The real skill is that this Californian trio experiment with song structure, throwing the listener yet another curveball just when they think they have understood the melodic path of the song [Read More...]
"First I had to think about for a little bit what's with the name. I tried to add vowels to get to different words although the solution was simple. Looking at the cover of the newly released debut album of HIJK would have saved me a lot of brain work. No brain work required when listening to the music though, this dynamic and great kind of pop music goes straight to your legs and heart, which is what Indie Pop is supposed to do."
HIJK (formerly Hijack the Disco) has a lot going for them. Not only do they play irresistibly clean, wonderfully bright sounding indie pop (they prefer "art-pop"), but they also have the kind of drive and presentation that can take a band dangerously far into the territory of rockstardom. [Read More...]
If one had to pigeonhole the up-and-coming Oakland trio HIJK (formerly known as Hijack the Disco) into a genre, math rock would come to mind; but the group delves into so many other artsy realms that it's truly impossible to limit them to just one. [Read More...]
Right from the start of their latest EP (they have two others plus a split EP under their belt), newly-renamed HIJK - formerly Hijack the Disco - present fairly spare and mellow, yet driving, indie-rock. [Read More...]