Locals Only - Summer Thieves 'Tongue & Cheek'

Publish Date
Tuesday, 27 September 2022, 12:26PM

Summer Thieves encourage people to embrace their weird with new sexy groove ‘Tongue & Cheek’!

Currently in the midst of a hectic nationwide tour, selling out shows across the country, Dunedin’s finest, Summer Thieves return with new music!

The first taste of their upcoming new album is here with tracks, ‘Tongue & Cheek’ and ‘Pieces’ both out now. Listen to them HERE.

The tracks see the band lean into the eclectic sound they’re known for with ‘Tongue & Cheek’ guaranteed to get the party started.

Built around catchy guitar lines and vocal hooks it shines a light on the band's playful energy they’re known for on and off the stage.

A progression from their most recent single, ‘Saturday Night’, the track is groovy, sexy and with a little bit more spice and an edge to it.

“The song is about the idea of a fantasy or an imagined intimate relationship with whoever or whatever you may desire,” says the band's lead singer Jake Barton.

“We recorded a majority of it at a bach in Whitianga where we've written and recorded a large amount of our new album. We want people to feel that this is a fun song, but also quite sassy and sexy. Hopefully people will listen to it and get warpy, let ya hair down, be weird,” Jake says.

Set for release this summer, the new Summer Thieves album weaves seamlessly through pop, rock, reggae and funk while staying true to the band’s sound that has won fans over across their massive summer shows in Aotearoa and Australia.


The band just wrapped up their NZ Spring Tour and are also joining L.A.B for two of their massive summer shows at the Wharepai Domain in Tauranga on Friday December 30 and Tōmoana Showgrounds, Hastings, on Saturday January 21, 2023.

And we've got 2 double passes to give away!

When you hear their track Tongue & Cheek by Summer Thieves, text Summer to 9696 to go in the draw to win. 


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