SUPPORT FOR ‘PLAY’
“Classic R&B-pop with a distinctive contemporary edge.”
Red Bull (AUS)
“Attn world: if you haven’t already taken note, A.GIRL should be firmly in your sights. this slinks around it’s prey with such prowess.” – 4.5/5 stars
Declan Byrne – triple j (AUS)
“BAM. That’s two from two.” – 4.5/5 stars
Gemma Pike – triple j (AUS)
Added to Spotify playlist’s ‘New Music Friday’ (AU/NZ) and ‘R&B Connect’
Premiered on triple j’s Home & Hosed.
Following on from her critically acclaimed debut single ‘2142’, Western Sydney-based RnB artist A.GIRL has returned with the striking follow up ‘Play’ – produced and mixed by Taka Perry (Ruel, M-Phazes).
Opening with silky shakers and lush marimba, ‘Play’ sets an inviting aura, as A.GIRL’s mesmerising melodies float elegantly along, simultaneously dripping with attitude and sultry vibrato. The confronting chorus builds intensity, as the all-encompassing synths and thundering kick drums surround the listener.
A.GIRL talks about ‘Play’:
“When writing ‘Play’ I brought out my inner goddess. Recording it felt so natural – I just tapped into my sensual side and let it flow. Offstage I’m kinda shy so I wanted to create a track that would allow my inhibitions to fall away. If it has that effect for others too, I’ll be so happy.”
A.GIRL will peform a number of launch shows across the East Coast of Australia in support of ‘Play’. She will open for Bootleg Rascal‘s sold out Brisbane date at The Foundry and their Northcote Social Club show in Melbourne, as well as RINI‘s sold out Oxford Art Factory Gallery Bar show in Sydney. It will also include an appearance on September 1st at Good Intent’s First Birthday Party at Upstairs at The Marly for the King Street Crawl.
Debut single ‘2142’ garnered strong support from worldwide tastemakers The Word Is Bond (USA), Purple Sneakers, Life Without Andy and Cool Accidents. The track also received extensive radio support through rotation on FBi, triple j Unearthed and Radio Control (NZ), as well as multiple spins from triple j, Double J, 4ZZZ and RRR.
A.GIRL is the moniker of 19-year-old Hinenui-Terangi Tairua. Although she calls Australia home, the connection to her family’s Maori homeland of Te Hapua in the north island of New Zealand runs deep.
In the coming weeks, A.GIRL will reveal an accompanying video for ‘Play’.
‘Play’ is available worldwide now through Volkanik
‘PLAY’ LAUNCH SHOWS
FRI 6 SEP | THE FOUNDRY, BRISBANE QLD * – SOLD OUT –
SAT 7 SEP | OXFORD ARTS FACTORY, GALLERY BAR SYDNEY NSW ^ – SOLD OUT –
* Supporting Bootleg Rascal and Timi Temple
^ Supporting RINI