The Hics announce debut single, ‘Cold Air’27 February 2013
“Blissful…we’ll be hearing an awful lot about them in the near future” Line of Best Fit
“An electronic gem…eager to hear more from this lot” Disco Naivete
“A big step up…the six-piece [are] finding their voice” This is Fake DIY / Neu
The Hics are a diverse six-piece from South London, fronted by co-vocalists Sam Evans (18) and Roxane Barker (21). It all starts with the beats: The Hics were founded by the band’s two drummers at school in 2012, and are now a six-strong, self-contained collective (who write and produce everything alone). Their warm and subtle fusion of sounds is already turning heads: the group were runners-up for Best Breakthrough Act at Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide Awards, for instance, without even releasing a single. A debut EP, beginning with ‘Cold Air’, kickstarts The Hics’ breakout year, with its yearning vocals and ethereal production earning early comparisons to The Invisible, James Blake and Portishead. The Hics play their first show of 2013 at Gold Dust, Hoxton Bar & Kitchen, on March 20.
March 20 Hoxton Bar & Kitchen London