News - Album Launch


21 JULY 2022 (Melbourne) – The Hornstars will launch their new album “Half Way There” at Open Studio, Northcote on 13 August 2022.

Having released their debut album on the eve of Melbourne’s first pandemic lockdown in 2020, the band returns to their favourite venue to launch album number two, Halfway There.

The new set consists of songs largely written during and in between lockdowns. Over this time the  band’s song writing continued to evolve, at times reflecting the harsh reality of life during the pandemic (witness the hard funk grooves of "No Gigs" and title track "Half Way There"), but also expressing aspirations for brighter post-pandemic future ("Touch", "Say Goodbye").

With this fresh batch of tunes thoroughly road tested in huge shows at The Night Cat and The Corner, this time the focus will be squarely on the Hornstars as they play two full sets comprising both their album releases to date. The band will showcase their diverse influences - jazz, soul, reggae – it’s not all funk as we know it, but it is definitely funky!

The Hornstars came together in 2016 with the aim of creating a big, funky live band vibe, with catchy original tunes to fill any dancefloor.

Half Way There will be available for streaming on all major streaming services.

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Hornstars release new single Touch!

The Hornstars celebrated the release of their brand new single Touch at the Night Cat on 5 March 2022, with Mt Kujo and 32 Bars.

The single showcases The Hornstars' sound rooted in the traditions of classic soul and R&B. The new tune has proven to be a sure-fire dance floor filler.

The Hornstars single Touch is available for streaming and download via the usual outlets.