- When: 4th Mar 2:00pm
- Where: Newtown Ave
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Physical are Wellington, New Zealand based duo Julia (Black City Lights), and Nik (Junica, Over the Atlantic). They met while visiting New York in 2013 and found themselves in a Chinatown karaoke bar to the soundtrack of ‘Drive’ by The Cars.
In 2015, Nik approached Julia to write together as a contribution to his project Ghostwriters Collective. 12 months and 8 tracks later, they had written and recorded an unapologetically upbeat yet dramatic pop record – ‘Ride it Out’.
Their debut album is about emotional survival and staying up late; a shout out to their deep mutual love for future R&B and synth pop and heavily influenced by musical heroes like Banks and Dev Hynes.
"It’s the best kind of bedroom pop – revealing but elusive, moody but upbeat, atmospheric but still something you will want to sing loudly in the car. "
Amy Jessica Marr
"Physical takes you from the extreme ups and downs of your emotions, but never in-between – these two are certainly not half-assers. "