Based out of the state of Michigan, Hide The Evidence is a dynamic up-and-coming post hardcover collective well worth seeking out. Signed to the ever growing Afflicted Records roster of talent, their latest EP Soon They’ll Forget Us presents three exhilarating songs filled to the brim with imagination and thought provoking lyrics. Here is an interview we conducted with front man Andrew Curry to find out more about this band on the rise – read on and discover the sonic intrigues of Hide The Evidence!
Introduce yourself, tell me what you do in Hide The Evidence, and how long the band has been together.
Andrew Curry, 22 and I am the vocalist for Hide the Evidence. Our rowdy outfit came together at the very end of 2012. The founding members are Rich, Eric and me. We had a previous drummer but he didn’t work out so a couple days after he left I met Justin at a rave in Detroit. It’s pretty funny cause I don’t go to raves. We just refer to it as destiny, and I don’t remember much, but it was a good night and I got a new bro out of it so hell ya.
Where is the band based out of and what is your local music scene like there? Are there any local bands you could recommend?
The band is based out of Roseville and Detroit music scene is a pretty solid growing entity right now. New bands are popping up every month and I love that. But if you want to check out some good Michigan talent then go listen to Alive in Standby and It Lies Within!
How did you wind up signing with Afflicted Records?
Their CEO and I came in contact online, I sent him some pre-productions and the label loved it. We got pretty lucky if you ask me.
Is there any story or concept behind the EP title Soon They’ll Forget Us?
Justin the drummer came up with it, he liked how it was “STFU” when broken down. And it fit with the album art so we rolled with it. A dollar from all digital sales will be donated to the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America charity. I’m a veteran and the concept of STFU is that great people die every day, if they’re lucky they get an 11 second blurb on the news but a majority of good people are just forgotten. Once a new tragedy happens, or a military KIA, or an assassination, or natural disaster or whatever people just forget about the previous one and that idea is going to kill America. I believe in the idea of if you don’t learn from history it will repeat itself. The American people need to step their game up and start caring more.
Who produced Soon They’ll Forget Us and what was it like working with them?
The music was recorded by Kevin Wes (owner of Wesmix) at Metro 37 Studios (same studio blessthefall and Attila recorded their current albums at). And the vocals were recorded by our good friend Dan K at his home studio.
What inspired the lyrics for the three songs on Soon They’ll Forget Us? And have you received any unusual feedback from the one song title Punch Her In The Stomach And Tell Her You Love Her?
Well because of some complications it is only Punch Her In The stomach now. But yeah it has definitely raised a few eyebrows, especially since my girlfriend just had our first child on 1/26 lol. This EP lyrically is about personal problems. The lyrics range from addiction, suicide and depression to a bad relationship and a drunken car accident. Our next EP we are releasing this summer is going to deal more with the world and the problems I see. I have a lot on my mind and a big mouth so get ready.
Who did the artwork for Soon They’ll Forget Us and how much input did you have on it?
The artwork was done by Afflicted Records. Jordan the CEO took my idea and came up with what you see.
What could one expect from a live Hide The Evidence show?
Intensity. We rip on bands who stand still haha. When you come to a HTE show you are gonna get your monies worth.
What bigger bands have you opened for in the past and what was the experience like?
We have played with tons of cool bands but we are beyond pumped to play with Kingdom of Giants and Outline in Color next month!
If Hide The Evidence could open up for any band either now or from the past, who would it be and why?
Rich and me love Avenged Sevenfold, their first 2 records are responsible for getting us into metal and hardcore.
If the music of Hide The Evidence was a donut, what kind would it be and why?
Jelly, it’s my favorite.
What’s up next for Hide The Evidence?
We have some great Michigan shows lined up, another EP coming out this summer and our first tour this summer too. Rich is excited to finally see the ocean!
Any messages for people reading this now who might want to check your band out?
If you like real music from real people give us a listen. If you support vets buy our EP and if you like to party just steal it hah.
Hide The Evidence is:
Andrew Curry ~ Lead Vocals
Rich Balduc Jr ~ Bass/Singer
Eric Chodoba ~ Guitar/Vocals
Justin Marineau ~ Drums
(Interview by Ken Morton)
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