Man With No Sisters

from Group Hug by The Close Readers

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Indeed I have many sisters, which is where the autobiographical element of this song begins and ends. A friend also said that it has an unpleasant opening line - true.

We recorded the bass and percussion at the Car Club, which is a real car club (pics of racing cars on walls, a trophy cabinet, a bar, pool table etc) in one half of the space, and then it becomes the rehearsal space for Cassette (or whatever name Craig & Tom are going under) and the Phoenix Foundation. Lots of cool gear lying around.

As we were recording, we had to stop a couple of times because guns were going off. Craig told me that next door was a real gun club. "They hate our music."


from Group Hug, released June 10, 2011
Guitars + vocals: Damien Wilkins
Drums & bass & shaker: Craig Terris


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The Close Readers Wellington, New Zealand

Formed in 2010, this band records the songs of New Zealand fiction writer Damien Wilkins.

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