The Road To The Great Escape, THE ROAD TO THE GREAT ESCAPE: Discover the artist – HYYTS

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THE ROAD TO THE GREAT ESCAPE
11 – 12 MAY 2020
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HYYTS (UNITED KINGDOM – SCOTLAND)

HYYTS are everything a modernist pop duo should be. Their hook-filled alt-pop is rich with creative production touches and emotionally resonant themes. They’re inclusive and relatable, yet possess a theatrical flair too. And as contemporary as they are, their lineage tracks back to singular spirits such as David Bowie, Pet Shop Boys and Marc Bolan, using one of Tom Waits’ observations as guidance: “I like beautiful melodies telling me terrible things.”



Q & A WITH THE ARTIST…

Q.What first got you into music?
A. We both had slightly different musical upbringings- my parents loved disco and sams were more into dance music but I remember when we were like 11 we went to a massive concert in a park in London for Nelson Mandela’s birthday and Eddy Grant played. After seeing electric avenue live we both swore a vow to dedicate our lives to music.

Q. How would you describe the music you make?
A. We don’t really have a name for it tbh but we like to be poppy and weird at the same time. Our favourite thing is songs that sound like bubblegum pop at first then on multiple listens you realise they’re actually mad depressing and weird.

Q. What’s the last record you bought? 
A. I actually can’t remember the most recent one! Been really into MUNA’s album, like obsession levels. But the first record I bought was 5ive which was incidentally also my first gig- all been downhill since then tbh.

Q. What has been inspiring your music at the moment?
A. Mostly we’ve been sitting around doing jigsaws! Jigsaws are so good and we’ve actually both been having the same jigsaw related dreams which is mental

Q. What advice would you give to artists starting out?
A. Don’t take anything, especially yourself, too seriously!! It’s all a big silly joke and the more fun you can have the more you’ll have to talk about when you’re done!

Thanks so much for having us and asking us these questions, we love you 🙂 xxx

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The Road To The Great Escape, THE ROAD TO THE GREAT ESCAPE: Discover the artist – HYYTS