Melbourne / London band Shiva and the Hazards are made up of founding members Douglas Hind and Leigh Baines, as well as Jet O’Rourke.
Their single, “East India Empress”, from their debut EP, “Future Cult Classics”, earned radio play on Triple J, Triple M and community radio in Australia, as well as BBC radio and independent radio in the UK.
Produced and mixed by Chris Potter (The Verve), the track was described by Triple J’s Declan Bryne as “A dreamy psych expanse”, and BBC radio’s Gary Crowley as “Impressive stuff and a real Brit Pop tinge… a cracking debut single”.
“Future Cult Classics” also includes tracks produced and mixed by Mark Gardner, frontman of legendary UK band, RIDE.
The band’s follow up single, produced by Matthew Redlich (Holy Holy), will be released later this year.