[Pictured, from left: Paul Reid (drums, vocals), Adam Stevenson (vocals, piano, guitar), Roy Oliver (guitar, vocals) Cover photo credit to Robert M. Knight]
New Zealand Alternative Rock trio Capital Theatre will be delivering their debut full-length album A Hero’s Journey on June 24th, 2022. It was recorded with Grammy Award-winning Producer Mike Clink (Guns N’ Roses, Steve Vai) at NRG Studios in Los Angeles, CA (along with some guitar recordings completed at Slash’s Snakepit Studio). Lyrically, the album takes inspiration from Joseph Campbell’s book The Hero With A Thousand Faces.
The band has also released the single and video for, “Delicately Poised,” exploring human identity. Filmed at an adult entertainment club in Barcelona and with live footage taken in New Zealand, the video highlights “authenticity and diversity”. Capital Theatre co-directed the video with Bruno Amaral Pereira and Julie Gomez of Kalapa Studios and also worked with Alex Hargreaves who shot the NZ-based content of the band’s performance.
The new album features guitarist Roy Oliver, drummer Paul Reid, and vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Adam Stevenson. Cinematic string arrangements were completed by guest composer David Campbell (The Rolling Stones, U2, Beck). Capital Theatre emerge from years of playing local pubs in Auckland, NZ, with guest musicians including Jane’s Addiction bassist Chris Chaney and Bon Jovi lead guitarist Phil X.