In a genre dominated by innovation, inventiveness and unconventional setups, it's curious that there aren't many other solo artists doing quite what Steve Strong has been perfecting over the years: turning out masterfully layered guitar loops accompanied by the illest drum chops to match.
Kyle from He Was Eaten By Owls is not one to shy away from an ambitious project. Take, for instance, the extravagant 2016 concept album Chorus 30 From Blues For The Hitchhiking Dead, an avant-garde chamber music experience featuring no less than eleven instruments delivered by a crew of 15 musicians.
From the piss-smelling ashes of Space Blood comes a new hero of electronic drumming. A man who has removed his mask, put on some pants, and stopped grabbing inflatable dolls by the butthole and flinging them at audience members.
If you've been to a Hikes show, you know Nay Wilkins. You know his onstage charisma, his vocal range that knows no bounds. You probably also know guitarist Claire Puckett, also of Mother Falcon, who joined the band last year. You know a lot. But did you know they have a side new project?