Album covert art for Hoodoo Gurus with blue vinyl record popping outThe first Hoodoo Gurus album in 12 years starts with a scene-setter called Early Opener. It’s as if the Gurus are sound-checking at your local pub: the drums are pounding, the guitars are cranking, the hooks are huge.

The Gurus get the business done; they always do.

“Time has moved on,” Dave Faulkner notes in the powerful ballad Was I Supposed to Care?. But more than 40 years after they formed, the Gurus remain the ultimate crowd-pleasers. Even when they’re tackling some dark themes – and there are plenty on this record – they can’t help but put a smile on your face. They rank alongside Mental As Anything as our greatest good-time band.

“I like to remember, look back at the times we had,” Faulkner reflects in My Imaginary Friend. And Chariot of the Gods sits comfortably in the Gurus’ classic catalogue.

Chariot of the Gods by Hoodoo Gurus is out March 11 via BigTime/EMI.

Read our extended interview with Dave Faulkner, all about Chariot of the Gods.

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