New album, Confessions Of A Pie Thief is out now!

Current single ‘First World Problems‘ is written all about problems that aren’t really problems, and why people should stop complaining about small things that don’t matter. it’s another fast tempo gritty foot-stomping number that has proved a favourite with fans lucky enough to have had an advanced listen live.

Since forming in January 2017, The Gisborne Punk-Rock band Sit Down In Front, whose members are all still in high school have been impressing fans in Aotearoa and abroad.

The four-piece is comprised of; frontman and lyricist Cory Newman (16), who uses a wheelchair due to his Cerebral Palsy, guitarist Jackson Clarke (16), bassist Roman Benson (14) and Rikki Noble (16).

They self produced their 2018 debut album Red Light Runner in the small-town of Wairoa, New Zealand, the first single from the album ‘Runaway Chair’ quickly racked up over 45,000 streams on Spotify. After placing first in the 2019 Smokefreerockquest and since have performed and toured Aotearoa with some of their favourite artists including Jimmy Barnes, Cold Chisel, Villainy, Aussie shed-rockers The Chats, Skinny Hobos, John Toogood, The D4 and Head Like A Hole. Sit Down In Front closed out a successful 2019 with a performance on the Garden Stage on Rhythm & Vines.

Their new album Confessions Of A Pie Thief was recorded at Roundhead studios under the expert guidance of reowned International producer Greg Haver (Manic Street Preachers, Opshop, Feelers). The two singles from the fourthcoming album ‘Rain’ and ‘What Comes Around’ featured on the New Zealand Rock Radioscope Charts, ‘Rain’ received mainstream radio play in Brazil and across college and community stations in the United States and Europe and was streamed in over 72 countries during 2019.

“Magically capturing the essence of a young Johnny Rotten (Sex Pistols)” – Ambient Light

First World Problems – Sit Down In Front

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