Day 18: 'A Blow Upon A Bruise' by Étienne de Silhouette

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31 days in Wellington, day 18: 'A Blow Upon A Bruise' by Étienne de Silhouette (c) 2016. Old-school sounds from an enigmatic "misery pop" outfit. This one throws us right back into the halcyon days of Straightjacket Fits and The Chills, and we're super stoked to premiere this never-before-heard track by this underground Wellington indie band. Seasoned musicians, these guys have collaborated previously on projects and bands such as Betashine, Disjecta Membra and Splintered In Her Head, among others.

On the inspiration behind the track, co-writer, producer and multi-instumentalist Matthew Tāmati Scott states: In essence, the quotation attributed to Albert Einstein comes to mind when I think of the song: "The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results".

2016 should be a huge year for these guys; fresh from the studio, Étienne de Silhouette will be releasing more brilliant tracks very soon via We hope to see them gigging with the new material shortly too.

31 days in Wellington is proud to feature Étienne de Silhouette as the 18th day in a series of 31 tracks by Wellington bands and musicians over March 2016.

100% of the proceeds from sales of this track go to Kaibosh (, the excellent Wellington food rescue organisation. Your download supports Wellington communities, art and music. Choice!

Find out more about Étienne de Silhouette, and look for their new releases and upcoming gigs, here:


from 31 days in Wellington: the album, track released March 18, 2016
'A Blow Upon A Bruise' by Étienne de Silhouette (c) 2016

Written by Daniel R. Brown and Matthew Tāmati Scott.

Daniel R. Brown - vocals
Isobel Te Aho White - bass
Brendan Conlon - drums
Matthew Tamati Scott - guitars, synths

Engineered by Brendan Conlon
Produced by Matthew Tāmati Scott & Brendan Conlon



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