In Kindness or Injury is either a further step away from their earlier acoustic ‘folk’ sound or simply a return to Rosy Tin Teacaddy’s weird and wonderful origins. This short-format ep is an atmospheric train trip from the volcanic plateau via Paekakariki to an imagined high-country station in a forgotten part of NZ’s Southland region. Passing through conflicts of longing, the despair of defence and NZ’s worst rail disaster, RTT continue to revel in the macabre and find the beauty in catastrophe. In Kindness or Injury reads like a topographical map; enough detail to find your way but every chance that you might get lost.
released September 18, 2015
Andy Hummel & Holly Jane Ewens – songs, singing, music
Janet Holborow – cello
Tim Jaray – double bass
Lee Prebble – lap steel
Recorded and engineered by Lee Prebble
Produced by Lee Prebble and Rosy Tin Teacaddy
Mastered by Rhian Sheehan
Photography – John Girdlestone
RTT are grateful for Mr Winter, The Sheehans, Tim and Janelle, Mick.