Hometown: Antwerp, BE
Label: Hitherside is unsigned.
Sounds Like: Evanescence, Porcupine Tree, Taylor Momsen / The Pretty Reckless, Foo Fighters
Hitherside is a part American and part Belgian Female Fronted Hard Rock/Metal band based in Antwerp, Belgium. The band consists of vocalist, Jennifer, bassist, Joshua, and guitarist, multi-instrumentalist, Sam and drummer Steve.
They turn heads with their infectious, Modern Melodic Hard Rock songs that contain amazing guitar riffs, textures and memorable melodies with big doses of lush harmonies mixed in.
Hitherside began in late 2011 as a musical duo with just Jennifer and Sam. In essense, they were an internet band who were writing, recording and producing their own original Rock songs and videos. They landed an endorsement deal with PreSonus Audio Electronics (http://www.presonus.com/community/artists/Hitherside) with the release of their debut single/video, ‘Insignificant Other’ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66E_uvonMig) . From then on, the group started building a strong international fan base. PreSonus quotes that “Hitherside is a radio-ready, Alt-Rock, one-two punch that explores the dichotomy of heavy guitars paired with female vocals. The result is intense, emotional and highly listenable music”. In the summer of 2012, Sam and Jennifer were chosen to perform an acoustic version of ‘Insignificant Other’ on a local television music station called GumTV. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZSb8vLxrSw) After creating six songs, the duo rounded up three other musician friends from Sam’s former bands to play a few live gigs. Sam and Jennifer then decided to go back into their studio to focus on polishing their sound and to write more music.
Later in 2013, the duo started their search for other talented and highly motivated musicians to form a new line up in order to play live. After a long search, they finally found 5-string bassist Joshua and drummer, Steve. The band is busy gigging with their own original songs and play cover songs, as well.
"... your music is great, the songs are catchy, current, groovy, slick and diverse, I feel a lot of energy and the playing and vocals are superb."
Nicky Baldrian - Two Side Moon Promotions
“Stopped by for another visit today! Great, powerful and unique combination of vocals and butt kickin' instrumentation! Really diggin' your music! Very memorable tunes! Keep rockin'! ~ Charlie Cravath”
“Hitherside is just flat-out REMARKABLE! On a completely different level! Tastefully unique and produced with intelligent attention to every detail! I can't decide what song I like best! ~Pete Hernandez”
Pete Hernandez - Reverbnation Artist
“From the opener, the rockin' 'Insignificant Other' to the closer 'Learned to Loathe' this is flippin' good!”
Dave Smith - Ravenheart Music
“... what stands Hitherside apart is the quality of the material...”
Tim Whale - Indie Bands Blog
“I am not sure if I accidentally put on an Evanescence album. Is that Amy Lee? Nope, that’s Hitherside vocalist Jennifer Summer and it turns out she is far more talented than Lee.”
Jason Coldiron - Wordkrapht
“You guys look so soft and pretty. Then you hit me upside the head with the rock! :-) Good times.”
The Bar Pilots
This is great!! Thanks for sharing with us. I love how you showed the products in the video. That's killer!!!
Vice President of Sales at PreSonus - PreSonus Audio Electronics
“Very Very nice.
Good music and a very nice voice.
I just liked your song so much I wanted to take a moment to let you know. See Ya at the top.
Drew, administrator Austin Texas Music forum
“Hitherside delivers a great rock track with "Insignificant Other"...Watch the video
to see Jennifer and Sam in action!”