Q&A Scene: Julz Parker ~ HUSSY HICKS

Tell us what’s happening with Hussy Hicks at the moment?

On The Boundaries was released 10th November, plus an Australian National Tour.

What’s your favourite work at this point in time?

It has to be our new album, really happy with it, and recording In London was great fun –  see the bio below.

How would you describe your sound in food form and why?

I guess the new album has touches of Corn chips and salsa right through to moments of cheese and wine.

Tell us a quick, on the road or studio, anecdote.

Well we just finished up a month long tour in the states and I have to say Halloween on Santa Monica Blvd really showed us Australians what the holiday is all about.

What, or who, inspires you?

I get inspired by life and my little observations of it. musically i really find the path that Jeff Lang has taken is pretty inspirational .. he just keeps getting better and better and has such way with sounds

Which song do you wish you wrote?

Vincent by Don Mclean is a bit of a cracker ..  or you’d be pretty happy if you’d written bohemian rhapsody

What’s next for you?

We’re about to jump on a plane from La to brisbane and we’re gonna be travelling round the country until mid december promoting our new album

What’s your scene?

I guess the travelling indie musician festival scene.

With their new single Mutiny recently premiered with repeat plays on Triple J Roots N All the Hussy Hicks are well pleased with their collaborative efforts on the new album. Teaming up with long time friend London based Producer Raphael White the girls have created a stunning new album that will surprise some but still maintains their folk and blues roots.They are currently on tour in the USA and head home next month to drop the record and head out for their Australian dates.(listed below)

Almost 10 years after the release of their debut album Hussy Hicks are back with their fifth full length offering, On the Boundaries. A departure from their trademark live recordings, this album sees the Hussy Hicks experiment with their sound and production to create

something familiar yet fresh. It’s the Hussy Hicks embracing a creative approach and the results are nothing short of stunning. The Gold Coast based band has made a name for themselves locally and on the international stages the old fashioned way – not through a Youtube video gone viral or a Facebook post shared thousands of times, but by playing their music and connecting with audiences one passionate performance at a time. Julz Parker and Leesa Gentz possess a special connection and an innate understanding of each other musically. Their unique sound spans many genres from boisterous blues and roots, to contemporary folk, alt country and power ballads. For this album they joined forces with long time friend and musical collaborator Raphael White. Their trust in him as a producer allowed them to expand on their live sound and conduct some sonic experiments in his London studio.

“Stylistically I guess the biggest difference between this and our last albums would be the layering; more vocals, more guitars, more time spent on production” says Julz. ““We tried not to be beholden to our live sound, to keep the tracks open to be able to grow in any direction. The way we found was best for that was to start each song by Leesa laying down a couple of shaker tracks (as we do live) so that

we all had a solid foundation groove that we were all comfortable to build upon. We then sang and played all the different ideas we had for each song and left Raph with a bit of a sonic smorgasboard to play with. It’s not a folk album, its not a blues album, it’s not an alt-country album but it still has bits of all our influences wrapped up in there and we’re super happy with the result.”

On The Boundaries (Funk/Fauna)
Release Date November 10 All Platforms

Grab the ALBUM now: https://itunes.apple.com/au/album/on-the-boundaries/id1293275790

The Hussy Hicks are also pleased to announce their upcoming Tour Dates:

Nov 14 – WA Perth Blues Club
Nov 15 – WA Clancy’s Fremantle
Nov 17-19 – NSW Mullum Music Festival
Nov 25-27 – VIC Queenscliff Music Festival

Dec 1-3 –  NSW – Sydney Blues and Roots Festival Windsor
Dec 8 – NSW Tintenbar Hall
Dec 9 – QLD House with No Walls Eumundi
Dec 15 QLD Summertime Sessions in the Village – Gold Coast

Jan 19-21 – NSW Thredbo Blues Festival

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