Like A Man Made Hurricane – Todd Sibbin

Read about Todd Sibbin and the Acadian Driftwood






Man Made Hurricane is a two and a half-minute, 150bpm, loop based, disco chorus folk song.

“It’s a song about action and reaction. How some people crave reactions, either form themselves or others round them, and develop a self-destructive nature to achieve those reactions.”  “Man Made Hurricane” is the second single from 10-track album A Set Of Knives, A Pair Of Pens.




The LP is Todd’s third release, but first time with backing band The Acadian Driftwood, with members Joel Crannitch (Leader Cheetah), Kiah Gossner (Bearded Gypsy Band) and Ryan Oliver (Olivers Army) adding a more heavy-handedness to what are, at their core, contemporary folk songs.  Other notable contributors include mastering engineer Doug Van Sloun (Bright Eyes, First Aid Kit).

While the recording process was very much a modern affair, the overall approach to the performances was based on a more “old school” way of thinking.  Todd explains, “So much of the sound of this record came from improvisation.  The guys would learn the structure of the song and we’d just hit record.  It was rare that we’d ever go more than three passes, so the ideas you hear on the record were very much being made up on the spot”.


Tour Dates
Sat 23 August, Cranker – Adelaide
Sun 24 August, Evelyn – Melbourne
Tues 26 August, Record Crate – Sydney
Thurs 28 August, The Lass O Gowrie – Newcastle
Saturday 30 August, Aztec – Forster
Wednesday 3 Sept, Coast Hotel – Coffs Harbour
Thursday 4 Sept, The Treehouse – Byron Bay
Friday 5 Sept, The Loft – Gold Coast
Sat 6 Sept, Padre – Brisbane
Sat 13 Sept, Secret rooftop party – Adelaide



Read about Todd Sibbin and the Acadian Driftwood






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