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Hussy Hicks Are Back – New Album On The Boundaries

New Review Just In – 16 November
“Review of Hussy Hicks new album On The Boundaries .  Another brilliant release for 2017.This great scorched land has birthed 3 remarkable albums this year & we are now joined by a 4th.Hussy Hicks join the elite company of Charles Jenkins , 19Twenty & Woodland Hunters with the delivery of On The Boundaries. You don’t lose sheer talent like you lose the flavour of chewing gum , and Leesa Gentz & Julz Parker are blossoming & blooming from album to album. Leesa’s soaring  voice of evocative, volcanic velvet is like honey for your soul & the fretwork of Julz is fire & brimstone one minute & yet the epitome of controlled restraint the next.  Co-conspirator Raph White adds the sonic soundtrack like an idiosyncratic Daniel Lanois or Mitchell Froom , and his brushstrokes are an embellishment to be revered.I first saw these ladies support Turin Brakes in Fremantle & my ears were converted & prised wonderfully wide open.Are they a cult secret ? I’m not certain , but we should all join hands , buy this stunning offering and make these ladies wealthy. It would only be justice for the riches this album conveys.

Cheers  Duncan Smith  Top Shelf Music 89.7FM    So much music so little time.”

 
With their new single Mutiny recently Premiered with repeat plays on Triple J Roots N All the Hussy Hicks are well pleased with their collaborative efforts on the new album. Teaming up with long time friend London based Producer Raphael White the girls have created a stunning new album that will surprise some but still maintains their folk and blues roots.They are currently on tour in the USA and head home this month to drop the record and head out for their Australian dates starting in WA (listed below)
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Almost 10 years after the release of their debut album Hussy Hicks
are back with their fifth full length offering, On the Boundaries. A
departure from their trademark live recordings, this album sees the
Hussy Hicks experiment with their sound and production to create
something familiar yet fresh. It’s the Hussy Hicks embracing a
creative approach and the results are nothing short of stunning.
The Gold Coast based band has made a name for themselves locally
and on the international stages the old fashioned way – not through a
Youtube video gone viral or a Facebook post shared thousands of
times, but by playing their music and connecting with audiences
one passionate performance at a time.
Julz Parker and Leesa Gentz possess a special connection and an
innate understanding of each other musically. Their unique sound
spans many genres from boisterous blues and roots, to
contemporary folk, alt country and power ballads.
For this album they joined forces with long time friend and musical
collaborator Raphael White. Their trust in him as a producer allowed
them to expand on their live sound and conduct some sonic
experiments in his London studio.
“Stylistically I guess the biggest difference between this and our
last albums would be the layering; more vocals, more guitars, more
time spent on production” says Julz. ““We tried not to be beholden to our live
sound, to keep the tracks open to be able to grow in any direction.
The way we found was best for that was to start each song by
Leesa laying down a couple of shaker tracks (as we do live) so that
we all had a solid foundation groove that we were all comfortable to build upon. We then sang
and played all the different ideas we had for each song and left
Raph with a bit of a sonic smorgasboard to play with.
 It’s not a folk album, its not a blues album, its
not an alt-country album but it still has bits of all our influences
wrapped up in there and we’re super happy with the result.”
On The Boundaries (Funk/Fauna)
Release Date November 10 All Platforms
Radio Amrap/Airit
ALBUM PRE ORDER LINK-
https://itunes.apple.com/au/album/on-the-boundaries/id1293275790
The Hussy Hicks are also pleased to announce their upcoming Tour DatesNov 8 – WA  Redcliffe on the Murray
Nov 9 – WA Settlers Tavern
Nov 10-12 – WA Bridgetown Blues Festival
Nov 14 – WA Perth Blues Club
Nov 15 – WA Clancy’s Fremantle
Nov 17-19 – NSW Mullum Music Festival
Nov 25-27 – VIC Queenscliff Music Festival
Dec 1-3 –  NSW – Sydney Blues and Roots Festival Windsor
Dec 8 – NSW Tintenbar Hall
Dec 9 – QLD House with No Walls Eumundi
Dec 15 QLD Summertime Sessions in the Village – Gold Coast

Jan 19-21 – NSW Thredbo Blues Festival
Checkout the stripped back version of current single Mutiny (premiered on Triple J) captured live in the European Winter for Youtube
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Fearlessly independent, Hussy Hicks are making their own way in
the musical landscape. This album cements their reputation as
musicians who are dedicated passion, courage, creativity and a
distinct refusal to compromise their vision.
While the band have a tried and true formula for making amazing
music, they’re not afraid to change it up, challenge themselves and
try new things. Like the best artists, they are always looking for
ways to grow and this album represents a new and exciting chapter
in the good book of Hussy Hicks.
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Hussy Hicks – New Single and Aussie Tour

Hussy Hicks Announce New Single “Pirate Flag” and Set Sail on An Aussie Tour!
The Gold Coast Duo have recorded one of their fans live favourites and since the lyrics reflect the current world situation they just had to get out on tour and perform the tune as well.

