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The Roulettes Release New E.P. 'Venus Burns'

Auckland based indie band The Roulettes release their new 8 track e.p. Venus Burns tomorrow November 3rd.

Venus Burns’ songs range in style and tone from the angry agit-punk of Dogs, with its sarcastic sneering (“God save the aristocracy”) to the weary, epic melodrama of Alchemy, which ends with an extended ‘sha-na-na’ coda, making this the longest song the band have ever recorded.

Recorded at Arch Hill Studios in Auckland from 2015 - 2017, the e.p. was engineered by Ben Grant and John McDermott, mixed by Ben Grant and produced by Ben and Justin McLean.

The Roulettes formed in the mid-2000s when Ben and Justin, fellow-survivors from 90s alcohol-fuelled Dunedin rock and roll bands (Funhouse, Bike) reunited in an Auckland studio.

The band have previously released 2 EPs, You Want It and Unread Books, and a self-titled album. Venus Burns is their 4th release and is now  available from Bandcamp, Spotify, iTunes and other digital sources.

Touring for the e.p. will kick off  on November 3rd at the Inch Bar in Dunedin, Ben and Justin’s home town.

The Roulettes, Venus Burns