New Music From Hoodoo Gurus

Since forming in 1981, Hoodoo Gurus boast 9 x ARIA Top 20 albums, 9 x ARIA Top 40 singles and a host of multi-platinum albums – they’re mainstays on the live scene, and influential to a new generation of artists that have arrived after them.

Never a band to rest on their laurels, Hoodoo Gurus have released a new single, Answered Prayers, written by the band’s lead singer, Dave Faulkner, and mixed by their longtime producer/mixer, Ed Stasium (Ramones, Talking Heads).

Dave said, “’Answered Prayers’ came together very quickly, both in the writing and the recording. In September, I came up with the main riff when I was driving home from rehearsal. I started putting together the arrangement at our next rehearsal and when I listened back to it the following morning, the complete lyrics came tumbling out very quickly. It was quite a strange experience because, as a songwriter, I was almost a spectator in that process. I didn’t change a single word afterwards. That was also what led to the song having several spoken word sections – the lyrics demanded to be heard that way. As a result, ‘Answered Prayers’ has quite an unorthodox song structure”

Few other artists have toured as comprehensively and achieved such an enduring reputation over successive generations, enjoyed such loyalty from fans and maintained such high esteem for their work – both within Australia and abroad.

Hoodoo Gurus evocative and relatable lyricism, peerless song writing placed in a distinctively Australian context, have provided the band with critical success and enduring mainstream appeal for over 35 years. The enduring importance of Hoodoo Gurus is reflected in sell-out tours, the status tracks from the Gurus’ catalogue as indisputable staples of radio, being name-checked in ‘best-ever album’ countdowns, even having songs played at weddings and funerals, these are just some of the barometers of the strong legacy Hoodoo Gurus enjoy.

To join the Hoodoo Gurus Record Club, go to Hoodoo Gurus’ Streaming Services links are here.

Also on tour on the following dates:


Sunday, 29 December 2019
Driftwood Winery Estate, Margaret River Region WA
Tickets available now from Ticketmaster

Friday, 24 January 2020
Bankwest Stadium, Parramatta NSW
Blood Moon Tour 2020 with Cold Chisel and Busby Marou
Tickets available now from Ticketek

Saturday, 25 January 2020
Racecourse Hotel, Booval Qld
Tickets available now from Oztix

Saturday, 21 March 2020
Sandstone Point Hotel, Bribie Island Qld
Tickets available now from Ticketmaster

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