Hurst are a head-banging, mosh-inducing, alt rock band hailing from the deep suburbs of Western Sydney. They’ve been doing their thing since 2014 and have a good time doing it!
During February of 2018, their nostalgic summer anthem, “Rattle Kids”, dominated local airwaves, charting #1 on the AMRAP Regional charts, as well as capturing the attention of Triple J, Triple J Unearthed, Triple M and various music blogs around the world.
“Love hearing this new crop of rock bands who’re proudly wearing their influences from Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Paramore on their sleeves. This has a searing stack of energy and it whomps you with that chorus.”
– Dave Ruby Howe, Triple J Unearthed Music Director
Now the kids are back with a new self-produced and self-recorded grunge anthem, “Purple & Green”. In fact, the recording took place in the bedroom of Nick, the drummer’s house!
Lyrically, the gritty alt rock track welcomes you inside the head of lead singer and rhythm guitarist, Ana Veira…
“I admit that I’m very much among the first out there to hide my problems and struggles with mental health. And there’s this war between my heart and head over how I should live my life. The older I get, the more I understand that saving face is unsustainable. Fact is, I’m vulnerable, I’m an unfinished work and just because things don’t line up or make sense, doesn’t mean they never will. I hope this song can mean something to you as it does to me. I hope it can help you project whatever deep emotions and thoughts are percolating in you. I hope it can open doors to be more of who you really are.”
Ana is a superstar vocalist and an empowering figure for female artists in the Australian music industry as illustrated by Triple J in their recent Triple J Unearthed feature segment, ‘FIERCE FRONTWOMEN‘ (15:22).
‘Purple & Green’ is the 3rd single to be released from the band’s forthcoming 2nd EP, ‘Sad Face’ (scheduled for release June 29th 2018).
LISTEN TO ‘PURPLE & GREEN’ HERE –
‘PURPLE & GREEN’ TOUR DATES
JUNE 8 – MusicMan Megastore, Bendigo VIC
JUNE 30 – Botany View Hotel, Newtown NSW
JULY 13 – Captain Cook Hotel, Paddington NSW
JULY 28 – Lust 4 Live, Dubbo NSW
SEPTEMBER 4 – Lennox Groove, Lennox Head NSW
NOVEMBER 17 – The Vic Hotel, Orange NSW