Hurrah! A Bolt of Light!
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Hurrah! A Bolt of Light!

New York City, New York, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2011

New York City, New York, United States
Established on Jan, 2011
Band Rock Indie

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"We were in the New Yorker!!"

“Hurrah! A Bolt of Light! traffic in anthemic and melodramatic material.” - The New Yorker


"Album Review"

“Farr’s new ensemble indulges Paper and Sand fans with the expert level of songwriting we’ve come to expect, but subs in some alt-country charm for the barbed hooks of his former gig. What results is that familiar raw energy that erupts in your heart and sears through your veins with a burn that’ll last for days …
Of all the shining moments that grace the 12-song album, the penultimate number flares like a flamethrower in the night. “One Drink” is a balls-out bar brawler that’ll send you straight to the moon. Be advised to listen to this song in a big open space, or you may end up tearing down walls in an adrenaline-fueled frenzy.” - Radio Free Chicago


"Mercury Lounge Show Review"

“The opening act, Hurrah! A Bolt of Light! electrified the start of the night. Their music sounded something like Joe Cocker or Bruce Springsteen & The Easy Street Band (QRO live review), very charged and exciting. It’d be difficult to stand motionless during one of their sets unless you are in a body cast. The singer has the wide-eyed intense glare of PIL’s John Lydon (QRO live review – and if you said Hurrah’s frontman was his son, I’d believe you), an intense stare and focus similar to Ian Curtis. Watching him and his female co-singer was like watching Johnny Cash and June Carter having as much fun entertaining themselves as their audience. The crowd was not shy to embrace the spirit of excitement either.” - QRO Magazine


"The Deli Magazine’s Best Emerging Rock Band in 2011"

“Wil Farr doesn’t take long to drown himself in sweat. Spun from the same cloth as Bruce Springsteen or Ian Curtis, he routinely leads his homespun band to a blaze of glory, forcing his restless spirit and barbed hooks through anyone looking for a dose of excitement. Hurrah! builds each track of their heartland-brewed, rocking yet rootsy tunes to a frenzy, making believers of anyone looking for a rush of adrenaline chased down with a shot of big band frenzy.” - The Deli Magazine


Discography

"Hello" -  2011
"I'm On Fire" -  2012
"B Sides" -  2012
"An/Animal" - 2013

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The members of Hurrah! A Bolt of Light! first met during college, but it want until a few years after that they began playing music together. They released their first album "Hello!" after only a few months with the help of kickstarter. Several tracks from the album were featured in shows for MTV, NBC, and IFC.
Following the release of "Hello!" Hurrah! began building a reputation for their live show, performing regularly at NYC's Rockwood Music Hall and other top venues in NYC as well as touring the east coast. The Deli Magazine named Hurrah! the #1 emerging indie rock band in NYC for 2011

A review of their live show by QRO Magazine:
"The opening act, Hurrah! A Bolt of Light! electrified the start of the night. Their music sounded something like Joe Cocker or Bruce Springsteen & The Easy Street Band, very charged and exciting. It’d be difficult to stand motionless during one of their sets unless you are in a body cast. . .
The crowd was not shy to embrace the spirit of excitement either."

Following a successful fan funding campaign Hurrah! is set to release their second album in 2014. For their sophomore release they have paired up with producer John Fields. Their sound has matured, stepping away from their rootsy rock origins but hasn't lost a bit of the energy. Hurrah! "sows genuine uplift via thumping dance beats and passionate vocal interplay." TimeOut NY

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