Six months ago, Braden had found an old window frame at a beach which he painted a fish on before "setting it free" at another Auckland beach. For the colab artwork he decided to continue with this medium, so scavenged curbsides around the city, bought a few on Trade Me for $1 Reserve, and even grabbed a couple from the BurgerFuel basement that had been taken out of the walls of the office during renovations.
Hot Knives continued refining their music, with a couple of sneaky live shows to road-test the songs. They eventually recorded the tracks at Depot Sound studio in Devonport, Auckland (due to be released as an EP in early July).
It soon became apparent that both these artistic endeavours deserved more than just a simple video so the decision was made to host an exhibition and have Hot Knives perform live at one of Radio BurgerFuel's Friday Night Bites events. In late May, the recycled window frames joined seven other original painted artworks by Braden to form the exhibition, while Hot Knives also debuted the songs live on the night. In the spirit of the $1 Reserve window frames he acquired, Braden decided to offer all pieces for sale - of course as $1 Reserve auctions. The night turned into a kick-ass party and the perfect way to showcase the music and artworks in a setting it deserved.