tisdag 7 augusti 2012

Hills confirmed for Roadburn Festival 2013

Hills have been confirmed for the fantastic Roadburn festival in Tilburg next year. We are super chuffed and very grateful for this amazing opportunity !!!

This is some of what Roadburn says about it:

We’re excited to announce that krautrocking experimentalists Hills have been confirmed for Roadburn Festival 2013 onSaturdayApril 20th at the 013 venue in TilburgHolland.

Instead of relying on conventional songwriting structures, Sweden’s Hills takes inspiration from Coltrane’s jazz experimentation, the drone and repetitiveness of Velvet Underground and Can, adds the grimness of early death and black metal, and produces a throbbing wash of sound that rides wave after wave of heavily phased guitar, locomotive drums and insistent organ. In this largely instrumental soundscape, the occasional vocals become part of the rhythm section. "

söndag 22 juli 2012

Hills Live cassetto sold out BUT new LP in Progresso

Hey guys sorry for not keeping the info on this Blög at any level at all lately, mainly due to vacations and being lazy fucks but the cassette is sold out since a while back. BUT Do not mistrust brothers and sisters the new LP is on it´s way, we are finishing the mixing processo during august and it is going to be a cool piece of plastic. We promise. Just check in here for more info ahead


onsdag 18 april 2012

Hills släpper en kassett! Hills release a cassette !

Hej vi tänkte bara meddela att det kommer ett litet livstecken från Hills i form av en ljudkassett rätt snart. Den kommer att innehålla två sånger som framfördes för publik för några veckor sedan. Ljudupptagningen är rå men hjärtlig och omslaget är gjort av vår bassist. Vi gör 50 exemplar á 40 kronor och ni som känner er manade kan bara maila oss på intergalactictactics@live.se eller skriva en rad på bloggen här. Så hör vi av oss när det är dags. Speltiden är ca 35 minuter.

Hey we will have a cassette out pretty soon. It was recorded during a live performance by Hills a couple of weeks ago. It feautures 2 songs. The sound is kind of harsh but that´s what you get. There will be 50 copies available for 4 EUR/ piece + p/p. If you feel the need for a copy just email intergalactictactics@live.se or write here on the blog and we´ll get back to you when it´s done. The playing time is approximately 35 minutes.

torsdag 29 mars 2012

Hills & Nitad spelar Live nästa fredag! OBS spelningen flyttad till Truckstop Alaska!!

Ja det var väl som fan, två helger i rad. Men vi fick frågan av herr Marko om vi ville lira tillsammans med Nitad på deras release-fest. Och det är klart att vi vill. Ett fint band, fint folk & en fin lokal. Truckstop Alaska, Karlavagnsgatan på Lindholmen.
tack hej

Hills spelar Live på Lördag!

Vi spelar på en fest nere vid nya varvet på lördag. Det blir fett
kom kom

måndag 30 januari 2012

What Aquarius Records thinks you should spend your money on ..

" We imagine the master sleeps soundly, if THIS is the music loudly vibrating in his dreams! He may never wish to wake up. Here's the 2nd album from (to be sibilantly alliterative) this spacey Swedish psych band, the first we've listed - though if this proves as popular as we think it really should, we'll try to get more of their self-titled 2009 debut to review as well. Plain old Hills are not to be confused with WHITE Hills, though they almost could be - their brand of mantric, mesmeric, FX laden, krautrocking groove is definitely in the same druggy realm as White Hills, and that of other AQ faves like Circle, Salvatore, and especially Wooden Shjips. No doubt they all share many of the same influences, from Can and other krautrock to Hawkwind to Spacemen 3. So if that sort of stuff is your bag, Hills comes highly recommended!
While mainly instrumental, there's more singing here than on the debut, but the echo-effected vocals are just another part of the throbbing wash of sound, riding waves of heavily phased guitar, motorik drums, and insistent organ (that specifically reminds us a bit of Circle relatives Itavayla). While we KNOW we're always saying stuff is repetitively hypnotic, Hills really do it to perfection, locking into to inescapable, all-encompassing grooves you never want to end. They also delve into instrumental electric, folky passages with melodies that perhaps draw upon their native Nordic traditional tunes, a la Kebnekajse back in the '70s, though they can sound somewhat Eastern-inflected as well. And final track "Death Shall Come" is a spaced out droning ritual, getting into OM territory there...
We'd love to see these guys (and gal) play live, do a US tour soon please please please! In the meantime, this disc will be in heavy rotation 'round here, and should be required listening for anyone into SF's Wooden Shjips for sure... "