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Luude Drops Tour Dates & New Single \

Luude Drops Tour Dates & New Single \

Perth producer ​LUUDE is continuing to blaze his own sonic trail, unveiling a daring new single in​\’Hurricane\’ featuring Norwegian daze-pop act ​Great News​.

The Soundcloud breakout (real nameChristian Benson​) smashes the alien worlds of electro and psych rock together in his hypnotic new bop, channelling the kind of stacked 60’s-inspired vocals and woozy vintage synth tones you’ve come expect from acts like ​Tame Impala or ​The Flaming Lips​, and twisting them with his trademark percussive flair.

Speaking about the creation of the experimental new track, LUUDE says he wanted to write something that “​might hopefully stand the test of time”:

“I\’ve been listening to lots of bands like Battles, Tame Impala, Holy Fuck and The Flaming Lips and I really wanted to find a way to bring those influences into something that made sense for LUUDE, The guys from Great News brought the perfect vocal vibe to get out the feeling I wanted in the track and it all came together really well. It had to be organic sounding, but still knock hard enough that I could play it in my shows\”.

LUUDE will celebrate the arrival of ‘Hurricane’ with a handful of live dates across ​Australia this March, April and ​May​, kicking off at ​Adelaide’s Electric Circus then hitting ​Perth​, ​Canberra​, ​Wollongong​, Brisbane​, ​Newcastle​ and ​Sydney​ before heading to the US for two months of touring.

It comes after LUUDE kicked off the year with a performance at Sydney’s iconic ​Field Day festival, after selling out huge venues across Australia on his 2018 ​The Dark Room t​our and playing an impressive collective of club dates across the globe.

LUUDE has racked up a combined 21.3 million streams on ​Spotify​, and garnered strong radio support from the likes of ​triple j, Beats 1, BBC Radio 1Xtra v​ia ​Diplo & Friends ​and more.

‘Hurricane’ is the first in a string of new releases to arrive from LUUDE’s cache of fresh sonic gems, in a year that will also see him continue to tour extensively.

‘Hurricane’ Feat. Great News will be available worldwide on Friday, March 29th!

LUUDE 2019 LIVE DATES

FRI MARCH 29​ | ELECTRIC CIRCUS | ADELAIDE
THU APRIL 18​ | FICTION CLUB | CANBERRA
SUN APRIL 21​ | TOUCH BASS | BRISBANE
SAT MAY 4​ | MOUVEMENT FESTIVAL | AUCKLAND
SAT MAY 11​ | KING STREET | NEWCASTLE
SAT MAY 18​ | MINISTRY OF SOUND | SYDNEY
SAT MAY 25​ | EMISSIONS FESTIVAL | CALIFORNIA
SAT MAY 31​ | AVALON | LOS ANGELES
SAT JUNE 22​ | BELIEVE | ATLANTA
SUN JUNE 23​ | ​CELINE | ORLANDO
FRI JUNE 28​ | KARMA CLUB | OMAHA
SAT JUNE 29​ | RIOT ROOM | KANSAS

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