Tell us about your new single/ album/ tour?
Karma My Life came out of living in NYC. I was in a flat point in life and decided to make some changes and move to NYC. I was sick of blaming bad luck. When I made that conscious choice to do something about it, life took a positive turn. That’s what Karma My Life is about, appreciating and celebrating the positive karma when it comes your way.
What’s your favorite work at this point in time?
Probably after performing at CMJ Festival in NYC, we were able to secure a sold out show at The Forum in Melbourne. That took loads of work and we were so excited to be on that show.
Tell us a quick, on the road or studio, anecdote.
I (Anthony Salce) am always the victim of a practical joke. We did a show in Sydney once and the headline band, who were supplying all the backline, decided to pull the pin last minute. So there we were on stage with no drums or amps. We ended up miking up a beer keg and making shakers out of rice and cups and did the show as The Hiding on a keg. We had so much fun when we came back we did it again that way.
What, or who, inspires you?
Good story-telling in songs. A solid melody, telling a story in a way that no one else has ever described.
Which song do you wish you wrote?
Blackbird by The Beatles, or Imagine, or Living On A Prayer.
How would you describe your sound in food form and why?
Ice-cream. Everyone loves it and there’s always room for ice-cream.
What’s next for you?
With your help, get our song and clip to go viral and tour.
What’s your scene?
I love a good bar with god food, good people, and good music. A place called Gerald’s in Carlton North is cool and I like dog friendly pubs.
About The Hiding
Melbourne indie electro-pop act The Hiding have today announced their new single, Karma My Life alongside an artistic, emotive video clip and several show dates kicking off in Bendigo at Rifle Brigade Hotel on April 29, moving through to Mynt Lounge (Werribee) on May 6 and finishing up at Revolver (Melb) on May 21.
The band’s folk inspired percussive guitar sound takes influence from when the band were absorbing the many acoustic performances in Central Park whilst living in New York. With a memorable hook and a happy, roadtripping vibe, the single touts a supremely positive message, a recurring theme that flows through the band’s songwriting.
“Life can throw so many speed bumps and The Hiding has experienced its fair share of these,” explains lyricist and guitarist, Anthony Salce. “It can be deflating and soul damaging, however, these are life lessons we all experience and Karma my life is about accepting these journeys, appreciating the turning point and celebrating the ‘positive experience’ that changed your life.”
The video clip is a fittingly uplifting collaboration with masterful Italian sand artist, Fatmir Mura. It fuses Fatmir’s signature live, hand-crafted sand images to artistically tell the story behind Karma My Life and the resulting video is a compelling, literal work of art. Widely known around Europe, Fatmir’s sand art videos have been creating a stir around the world. As soon as the band had the idea to collaborate with an artist to create a visual interpretation of the imagery of the song, they knew Fatmir was the man for the job. Anthony enthuses, “As Karma My Life is an honest and emotive piece, we wanted the video to represent the changing nature of the band and the need to adapt to your surroundings, which Fatmir delivers very well in his sand art.”
Excited to hit the road with their new tunes, Anthony explains, “We always aim for a high energy vibe, as well as plenty of crowd interaction, it’s about making that party vibe come alive through every song.”
The Hiding are Anthony Salce (vocals, guitar, synths), Ryan Di Cecco (bass), Tom Moore (drums), Stewart Winchester (guest lead vocals) and Chris Salce (keys).
Tickets to all shows are on sale now via http://www.thehidingmusic.com
THE HIDING SHOW DATES
FRI 29 APR | RIFLE BRIGADE HOTEL, BENDIGO VIC | 18+ | Tickets available at the door
FRI 6 MAY | MYNT LOUNGE, WERRIBEE VIC | 18+ | Tickets available at the door
SAT 21 MAY | REVOLVER, MELBOURNE VIC | 18+ | Tickets available at the door