Coming from the big choruses division of American Indie-Folk bands, Bandits on the Run also have a great “it was fate” backstory: a young cellist catching the late train home happens upon a busker singing and playing on the subway platform, the two strike up a conversation about music that becomes an all-night Brooklyn adventure. The meeting forms a bond that quickly leads to musical collaboration, then the cellist’s poet friend finds herself in New York and moves into an open room in the cellist’s apartment. The three strike up an instant creative alchemy, they put on some bandanas, take to the subways, and the rest is history. And that is how Roy Dodger, Bonanza Jellyfish, and Clarissa formed a band. Why the odd stage names? Well: “We chose to use aliases because what self-respecting Bandit doesn’t have a Bandit name?“, explained Roy Dodger.
The band were initially unsure about recording ‘Hurricane‘, thinking it a little dark – their producer Ryan Hadlock persuaded them otherwise and, as the song demonstrates, he was right.