Hisland is influenced by some of the earliest proponents of rock & roll, not to mention country, soul and rhythm & blues. Their sound is reminiscent of "Exile on Main Street"-era Rolling Stones. It's stripped down rock and roll with an edgy twang and raw vocals that reminds one of the Strokes and White Stripes.
Hisland is Andrew Silvestro (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Mat Araujo (lead guitar, b/g vocals, David Kaduk (bass, keys, b/g vocals) and Rob Corrigan (drums, b/g vocals). Musically, the band is influenced by Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison, Johnny Cash, James Brown and The Beatles, to name but a few of the classic groups and musicians that inform their sound. Their more contemporary influences include Nobunny and Radiohead. Their own music has been compared to Deer Tick, Little Joy and the White Stripes. Lyrically, the band is inspired by the band member's own personal life experiences.
Hisland hopes to break into larger markets and increase their opportunities for exposure across the border in the States. Their music was featured in the film, "Everyday is Like a Sunday," directed by Pavan Moondi and Blaine Thurier (The New Pornographers). Their music can also be heard in the upcoming film, "Clean Break" by Tricia Lee and Corey Brown. They've performed with Canadian pop group Faber Drive at the Chrysalids Theatre in Kitchener, ONT and for G'N'R's Gilby Clarke at Club 77 in Hamilton, ONT. The band has also performed at Canadian Music Week in 2012 and 2013, and in Austin, TX during SXSW 2011.
Their most recent EP "So Long As They Are Wild" was recorded by Zach Ulmer and mixed & mastered by Rob Crellin in London, Ontario. Hisland recently opened for Blue Rodeo and Dick Wagner, former guitar player for rock legend Alice Cooper. He's also played guitar or written songs for KISS, Lou Reed, Aerosmith, Ringo Starr, Etta James, Rod Stewart, Roy Orbison, and many more. Hisland's music is available for download through Bandcamp, with physical copies available at the band's live shows.
Hisland are working to release their first full-length album in October 2013.
Hisland has recently signed with WiFi PR Group as a client. Company Info: WiFi PR Group, Los Angeles, CA. http://www.wifiprgroup.com
About Hisland Music:
So Long As They Are Wild (EP) Released 2013 (Independent)
Official Website: http://www.hislandband.com
Official Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/hislandband
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