Auckland by way of Dunedin four-piece Ha the Unclear have been charming audiences for a few years with their quirky, hook-driven indie pop.
Singer Michael Cathro's vocals give a distinct sense of place which juxtaposes nicely with the band's universal sound; the interplay between three-piece harmonies, jangly guitar work and bizarre lyrics about a phobia of mannequins and a surreal bus trip down Mt Eden Road are what makes them really stand out.
The group's album Invisible Lines is due for physical and digital release on 3 August. To celebrate, they're taking to the road on a five-date tour around New Zealand. Performing at Whammy Bar on Friday, 24 August, the show promises to be a fun evening filled with nostalgic, nu-wave shine. Tickets are $14 plus booking fee and are available at Under the Radar.