Hurricane Fall – the fittest band in Australian Country Music (call them on it and you’ll be challenged to a “lift off”) – are back with a new single, on a new label with the modern country sound that is set to turn heads with a neck-snapping velocity in 2021. The success of their previous single ‘Aftertaste’ has seen them gaining national airplay across the country on stations including Triple M Country, Kix Country and Today’s Country 94.1. The single was also added to Spotify’s “Fresh Country” playlist, racking up over 120,000 streams. They have gathered their first Golden Guitar nomination and a new record deal, ensuring that this year is shaping up as a big one for the boys.
Released today on Compass Bros via Universal Music, ‘Lost in Us’ was written by master hook writers Mitch Thompson and Tom Jordan (Seaforth) as well as Lachlan Mitchell and Phil Barton. The band says of the song: “Lost in us is about falling deeply in love with that special someone. Being so caught up in the moment – so in love – that all the other times you thought you were in love, were nothing, compared to the love you have now.”
The genesis of ‘Lost in Us’ proved to be very challenging for the band. The song was produced in Melbourne by Michael Paynter and Michael Delorenzis at MSquared Studios, while the band were recording at home in Newcastle, NSW. The band says: “Having a Melbourne based producer presented a huge challenge as the song was completed during the COVID pandemic – right when Melbourne was forced into the harshest lockdown anywhere in the world. We recorded parts and sent them to the guys to keep things moving. The vocals were recorded in [Pepper] Deroy’s son’s bedroom – over Zoom. It truly was a monumental technological feat to bring the song to life!”
Hurricane Fall have had a very colourful history for such a young band. They were given an exclusive televised gig to play a private show for Sophie Monk during her star turn on The Bachelorette. They have supported Billy Ray Cyrus on his 2018 Australian Tour, as well as playing alongside The Wolfe Brothers, Kasey Chambers, O’Shea and many more. They are regulars at the Tamworth Country Music Festival, New Zealand’s Top Paddock Music Festival, Deni Ute Muster, and they have plenty more gigs lined up for 2021. Oh, and singer Pepper Deroy has fully recovered from his injuries in that 2019 Air Canada turbulence episode!
Hurricane Fall were nominated for their very first Golden Guitar this year in the category of “Group/Duo of the Year.” Fronted by two extraordinary lead singers – Jesse Vee and Pepper Deroy – Hurricane Fall are one of Australian country’s hardest working live acts with an enviably young following. They are hitting the road in support of ‘Lost in Us’ throughout rural Queensland, Hervey Bay, throughout NSW, down to the south coast to the Illawarra and across the Snowy Mountains to Tumbafest in Tumbarumba. Their exhaustive road miles will take in the Deni Ute Muster, Music in the Mulga, and the Bush to the Bar Festival in the process.
Hurricane Fall’s new offering ‘Lost in Us’ is guaranteed to get you lost in them, and as they sing within: “We’ll never give up”. They will be so busy this year, so that’s unlikely to happen in the near future, and with an earworm like this one, they’ll unlikely be forgotten any time soon either.
Sunday 28th February – Tumbafest – Creekscape – Tumbarumba – NSW
Saturday 10th April – Mezz Bar Newcastle – NSW
Friday 30th April – Manilla RSL – Manilla – NSW
Saturday 1st May – Whitehart Hotel – Murrurundi – NSW
Friday 7th May – Post Office Hotel – Forbes – NSW
Saturday 8th May – The Oaks – Albion Park – NSW
Saturday 15th May – Music in the Mulga – Eulo – QLD
Friday 21st May – Royal Theatre – Quirindi – NSW
Saturday 22nd May – Narrabri RSL – Narrabri – NSW
Saturday 3rd July – Bush to the Bar Festival – Hervey Bay – NSW
Friday 1st October – Deni Ute Muster – Deniliquin – NSW
Saturday 16th October – Wingham Akoostik Festival – Wingham Showgrounds – Wingham – NSW