I was brought up with the saying "It never rains but it pours" and in this sense I mean in the best possible way. On the 25th of September we are releasing Te Vaka album no. 8 and then heading off on a tour of North America just over a week later on the 7th of October performing new songs and a new show, even some brand new band members. This may all sound very normal and everyday for a band but the last couple of years have been anything but normal and it is a wonder that Opetaia has found the time to write a new Te Vaka album but he has and to tell you the truth - I love it. I am really excited about "Amataga" it is quite different in many ways but still contains all the elements that will inspire and uplift the listener.