With a thrilling delivery Johnny Rotten would be proud of, we are very pleased to premiere the new track ‘Fried’ from Dharawal/Wollongong-based garage-rock act Hoon. This comes as a precursor to a new album and a tour, so good things are in store.
If you imagine an out of control fully laden freight train on a down hill stretch with no brakes, you may get an approximation of the sheer power and chaos emanating from this track. Powerful, chaotic and on a direct line to mayhem: this is eviscerating stuff that is utterly cathartic and profoundly enjoyable.
Singer Daniel Beda says of the track:
Lyrically, it deals with not recognising what’s good or bad for your health. Making mistakes, blundering situations, reeling in toxicity, not accepting help but being vulnerable and unwise. All in all, behaving like an absolute pumpkin head.
The accompanying video was directed, shot and edited by the band themselves and follows a fictional, ‘pumpkin head’ character as he attempts to fix a broom they just broke. There is an absurdist sense of humour at play. The band explains:
…it is a very abstract visual representation; of the emotional undoing referenced in the song. After many frantic and manic attempts to fix it, they refuse the help of someone else. Fighting them off, they eventually give in and the broom is fixed, ultimately leading to a positive result.
It captures the chaos of the band in performance – without a safety net or seatbelts. There is a frisson of danger, a whiff of Wes Craven horror and yet a sort of fairground fun in the whole whirligig production:
‘Fried’ is out everywhere on Friday, 17 March and you can pre-save it here.
The single comes with news of the release of Hoon’s debut studio album ‘Australian Dream’ – due Friday, April 14. The record was produced, mixed and mastered by Clayton Segelov at The Brain Recording Studios (Antagonist AD, Dear Seattle, Shady Nasty).
The band will be launching the album with a series of dates down the East Coast of Australia:
‘Australian Dream’ Album Tour
Thu 27 Apr | Sideway, Ngunnawal/Canberra Act
Fri 28 Apr | Old Bar, Naarm/Melbourne Vic
Sat 29 Apr | The Railyard, Wurundjeri/Tecoma Vic
Wed 3 May | The Hamilton Station, Mulubinba/Newcastle NSW
Thu 4 May | Mo’s Desert Clubhouse, Yugambeh/Gold Coast Qld
Fri 5 May | King Lears Throne, Meanjin/Brisbane Qld
Sat 6 May | Little Temple Records, Kabi Kabi/Sunshine Coast Qld
Sun 7 May | Bangalow Bowlo, Cavanbah/Bangalow NSW
Fri 12 May | The House Of Music And Booze, Eora/Sydney NSW
Sat 13 May | The Marlin, Miryyal/Ulladulla NSW
Sat 20 May | Secret Venue, Dharawal/Wollongong NSW