Rise Above Records has unearthed some of best and brightest talents in music over the last few years. One of their most recent additions, Glasgow’s Hidden Masters, has added their unique twist on psychedelic rock/pop to the Metal Blade/Rise Above roster. Hidden Masters’ new album, “Of This and Other Worlds,” was released at end of May in Europe, and will finally be released in North America on August 6th. Fans can stream “Nobody Knows That We’re Here” now at metalblade.com/hiddenmasters.
More about Hidden Masters:
Their first 7″, ‘Nobody Knows That We’re Here‘ was described by SHINDIG! magazine as “the most important psych-pop ’45 to come out of these fair isles for the past 30-something years”.
Debut album, “Of This and Other Worlds” is a true revelation. Defying genre imprisonment of any kind, Hidden Masters have ingeniously created their own world of mindbending musical ecclecticism, avoiding any notions of pastiche. Whilst there is a strong leaning towards 60’s pop and psych moves, the overall vibe is one that is vital, fresh and visionary.
Since their emergence at the turn of the decade, Glasgow-based trio Hidden Masters have been catching ears and turning heads with their dynamic ensemble sound, lush three-part vocal harmonies and a highly original and idiosyncratic fusion of musical styles, running the gauntlet from Rock’n’Roll to pop, West Coast Psych rock to Gospel and Folk to mind melting Vertigo-era prog, often all within one song, and positively aglow with melody, movement and imagination.
Their electrifying live shows offer the audience a one-stop intravenous blast of hedonistic joy, involving carnal flailing of limbs, euphoric wow-impulse neural stimulation and unprecedented levels of perspiration.
Fans recently caught them for a rare live London performance live on Sunday 21st April @ Paper Dress Vintage.
The band also played a show at Glasgow’s King Tuts on 17th April with label mates Astra and Purson.
The group have supported Wolf People, Pond, Smoke Fairies and Circulus, and guested on the recent Bonnie “Prince” Billy / Trembling Bells release ‘The Marble Downs’.
What people have said about Hidden Masters:
“Awe-inspiring” – The Guardian (UK)
“What makes this trio special beyond their exemplary musicianship and singing is their free form grasp of genre breaking. These are clearly masters of some hidden truth. Possibly the most unique band in the entire world.” – SHINDIG!
“Enthralling and relentless” – The Daily Record
“Hidden Masters cite influences from Buddy Holly to Black Sabbath, but what we actually hear is glorious late sixties-esque garage, psych rock/pop done in a way that easily appeals to good music lovers of today” – The List