Life has been crazy for the youthful first year of Hydrocele, including making a video in Menorca, playing at the legendary KOKO in London, and they have just dropped their fourth single release, Broken Truth & Honesty.
The band spoke with The Fountain about working with a gospel choir, their favourite gig and revealed their broken truth.
TF: A new single release, how exciting, what can we expect?
You can expect more volume, bigger riffs and a lot of vocal tracks on this one! Also a music video shot at our KOKO show earlier in the year.
TF: And you worked with a gospel choir for this record, how was that?
Yes working with a gospel choir was mad! We managed to get Gospel Essence in to take the track to the next level, their voices really lift the track. I ( Freddie – vocals and guitar for Hydrocele) spent a day in the studio with Pete Dowsett (producer) and the choir honing in the vocal layers of parts. They were such a laugh to record with and took to the track very well even though Indie Rock isn’t their genre of choice!
TF: Are you going to be promoting this with a tour, are we likely to see you play live soon?
We’ve just come of the road actually from a short support tour with electro-pop duo OMYO. Hoping to get back out with a these gents again soon! So yes plenty gigs to come, the next show is Sussex Music Festival on 28th July. Can’t wait!
TF: What has been your favourite gig to date?
That’s is a tough one, we’ve played a fair amount in the past year. But the first OMYO support show at O2 Islington is up there! Had the whole team involved with us there. It was a pretty emotional night, packed out and sweaty too!
TF: And what has been your broken truth?
Our broken truth is that Jonny (bassist) is a fantastic driver.