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Three Houses Down releases first Samoan track: Teuila Girl

Press Release – Three Houses Down

Auckland reggae band Three Houses Down has released its first Samoan track; paying tribute to one of the island nation’s most iconic festivals. Teuila Girl is one of six tracks on the band’s freshly launched EP album: Moon & Back. The song is …Three Houses Down releases first Samoan track: Teuila Girl.
Auckland reggae band Three Houses Down has released its first Samoan track; paying tribute to one of the island nation’s most iconic festivals.

Teuila Girl is one of six tracks on the band’s freshly launched EP album: Moon & Back.
The song is about a boy’s love for a girl named Teuila, but also pays tribute to Samoa’s iconic teuila flower and internationally acclaimed Teuila Festival.

The 10-piece-band, made up of mostly Tongan and Samoan members, hails from Auckland. They have become widely popular around New Zealand and are regular performers in popular reggae haunts around the world; namely Hawaii, Las Vegas, Utah, Los Angeles and San Francisco. They have also played to crowds in Australia and Tonga.

Three Houses Down’s new Samoan track is a mix of urban Samoana lingo and English, with the catchy chorus: “Teine Teuila Girl! Ua na’o oe in my world.”

Band leader Rob Pome’e said Teuila Girl was a nod to Auckland’s second most spoken language, as well as to Three Houses Down’s many Samoan fans who had supported them over the years.

“We’ve done Tongan songs, but this is our first Samoan track. It’s been a long time coming, but we’re happy to put this out for them and for all our fans. It’s clever in that it’s about a girl, but also about some of Samoa’s iconic treasures. We hope people like it. ” Pome’e said.

Three Houses Down is currently working on a new album, following the success of their EP Moon & Back. The Moon & Back single has been number one on the Top 20 Pasifique chart for several weeks and is currently in the top 10 on the New Zealand Music Chart. The EP album itself is currently listed on the NZ 40 Album’s Chart.

Teuila Girl and the Moon & Back EP are available on iTunes.

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