The Verses – ‘Running Away’
If the people in this promo photo for Melbourne band The Verses look familiar, it’s because they are. Almost ten years on from the major label debut of their previous band Killing Heidi (yes, it has been that long!), Jesse and Ella Hooper are back.
I saw The Verses perform during their first residency at The Toff in Melbourne back in the middle of the year. They played for two hours and I was captivated the entire time. Ella Hooper is arguably the best front woman in Australia and brings some much needed strength and sex appeal to the often limp genre of alt-country.
‘Running Away’ features guest vocals from Melbourne singer-songwriter Dan Sultan. More a sparring match than a duet, Sultan and Hooper belt out a song about love not so much lost as outright rejected.
The Verses play A Day on The Green with Jimmy Barnes and Kasey Chambers on the 31st of January before supporting Kate Miller-Heidke at the Melbourne Zoo on the 5th of February.