The mighty Hoodoo Gurus are still going strong, and have just gifted us a shiny new single in Answered Prayers.

Says head Guru Dave Faulkner of the track, “Answered Prayers came together very quickly, both in the writing and the recording. In September, I came up with the main riff when I was driving home from rehearsal. I started putting together the arrangement at our next rehearsal and when I listened back to it the following morning, the complete lyrics came tumbling out very quickly. It was quite a strange experience because, as a songwriter, I was almost a spectator in that process. I didn’t change a single word afterwards. That was also what led to the song having several spoken word sections – the lyrics demanded to be heard that way. As a result, Answered Prayers has quite an unorthodox song structure.”

Here’s a brief preview of the track:

Meanwhile, it’s the season to bring this one out, and bring it out we must! Here’s the Hoodoo Gurus getting their sitar ‘n’ surf on for a twangasmic cover of Christmas classic The Little Drummer Boy:

Hoodoo Gurus at JB Hi-Fi.