Husky 'Ruckers Hill' (album stream)
Published May 25, 2015Australian indie folk outfit Husky are ready to release their latest record Ruckers Hill next week, but Exclaim! is streaming it right now, so you can give it an advanced listen in its entirety.
It marks the follow-up to 2012's debut full-length Forever So, and hears bandmates and cousins Husky Gawenda and Gideon Preiss co-producing the album with Wayne Connolly. It was primarily recorded in Sydney and Melbourne, though some work was done at Gawenda's Collingwood home.
The lyrics on the album address both "the microcosms of life" and "the universal wonders of the everyday," while the music hears the band pushing their delicate brand of folk-pop to the next level.
Previously heard single and album opener "Ruckers Hill" is a nostalgic ode to a time, place and person from Gawenda's past, telling the story of a couple looking out over the city. Things get a bit more psychedelic on "Heartbeat," while "Fats Domino" documents the inner workings of a writer's creative process. There's still plenty of sweet, delicate, blues-tinged folk ("I'm Not Coming Back," "Drunk") before the album closes with the Nick Drake-esque "Deep Sky Diver."
You can hear the entire album now, before it officially lands on June 2 through Nevado. Hit play below to give it a spin.