A combination of raging guitars and driving rhythms alongside dark electronic and subtle trip-hop influences … The Hideaways returned earlier this month with new single ‘Luminescence’. Produced by Matt Glasbey (Editors, Marmozets), you can stream it below –

We got frontman Danny to answer the Boom! questions:

How did you first start making music?

At a very young age I picked up my fathers guitar and had to work out what sounded right. I remember having a go at That’s Entertainment before going on a mad SLF binge, which eventually lead to me writing more punk rock and producing very bad bedroom demos. One thing lead to another and here we are. It’s funny because I still have my very first demos somewhere in the same folder as the new Hideaways’ demos. They were so bad no one’s ever heard them!

What artists have influenced your sound?

We will always take influence from the likes of Radiohead, The National, Massive Attack, Talking Heads and even Arcade Fire when writing, but this new single seems to have taken on a similar sound to Royal Blood/Biffy Clyro. It just has the same kind of rage and power I guess…

What was the inspiration behind your new album?

Plankton. Deep-sea anglerfish. Big Dave. The ocean. How something so microscopic actually has significance in the marine ecosystem.

What are your plans and hopes for the record now its out?

Well we were planning on touring but that’s now gonna be postponed due to the current situation. We’ve just got back from the States where we played a couple of shows at The New Colossus Festival in New York. We had to cut that short as well so we’re just gonna have to wait and see how this all plays out. I guess all we can do now is stay safe and write more music.

What have been your favourite records of 2020 so far?

I can’t stop listening to Bombay Bicycle Club’s new record. Tame Impala as well. Kate Tempest’s new album is brilliant although that was released in June. I love The Districts and Circa Waves’ new album. Can we class That Peter Crouch Podcast as a record? Absolute winner. #BackStronger

If you could give one tip to any aspiring bands what would it be?

Just enjoy the ride and write whatever you feel like writing for you. Keep meeting like-minded people and keep networking. It’s buy one get one free on the tips today.

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