Hissing Tiles is a noisy power trio from Cincinnati, OH consisting of Patrick Apfelbeck (drums), Michael Squeri (guitars/vocals), and Erik Ziedses des Plantes (bass/vocals). Originally formed under the name “Gazer” in late 2012, their sound has evolved over time from nimble, hard-hitting stabs of noise-punk to include more expansive and textural elements, combining the grit and roar of punk and hardcore with the contemplative pulse, atmosphere and repetition commonly found in electronic music and the avant-garde realm.
Hissing Tiles’ early EPs “Phone Commercial” and “Fake Bulbs” were compiled and released on a 12” record by Cincinnati label Phratry Records in 2014. A split 7” with Detroit psych-punks Frustrations followed in 2015 on Nashville label Glad Fact. In 2016, following almost a year of home recording and sound experimentation, Hissing Tiles re-emerged with their new name and their first full-length album, entitled ‘Aces Read Me To Sleep.’
Hissing Tiles is planning on recording their second LP later in 2017. Nearly all of their music to date is available to curious listeners for free or pay-what-you-want donation on their Bandcamp page.
Here are a couple of press quotes from our older releases:
“sound(s) much larger, and more formidable than just the trio they are.”
“This Cincinnati band are a frightening, Chainsaw Massacre horror of post-punk tribal cacophony, an orgy of anger, a blistering sore popping, a senses-blowing trip to ear-shredding hell to make Big Black or Killdozer sound new age.”
-The Big Takeover