more about the band + album —
Though Hans Pucket has been performing frenetic and immediate indie rock in Wellington, New Zealand for years. No Drama came together over several years and during its creation, the band added multi-instrumentalist Callum Passels, who provided all the horn arrangements on the LP. With Pearce producing, his other The Beths bandmates Benjamin Sinclair added string arrangements while singer Elizabeth Stokes provided backing vocals. The result is Hans Pucket’s most sparkling and confident collection yet. While it’s danceable and fun, it’s also a thoughtful exploration of anxiety, a call for empathy in a turbulent time, and a relatable reminder that it’s hard to figure things out.
you can pre-order the album on Abyss Blue Vinyl // tape // CD from the carpark shop or bandcamp + there is a limited quantity of Galaxy vinyl available in New Zealand from Flying Out.
Pre-order everything and stream the single here: