The Hardkiss

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The Hardkiss
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Background information
OriginKyiv, Ukraine
Genres
Years active2011 – present
Websitethehardkiss.com
MembersJulia Sanina
Valeriy "Val" Bebko
Kreechy
Klim Lysyuk
Past membersPol Solonar
Vitaliy Oniskevich
Roman Skorobahatko

The Hardkiss (stylised as The HARDKISS) is an Ukrainian rock band. They are known for their original sound and unique fashion style.[1]

The Hardkiss participated in the Ukrainian national selection[2] for the Eurovision Song Contest 2016 with the song "Helpless".[3] The band placed 2nd in the national final.[4]

History[edit]

The Hardkiss were formed in 2011 by lead singer Julia Sanina and guitarist Valeriy Bebko. In September the band presented their debut video "Babylon".[5] They were the opening act for Hurts on October 20[6][7] and Solange Knowles on November 18 in Kyiv.[8]

In 2012, The Hardkiss were nominated for the MTV Europe Music Award for Best Ukrainian Act.[9] The band performed at MIDEM festival on January 29.[10][11]

In 2013, The Hardkiss won two awards – "Best New Act" and "Best Music Video" (to producer Valeriy Bebko for clip Make-Up) – of the national music award YUNA [uk].[12] On May 18 the band presented their first show in the Green Theatre in Kyiv.[13] They opened the Muz-TV Music Awards on June 7.[14] That year The Hardkiss became "voice and face" of the Pepsi in Ukraine. The band took part in a tour Pepsi Stars of Now (in 16 cities).[15]

In 2014 The Hardkiss performed at Park Live Festival, and shared the stage with The Prodigy, Deftones, and Skillet.[16][17]

In 2015, the band was nominated for the music award YUNA again, having won in two nominations — "The best music album" (album Stones and Honey) and "The best song" (single Stones).[18]

In 2016, they took part in the Ukrainian national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest 2016.

Julia Sanina was one of four judges on the seventh series of The X Factor Ukraine.[19]

In 2018, the band won two awards at YUNA: Best Rock Band and Best Song in Ukrainian ("Zhuravli").[20]

Members[edit]

The authorship of songs of the band belongs to Julia Sanina and Valeriy Bebko. Also Valeriy Bebko is the creative producer of The Hardkiss and video director.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • 2014 — Stones and Honey[21][22]
  • 2017 — Perfection is a Lie[23]
  • 2018 — Залізна ластівка[24]

EPs[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • 2011 — "Babylon"
  • 2011 — "Dance With Me"
  • 2012 — "Make-Up"
  • 2012 — "October"
  • 2013 — "Part Of Me"
  • 2013 — "In Love"
  • 2013 — "Under The Sun"
  • 2013 — "Shadows Of Time"
  • 2014 — "Tell Me Brother"
  • 2014 — "Hurricane"
  • 2014 — "Stones"
  • 2014 — "Strange Moves" feat. KAZAKY
  • 2015 — "PiBiP"
  • 2015 — "Organ"
  • 2015 — "Tony, Talk!"
  • 2016 — "Helpless"
  • 2016 — "Perfection!"
  • 2016 — "Rain"
  • 2016 — "Closer"
  • 2017 — "Антарктида"
  • 2017 — "Журавлi"
  • 2017 — "Lovers"
  • 2017 — "Кораблі"
  • 2019 — "Жива"

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About". The Hardkiss Official Website. Archived from the original on 2014-03-13.
  2. ^ Omelyanchuk, Olena (26 January 2016). "Participants in Ukrainian national selection revealed". eurovision.tv. Retrieved 5 February 2016.
  3. ^ Rodríguez, Tony (4 February 2016). "The Hardkiss: "The main message of Helpless is that rebirth always hurts" (Ukrainian semifinalists – Exclusive Interview)". esc-plus.com. Retrieved 5 February 2016.
  4. ^ Omelyanchuk, Olena (21 February 2016). "Jamala will represent Ukraine in Stockholm!". eurovision.tv. Retrieved 21 February 2016.
  5. ^ THE HARDKISS - Babylon (official) on YouTube
  6. ^ "Hurts With The Hardkiss at the Palace of Sports", last.fm. Retrieved on 5 February 2016.
  7. ^ "Yulia Sanina: Strong, authentic voice of The Hardkiss wins fans, shakes up music scene". Kyiv Post. 2016-12-01. Retrieved 2019-03-28.
  8. ^ "Диджей-сет Соланж Ноулз на Дне рождения b-hush" (in Russian). Jetsetter. Retrieved 2019-03-28.
  9. ^ "Названо номінантів на звання Найкращого українського артиста MTV EMA-2012" (in Ukrainian). korrespondent.net. 20 September 2012. Retrieved 5 February 2016.
  10. ^ "THE HARDKISS at MIDEM 2012 (29th of January, 22.00 - Sparkling)". patreon.com. Retrieved 6 February 2016.
  11. ^ "MIDEM Festival Wraps Up in France". The Hollywood Reporter. 2012-01-31. Retrieved 2019-03-30.
  12. ^ "ІІ Церемонія Yuna (15.03.2013)" (in Ukrainian). yuna.ua. Retrieved 5 February 2016.
  13. ^ Мироненко, Тома. "ПЕРВЫЙ СОЛЬНЫЙ КОНЦЕРТ THE HARDKISS" (in Russian). bestin.ua. Retrieved 6 February 2016.
  14. ^ История премии. Премия Муз-ТВ 2013. Перезагрузка (in Russian). premia.muz-tv.ru. Retrieved 5 February 2016.
  15. ^ "Pepsi Stars of Now". Pepsi Ukraine via YouTube. Retrieved 2019-03-28.
  16. ^ "Park Live Festival 2014". last.fm. Retrieved 5 February 2016.
  17. ^ "Фотоотчет| Park Live | День первый| ВДНХ| 27.06.2014" (in Russian). rockcult.ru. Retrieved 2019-03-30.
  18. ^ "IV Церемонія Yuna (25.03.2015)" (in Ukrainian). yuna.ua. Retrieved 5 February 2016.
  19. ^ "Стали відомі імена нових суддів і другого ведучого «Х-фактор-7»" (in Ukrainian), xfactor.stb.ua. Retrieved on 5 September 2016
  20. ^ "7th YUNA honors nation's most talented musicians". Kyiv Post. 2018-03-02. Retrieved 2019-03-28.
  21. ^ Album "Stones and Honey", SoundCloud
  22. ^ Album "Stones and Honey", US iTunes Store
  23. ^ Album "Perfection Is a Lie", US iTunes Store
  24. ^ Album "Залізна ластівка", Google Play Music
  25. ^ EP "Cold Altair", SoundCloud
  26. ^ EP "Cold Altair", US iTunes Store

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