1/10/2017

Hiccup's debut album 'Imaginary Enemies' out March 24th on Father/Daughter Records

HICCUP ANNOUNCE DEBUT ALBUM, IMAGINARY ENEMIES

OUT MARCH 24, 2017 VIA FATHER/DAUGHTER RECORDS

CHRIS GETHARD SHOW BANDMATES WRITE PUNK SONGS FOR THE POP MINDED


LISTEN TO "TEASIN'"

Photo credit: Miles Kerr

"Teasin' has a pop-punk dual-vocal foundation, but also a murkiness and dissonance that hints at some of Belle And Sebastian's darker moments." - Noisey
The Hiccup origin story is a rather unlikely one for a breakneck paced, harmony-laden indie band. Dual vocalists Hallie Bulleit (formerly of The Unlovables) and Alex Clute first met when they began playing together in the house band on a late-night television program. The Chris Gethard Show – a club house for suburban dorks, outcasts, punks and nerds – is peppered with brief bursts of kinetic pop-punk songs by Clute and Bulleit's TV band, The LLC, about such topics as building birdhouses, having weird body parts, and eating sandwiches (to name but a few). They are micro-pop perfection that are, at most, 30 seconds long and as soon as they’re performed live on the show, they disappear forever as quickly as they appeared, never to be performed or heard again. Alex and Hallie were bonded by their common love of, and capacity for creating memorable pop hooks.

"Eventually after playing together and not really having the ability to be too precious or protective over the songs we were writing for the show due to time constraints," Clute says. "We thought 'Hey, maybe this can translate into something similar but with more of a lasting impression.'"

And thus, with the addition of drummer Piyal Basu, Hiccup was born. Bulleit and Clute began penning songs within the realm of girl-group pop meets buzz saw distorted guitars that the Ramones pioneered, the immediacy of which was later expanded upon by bands such as the Smoking Popes, and the Lookout Records roster. On initial listen, singles like "Lady MacBeth & Miss Havisham" and "Teasin'" have that instant resonance of pop appeal. But there is also a dark and stormy element in the production and approach, that hints at Kevin Shields' My Bloody Valentine output or some of the more dissonant Belle And Sebastian moments.

Imaginary Enemies, Hiccup’s debut full-length effort, was produced by Kyle Gilbride (Waxahatchee, Swearin’, All Dogs), and will be released on Father/Daughter Recordson March 24, 2017.
TOUR DATES
Jan 26 - Brooklyn, NY @  Alphaville
March 14-16 - Austin, TX @ SXSW
March 17 - Boston, MA @ O'Brien's Pub
March 26 - Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade (Record release show w/ Laura Stevenson & Adult Mom)
Hiccup - Imaginary Enemies
March 24, 2017
Father/Daughter Records
RIYL: Jawbreaker, Smoking Popes, Superchunk, Swearin’
Hometown: New York, NY
Focus Tracks: Teasin', Lady MacBeth & Miss Havisham, Neverwhere

01. Austin
02. Lady MacBeth & Miss Havisham
03. Dad Jokes
04. Whoa Baby
05. Teasin'
06. Tides
07. Better
08. Enemies
09. I Don't Care
10. Yeah
11. Slams
12. Neverwhere

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