The Hics announce new single ‘All We Know’, and XOYO headline show12 May 2014
“Slinky, sepulchral, after-hours nu-soul. A tantalising introduction” Sunday Times
“A sort of R&B Promised Land…this band could be your new obsession” Time Out
“The Hics’ soulful, downbeat electronica showcases a wisdom beyond their years…validates the hype surrounding them” Notion
“The lush ambience is a cover for passionate yearning…superb” Guardian
“The Hics occupy their own, fresh space…they remain on target for a bull’s-eye of public acclaim” Clash
Idiosyncratic South London collective The Hics will release their second single, ‘All We’ll Know’, on June 16. This follows last autumn’s acclaimed debut EP, ‘Tangle’, which has already seen the young band sell-out an impressive string of headline shows (Hoxton Bar & Kitchen, Electrowerkz, and Oslo). With additional support across Radio 1 (Zane Lowe’s Next Hype) and Gilles Peterson (who named them runners-up in his Worldwide Awards, without even releasing a single), The Hics have also announced a headline XOYO date for June 24.
Having released just one EP, The Hics’ prodigal twist on electronic-soul has won them fans beyond just critical acclaim – the band have sold out each of their three London shows, with a headline date at the 500-capacity XOYO scheduled for June (all before they’ve signed a record deal). Their word-of-mouth success was further accelerated following a surprise inclusion on the ‘Grand Theft Auto’ soundtrack, which saw the band sharing in-game radio stations alongside the likes of Snoop Dogg, Muse and Rihanna. The Hics are now writing and recording new material for their debut album which, together with ‘All We’ll Know’, will get its first airing at XOYO.