After a year-long absence from Australian shores, Melbourne band Husky return with a swag of stories, a driving new single ‘Late Night Store’ and the exciting news of shows at year’s end.
‘Late Night Store’ is taken from the duo’s forthcoming third record, due for release next year. After relocating to Berlin in late 2015, Husky Gawenda and Gideon Preiss wrote ‘Late Night Store’ upon their recent return to Australia.
The duo’s natural ability shines on ‘Late Night Store’, though sonically they’ve added visceral new colours to their palette. A striking blend of guitars and keys are propelled forward by a steady groove, whilst Husky’s vocal floats along effortlessly; his poetic lyrics creating a twisted and fantastical story that also feels strangely relatable.
“The truth is Late Night Store came about through lots of drinking and confusion and heart ache and longing and ecstasy – all in the one night.” – Husky Gawenda
I’m chasing visions lately
Bent at some stiff neck party
I’m feeding ducks in a pond
I don’t know anyone here
Seagulls or sharks I don’t care
I take a dive and I’m gone
The song signifies a significant deviation of sound for Husky, which one might trace back to the nocturnal, mysterious, somewhat surreal nature of life in Berlin. The pair spent the better part of a year exploring the allure of the great city, taking in the charm of its abandoned buildings, getting to know its eclectic characters, and enveloping themselves in its vibrant creative scene: where night would quickly become day and then flit back again; where possibilities were infinite. Whilst based in Berlin, Husky played shows across the country and beyond, into Europe and the US.
Following the release of ‘Late Night Store’, Husky will hit the road for their first national headline tour since 2014. With a new record up their sleeves, we can expect a revamped live show and a mesmerising set that includes unheard material performed for the first time.
Husky’s debut LP Forever So was released internationally via Liberation Music and Sub Pop to worldwide acclaim. The band’s stellar follow up record Rucker’s Hill featured the singles ‘I’m Not Coming Back’ and ‘Saint Joan’. Husky’s unique, well-loved sound has helped them accumulate over 11 million Spotify streams to date and earn lead singer Husky Gawenda the major prize in 2014’s Vanda and Young Songwriting Competition.
‘Late Night Store’ is out November 4 via Liberation and Embassy Of Music (Europe).