HURST Drop New Self-Made Music Video for PURPLE & GREEN Plus Announce Release Date for 2nd EP 'Sadface'
Hurst are a head-banging, mosh-inducing, alt rock band hailing from the deep suburbs of Western Sydney. They’ve been doing their thing since 2014 and have a good time doing it!
"During February of 2018, their nostalgic summer anthem, 'Rattle Kids', dominated local airwaves, charting #1 on the AMRAP Regional charts, as well as capturing the attention of triple j, triple j Unearthed, Triple M and various music blogs around the world.
Now the kids are back with a new self-produced and self-recorded grunge anthem, 'Purple & Green'. In fact, the recording of the track took place in the bedroom of Nick, the drummer’s house! The band further embraced this DIY approach, choosing to direct and produce the music video for the track themselves.
“We spent zero dollars putting together our music video for “Purple & Green”, but you can probably tell. So we capitalised on the lo-fi factor, channelling an old school DIY video feel and visual effects you used to find on Windows Movie Maker."
The song was written about my balancing act between how I think and how I feel. We did multiple takes showing apathy, happiness, anger and erratic behaviour to show you the polarising experience inside my head. It chops and changes, is sometimes uncontrollable, confusing and can be very isolating. I can’t explain it, but I have an assurance in some kind of silver lining that it’ll make sense soon.”
- Ana Veira (vocals/rhythm guitar).
Momentum is building for the band after Declan Byrne from triple j gave the tune a spin last week on Home & Hosed! In addition, Hurst’s superstar vocalist, Ana is quickly becoming an empowering figure for female artists in the Australian music industry as illustrated by triple j in their recent triple j Unearthed feature segment, 'FIERCE FRONTWOMEN' (15:22).
‘Purple & Green’ is the 2nd single to be released from the band’s forthcoming 2nd EP, “'sadface.' (scheduled for release July 13th 2018).
‘SADFACE.’ TOUR DATES
JUNE 30 - Botany View Hotel, Newtown NSW
JULY 8 - The Lansdowne Hotel, Chippendale NSW
JULY 13 - Captain Cook Hotel, Paddington NSW
JULY 28 - Lust 4 Live, Dubbo NSW
AUGUST 4 - Hornsby Inn, Hornsby NSW
AUGUST 5 - Symposium, Sydney NSW
SEPTEMBER 14 - Lennox Groove, Lennox Head NSW
NOVEMBER 17 - The Vic Hotel, Orange NSW