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Streets of Laredo: Girlfriend

Streets of Laredo

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What is your single about?

It’s a love song about New York City & what a tough mistress she can be.

Where did you record this single, and who helped you out?

We recorded it at The Bunker Studios in Brooklyn with some additional parts recorded at Audio Exorcist in Auckland NZ. Mixed by Thom Healy & Mastered by Simon Gooding at York St. Produced by Si Moore & Dave Gibson

Have you got a video out, if so what is the theme/story behind the video?

The video is all stop animation filmed around the 5 boroughs of New York City. Our guitarist Si Moore & his partner Sophie Bayly (of Bayly & Moore) directed & produced the clip. At first it was quite intimidating setting up & playing in subway stations, in Time Square, in central park etc but if there’s one thing Americans are really good at it’s encouragement & we found the locals to be really into. We got mistaken for Goyte on a number of occasions….I think because of our accents & that there is a beautiful girl in the band too.

Who’s in your band?

Dan, Dave & Sarah Gibson & Si Moore is the core of Streets of Laredo but we really love being a collective & collaborating with other artists both live & in recordings. Si Oshcoft from Midnight Youth has been playing with us over here in NY & Tom Dalow who’s played with Sarah Brown & Elston Gun has just started jamming with us too. We also collaborate with a great local band here in Brooklyn called Bird Courage too who have a kiwi connection through a very talented Wellingtonian named Sam Saffery.

Have you got any tours coming up?

We’re currently on a tour of New England in the East Coast of the U.S & will be doing a small tour of NZ from March 26th – check our facebook for deets.

Have you got an album coming out soon?

Debut EP will be out in April/May with an Album later this year.


Streets of Laredo are an indie folk outfit hailing from New Zealand, based in Brooklyn, NY. A family affair, Streets of Laredo are the newest musical incarnation of Daniel, David & Sarah Gibson plus award winning photographer Si Moore of Bayly&Moore. Described as a “ram shackled family circus of gypsies & ragamuffins” Streets of Laredo truly embrace the spontaneity of live performance. Breaking down “the invisible wall” between the band & audience, Streets of Laredo like to create a “happening” rather than a standard “gig”. Although at its core Streets of Laredo are a quartet, you never quite know what you’ll get at a Streets show. Surprise guest performers are a common occurrence with the crowd being an active participant and contributor to the experience.