By: Staff –
B.C.-based six-piece funk/ska/reggae band The Hillties is back with their new animated video for “Tell Your Friends”, which you can watch exclusively via Aesthetic Magazine below.
“Tell Your Friends” is the latest single from The Hillties and serves as a melodic laid-back track about modern culture and how hard it is to connect, which comes through in the animated video featuring the band’s hometown of Nelson, BC.
“Tell Your Friends” is a commentary on modern life,” says vocalist Craig Walter Newton. “In a world where it’s easier than ever to stay distant, this song is about taking a stand for what we want in life and not putting up with subpar relationships. It’s about valuing ourselves and creating the life we truly want.”
The Hillties. recipients of The Kootenay Music Awards “Best Jam Band/Artist” (2019) and “Best Reggae Song” (2018), are a six piece band (chapman stick, ukulele, guitar, piano, drums and three part harmonies) based out of Nelson, B.C. Using this unique instrumentation they blend ska/reggae and funk into original music to keep the dance floor bumping all night.
The band’s miscellaneous influences include Ska bands such as; Sublime, Slightly Stoopid. Reggae bands such as; Bob Marley, Jimmy Cliff. Jazz bands such as; Dave Brubeck, John Scofeild. Folk bands such as; James Taylor, Neil Young. Rock bands such as: Pearl Jam, Cage The Elephant. Hip Hop bands such as; EPMD, Slick Rick. The band’s influences are not catered only to the music world; they draw inspiration from many forms of visual art, surrounding landscapes, performance art, theatre and many other unsuspecting areas of life.