Get set for ‘fast, furious’ Gurus

Jackson Lavell-LeeAugusta Margaret River Times
The Hoodoo Gurus will release a new single Answered Prayers ahead of their concert at Driftwood Estate
Camera IconThe Hoodoo Gurus will release a new single Answered Prayers ahead of their concert at Driftwood Estate Credit: Supplied

“Unconsciously recognised” Australian music legends The Hoodoo Gurus will return to the Capes region on December 29 for an action-packed show at Driftwood Estate.

The ARIA Hall of Famers will be joined by WA bands End of Fashion and The Stanleys for one show only.

Gurus lead singer Dave Faulkner revealed to the Times the title of their new song, Answered Prayers, which will be released under music industry heavyweights Universal Records.

Coinciding with signing this major deal, the Gurus have re-released their entire body of work on limited edition vinyl, including their greatest hits and side project Persian Rugs.

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Rock icon Faulkner said he was thrilled to return to the region for a “fast and furious rock show” that would include their top hits and famous singalongs.

“I think whether you are a diehard fan or have a passing interest, you will get something out of our show,” he said.

“We’ve reached that stage where we receive a lot of unconscious recognition, people are shocked to realise how many of our songs they know and love.”

Known for their high-energy, catchy tracks, the Gurus’ debut record, Stoneage Romeos, full of garage punk songs and pop references, set the stage for a successful career in the music business. The album was named Australian debut album of the year and, when released in the US, it reached No.1 on the alternative charts, where it stayed for seven weeks.

Mars Needs Guitars, the band’s second album, topped the charts and went gold within three weeks, and platinum shortly afterwards.

Blow Your Cool, released in 1986, was a massive pop hit propelled by the band’s highest charting single, What's My Scene.

Faulkner said with a new album due out next year, the Margaret River region gig and a massive show planned for Australia Day with Cold Chisel, they were feeling as energised as ever.

“We wanted to bring some new material to our shows and this single felt fresh so we thought ‘let’s do it’,” he said.

The Hoodoo Gurus’ music is available on all major streaming services and tickets to their Driftwood Estate show are available via ticketmaster.

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