For years, the Haarlem-based three-piece OPERATION HURRICANE have been looking for their musical identity. After countless gigs at renowned venues like Paradiso, Patronaat and Bevrijdingspop, they finally found themselves stumbling upon their own style and sound. Their endless experiments resulted in a freaky fusion of grunge, prog, punk and pop. They dubbed this strange brew of theirs as “pseudo-grunge”.
Lyrical, dynamic songs which serve as a canvas for the stories they tell and the pictures they paint. Unapologetically loud and raw, yet never without purpose. The essence of the matter is duality: the search for a balance between keeping control and daring to draw outside the lines: a balance between the Operation and the Hurricane.
“The three years we spent as a band before recording this EP were basically one big continuous process of learning and growing, both as a band and as individuals.” – comments the band. “Figuring out how to manage yourselves, dealing with the challenge of writing for a three piece band and finding a voice and a story to tell as songwriters. When we thought ourselves ready, we headed into the studio with Stijn Donders (recording wizard at Raiko Records) and recorded White Walls. We intended it to be a showcase of where we’ve come from and where we are, but it ended up giving both us and the listener a sneak peek of where we seem to be heading as a band. Dynamic, lyrical, at times uncompromisingly hard and heavy yet never without function.”