A move and its associated changes to life are never easy. Especially if that move is to the other side of the globe and those changes are almost everything you’ve come to know. But what better way to get through those tricky times then by writing and recording your sophomore album. This is the case for New Zealand trio Popstrangers, who now all reside in London and are gearing up to release their second album Fortuna. Despite their name, I feel these guys are no strangers to a bit of pop at all.

From what we have heard so far, their new album is going to move away from their previous darker, heavier sound, replaced by distorted pop, but still with hints of what you may or may not have already come to know. They released single Rats In The Palm Trees as a seven inch vinyl late last year. Kind of sounds like Tame Impala jamming at the absolute highest end of a house party. Everyone else has either passed out, or is blissfully listening along in an incoherent state. I love it.

popstrangersNew Zealand born, now London dwelling band Popstrangers will release their sophomore album, Fortuna, in late May. Listen to Country Kills for a lil preview.

If you do happen to be in Europe over the month of April, you might just be able to catch one of their current tour gigs. Also, they’re on the bill for this year’s Here Comes The Summer festival in the Netherlands. (A festival I can tell you little about due to my lack of skills in reading Dutch. Sozza).

Changes a plenty, but I think the changes that come through in their work are going to be a refreshing spin for Popstrangers. I very much look forward to hearing what they have been recording. The full album Fortuna will be released late May. You can get your mits on a free download of first single Country Kills if you get your pre-orders in now ;)



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