One & One


This song has had a long period in recording gestation – we tossed this around over the ether during the first lockdown and then the original rhythm tracks were put down in Aug 2020 in that glorious pre Omnicrom period, the horns and bv’s in early 2021 – then lockdown 2 made us think about delaying so that we could support it with live performance.

We shot the video on an iPad one lovely March morning in Kāwhia. We were lucky to have art direction from New Zealand artist Carole Shepheard, who also let us use some of her artworks as backgrounds.

It’s about the inevitable demise of a relationship when one member wants it to be open, and the other doesn’t. Guilt can also have a long period of dormancy and then needing to be assuaged. The lyrics were sparked by an old flame coming up to me at a gig and apologising for her actions of 25 years ago by asking me if I was “doing OK”.


released May 27, 2021
Written by John Thomson and Maciek Hrybowicz.

John Thomson – vocals and bass
Kat Bayne – backing vocals
Maciek Hrybowicz – guitars and production
Morris Taylor – slide guitar
Bill Forrest – saxophone
Grant Mason – trumpet
Neil Reynolds – drums

Recorded at The Porch Recording Studio in Hamilton, engineered by Regan McKinnon

Additional recording by Maciek Hrybowicz