6 Jun 2015

RACING

Three years after their split, former Checks Ed Knowles and Sven Pettersen have regrouped as Racing.

Racing

Racing (L-to-R: Sven Pettersen, Izaak Houston, Edward Knowles, Daniel Barrett) Photo: Courtesy of Racing

"Shorecore" is the term given to the combination of blues-driven rock music of Takapuna Grammar alumni The Checks and the rhythm’n’blues bands from Auckland’s North Shore that formed in their wake.

Three years after their split, former Checks Ed Knowles and Sven Pettersen have regrouped as Racing, roping in Space Creeps’ Izaac Houston and Sherpa’s Daniel Barrett to complete the line-up.

Knowles and Pettersen talk to Sam Wicks about the new set of influences they’re brought to the table this time ’round.

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Music details

Artist: The Checks
Song: Candyman Shimmer
Composer: The Checks
Album: Deadly Summer Sway
Label: Full Time Hobby, Pie Club Records

Artist: Racing
Song: Sex in the Summer, All Night Long, Shades of Light
Composer: Racing
Album: Racing EP
Label: Grammarphonic