Upcoming shows in Canberra, Woolongong and Sydney....
The gentle folk at Helixed Inc. extend a warm invitation to you to attend the Melbourne launch of Hugo Race's new album 24 Hours to Nowhere!
Hugo Race in concert with special guests Angie Hart, Julitha Ryan and Michelangelo Russo
"24 Hours to Nowhere" is a dark Gothic piece that skillfully calls on Lee Hazelwood and Ennio Morricone to create a suite of songs that is beautifully constructed and breathlessly cinematic.”
- David Cowling, Americana UK
8pm Friday 12th August 2016
The Flying Saucer Club
4 St. Georges Road, ElsternwickRead More
THE SPIRIT RETURNS TO MELBOURNE!! Following 2 European tours, Hugo Race and True Spirit perform their first local show in nearly 12 months at the Grandview Hotel, Fairfield, on Saturday 13th August with special guest support from BRIAN HENRY HOOPER!!! The band will be performing songs from recent releases The Spirit and False Idols before returning to the studio to commence work on their next incantation...
Hugo Race will be touring Australia to promote the new Hugo Race Fatalists album 24 Hours to Nowhere, released on Glitterhouse Records through MGM. Recorded in Italy with Sacri Cuori, Italy's masters of the soundscape and musical maestros in their own right (their latest album, Delone, is a masterpiece), 24 Hours to Nowhere is a lushly orchestrated collection of noir (and otherwise) songs in the tradition of 1970s songwriters like Tim Hardin (whose It'll Never Happen Again appears on this album). The title track is a duet with Angie Hart (Frente), and the album also features guest musicians Michelangelo Russo and Julitha Ryan, who will accompany Hugo on the Victorian and NSW dates of this tour. The album is now available here at our online store.....
Announcing the release of the new Hugo Race Fatalists album 24 HOURS TO NOWHERE on Glitterhouse Records!
Hugo and Italian instrumental band Sacri Cuori aka FATALISTS will perform selected Italian dates this summer:
June 25 - Hugo Race - solo - at Cafe Rimbaud, Magione (Perugia)
June 29 - Fatalists - Pescara - La Lampara
July 13 - Fatalists - San Salvi - Firenze
July 14 - Fatalists - Santarcangelo - Piazza delle Monache (Strade Blu)
July 15 - Hugo Race + Guests - Manduria - Decibel
July 16 - tbc
Hugo Race & The True Spirit will be touring Europe May-June 2016. Complete tourdates available at: http//:www.hugoracemusic.com
The True Spirit was launched in Berlin in 1989 with the album “Rue Morgue Blues”, a sonic fusion of acoustic blues and industrial sampling. Following the live album “Live in Wolow Jail” recorded in a maximum security prison in Poland in 2009, the Spirit took a 5 year sabbatical before releasing their jaw-dropping masterpiece THE SPIRIT on Glitterhouse Records in 2015, followed swiftly by the FALSE IDOLS EP. After 2015's acclaimed European tour, the band return to tour Europe in May-June 2016.
The True Spirit: Bryan Colechin, Michelangelo Russo, Chris Hughes, Nico Mansy, Brett Poliness
Rue Morgue Blues (1989) / Earls World (1991) / Second Revelator (1992) / Spiritual Thirst (1993) / Stations Of The Cross (solo, 1994) (Normal Records, Germany)
Valley of Light (1996) / Wet Dream (1996) / Chemical Wedding (1997) / Last Frontier (1999) / Long Time Ago (2CD Retrospective) (2002) / Live in Monaco (2003) / Goldstreet Sessions (2004) / Ambuscado (2005) / Taoist Priests (2006) / 53rd State (2008) / Live in Wolow Jail (2009) / The Spirit (2015) / False Idols EP (2015) (Glitterhouse Records, Germany)
Hugo Race and True Spirit juxtapose electronics and roots music to create futurist blues – dark, space-age psychedelia described by London Sounds in 1990 as "night music of the soul", and by Melody Maker as "industrial-trance-blues".Read More
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Legendary Australian cult psyche rock band Hugo Race & The True Spirit return to Europe to perform their critically-acclaimed new album The Spirit out now on Glitterhouse Records!
