Facebook message from the band:

Hello friends. It is with an incredibly heavy heart that we must cancel our forthcoming Australian tour. At the end of last week we tragically lost our good friend and the sixth member of Clap Clap Riot. While you may not have seen him onstage or heard him on record, Jeremy Toth has been with the band since day one. His contributions have been invaluable in shaping us as a band, including photography, every single music video we’ve released, and album artwork — the forthcoming release included.

Sorry to the Aussies who have already purchased tickets, you will refunded at the point of purchase. We will reschedule the shows for later in the year. The New Zealand run of dates will go ahead as scheduled.


CLAP CLAP RIOT Releases third studio album ‘DULL LIFE’

After recently dropping two catchy tracks, ‘Help Me’ the ’60s inspired summer anthem and ‘Tired Of Getting Old’ the charming retro rock tune from their highly anticipated album, kiwi surf-rockers Clap Clap Riot are excited to share their third LP, ‘DULL LIFE’, along with a slew of Australian tour dates – which they will now be rescheduling. [pullquote]‘We really worked on refining the song writing so that each song could stand on it’s own on an acoustic guitar.’– CLAP CLAP RIOT[/pullquote] The 11 track record opens with a fresh upbeat track ‘Rising In The Street’ that brings the sun-drenched rollicking vibes that we have all come to adore from the kiwi indie-rockers, followed by the two highly acclaimed previously released singles  ‘Tired of Getting Old’ and ‘Help Me’. Loaded with fuzzy riffs and contemporary pop elements. ‘Dull Life’ is the album titled track that creates a more chilled vibe with it’s mellow guitar tones and soft vocals and which reflects on the mundanities of everyday life. The album is packed with chunky basslines, dreamy synths and retro vintage keys. It showcases the incredible talents of the quintet with each song delivering their dazzling signature sound spun with a unique edge.

Clap Clap Riot started writing the material for the album ‘Dull Life’ back in 2015 and honed their songs throughout 2016. They recorded at The Lab, Mount Eden, Auckland, in the basement of the city’s historic Crystal Palace Theatre.The lyrical content of the record has a heavy focus on aging and the social pressures of life when one enters adulthood. ‘Dull Life’ was produced by Tom Healy (Tiny Ruins, Pop Strangers) and mastered by Jared Hirshland (USA) who also mastered Anderson .Paak’s album Malibu, which scored a Grammy nomination for Best Urban Contemporary Album.

‘Dull Life’ will be released on 28 April 2017 distributed through Universal NZ on vinyl and digital. 

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Mary is a photographer and a writer, specialising in music. She runs where she endeavours to capture the passion of music in her photos whether it's live music photography, promotional band photos or portraits. She has photographed The Rolling Stones, KISS, Iggy Pop, AC/DC, Patti Smith, Joe Strummer, PULP, The Cult, The Damned, The Cure, Ian Brown, Interpol, MUDHONEY, The MELVINS, The Living End, Foo Fighters, Smashing Pumpkins, Rage Against The Machine, The Stone Roses –just to name a few - in Australia, USA, Europe and the Middle East. Her work has been published in Beat magazine, Rolling Stone magazine, Triple J magazine, The Age Newspaper, The Herald Sun, The Australian, Neos Kosmos,,,, She has a permanent photographic exhibition at The Corner Hotel in Richmond, Victoria Australia.