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Joel Little’s Pop-Punk Band Goodnight Nurse Are on the Comeback Trail

Goodnight Nurse are releasing new music and supporting My Chemical Romance next month

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13 years is a long time in music, but Goodnight Nurse are on the comeback trail.

The Auckland pop-punk band were fronted by Joel Little from 2001 until 2010, releasing two top five albums in their home country – 2006’s Gold certified Always and Never and 2008’s Keep Me on Your Side.

Little, of course, has enjoyed quite the time of things since his band’s hiatus. The producer and songwriter has written for everyone from Vance Joy to Amy Shark to Taylor Swift, but it was his work with fellow Kiwi Lorde that really sent his career into the stratosphere: Little won the 2014 Grammy Award for Song of the Year for co-writing Lorde’s massive hit “Royals”.

Just under a decade since that achievement, he seems intent on bringing his old band back into the fold. A new Instagram page was set up for Goodnight Nurse earlier this month, with the first post featuring a video of The Blues Brothers alongside the cryptic caption, “Holy Hell!”

Old memories and pictures followed, including a snap of the band alongside High School Musical star Ashley Tisdale from back in the day.

Anticipation really ramped up last week when a mysterious video was shared teasing genuinely new music. Fans can now pre-save “All Hail the Serpent Queen Part 3 of 3 (Trilogy) (Holy Hell!)”, with its release date set for March 3rd.

“Can’t wait to share something new to help transport us all back to the good ol days,” Goodnight Nurse wrote in a new post earlier today, sharing a montage of pictures from their heyday.

Goodnight Nurse was comprised of Little, Jaden Parkes, Rowan Crowe, and Sam McCarthy, with the first three members taking part in the reunion.

Alongside their first new music in over a decade, the band are about to support the one and only My Chemical Romance at the band’s only New Zealand show on their mammoth world tour. Another returning Auckland punk outfit, Miss June, are also supporting the emo-rock icons, with the show set to take place on March 11th (just after the release of Goodnight Nurse’s new material) at The Outer Fields at Western Springs.