Krispy & The Pooch – Don’t Play Yourself: New Song

Krispy & The Pooch advise you to Don’t Play Yourself. It’s their-just-released new song one week ahead of their new EP!

Here’s the blurb with plenty more, including live dates!

Krispy & The PoochHaving spent the last few years crafting music that is uniquely their own, Krispy & The Pooch can boast a distinctly modern sound built around lyricist Krispy’s soulful vocals, and The Pooch’s uncanny ear for sweet electro-synth beats.

A smooth, soothing track with an upbeat neo-soul groove, ‘Don’t Play Yourself’ is an irresistible blend that dishes up a flavoursome, infectiously dreamy jam, invoking a breezy summer day vibe.

The eclectic duo describe it as “a song about giving yourself (and others) permission to do what you love and chase your dreams, in whatever form they come.” The message is clear in the uplifting and optimistic ode, as Krispy’s suave vocals croon ‘You know it’s all I ever wanted, To live a life I’d love to lead, Chasing stars amongst the comets, Moulding my destiny.”

Krispy & The PoochThe Waiheke Island based duo of Kriston Batistic (aka Krispy) and Simon Townsend (aka The Pooch), originally conceived ‘Don’t Play Yourself’ when they were living and making music in Berlin at the end of 2019.

In the 3 years since, the tune has gone through many different iterations before finally settling as a mellow, RnB-infused song which takes the best of live instrumentation, and mixes in a sprinkle of electronic flavour in classic Krispy & The Pooch style.

Featuring Berlin musicians Nir Sabag (percussion) and Matt Paul (Synths/keys) and a horn section made up of Waiheke Natives – Julion Wright (Saxophone) and Jono Benzur (Trumpet), ‘Don’t Play Yourself’ is truly a team effort made up of passionate musicians from both sides of the world.

In the three years that they’ve been reunited, the boys have crafted two EP’s, released 4 singles, played numerous gigs around Europe, and returned home to tour New Zealand.

Krispy & The Pooch have been working hard, and are now ready to share their next release, THE RECKLESS ECLECTIC: PART ONE, set for Friday June 10.

To celebrate, come and join them at one of their renowned funky live shows as they make a joyful return to performing this June!

Friday 17 June            Galatos                                   Auckland                    With Paul the Kid; Capgun Corp; HINA; Siiimba; Māia Huia

Saturday 18 June       The Blue Rabbit                      Waiheke Island          With Neutrikk

Friday 1 July                The Butter Factory                 Whangarei                 With Strangely Arousing

Saturday 2 July           Cassette Nine                         Auckland                    With Big Tasty

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