Hurtling are a so-hot-right-now London indie trio, powered by Jen Macro – quite possibly the best guitarist in the world. If you’ve not seen them before, prepare to meet your new favourite band at LOUD WOMEN Fest on 14 Sept, 4pm on the Boston Music Room. Here’s their 5 question interview …
1. For people who’ve not seen you play live before, what can we expect from you at LOUD WOMEN Fest?
Three slightly awkward people on a stage playing 30 mins of guitar led, dynamically diverse, dreamnoise pop with dark hued lyrics.
2. Fill in the blanks:
“Our sound is like the lovechild of The Carpenters and Pixies with a bit on the side from Wolf Alice”.
3. Give us your band manifesto in no more than 20 words.
Be kind, be genuine, be happy, be-bop-a-lula. Oh, and fuck Boris.
4. Who are you most looking forward to seeing play at LOUD WOMEN Fest?
Hard to narrow it down but… Jemma Freeman and the Cosmic Something, ARXX, Personal Best, The Baby Seals, Hello Delaware, Lilith Ai.
5. What made you want to play at LOUD WOMEN Fest?
We’ve wanted to play the fest since it started. LOUD WOMEN is such a great community, and we want to dance and party all night long with all the amazing people.
Proud to bring you the video premiere of ‘Summer’ – by the very awesome Hurtling, the London indie trio driven by one of our favourite guitarists ever, Jen Macro.
The song lives up to its name: playful guitars, and vocals at first beguilingly sweet and warm before luring us into a melodic downpour of tempestuous fuzz. It’s truly beautiful.
How lucky are we that we get to see these fine musicians live in just a few weeks at LOUD WOMEN Fest 4? Dead lucky, that’s how!
We asked Jen Macro to tell us more about ‘Summer’ in her own words …
‘Summer’ grew from the riff that leads the second half of the song – I remember coming up with it while Jon and Simon were having a break outside. When they heard the riff they excitedly dashed back in to play along. The song kinda took shape from there.
Lyrically i guess it is about making the best of life, and getting along with each other. Appreciating the good things – being ‘awake for the summer’ soaking up every minute of vitamin D while you can.
I wanted the video to have a home movie vibe. The footage in the studio (Onecat in Brixton, run by our very own Jon Clayton) is us actually recording takes for the version of the song that is on the album. It was just us in the room, with a tripod and camera, I liked the informality and intimacy. The other videos of the sun were things that caught my eye so I captured them on my phone, as and when, over 2 summers. The idea was we would start off in the studio (in black and white), then ‘journey’ to a (colorful) gig. I had initially wanted a montage of performances – we’d got audience members to take videos of us playing Summer in various venues, but in the end it was too much for my editing skills – so I stuck with what had filmed by Andrew Duffy at The Green Door Store in Brighton where Chris Tomsett (Innerstrings) did the lighting, which with a few effects seems to have turned out quite psychedelic.
Catch Hurtling Live
Sat August 31 – Primadonna Festival, Laffitts Hall, Suffolk
Drumroll please as we can finally announce the full 22 track listing for the hotly-anticipated LOUD WOMEN Volume Two compilation album, which will be launched 14 September 2019 at LOUD WOMEN Fest 4!
The Lost One
The Girl From Clapham
The Menstrual Cramps
No Means No
Never Wanted This
My Body My Choice
The Baby Seals
It’s Not About the Money, Honey
Not Your Girl
Jemma Freeman & The Cosmic Something
Someone Else to Blame
Vaginas, What Else?
I Feel Lobe
Don’t Know Us
Let Loose Lucy
The CD is available to pre-order now for just £5 from our Bandcamp page – and as a thank you for pre-ordering, when the CD releases after 14 Sept we’ll also send you a copy of Volume One! So that’s 42 of the loudest of loud women, all for a cheeky fiver.
14 Sept 2019 at London’s Dome and Boston Music Room looks set to see the biggest (and best?) LOUD WOMEN Fest yet! Here’s the news we’ve been dying to tell you for months … our final* lineup, in no particular order …
*I mean, as final as anything is that could possibly have slight changes here and there in cases of sickness, injury, best friends throwing last-minute weddings, that sort of thing. But pretty damn final I’d say!
Giddy up jingle horse! It’s the most wonderful time of the year – come all ye faithful (and faithless) and celebrate LOUD WOMEN stylee, with a very special performance by …
Famously ‘fusing the Sex Pistols with Chic’ (!), Joanne Joanne – five London based female musicians (including, too perfectly, two Joannes) – conceptually align themselves with Duran Duran’s classic 1981/ 1982 oeuvre, performing faithfully – and exclusively – songs from that period, out of love – and as Nick Rhodes might have once quipped ‘for aesthetic reasons’. They ‘don’t do Rio’. But they do do the Night Versions. http://www.joannejoanne.co.uk