Hugo Race and the True Spirit released their first album Rue Morgue Blues in 1989 after Race’s move to Berlin – previously he’d been frontman of Australian cult idols The Wreckery and guitarist with Nick Cave’s Bad Seeds.
In 2015, Glitterhouse Records released The Spirit, the band’s 12th studio album (not including live albums and retrospectives) to rave reviews right across Europe. Hugo’s prolific and eclectic catalogue includes several solo albums and an astonishing variety of international collaborations, (like Dirtmusic, Fatalists and Sepiatone) – but The Spirit presents a return to Race’s roots in a psych-rock zone tagged by London’s Melody Maker in the band’s early days as ‘industrial trance blues’.
Produced by Hugo over a period of three years in his hometown of Melbourne with Michelangelo Russo – electronics, Bryan Colechin – bass, Brett Poliness – drums and percussion, Nico Mansy – keys, the same line-up featured on albums like Goldstreet Sessions (2003), Taoist Priests (2006) and 53rd State (2008).
‘The Spirit is not only a confirmation of originality and high artistic value, but also one of the most fascinating chapters in what is already a long story. Absolutely recommended.’ (Buscadero, Italia)Read More
The True Spirit bid Melbourne farewell for several months while Hugo ventures solo through Europe - Elevate Our Love at the Retreat Hotel, Sunday May 17th with special guests Stu Thomas Paradox!!! The current single ELEVATE MY LOVE is available in Australia on iTunes and on 7" vinyl in Europe through Glitterhouse Records. The new album THE SPIRIT drops in Europe on May 29th and in Australia on July 17th....Read More
The former Bad Seed and figurehead of The Wreckery will play with his band THE TRUE SPIRIT in exploration of the musical heritage of the delta blues along with the psyche rock of the sixties and classic seventies. Hugo will revisit iconic artists Can, Dylan, Captain Beefheart, Roky Erikson, Leonard Cohen, Dr John, The Doors and much much more. This show is set to be a spiritual experience.
TICKETS: firstname.lastname@example.org or (03) 9528 3600
After emerging from the eighties post-punk scene in Melbourne, Hugo has spent the last thirty years connecting his music with people all over the planet from Buenos Aeries to Timbuktu. The Roots of Hugo Race promises to not only to celebrate some of the greatest music ever recorded, but to provide an enchanting insight into a very unique and special artist
Merging folk, experimentalism, electronica and rock, his forthcoming release with the True Spirit, ‘The Spirit’, drops in May 2015 on Germany’s Glitterhouse Records, the first single ‘Elevate My Love’ available as both digital and seven inch vinyl from April 17th.Read More
Hugo Race & The True Spirit launch the first single Elevate My Love from the forthcoming album on Glitterhouse Records The Spirit on Friday April 17th at Melbourne's Old Bar with special guests...
Hugo Race and his long time collaborators the True Spirit release their first album in seven years. The Spirit is the band’s 12th studio album, not including live albums and retrospectives and while Hugo’s prolific and eclectic catalogue includes solo albums and an astonishing variety of international collaborations, The Spirit presents a return to his roots in a psych-rock zone tagged by Melody Maker in the band’s early days as ‘industrial trance blues’.
The Spirit is a compelling statement by a legendary band at the height of their powers.
The first single “Elevate My Love” (and the video by Donald Baldie) drops in April 2015, the complete album in June and a second single “False Idols” (not included on the album) in October prior to the True Spirit embarking on a European tour in the autumn.
International troubadour Hugo Race plays Melbourne's Tago Mago on March 21st, 2015 with a one man show fusing electronica and blues, covers and originals, tenderness and rage in an emotional trip into his heart of darkness.
2015 will see Race release his fifteenth album with the True Spirit. Scheduled to drop May 29th on Glitterhouse Records, ‘The Spirit’ is the band’s first album in seven years, to be followed by an extensive world tour.