LISTEN toThe Avalanches rework of Hunters & Collectors’ “Talking to a Stranger”


Whether you’ve worshipped at their altar in the past or were too young to have witnessed them live, Crucible – The Songs of Hunters & Collectors is a tribute to this great and important band.

Listen to the first track from the forthcoming album ‘Crucible – The Songs of  Hunters & Collectors’, The Avalanches rework of pioneering Australian band H&C’s first hit, ‘Talking to a Stranger’. 

The album is released on September 27th on Liberation Music and features some 30 tracks, 15 original songs from the band’s back catalogue and 15 cover versions from the likes of Neil Finn and Eddie Vedder, Alpine, Cloud Control and many more.

Formed in Melbourne in 1981, Hunters & Collectors became an integral part of Australian music culture through their unique songs and sounds and legendary pub gigs. They took us on an incredible journey as they evolved from an experimental post-punk/agit-funk collective with up to a dozen members into a streamlined and visceral rock and roll outfit that made a profound connection with audiences across the country. The Hunnas, as they became known, featured a powerful blend of guitars, drums, bass and brass, fronted by Mark Seymour’s intense vocals and presence.   

Feast your ears round this beauty of a reworking from The Avalanches here: