Exposure: The Hics
Exposure is our scrapbook of our favourite new bands. Today's exposure features London based downtempo electronica 6-piece The Hics.
- Name: The Hics
- Location: London
- Genre: Downtempo Electronic
- For Fans of: The Invisible, James Blake
- Website: Facebook
'Downtempo electronica' might well conjure thoughts of lone-bedroom musicians, however there's a lot more going on in the music of London 6-piece The Hics. The band's sound is smothered with dreamy, reverberant synth pads and sultry, soul-inspired rhythm tracks. What truly sets The Hics apart is their spellbinding vocals which are equally refined and emotive.
Beginning with reverbing clicks and soft, intergalactic synth, the track samples Justin Timberlake's vocals from 'Until The End Of Time', which seem to echo off into a distant backdrop of heart-shaped nebulae and flickering star clusters. The beat approaches you with all its rolling hi-hat goodness, oscillating betweeen cymbal-supported snares and groups of bouncy kick, underpinning it all with a glossy surge of sub-bass. [read more]