Release Date Friday February 24

 

‘Let’s set sail under a pirate flag’ is the message in this track that is a firm crowd favourite from Hussy Hicks live sets and echoes a sentiment of political skepticism that resonates the world over in these turbulent times.

This latest single along with ‘Whole Lotta’ (2016 Amrap top 5/Roots n All Triple J) are both being added as bonus tracks to a limited edition vinyl pressing of their 2016 release ‘Lucky Joe’s Wine and other tales from Dog River’ to be made available mid 2017.

After the band tracks were recorded live in beautiful Byron Bay, the tune navigated its way to London where it was mixed by long term collaborator A Friend O Mine and Mastered at Abbey Rd Studios.

Featuring the core HH team, Julz Parker and Leesa Gentz along with rhythm section Tracy Stephens and Rohan Hems the track is true to the Hussy Hicks live sound and will be music to the ears of their regular fans who have been crying out for this track to be recorded.

‘Let’s set sail under a Pirate Flag’ Tour Dates:

March 25 – Mojo Burning Festival – Brisbane, QLD
March 26 – Black Bunny Kitchen – Alexandra Headland, QLD
March 31 – The Royal Mail Hotel – Brisbane, QLD
May 19 – Blues on Broadbeach Festival – Gold Coast, QLD
May 20 – Blues on Broadbeach Festival – Gold Coast, QLD
May 21 – Blues on Broadbeach Festival – Gold Coast, QLD
June 8 – Lazybones Lounge – Marrickville, NSW
July 7 – Bello Winter Music Festival – Bellingen, NSW
July 8 – Bello Winter Music Festival – Bellingen, NSW
July 9 – Bello Winter Music Festival – Bellingen, NSW

Click below to see the new single “Pirate Flag” performed live at Sunny Side Studios!

Want to hear the song? open.spotify.com/album/4lMc9f0BA3G3YM3229p0i6  itunes.apple.com/us/album/pirate-flag-single/id1202184556

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Hussy Hicks On Tour and New Single Whole Lotta

With a new single and a new bunch of dates the girls NSW/QLD tour is well under way and the latest news is they have just made the top 5 of the AMRAP Regional Charts coming in at number 4 ….

see – http://airit.org.au/airit/home.php

It has already been a big year of touring for the band so
the girls took advantage of their road-tested tightness and went into the studio directly after their Bluesfest shows. Rhythm section, Tracy Stephens and Rohan Hems are a well-oiled machine of groove in the track that was recorded completely live on the floor of the newly refurbished 301 studios in Byron.
Well completely live with the exception of the awe
–inspiring backing vocals from Alabama’s Kristy Lee and ‘Williette’ Donna Hall from the legendary 70’s Southern Rock Group ‘Wet Willy’. Donna first jumped up with the Hussies and sang the song with the girls in a small bar in Mobile, Alabama and from the second she joined in the song took on a whole new dimension. Add the phenomenal voice of Kristy Lee (who toured Australia last year
for Bluesfest and Beth Hart/G – Love Supports) to the mix an d you got a bonafide vocal Dream Team. It’s a simple song but it’s got a Whole Lotta vibe and lovers of the Blues Roots and
Jam Band genres can file it in a category somewhere between Tedechi Trucks Band and Led Zeppelin.
Tour Dates
1/09/16 19:00 – Brass Monkey – Cronulla, NSW
2/09/16
20:00 – Old Manly Boatshed – Manly, NSW
3/09/16
20:00 – Lazybones Lounge – Marrickville, NSW
4/09/16
20:00 – Lazybones Lounge – Marrickville, NSW
5/09/16 20:00 – Jindabyne Bowling and Sports Club – Jindabyne, 
6/09/16 16:00 – The Smiggins Hotel – Perisher Valley, NSW
7/09/16 20:30 – The Smiggins Hotel – Perisher Valley, NSW
9/09/16 19:00 – The Acoustic Picnic @ The Music Lounge – Brookvale, NSW
11/09/16
16:00 – Hoey Moey – Coffs Harbour, NSW
16/09/16 17:30 – Mitchell Creek Rock n Blues Festival – Kandanga Creek, QLD
18/09/16 17:45 – Swell Sounds – Currumbin, QLD
18/09/16
11:00 – Mitchell Creek Rock n Blues Festival – Kandanga Creek, QLD
22/10/16 20:00 – Nightquarter – Helensvale, QLD
Play the single
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and checkout the New Remix by London Producer “Friend O’ Mine”

