It all started when Ed Service decided to move from New Zealand to Australia. There he met Jack Madin, a folk musician who was used to playing in half-empty venues. Together they decided to form a band, to be weird and play around with different sounds. They chose to complete their “weird house” band, as they called their genre, with a strange name, so they called themselves Shouse.
They are now known as the creators of the club anthem “Love Tonight“, which has over 400 million streams and 11 million Shazams and is in the Top 50 most streamed tracks on Spotify! About five or six years passed from the time they wrote this song and first played it in front of an audience mostly made up of friends to the moment they came up with a well-produced recording.
They were a kind of Australian hidden gem with retro disco sound and choral vocals. They explained their music-making process by saying they always enjoyed having their friends gathered in one place and kept trying to convey this atmosphere in their tracks. Critics initially called the song a parody of all those Live Aid songs from the 80s.
Slowly, “Love Tonight“ broke new ground and reached the whole world, remixed by great DJs left and right; it finally became the big hit we know today. The first edit was made by Oliver Huntemann, followed by the Brazilian producer Vintage Culture, and these tracks screamed for kids on TikTok to use them in their videos. Everyone had their “Love Tonight“ moment. Everything fell into place when the song was recognised as a big hit by the famous hitmaker and frequent guest of Exit, David Guetta. His remix cemented the song’s status as an eternal summer hit. “Love Tonight“ was a top 10 single on the charts in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Hungary, Netherlands, and Switzerland.
Shouse did not know what hit them. Overnight, they became a true house attraction. Of course, seeing that this was their moment and knowing what the music world wanted, they decided to come back with a new hit this year, a song based on the proven recipe, a lovely tune, a warm beat, and a chorus of friends. We got a new song for singing and dancing, “Won’t Forget You“.
This duo arrives at the Main Stage of the Sea Dance Festival on Saturday, August 27th, letting us sing in chorus, “All I need is your love tonight”, and create another magical Sea Dance night to remember.