Superhiks

Superhiks

 Skopje, Karpoš, MKD
BandRockPunk

SUPERHIKS classifies as ska-punk band with reggae, Latino and Balkan folk music influences. Superhiks draws upon the “old school” and “new school” ska influences, adds their own twist and some local Balkan beats, and what you get is one of the major forces paving the way in the “third wave” movement.

Whether it’s a rock-steady number or an adrenaline-charged Balkan horn-driven instrumental, Superhiks always get the crowd dancing.

Biography


SUPERHIKS classifies as ska-punk band with reggae, Latino and Balkan folk music influences. Superhiks draws upon the “old school” and “new school” ska influences, adds their own twist and some local Balkan beats, and what you get is one of the major forces paving the way in the “third wave” movement.

Whether it’s a rock-steady number or an adrenaline-charged Balkan horn-driven instrumental, Superhiks always get the crowd dancing.

The band was formed by 3 high school friends Petar Mladenovski, Boris Minov and Zoran Zhezhov up in the early 90’s, starting with mixture of ska, punk and hardcore music. Today, the 6 member band also features a 3–piece horn section consisting of trombone, trumpet and flugel horn.

The band’s debut release, ”Cekaj be vikam…”(“Wait a second…”) was released by Lithium Records label in 2000 and received radio air and TV play on all commercial stations nationwide. The album was reviewed in national and international publications and received critical acclaim for its distinctive sound and socially conscious attitude. The video for the third single “Rade” was shown on MTV France and MTV Israel as well as the other European TV stations.

Their long awaited follow-up album “Trumano” was released in November 2003 again on the Lithium Records label. During the first month it was sold out in 25 000 copies. Trumanos 4 singles followed Rade’s success and occupied all the radio and TV charts in Macedonia as well as the Balkans. The record was being supported by aggressive touring nationwide and around Europe in 2004. The tour finished with great and spectacular 3-hour show in their hometown Skopje, playing in front of the 5 000 people. In 2006 Superhiks released the 3rd (live) album from their biggest concert. It was released in 35.000 copies and it was sold out for less than 7 days.

Superhiks was awarded for the best Macedonian band in 2001, 2002 and 2004 and their Skopje Fair concert was awarded for the best rock concert in 2004 in Macedonia.

In December 2009, Superhiks recorded unplugged session for MTV Express.The band’s videos for the singles "Afrika" and "Na luta rana" from their next album, have also been aired and promoted on MTV Adria.

Festivals, shared acts and solo concerts: EXIT 2003 and 2011, Sziget 2002/2003, Hodokvas 2004, Rock Otocec 2002, Alarm Festival 2002 and 2010, Zagreb Open Air, Nisomnia Fest, Summer end Revent, Taksirat Festival,T-Rock Festival, DOF- Croatia, support act for Faith No More- Concert in Bucurest 2009, InMusic Festival 2011, Rock in Plzen festival-Czech Republic, Prague City Festival, VUM Fest 2011- Vrbovec, Croatia, SchengenFest, Vinica, Slovenia, Punk Rock Holiday- Slovenia, Pork Pie -Sofia, Bulgaria, Kunigunda Festival -Velenje, Slovenia, ŠpancirFest- Varaždin, Croatia … Superhiks has shared stages with other world famous acts: FNM, Manu Chao and Radio Bemba, Fun Lovin Criminals, Fishbone, Tito and Tarantula, Henry Rollins, H-Block, Rico Rodriguez, Jamiroquai, Arcade Fire, Grinderman, Gentleman, Cypress Hill and many more.

Discography

* 1998 E.P.”Music for happiness and sadness” (own release)
* 2000 studio album “Wait a second…” (label: Lithium Records)
* 2003 studio album “Trumano” (Lithium Records)
* 2003 single “Happy end” featuring Roy Paci (recorded in Bologna Italy by Lorenzo Ori courtesy of Etnaigante Label)
* 2006 live album “Sabotna Fiesta, Nedelna Siesta” (Lithium Records)
* 2006 live album “Live in Skopje”
* 2008 studio album "And now... what?"
* 2011 January single "Afrika"
* 2011 May single "Na luta rana"
* Released videos: ”Falling down”, “It doesn’t take”(1998/9),”Stupid songs”, ”Rade”, “Optimi-ska”, “Goal”(2000/1) , “Drugar”, “Kolku vreme”, “Leaving”(2004), , Afrika (jan. 2011), Na luta rana (may 2011)
*Superhiks has also appeared on numerous national and international compilation albums such as “Ska Generation”(BRP Records) ,” I Woke up in motion”(H.O.P.S. Contact Recs.),”Ska Factor Positive”(Ohoho Records) and others.