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Tonight, he releases his first full-length recording under the Sunley brand.
Sunley says Apologies is different from his previous two EPs.
"This is the first time I've had guests on a Sunley record," he says.
"It was also produced over a shorter time period and I made a concerted effort to produce a coherent collection of songs. Other than that, it's evolved in much the same way that the other Sunley stuff has.
"It isn't the same as producing a record with a band, in that I don't spend days or weeks on end in a studio with a bunch of people. It's more like painting a picture or writing a story, in that I'm working away at something when I have time after work and on weekends."
The Sunley Band for tonight's Refuel gig is a new line-up, though they will be playing a mix of new and old material, and some retooled covers.
Support comes courtesy of Julian Temple, Tono and the Finance Company and Operation Rolling Thunder.
Clancy is playing 22 dates nationwide, celebrating the release of her single When I Do, which is a prelude to her upcoming second album Magnetic, due for release later this year.
Clancy says the "Lo-Fi" tour doesn't represent a deliberate shift in her music.
"This is a solo tour. I am playing a few different instruments and have focused on small venues, generally trying to enjoy the no-pressure vibe of it all while airing new songs for the first time.
"Luckily I . . . can break down into indie mode, but the new album has no shred of lo-fi about it. Andre Upston (Bic Runga, Shapeshifter-Live) recorded it so the whole album sounds amazing."
• Catch them
Evan Sunley-James plays Refuel tonight. 9pm.
Miriam Clancy plays Chicks, Port Chalmers, tonight. 8.30pm.