Heike Has The Giggles

Heike Has The Giggles

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I wanna go crowd surfing!

Biography

Heike has the giggles and guess what? It's gonna make you smile too!

HHTG is an italian trio formed in 2007. Their music is a poppy punk rock with an energetic and catchy attitude. Emanuela Drei's surprising vocals support her spiky guitar riffs, while the fast drumming of Guido Casadio keeps the pace up and Matteo Grandi's bass provides the essential groove.

Like a young PJ Harvey singing with the Arctic Monkeys, HHTG is a live act hard to ignore. As well as a big string of headline solo shows they have been invited to play or toured with Gossip, Arctic Monkeys, The Kills, Kasabian, The Wombats, Glasvegas, Tricky, The Futureheads, Fucked Up, Melissa Auf Der Maur, White Lies, Pete & The Pirates, Nick Olivieri & Mondo Generator, Dum Dum Girls, Rolo Tomassi, Cerebral Ballzy, Love Is All and Look See Proof.

They have been invited to many festivals such as Popkomm (2011, Berlin, GER), I-Day Festival (2011, Bologna, IT), Eurosonic Noorderslag (2010, Groningen, NL), Liverpool Sound City (2010, Liverpool, UK), Walk The Line (2010, The Hague, NL), Canadian Music Week (2009, Toronto, CAN), All2GetherNow (2009, Berlin, GER), Sonic Visions (2009, Rockhal LUX), Panoplie Nights (2010, LUX), Sziget Festival (2008, Budapest, HU) and Italia Wave Love Festival (2008-2009, Livorno, IT).

The band played for the first time in North America in March of 2009 with a show at Canadian Music Week. Then the band returned for a show at The Trash Bar in New York in October of 2010.

With their debut album 'Sh!', wich was released in February 2010 on Kitano, they have gathered praise and hype from some of the most important Italian music blogs, websites and magazines.

In June 2011 HHTG's first 7" single 'Dear Fear' came out on Foolica Records.

The new album 'Crowd Surfing' has been released by Foolica Records in February 2012.

PAST GIGS
2012
17/11 – ECI Culturfabriek, Roermond, NL
16/11 – VK, Bruxelles, B
15/11 – Le Silex, Auxerre, F
14/11 – Marcovaldo, Paris, F
09/11 – T’es Rock Coco, Angers, F
08/11 – La Scène Michelet, Nantes, F
31/10 – Deposito Giordani, Pordenone, IT
22/09 – La Darsena, Castiglione Del Lago (PG), IT
21/09 – Circolo Arci Tambourine, Seregno (MB), IT
09/14 – Boletus in Sound, Trontano (VB), IT
09/08 – Tendenze Festival @ Spazio 4, Piacenza, IT
08/23 – Nuvolari, Cuneo, IT
08/15 – Hana-Bi, Marina di Ravenna (RA), IT
08/11 – Parco Pubblico, Ficulle (TR), IT
08/10 – What is rock Festival, Portomaggiore (FE), IT
07/28 – Festa della Musica, Chianciano Terme (SI), IT
07/27 – Non solo Birra, Pavullo Nel Frignano (MO), IT
07/14 – Botanique Festival, Bologna, IT
07/07 – City Hall Sound Festival, Rovato (BS), IT
07/06 – Mengo Music Fest, Arezzo, IT
07/05 – Sherwood Festival, Padova, IT
06/30 – MTV DayS 2012 @ Piazza Castello, Torino, IT
06/15 – Lio Bar, Brescia, IT
05/26 – Clandestino, Faenza (RA), IT
05/18 – IndiePride @ Locomotiv, Bologna, IT
04/28 - Corsaro Rosso, Viareggio (LU), IT
04/14 - Acoustic Showcase @ Quarter Shop, Legnano (MI), IT
04/14 - Circolone, Legnano (MI), IT
04/07 - Mephisto, Lu Monferrato (AL), IT
03/31 - Afterlife, Perugia, IT
03/30 - Calamita, Cavriago (RE), IT
03/29 - Auditorium Flog (w/ Dum Dum Girls), Firenze, IT
03/24 - Teatro Montevergini, Palermo, IT
03/23 - Barbara Disco Lab, Catania, IT
03/22 - Chromazone, Atripalda (AV), IT
03/21 - Locanda Altantide (w/ Iori's Eyes), Roma, IT
03/18 - Acoustic Shocase @ Fnac, Verona, IT
03/17 - Vinile, Rosà (VI), IT
03/10 - Blah Blah, Torino, IT
03/10 - Acoustic Showcase @ Fnac, Torino, IT
03/09 - Kalinka, Carpi (MO), IT
03/03 - Vinile 45, Brescia, IT
03/03 - Acoustic Showcase @ Frisco Shop, Brescia, IT
03/02 - Etnoblog (w/ Maria Antonietta), Trieste, IT
02/25 - Circolo Magnolia, Segrate (MI), IT
02/24 - Covo (w/ Blouse), Bologna, IT
02/18 - Bronson (w/ She Said Destroy!), Ravenna, IT
02/15 - Capanno 17, Prato, IT
02/15 - Acoustic Showcase @ Fnac, Firenze, IT
02/10 - Arci Tom, Mantova, IT
04/02 - Mi Ami Ancora @ East End Studios, Milano, IT
2011
(*please visit our website www.heikehasthegiggles.com for updated gig history*)
12/10 - Tambourine, Seregno (MB), IT
12/02 - Home Rock Bar, Treviso, IT
11/26 - Rock Your Weekend @ Vidia Club, Cesena (FC), IT
11/24 - 93 Feet East, London, UK
11/19 - Rock Your Weekend @ New Age Club (w/ Cerebral Ballzy), Roncade (TV), IT
11/16 - Auditorium Flog, Firenze, IT
11/11 - Rock Your Weekend @ Bloom (w/ Against Me!), Mezzago (MI), IT
11/03 - Gender Bender Festival @ Cassero, Bologna, IT
31/10 - Velvet Club (w/ Messer Chups), Rimini, IT
09/23 - Supersound @ Teatro Masini, Faenza (RA), IT
09/07 - Popkomm Festival @ NBI, Berlin, DE
09/07 - Popkomm Festival @ Crystal Club, Berlin, DE
09/03 - I-Day Festival (w/ Arctic Monkeys, Kasabian, White Lies, The Wombats, Morning Parade), Bologna, IT
09/01 - Magnolia Parade Festival (w/ Rolo Tomassi), Milano, IT
08/27 - Happy Trees Fest, Colonnella (TE), IT
08/26 - Home

Discography

'Sh!' Album (Kitano, 2010)
'Dear Fear' Single (Foolica, 2011)

http://heikehasthegiggles.bandcamp.com/