Exclusive: Spotlight: YouTube Musicians - HeyHiHello & HudsonTaylor
7th June, 2012
Writer: Ellie Lewis
HeyHiHello are the kind of band that you listen to in the sunshine when you’re feeling happy. Their music is nothing to get your teeth in to but, blimey, it’s catchy. They have been on YouTube since 2009 and through the help of popular vlogger, Meekakitty, have gained a solid fan base. Their channel consists of covers – including the rarely attempted Bob Marley and The Temptations – and their own songs. They also post vlogs, which allows you to see more in the band’s lives and what they’re working on - a nice, personal touch.
(Fun fact: They sang a song with Meekakitty called Wizard Love. If you can’t get it from the title, it’s ‘wrock’; which is the genre of wizard rock. Yes, they have a song to do with Harry Potter.)
Their music is upbeat and peppy. So if your favourite band is Secondhand Serenade or The XX, HeyHiHello might not be for you. Think more so along the lines of Owl City. They have developed from a slightly nauseating, bouncy electric beat (listen to Don’t Quit, Don’t Quite) to a more polished sound. Their songs consist of simple but nonetheless pleasant guitar riffs, bopping keys and drums. Plus, if you’re a fan of sugar sweet lyrics, this band will definitely make you smile.
HeyHiHello are harmless pop and would be a fine addition to a summer playlist. Check out:
HusdonTaylor are from Ireland and are rather wonderful. Though I suppose you need more information than that.
Formerly on YouTube they had their channel of Harry and Alfie but now have their slicker channel of Hudson Taylor. They are two brothers from Dublin and have been making music on YouTube since 2008 (their newer channel just being made in August 2011). The harmonies of the two send shivers down the spine and gives a powerful resonance not many musicians could convey over the internet.
Their sound is similar to Mumford and Sons, which is an impressive feat. Whether they are singing an original song or doing a cover, between the two of them they provide a glorious three or four minutes of folk to listen to. The songs mainly revolve around a guitar and or a piano. They keep it simple and they keep it stunning.
Check them out here:
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