Hiding From Humans
For Fans Of: New Found Glory / Simple Plan / Blink 182
There was a certain carefree glee to late 90s/early 00s pop punk and this band encapsulates that sound and feeling really well. The riffs are fun, the cymbals crash often and there’s a certain nostalgia that comes with listening to Hiding from Humans that makes you happy. We chat to them about their debut EP and starting up as COVID hit.
Words: Renette van der Merwe
Explain the band name – wrong answers only. Also tell us a little more about how long you’ve been going for, the music you play and more.
In the beginning of the pandemic, our bassist Chris came up with the idea as that seemed like what everyone around us at the time was doing. Literally hiding from humans. We all seemed to like the name, so it stuck with us.
Do you remember that lightbulb moment where you realised music was what you wanted to do?
I think we all have had that moment from a very early age that we wanted to play music. That has never changed and at this point of time, I don’t see that ever changing.
“The rest of the tracks follow with well-rounded compositions fraught with catchy guitar layers, octave melodies, and vocal harmonies.”
Who’s on your Mount Rushmore if it was a music memorial and why?
This is a very tough question as on any given day, these faces could change. But as it stands, this is who we would choose.
Karl Alvarez – Absolutley outstanding musician and song writer. Bass Master General, need we say more?
Bill Stevenson – Hands down, one of the most influential drummers, musicians and song writers that has carved his way into so many peoples lives.
Chris Conley – Because of the hardships he has sang about and gone through, along with being in a band that changes their music style so consistently!
Tom DeLonge – He can definitely write a catchy lick!
You recently released your debut EP, Radio. What inspired you to write it?
When we started this band, we all were in previous projects and had all been writing music for years. So when we first started playing together, we all had some material to bring to the table and it came together real easy for us as a band. When Covid-19 happened, it pushed us more to get into the studio and record the Radio EP. We did not want to sit stagnant and wait for things to change, so we decided that it was in the bands best interest to keep moving along and get into the studio.
As far as this band, we were really starting to get our feet wet when this whole pandemic started to create havoc. So we haven’t had a chance to get out yet to play but are eagerly waiting for when things do get back to normal! Hopefully this year?
There is always a funny clown at the party. No question about that!
Rising to the challenge, Hiding from Humans have put together an electrifying collection of songs that best encapsulates the artists and music that inspire them as a band.
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