PRESENTED BY MICKEY
The Hillmans are a Rockabilly/Psychobilly trash band from somewhere in the 1980s.
Brought up on The Cramps, The Meteors, King Kurt, 60's garage and surf, 70's punk, MK3 Ford Cortinas, mopeds and Carry On films, you could possibly hazard a guess at what they sound like.
Bob Hillman and Chris Oxide first met around 1984, playing in the "Sons of Morticia" and latterly "Belgranos Revenge" Sir Clive Reeve, AKA CC Reeve, meantime was wreaking havoc around the Caterham area, where a lot of the original British Psychobilly originated from.
Scroll forward several years, some wives and some children gained, some hair lost, lots of bands, mostly for the prolific Sir Clive, (Punk, Metal, Ska, Mod, He's done the lot), The Hillmans formed up in Dec 2010, with an idea to play that Psycho Sound of the 1980's. Psychobilly has moved on since then, with faster and more furious bass slapping and a more punk sound which is great, but The Hillmans just wanted to take that step back to where the inspiration for current Psychobilly bands came from.
The Hillmans have been gigging regularly over the last year, playing at Psychobilly, gigs but going down well as a contrast to the other bands on the line up for their slightly different take on things.
If you want to find out more about The Hillmans, see dates, listen to the EP (available for download) check out these links.
Thanks to all our friends that have supported us over the last year, we've achieved far more than we initially expected, so that's great for us and great affirmation that we're doing the right thing.
Spirit Of Lux!