Hideous Towns take aspects of Post-Punk, New Wave and Shoegaze and integrate them into songs with a real pop sensibility. With a fast paced rhythm section and ghostly melodies coming from all directions, they are sure to get your head bopping while it melts on the inside. They have been described as “Taking their tips from the skittering leads of classic guitar-led indie pop and combining it with arrangements that deserve their own fan-tabbed webpages.”
They recorded and released their first single ‘Joy/Don’t Look Up’ themselves in April 2014, playing regularly around Melbourne ever since with the likes of Flyying Colours, Lowtide, Day Ravies and The Ocean Party. Hideous Towns have been catching the eyes and ears of local and international audiences after self releasing a debut EP in late 2014. The EP was recorded at Birdland Recording Studios with promising production genius Matthew Hosking from the band VHS Dream, who also mixed the tracks, while Birdland chief Lindsay Gravina took over mastering.
Their single ‘Heart Attack' blends their common elements of Post-Punk and Dream Pop, while a backdrop of soaring dynamics shines through and can’t help but demand the listener’s attention. Sparkly guitars, driving bass lines, upbeat drum rhythms and compelling vocals are delivered with conviction on their catchiest track yet. Recorded and mixed again by Matthew Hosking while mastering duties were undertaken by Mikey Young.