Huck Hastings

Huck Hastings

artist

In late 2019 Sydney-based singer-songwriter ​Huck Hastings​ burst back onto the local music scene with a new single (and sound). After a period spent writing, ​‘Hey Babe?’​ and its accompanying music video marked the beginning of a new and invigorating direction for this exciting young songwriter. Upon its release ‘Hey Babe?’ was promptly added to rotation on FBi Radio and earned him a slot as their ​Independent Artist of the Week​.

The beginning of 2020 saw the release of singles ​‘Soft - An Epilogue’​ and ​‘Anthem For The End of The World’​. The latter, which tapped into the universal unrest that followed the Australian bushfires and beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, amassed over 100k listens across streaming platforms, was played on Triple J, and was added to rotation on FBi and Edge radio.

After a string of packed-out shows with his band (and with Sydney on the verge of lockdown),

Hastings turned his attention inwards, finishing his debut album as well as a collaborative EP, co-written and recorded in his bedroom with Sydney-based guitarist Sachin Burns under the band name ​Hacky Sack​. Of their debut single ​‘Exaggerating’​ Zan Rowe said:

“This makes me feel like a teenager again, it's summer, my heart is full of crush, and everything feels like a dream. Beautiful.”

He followed this up with the release of his fourth and final single of 2020 ​‘It’s Alright/It’s Cool (Commitment Issues)’​, which received high praise from NME, countless online write ups, and an artist spotlight in Frankie Magazine. He was also featured in ​FBi’s most 100 played artists of 2020​.

Once lockdown measures eased, Hastings returned to the stage for a series of stripped-back shows in support of Andy Bull, The Buoys and Jack Colwell as well as multiple Great Southern Nights showcases.

His debut album ‘Cheers To Progress’ is a profound and witty exploration of codependency, freedom, and the art of letting go. It features singles ‘Soft - An Epilogue’, ‘Anthem For The End of The World’ and ‘It’s Alright/It’s Cool (Commitment Issues)’.

Praise for Huck Hastings

"Huck Hastings makes pop music with a purpose, he just knows how to dig down at those inner emotions and still create a toe-tapping earworm at the same time”​ - ​FBI RADIO

"Huck Hastings shouldn’t be labelled as ‘one to watch’, but one to admire."​ - ​Bittersweet Symphonies

"This Australian artist has a handle on words that I’ve come to envy, and while I’m not oft to immerse myself into idolatry, we’re coming close.”​ - ​INDIE HAPPY HOUR