Little Hurricane performs 'Haunted Heart' for BalconyTV Melbourne
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LITTLE HURRICANE - HAUNTED HEART
PRESENTED BY CASSIE WALKER
LITTLE HURRICANE might be a duo, but they have a big sound and they aren't afraid to get messy." - Rolling Stone "Dirty blues oozes out of members CC and Tone, who turn past their garage-rock influences to create a unique, personal sound." Paste Magazine
As a weather pattern forms its shape and sound out of the unknown and invisible into something tangible and rare, so does the dirty blues force LITTLE HURRICANE. This storm began when San Diego's CC hung up her chef knives for drumsticks and turned to Craigslist for collaborators. Tone, a songwriter and audiophile from Santa Cruz could see something different in her drumming and energy. Together they began their musical outlet crafting songs in CC's living room that within months thousands would relate to and appreciate.
LITTLE HURRICANE's dirty blues sound has graced stages all across America, from dust-kicking festival crowds at Lollapalooza and Austin City Limits to more intimate, buzz-stirring residencies in San Francisco, Los Angeles and Santa Cruz. That's when the band's raw power truly kicks in—when you're in their sights and they've got every last amp cranked alongside shabby thrift store finds and moody lights.
Staying true to the living room vibe, LITTLE HURRICANE set the stage with vintage furniture (complete with built-in speakers), microphones, instruments and lamps. You can almost feel the warmth from the tubes emanating from the ratty old suitcase guitar amps. Their equipment's expanded in the many months since - CC even started singing alongside spare bursts of mandolin and harmonica - but the San Diego duo's bruised sound is still rooted in restless rhythms and heated hooks on their self-released debut album, Homewrecker. That goes for everything from the seamless call-and-response choruses and windswept strings of 'Give 'em Hell' to the curlicue chords and doomsayer drums of 'Crocodile Tears.' And then there's 'Haunted Heart,' a single that's already landed on modern rock stations and Gossip Girl telling a story of love from beyond the grave.
"By the end of our set the 'home' we've created on stage is literally wrecked," CC and Tone explain, "with both of us dripping in sweat and looking like a hot mess. It's more rock 'n' roll than the record. With all the rattling that comes from our homemade speaker cabinets, you really feel the dirtiness live. We give it all we've got, and we never hold anything back."
Filmed by Craig Johnston
Audio recorded and mixed by Tom Hutchens
Produced and edited by Natalie Taylor & Alastair Burns
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