FORCES & FURY align strong in debuting brand new single, ‘STORMY WEATHER’!
Pulsating rhythm and production meet strong vocal melodies; a stirring debut single, ‘Stormy Weather’ is the perfect introduction to exciting new duo, FORCES & FURY. As the new project of Astrid Holz and Kat Ayala of Rackett fame, Forces & Fury is the culmination of a shared desire to explore the textured sonic soundscape of alternative electronica and rock music.
The duo’s talent and musicianship has been proven through years of touring and shaking up of live venues around the country with Rackett, a band that has prided itself of producing unabashed raw music with weight behind it. Multiple sold out shows, impressive performances alongside massive acts including The Darkness, as well as praise across music publications and national community radio alike has provided Kat and Astrid with even more determination and vigour when it comes to the formation of their new collaborative project.
Featuring Rackett frontwoman Rebecca Callander on guest vocals, ‘Stormy Weather’ builds in intrigue; buoyed on by layered electric guitar and crisp vocals, the darkness simmering beneath the surface of this music bursts through with each chorus, demonstrating the musicians’ deft playing with sonic tone.
The origins of ‘Stormy Weather’ stretch back to 2015, born out of sessions in the Philippines, before being brought back to Australia to continue being finessed and perfected into the final product we hear today. For Forces & Fury, getting and maintaining the perfect balance of lyricism, instrumentation and production was key.
“Even when ‘Stormy Weather’ was finished in early 2016, we still took a long time to finesse the finer details of the track and find the perfect vocalist to deliver the story. We couldn’t be happier with the vocal performance Rebecca Callander delivered once we got her into our Marrickville studio in 2018.” Forces & Fury
Kat and Astrid’s foray into a slightly different lane with Forces & Fury still encapsulates this energetic and wickedly intelligent approach to songwriting and production, but with a new creative door unlocked. Bringing a wealth of technical experience into the fold, Kat and Astrid (both unashamed gearheads) have been able to forge their own sound exactly to their own specific ear and inclinations. Astrid, a sound engineer by trade, has been incorporating production in with drumming professionally throughout her entire career, while Kat’s talent as a multi-faceted guitarist has seen her earn endorsements by Vox Amplification and Strandberg Guitars.