Cameron Leakey speaks to Kiwi duo, Foley, about their new single Cola, out November 1st
Foley! Tell us about your new single, Cola, what inspired the track?
Hi! Cola is a special one for us. It’s about letting go – and although the feeling of “letting go” is not usually positive, it was really fun to turn that on its head and write something upbeat. We took a lot of inspiration from the over-the-top, hollow happiness of advertisements and created our own little nonsensical world of self confidence and positivity!
It’s been quite a year for Foley (Congratulations on your Silver Scroll nomination!), what’s been the best experience?
Thank you! It’s been surreal. Not sure if we can point to a single experience because everything seemed like it happened at once! We got the Silver Scroll nom shortly after we put out our fourth single, which was received super well by so many people from NZ and the world, so it was an overwhelming time. There was also an incredible live show we played at Hollywood Theatre in Auckland. Felt like we got a lot of energy and feedback from people this year which is the best feeling for sure.
I see you two are playing Rhythm and Vines for the third time now, what brings you back to RnV?
R&V is an awesome festival – the first time we played was only a couple months after our first single was released and the crowds are always really open and positive – mostly people are there to have a good time and enjoy all flavours of music. We feel really lucky to keep being asked back and they’ve given us an awesome time slot & stage this year which will be a bloody good time.
And what other gigs are lined up for the summer?
We’re playing at Spring City which is with Two Door Cinema Club, Flight Facilities & Crooked Colours on Nov 24th in Auckland, then we’re opening for Six60 in Hamilton next February! We’re planning on heading around the country very soon as well on our first headline shows, so really looking forward to that too! This summer is full to the brim with shows so we can’t wait to perform and also be an audience member in so many dope shows.
Lastly, when can we expect a debut album?
Album! Not sure about that – but can tell you we’ve got our debut EP coming early next year. Cola’s on it and there’s a bunch more unreleased stuff we can’t wait to share.