‘I Wanna Kill You’ is a high octane slice of raw rock and roll. Driving guitars and a throbbing rhythm section underpin frontman Alex Lowe’s snarling vocals. After winning his battle with cancer, Lowe has emerged triumphant to resurrect Hurricane #1, and he means business.
The original line-up included ex-Ride guitarist/vocalist Andy Bell, Alex Lowe (vocals & guitar), bassist Will Pepper and drummer Gareth Farmer. The band split up in 1999 after releasing two full-length albums and several singles on Creation Records. Their anthemic sound was influenced by classic sixties Rock & Roll, Soul and Country Rock with a contemporary edge. Superstar DJ Paul Oaken/old remixed their debut single, and UNKLE’s James Lavelle put his unique stamp on a new mix of ‘Only The Strongest Will Survive’.
After the demise of Hurricane#1, Lowe concentrated on his solo career. His most recent album was recorded under the name Gun Club Cemetery and came out last year on Alan McGee’s new label 359 Music. McGee has been a driving force in terms of bringing Hurricane#1 back from the dead. This time around, former boxer Lowe is joined by Brazilian brothers Carlo and Lucas Mariani on guitar and bass respectively, along with Chris Campbell on drums. Lowe says “I’m really excited about the new line-up. There’s a real buzz about it and I can’t wait to get back on the road in 2016. It’s going to be fun. It’s great to be back with such a gifted band. It’s been a tough couple of years, but I’ve never been more convinced that this is the time for Hurricane#1. Bring it on!”
The first album to come from the band following its revival, 2015’s ‘Find What You Love and Let it Kill You’, came about when Alex was in the hospital undergoing cancer treatments. He says: “I would sit there on the bed for hours just thinking, staring out the window, then I thought if I’m spending my time in here doing nothing, I may as well try and keep busy, so I wrote most of the album in the hospital.” Determined to take himself away from his health problems, Alex set about writing something uplifting.
The band scored a number 1 in Italy with ‘Find What You Love and Let it Kill You’, their first album in sixteen years. They’re following this success with the release of their next long player, ‘Melodic Rainbows’. Working with legendary producer Danny Saber (The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, U2) ‘Melodic Rainbows’ is released on record label Bourbon Sleeze. It will be launched in LA, with a Japanese tour to follow.