Award-winning Australian blues and roots act, Hussy Hicks are set to release a heart-breaking soul ballad, ‘Take A Look Over’ on 27 September, supported by a 15-date national tour.
The new single and tour comes off the back of a big year for the Hussies with tours across Europe and the US; standout performances at Bluesfest and Blues On Broadbeach; and multiple national, regional and local music award nominations.
A preview to Hussy Hicks’ upcoming 6th studio album, ‘Take A Look Over’ is a soulful Annie Lennox-inspired break-up song to end all break-up songs.
“I really wanted to create a song that built into something completely heart wrenching and raw like the Annie Lennox song, Why,” said lead singer, Leesa Gentz.
“It’s about desperately trying to hold on to a relationship that is too far gone and all the pain that is associated with a breakup.
“There is something really moving and cathartic about reflecting on those past experiences that may have been hurtful, but were important in making us who we are today.”
Produced by acclaimed guitarist, Julz Parker, this is the second single from the band’s 2020 album, the first of seven to be fully recorded, engineered and produced by the all-femme force themselves.
A lyrical emotional rollercoaster, ‘Take A Look Over’ harnesses traditional soulful blues with a retro throwback of lush guitar, building and weaving behind Leesa Gentz’ huge power-house soul vocals.
Prolific and well accomplished musicians, Hussy Hicks have honed their sonic dexterity over the past 12 years with six studio albums, multiple industry awards and more than 1,000 live shows, from Australia’s biggest blues, roots and folk festivals to 15 plus international tours, which now sell out across Europe.
Hussy Hicks’ new single ‘Take A Look Over’ is available 27 September on all digital platforms, with a national tour kicking off 22 September, through into December.
HUSSY HICKS AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL TOUR DATES
Sept 22 - Palmy Festival - Gold Coast QLD
Sept 27-29 - Wallaby Creek Festival - Rossville Qld
4th October - Wauchope Community Arts Hall - Wauchope NSW
6th October - Dang Blues Festival - Windang NSW
10th October - Fyrefly - St Kilda VIC
11th October - Republic Bar - Hobart TAS
12 October - Royal Oak - Launceston TAS
18 October - 5 Church St - Bellingen NSW
19 October - Wingham Akoostik Fetsival - Wingham NSW
3 November - Blues and Berries - Woolgoolga NSW
5 November - Perth Blues Club - Nth Perth WA
7th November - Mojo's - Fremantle WA
8-11th November - Blues at Bridgetown Festival - Bridgetown WA
14-17 November - Mullum Music Festival, NSW
29 November - Manly Fig - Manly NSW
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Critically acclaimed Australian act, Hussy Hicks are a tour de force featuring Leesa Gentz’ powerhouse soul vocals and Julz Parker’s revered guitar skills. Prolific and accomplished musicians, Hussy Hicks have honed their sonic dexterity over the past 12 years with five studio albums, multiple industry awards and more than 1,000 live shows under their belts, from Australia’s biggest blues, roots and folk festivals to 15 plus international tours, which now sell out across Europe.
Known for their emotive lyricism, energetic live shows and fiery, frenetic instrumentation, it’s no surprise Hussy Hicks have staying power. From Gold Coast Artist of the Year and Album of the Year wins to Queensland Music Award and Golden Guitar nominations, their critical accolades extend even further, with guitarist Parker being touted by Australian legend, Phil Emmanuel as ‘Australia’s top female guitar player’ and voted fifth in Bluesfest’s Guitar Hero fan poll, among Santana and BB King.
Signed to her first record label at just 16 years old, Leesa is excited to be moving into the next phase of Hussy Hicks, welcoming new drummer, Ali Foster, making the band an all-female force with long-time bassist, Tracy Bassy in the mix. Producing and engineering all of their new music themselves, Hussy Hicks are proving positive social change is happening right now with last single, ‘Get Ready’, foreseeing a future without sexism, racism, homophobia and xenophobia, but most importantly, without fear. Their new single, ‘Take A Look Over’ is the breakup song to end all breakup songs, baring their heart and soul in their art.