Hugo Race & The True Spirit play 2 sets from 9.30pm
The True Spirit is a loose, freewheeling fraternity of like-minded free spirits with a shared love of psychedelic rock and roots music. Their irreverent experimentalism has fleshed out Hugo Race's music onstage in and in studio for over twenty years. Originally from Melbourne, in early 1989 Hugo moved base to Berlin, and Normal Records (Germany) released his first True Spirit album “Rue Morgue Blues” as the Wall fell. So began two decades based in Europe and the production of 14 Hugo Race & True Spirit albums, the latest of which “53rd State” was released in Australia (Spooky Records) and Europe (Glitterhouse Records) in 2008 to rave reviews.
“Urban dreamscapes… elegant trip-hop… ambient noise psychedelia… raw cosmic blues… live garage rock… cinematic melancholia, new wave nostalgia, essential songwriting, post-rock minimalism…” – all these descriptions have been applied to Hugo’s work.