Perth producer LUUDE is continuing to blaze his own sonic trail, unveiling a daring new single in ‘Hurricane’ featuring Norwegian daze-pop act Great News.
The Soundcloud breakout (real nameChristian Benson ) smashes the alien worlds of electro and psych rock together in his hypnotic new bop, channelling the kind of stacked 60’s-inspired vocals and woozy vintage synth tones you’ve come expect from acts like Tame Impala or The Flaming Lips , and twisting them with his trademark percussive flair.
Speaking about the creation of the experimental new track, LUUDEsays he wanted to write something that “might hopefully stand the test of time”:
“I’ve been listening to lots of bands like Battles, Tame Impala, Holy Fuck and The Flaming Lips and I really wanted to find a way to bring those influences into something that made sense for LUUDE, The guys from Great News brought the perfect vocal vibe to get out the feeling I wanted in the track and it all came together really well. It had to be organic sounding, but still knock hard enough that I could play it in my shows”.
LUUDE will celebrate the arrival of ‘Hurricane’ with a handful of live dates across Australia this March, April and May , kicking off at Adelaide’s Electric Circus then hitting Perth , Canberra , Wollongong , Brisbane , Newcastle and Sydney before heading to the US for two months of touring.
It comes after LUUDE kicked off the year with a performance at Sydney’s iconic Field Day festival, after selling out huge venues across Australia on his 2018 The Dark Room t our and playing an impressive collective of club dates across the globe.
LUUDE has racked up a combined 21.3 million streams on Spotify , and garnered strong radio support from the likes of triple j, Beats 1, BBC Radio 1Xtra v ia Diplo & Friends and more.
‘Hurricane’ is the first in a string of new releases to arrive from LUUDE’s cache of fresh sonic gems, in a year that will also see him continue to tour extensively.
‘Hurricane’ Feat. Great News will be available worldwide on Friday, March 29th! Buy/stream it here.
LUUDE 2019 LIVE DATES
FRI MARCH 29 | ELECTRIC CIRCUS | ADELAIDE
THU APRIL 18 | FICTION CLUB | CANBERRA
SUN APRIL 21 | TOUCH BASS | BRISBANE
SAT MAY 4 | MOUVEMENT FESTIVAL | AUCKLAND
SAT MAY 11 | KING STREET | NEWCASTLE
SAT MAY 18 | MINISTRY OF SOUND | SYDNEY
SAT MAY 25 | EMISSIONS FESTIVAL | CALIFORNIA
SAT MAY 31 | AVALON | LOS ANGELES
SAT JUNE 22 | BELIEVE | ATLANTA
SUN JUNE 23 | CELINE | ORLANDO
FRI JUNE 28 | KARMA CLUB | OMAHA
SAT JUNE 29 | RIOT ROOM | KANSAS