Next week marks the release of our second single from the Hounds EP. It's called Thieves; we're super proud to finally let this baby out into the world.
The making of Thieves felt natural. It was one of those ideas that just worked. Our frontman, Jon had the tune and lyrics downpat within a few days, and with the unique contributions of each band member the song was ripe and ready to play at gigs. Thieves chugged along nicely with very few hiccups: an easy birthing process.
Fast forward a few years later when it came time to package Thieves into the Hounds EP. We realised that something was missing. We couldn't quite put a finger on it, until multiple ARIA award-winning producer Wayne Connolly from the famed Alberts Studios in Sydney asked the (million dollar) question:
"Where's your chorus?"
Right. Sometimes you just can't ignore the age-old songwriting rule: a hooky chorus with a damn fine tune to give listeners a warm sense of familiarity. And so, back to basics: the song was given a fresh injection of spirit and a new guitar groove, with some extra lyrics to boot.
You can have a listen on Soundcloud to the finished product.
Thieves will be released in Melbourne at The Retreat Hotel, Brunswick on Friday 18 September and in Geelong at the Cafe Go, Friday 2 October. See our Facebook event page for details.
Who knows... you might even hear some brand new material as well.