Watch the  live video-

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See the girls chatting on their new EPK

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More at

http://www.hussyhicks.com/en/news

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Hussy Hicks – Lucky Joe’s Wine New Album, Tour and Bluesfest

Lucky Joe’s Wine (and other tales from Dog River)
Release Date Febuary 13 (Digital + CD)

When you think of the USA’s Deep South, you think of bluegrass and country, rhythm and blues.  When you think of the Gold Coast it’s all about the surf.  Hussy Hicks have taken the best of both and brought them to life with their new album.
Hussy Hicks have a strong connection to Alabama, drawn there regularly in the past ten years to perform, record and revitalise between tours of Europe, USA and Australia. So it’s no surprise that release was recorded deep in the heart of Dixie.

The band had spent a few weeks at the magical Muscle Shoals Sound Studios recording ‘Raise the Dead’ by Kristy Lee and were keen to get back to Alabama to cut some Hussy Hicks tracks.  Hall of Fame legend Rick Hirsch (Wet Willy, Cher, Greg Allman, Joan Armatrading) played host to the Hussy Hicks in his Alabama studio, where they gathered a few musician friends to collaborate on a seven-track mini album.

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“A not to be missed act that are ready for the world” – Peter Noble(Bluesfest)

The album’s title track was inspired by the duo’s European touring schedule.
After regular appearances at Sarzana Acoustic Guitar festival the girls became involved in a music loving association near Rome.    The directors of the organisation are keen   guitar players and  After concerts everyone would often end up at Guiseppe  Fortunato’s (Lucky Joe)  house jammin’ on guitars, eating amazing food and drinking his home made wine.  Julz had been working on an instrumental for a while and figured that if they could convey the feeling you get jamming  after cracking open the latest  vintage then you couldn’t go wrong – Lucky Joe’s Wine was named.

…and Dog River ?
Rick’s studio sits right on a bend on Mobile’s Dog River.  The location: Spanish Moss dripping out of the Magnolia trees and fish literally jumping, delivered a more alternative country feel to the album.

‘Lucky Joe’s Wine and Other Tales From Dog River’ is a completely new direction for the Australian-based duo, seeing an evolution of sound from NCEIA Album of the Year ‘The London Sessions’ to a more alt country, southern feel.
The country focus will be no surprise to Hussy Hicks’ long-time fans. Leesa Gentz grew up in the Australian country scene, signing to ABC records at just 16 years old. As always, the Hussies’ music is a melting pot of influences and on this track you hear not just Leesa’s country roots but also a pull towards the surf instrumental vibes from Julz’s time with the Phil Emmanuel band.

Naturally the girls are touring to support the record, culminating in two much coveted spots at Byron Bay’s Bluesfest.

Tour Dates

Feb 5 – Nightquarter Gold Coast – Qld
Feb 6 – Riverside Bar Marrochydore – Qld
Feb 7 – Taps The Valley – QLD
Feb 12 – Beaches Thirroul – NSW
Feb 13 – Lazybones Marrickville – NSW
Feb 14 – Meatstock Festival Sydney Early – 6pm- NSW
Feb 14   Brass Monkey Cronulla Late – 9pm NSW
Feb 19 – Seaview Hotel Woolgoolga – NSW
March 3 – Setters Tavern WA
March 4,5,6 Nannup Festival WA
March 9, Redcliff on the Murray WA
March 10 – Mojo’s Fremantle WA
March 11 – Indi Bar Scarborough WA
March 12 – Sing for the South West Old Coast Road Brewery WA
March 13 – Clancy’s Dunsborough WA
March 15 – Perth Blues Club WA
March 16 – Redcliff on the Murray WA
March 19 – Nukara Festival WA
March 25 – Bluesfest Byron Bay NSW
March 27 – Bluesfest Byron Bay NSW

 

Quotes
…what real world music is all about: sweat, beat, tapping feet, feel, passion…”
- Andrea Ballarin, Manne Italy

.”..I saw Hussy Hicks perform recently and their time spent in USA and Europe has taken them to a whole new level”.
Peter Noble -Bluesfest Director

“Hussy Hicks have a sound all of their own… endlessly interesting and optimistic yet heartbreakingly honest and raw… and the music has a real capacity to connect with something universal in each of us.” - Susan Jarvis, Capital News “

“Hussy Hicks Rock!” - Michael Franti

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hussyhicks.bandcamp.com
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