Band Spotlight: HIDE

In our latest Band Spotlight, we talk to Chicago-based industrial-noise duo, HIDE. S] Hey! How are you doing today? Hi. Pretty good. We are in Houston tonight, playing a show […]

In our latest Band Spotlight, we talk to Chicago-based industrial-noise duo, HIDE.


S] Hey! How are you doing today
?

Hi. Pretty good. We are in Houston tonight, playing a show with Body of Light and Drab Majesty.

S] How much does the visual aspect of HIDE mean to you?

It’s as important as the music. We approach this project as more of an overall creative collaboration than a band. The visual art and live performance are components as much as the audio elements. For example, we’ve made films and presented art installations separate from performances.

S] What would you say is your biggest challenge at the moment? 

Staying functional/productive when the world is such total shit.

S] How do you define success?

We don’t work like that. Us making the art we want is the only sort of goal we have.

S] What motivates you outside of music, think specific people, places and movies for example?

Transgressive art. FlucT from Brooklyn are a good example. We both love being in nature, away from people.

S] How are you looking forward to your UK shows?

Very much. We played a few shows doing main support for The Soft Moon in UK last year and got a really great response, in London especially, so we are excited to come back and play our own shows.

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