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HOODOO GURUS Release “I COME FROM YOUR FUTURE”

A RETURN TO THE GURUS' RAW GARAGE-ROCK ROOTS, “I COME FROM YOUR FUTURE” IS BEING SERVICED TO COMMUNITY RADIO AND INDEPENDENT MEDIA ONLY, AS A THANK YOU TO THOSE OUTLETS THAT SUPPORTED THE GROUP BEFORE ANYONE ELSE, AND AS A REMINDER OF THE GROUP'S DAYS PLAYING THE TRADE UNION CLUB AND THE TOTE AND TOURING IN A TARAGO.

A rare single from the pen and throat of guitarist Brad Shepherd (the last one was “You Open My Eyes” back in '94), the new Hoodoo Gurus single “I Come From Your Future” is a raw high energy garage-rocker that calls to mind the early days of the Gurus, when their primal rockers like “Leilani” and “The Echo Chamber” would light up their favourite venues like the Trade Union Club in Sydney and the Tote in Melbourne,  and when they and kindred spirits like The Screaming Tribesmen, The Scientists and The Died Pretty would traverse the interstate highways in rented Tarago's and stay in fleapits. 

 As the last single to appear before the release of their new album Chariot of the Gods in the 40th year of their existence, it's appropriate the track also serves as a thank you of sorts to the grass-roots media which was the first to support the Gurus back in the early '80s. The Gurus released their first single on an indie label, and it was thanks primarily to airplay on community radio stations like Melbourne's 3RRR and 3PBS, Sydney's 2SER, Brisbane's 4ZZZ, Perth's 6RTR and Adelaide's 5UV (now Radio Adelaide) and 5DDD (now Three D Radio) – and of course Triple J (formerly Double J), which still only served Sydney – that they were able to pull people to their shows as they started to venture out of their inner-city Sydney base. The Gurus have decided to acknowledge their debt of gratitude by making “I Come From Your Future” available to independent radio ahead of anyone else.

 Raw it may be, but “I Come From Your Future” is not atypical of the new album, which is as stripped back and powerful as anything the Gurus have ever recorded. Indeed, the first singles from the album saw Dave Faulkner expressing righteous anger that fuelled the group to find hitherto untapped savagery, while more recent singles “Get Out Of Dodge” and “Carry On” re-tapped the Gurus' classic power-pop roots, as previously heard in the likes of “Come Any Time” and “What's My Scene”. The album contains an array of other melodic Faulkner finery –  great songs like “Settle Down” and “My Imaginary Friend” – and a bit more Shephard swankery – “Equinox” could easily have given Brad two singles on the album.  And then there's the psychedelic sprawl of the title track. Fans who pick up the double vinyl edition of the album will get a few extra tracks, including a fuzzed-out and thumping cover of “I Wanna Be Your Man” – the classic Lennon & McCartney tune that the Rolling Stones made their own in '64 – and a Nuggets-worthy, guitar'n'harp wailing version of Bob Dylan's Blonde on Blonde R&B workout “Obviously 5 Believers”.

 Gurus fans will get to hear the new album in its entirety – plus more – ahead of its release when eMusic Live streams a special event recorded at Damien Gerard Studios on the NSW Central Coast. Going out internationally at 8:00pm AEDT / WST / PST / EST / GMT on Thursday, 10 March, the evening before Chariot Of The Gods’ official release, the stream is designed both as a special album preview and a thank you to the Gurus' loyal fans around the world who have put up with canceled tours by the band over the past two years. The stream will include an opportunity for fans to chat with the band live. 

 Chariot Of The Gods is out March 11, and, as previously announced, the band will follow the album's release with a national run of dates with special guests from the USA The Dandy Warhols – a band who share many of the same underground influences as the Gurus – with hand-picked local supports in each city, including all-female indie pop up and comers The Buoys in Sydney, indie guitar pop legends Even in Melbourne and Adelaide and new power-pop prodigies Rinehearts in Perth

Tickets for Hoodoo Gurus on eMusic Live on Thursday, 10 March 2022 are available from www.emusiclive.com NOW.

Chariot of the Gods is released on Friday, 11 March 2022 on Big Time Records through EMI Music and is available for pre-order here.

CHARIOT OF THE GODS
 

DIGITAL / CD TRACKLIST
Early Opener
World Of Pain
Get Out Of Dodge
Answered Prayers
Was I Supposed To Care?
Hang With The Girls
My Imaginary Friend
Equinox
Chariot Of The Gods
Carry On
I Come From The Future
Don't Try To Save My Soul
Settle Down
Got To Get You Out Of My Life

VINYL TRACKLIST
Early Opener
World Of Pain
Get Out Of Dodge
Answered Prayers
Was I Supposed To Care?
Hang With The Girls
My Imaginary Friend
Equinox
Chariot Of The Gods
Carry On
Hung Out To Dry
Obviously Five Believers
I Wanna Be Your Man
I Come From The Future
Don't Try To Save My Soul
Settle Down
Got To Get You Out Of My Life


HOODOO GURUS 40TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR

WITH VERY SPECIAL GUESTS
THE DANDY WARHOLS

Presented by Frontier Touring and Triple M

Tickets on sale now from frontiertouring.com/hoodoogurus

 

Saturday, 2 April  – Belvoir Amphitheatre, Perth WA

Tuesday, 5 April  – Adelaide Entertainment Centre Theatre, Adelaide SA

Wednesday, 6 April  – Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne VIC    

Saturday, 9 April  – Hobart City Hall, Hobart TAS       

Tuesday, 12 April  – Hordern Pavilion, Sydney NSW

Wednesday, 13 April  – Hordern Pavilion, Sydney NSW

Thursday, 14 April  – Riverstage, Brisbane QLD

Saturday, 7 May  – Sounds of Rock Festival

Bundaberg Recreational Precinct, Bundaberg QLD

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