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. ‘Hurricane’ is released worldwide today, March 29th and is Luude’s first release with Sydney-based label Risqué.
The Soundcloud breakout (real name Christian 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 EDM flair.
Speaking about the creation of the experimental new track, Luude says 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 bring 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 festival before hitting Perth, Canberra, 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 tour and playing an impressive collective of club dates across the globe.
Luude has racked up a combined 20.9 million streams on Spotify, and garnered strong radio support from the likes of triple j, Beats 1, BBC Radio 1Xtra via Diplo & Friends and more. The producer has also been supported strongly by online tastemakers Dancing Astronaut, Your EDM, Run The Trap, Stoney Roads, Pilerats, Acid Stag, Purple Sneakers and Hilly Dilly.
‘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 29
FRI MAR 29 | ELECTRIC CIRCUS | ADELAIDE – AUS
THU APR 18 | FICTION CLUB | CANBERRA – AUS
SUN APR 21 | TOUCH BASS | BRISBANE – AUS
SAT MAY 4 | MOUVEMENT FESTIVAL | AUCKLAND – NZ
SAT MAY 11 | KING STREET | NEWCASTLE – AUS
SAT MAY 18 | MINISTRY OF SOUND | SYDNEY – AUS
SAT MAY 25 | EMISSIONS FESTIVAL | CALIFORNIA – USA
FRI MAY 31 | AVALON | LOS ANGELES – USA
SAT JUN 22 | BELIEVE | ATLANTA – USA
SUN JUN 23 | VENUE TBC | ORLANDO – USA
FRI JUN 28 | KARMA NIGHTCLUB | OMAHA – USA
SAT JUN 29 | RIOT ROOM | KANSAS – USA
+ MORE DATES TBC
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