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The Eighth Note: Hiboux

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‘The Eighth Note’ is 8 quick Questions with Wellington Musicians.

A chance for us to catch up with people & see what they’re up to, or introduce you to a new musician/band and their music.

Today’s guest is Bern from instrumental post-rock band Hiboux.


Who are you? Tell us a bit about your music:
Hiboux is made up of 5 musicians, 4 from Wellington and one from Sydney. We all have differing tastes, and the overlap is what has become our sound.

What have you been working on lately? Any new tracks or albums on the way?
We’ve just finished up mixing & mastering a brand new album for 2017 which will be going live very shortly, so watch out for it!

Where is the best place people can follow you & find your music?
Our website.

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What were the 3 most influential albums to you growing up?
Mine would be:
The Cure, Disintegration
Joe Satriani, Surfing with the Alien
Deftones, Around the Fur

Which other Wellington musician (s) would you most like to work with?
We’d love to do a show with Force Fields, the drummer is a friend of ours and totally rocks, so that’s on the cards

What’s your favourite Wellington venue to play in?
There’s so few venues it makes it easy, SanFran and/or Valhalla!

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In your songwriting or composing (or the band’s songwriting) how do the compositions and songs take shape?
The songs normally start off as classical chord structures invented by Lester, but then they get dissected and jammed on and edited until we have something entirely new. We jam a lot and see where it takes us using these little seeds.

Where/when is your next gig?
We’re playing this Saturday (4th Feb) at A Gathering in the Forest in Whanganui. Or you can catch us on the 18th of Feb up in Tauranga at the Woodcock festival. Tell your friends!!

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