Hoodoo Gurus announce new partnership with Universal Music Australia and New Zealand
Since forming in 1981, Hoodoo Gurus boast 9 x ARIA Top 20 albums, 9 x ARIA Top 40 singles and a host of multi-platinum albums – they’re mainstays on the live scene, and influential to a new generation of artists that have arrived after them.
Few other artists have toured as comprehensively, achieved such an enduring reputation over successive generations, enjoyed such loyalty from fans and maintained such high currency for their work – both within Australia and abroad. Now, embarking on the next chapter in their career, Hoodoo Gurus andUniversal Music are proud to announce a new partnership. The first fruits of this new partnership are borne in the launch today of theHoodoo Gurus complete catalogue on all streaming services. All albums are expanded versions of the originals to include B-Sides and rarities from each era. Included in this rollout is the previously digitally unavailable Bite the Bullet: Directors Cut live/rarities collection alongside their 2003 garage side-project, Turkish Delight, recorded under the pseudonym of Persian Rugs.Persian Rugs’ Turkish Delight is released in extra expanded form, adding eleven additional studio tracks to the original release. Also announced today is the launch of Hoodoo Gurus Record Club. The initiative sees the chronological release of each of Hoodoo Gurus albums on vinyl over one year – one per month on the 1st of every month from June 2018. The albums are pressed on luscious 180 gram coloured vinyl and 6 month and 12 month subscriptions are available exclusively via Hoodoo Gurus Record Club right now, as well as for individual purchase. Once part of the club, your monthly dose of Hoodoo Gurus on vinyl will be delivered directly to your door! The releases are exclusively available via the Record Club for 3 months and each purchase through the Record Club is delivered with a vinyl sized 12” art print of the accompanying album. The first instalment in the Hoodoo Gurus Record Club is Stoneage Romeos from 1984 on yellow vinyl and will ship from 1 June 2018. As part of the new relationship with Universal Music, Hoodoo Gurus recordings will be released via their own imprint within Universal – Big Time Phonograph Recording Co. - the label on which the band’s first recordings were issued. All current and potential future recordings will be issued through this imprint. A ground-up redesign of Hoodoo Gurus’ website hoodoogurus.net, new direct-to-fan store and refreshed socials are all part of this new chapter in Hoodoo Gurus story.