Kiwi 5-piece and indie haze band The Butlers are back and better than ever, this time releasing yet another stunning single accompanied by a terrifically trippy video - I Ain't Running. Sung by drummer George Berry and bassist Jordan Kennedy, who also wrote the song, the psychedelic single is out now via MEOW.
Coming off the back of their mammoth single One Flew released in February, as well as a mad NZ summer tour run of festivals and sold-out shows, this latest track I Ain't Running takes you on a journey of finding a person who changes your life in more ways than one. The song features trademark elements to the band's infectious and dreamy sounds, with a roaring and thunderous solo from the band's lead guitarist Bradley King, and multiple key changes to tug on the heart strings. I Ain't Running is a nice, sweet ride, mixed by Will McGillivray in his home studio in Christchurch, New Zealand, and accompanied by the music video, directed, filmed and edited by Tui Starlee.
The Butlers continue to ride a wave of success since forming a few years back, and have now established themselves as a well-recognised, critically acclaimed and crucial band to the Kiwi music scene with a loyal and fanatical fanbase. Their debut self-titled album cracked the top-20 in the NZ charts in 2019, which followed on from two acclaimed EP's, Fredrieks Friends and Halfway House (both released in 2017), and they've since clocked well over three million streams on Spotify. In turn, they've absolutely cracked the touring and festival circuit – their New Zealand national tours keep completely selling out, they've toured Australia twice, scored national tour supports with The Teskey Brothers and Sticky Fingers, and have delivered unforgettable performances at prestigious festivals including Rhythm & Vines, Electric Avenue, Rhythm & Alps and Bay Dreams.