Premiere: SKUNKHOUR - Blue
The home-grown Alt/Funk/Hip Hop legends release their first track in 21 years, get an early listen/ watch today before its release Friday.
Photo by Anthony Rose
Legendary Australian home-grown group SKUNKHOUR make a unique brand of alternative funk, blending elements of new wave and hip hop with the melodic vocals and freeform rapping courtesy of brothers Aya and Del Larkin. Emerging in the early 90s, the outfit reunited in 2009 to play shows, giving in to the cries of fans for new material as they release their brand new single Blue this Friday- a track taken from a forthcoming EP that will be celebrated with a nationwide tour (dates listed below).
With a snappy beat and driving 80’s style funk bass line “that was just so melodically strong it almost demanded all the other parts follow its lead.” shares Aya, Blue is a nostalgic sounding track that can righteously hold its place in a modern musical landscape. With polished production and themes of wanting to be heard, accepted, change and break free reign rampant throughout the releases lyrical content, it’s relatable whilst being infectiously captivating.
On the creation of the accompanying clip, SKUNKHOUR shares “We were lucky to work with our friend, Sydney musician and artist, Ray Lalatoa on this project. His work has a load of heart, an angular usage of multimedia, and humour. Themes of the song resonated with him, a reach to escape, and the longing that we all seem to experience in our youth that also stays with us throughout our lives. He felt like the video was about capturing that excitement of not knowing what was ahead. The mysteries of love, and identity... a search for answers.. and the realisation that sometimes you just gotta dance.”
Be sure to get an early listen and view of Blue today before it’s official release Friday below, and keep your eyes peeled for SKUNKHOUR’s forthcoming EP Parts of the Sun.
SKUNKHOUR’s new single Blue is out Friday August 19, 2022.
SKUNKHOUR - PARTS OF THE SUN EP TOUR
Saturday 3rd September @ The Northern, Byron Bay
Friday 16th September @ The Gov, Adelaide
Saturday 17th September @ The Croxton Bandroom, Melbourne
Sunday 18th September @ The Espy, St Kilda
Saturday 1st October @ The Princess Theatre, Brisbane
Sunday 2nd October @ Caloundra Music Festival, Sunshine Coast
Saturday 15th October @ Metro Theatre, Sydney
Friday 21st October @ The River, Margaret River
Saturday 22nd October @ Freo.Social, Fremantle