Transitioning from being 2020’s new kids on the block to becoming one of 2021’s most talked-about emerging talents, the Gold Coast’s Hinterland have made strides with their first EP, and are now jumping back into the saddle for Giddy Up – and Countrytown is proud to premiere the rollicking, undeniable country girl-power anthem about showing your cheating man the door.
Hinterland co-vocalist, Jesse Emmanuel says, “Giddy Up is such a fun, exciting song for us. It’s got that real 90s vibe with the classic ‘girl catches boy cheating on her and kicks him out’ country story and old school shuffle feel that you can’t help but bop along to.”
She adds, “We were inspired by a Reba McEntire track and really tried to put some of her flavour into it, and then it was like, ‘what would Brad Paisley play here? how would Shania say this?’ so it just became this amalgamation of all our favourites. We’re excited to show off our cheeky side with this one!”
All three members of Hinterland are experienced live performers and stalwarts of the Australian country scene, with each also being a “triple threat” – a singer, songwriter and master of their instrument. Rachel Bostock is one of the most revered violinists in Australia and a three-time Golden Fiddle Award winner. Robbie Bostock recently won a National Songwriting Award for an original instrumental and has toured the world playing guitar on the biggest stages with some of our huge homegrown talent. Emmanuel (daughter of Australian music royalty, Phil Emmanuel) has an APRA Songwriters Award under her belt and a co-writing credit on a hugely successful single, Taylor Moss’ Let Me Be, which reached #3 on the iTunes charts in 2019 after taking an eight-year break from writing.
After finding that there simply weren’t enough big, rocking band songs in country or pop music Robbie, Rachel and Jesse decided it was time to bring back the riff in 2020. They enlisted the help of acclaimed producer Stuart Stuart to help them find their style and unique sound as a group. A blend of modern writing and slick country production with elements of 80s and 90s pop/rock, tied together with the all-important guitar and violin solos and layered harmonies, Hinterland aims to combine musical nostalgia with an appreciation for showy playing to create seriously catchy songs laden with hooks, riffs and raw talent.
With three bangers from their iTunes chart-topping debut including title track Loud all peaking in the top 20 of the Countrytown Music Network Hot 50 Country Airplay Chart, the EP has achieved more than one million spins across digital streaming platforms, and counting.
Hinterland will perform at Groundwater Festival this November.
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