Du Blonde provides a perfect taster for her upcoming album ‘Welcome Back To Milk’, on her superb new single Hunter
unter is the latest single to be released from Du Blonde’s upcoming album Welcome Back To Milk, and is further evidence of a songwriting talent that buys into the writing angle of Nick Cave. The connection with the Antipodean Jim Morrison is enhanced by Bad Seed Jim Sclavunos waving his production wand, and cemented by the track’s seedy rock grace. Du Blonde though is a songwriter of her own making and, during Hunter’s final third, a pop melody rings out on the piano and brings the song to a smokey close.
Du Blonde has the enviable trait of being both diverse and instantly recognisable. Hunter is a track that bears her hallmark of sordid rock elegance and confident pop songcraft, while immersing itself in the classic approach that has taken her into the interest of fans and hacks alike and cast her as a star in the making. With Welcome Back To Milk due out on 18 May, Hunter will make it certain that you put that date in your diary.
Verdict: Sordid rock elegance