Hello, where are you guys from and where are you currently located?
Hi! We currently reside in Milan, OH - a quiet little (teeny) woodsy town outside of Cleveland. Random-but-cool Fact: it's the birthplace of Thomas Edison. Jon grew up in this general area, and Nikki is from L.A. originally.
How do you describe your genre of music overall?
Overall we are Pop. We've been lovingly referred to as Alt-pop, Indie-pop, Dream Pop, sometimes even Dark-Pop. Unabashed, Hardcore Pop. :)
Tell us about your latest new single and video release!
Well, we have had the wonderful honor of working on music for the film, 'High Strung Free Dance' which is in theaters now! We have several songs on the soundtrack and its been so cool to get to be a part of it! One of the Hooked Like Helen songs that was placed in the movie, 'Liar', is featured in an amazing dance sequence performed by Juliet Doherty (choreographed by Tyce Diorio) and watching that scene has been a career highlight for us! Like, literal tears. When we were approached to fly to Bucharest, Romania and shoot a music video for 'Liar' to promote the motion picture soundtrack, we were ecstatic! We had the most amazing time shooting the video - the old mansion location was stunning and the crew was amazing! TBH we hadn't done much (any) international travel before so we were a little nervous, but it turns out the outside world is full of beauty and talent and delicious food, and we hope to make it back to Bucharest someday soon! The music video just premiered via Radio Disney's twitter and is out now! <3
Please tell us about your upcoming shows and tour plans?
We will be playing The Study in Hollywood on Nov 22nd and we are SO PUMPED! We have family and friends out there who we haven't played for in a few years, and we have so many great memories gigging out in L.A., we just can't wait! We'll have our amazing drummer, Jeff Martin, with us (Trevor Hall band) AND it's Nikki's mom's birthday that weekend haha! She's pumped! All of this crazy/cool stuff with our recent EP release, the video, and the film has all been a whirlwind, so we're planning to play this show, regroup for a hot minute, and tour this Summer! :)
How would you describe your LIVE show to someone who hasn't seen it before?
Imagine Tori Amos and Janet Jackson had a baby that grew up and then procreated with Twenty One Pilots haha. Even though we have quite a few mid-tempo and slow jams, all of our songs are dramatic in one way or another, and we bring that emotion on stage with us for sure. A Hooked Like Helen show is not without passion. There are 3 of us onstage, but our sound is pretty big and we definitely have fun!