The Hiss

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
The Hiss
OriginAtlanta, Georgia, U.S.
GenresAlternative rock, indie rock, post-rock, art rock, hard rock, grunge, psychedelic music
Years activeSeptember 2001–2008
LabelsSanctuary Records
Past membersJohnny Kral
Ian Franco
Adrian Barrera
Todd Galpin
Milton Chapman
George Reese
Mahjula Bah-Kamara

The Hiss was an American five piece rock band from Atlanta, Georgia, United States.


Adrian Barrera and Todd Galpin set their sights on Georgia after a lackluster music career in their home state of Florida. They soon met up with Ian Franco, Milton Chapman and Johnny Kral and formed The Hiss. In March 2003 their self-produced single "Triumph" entered the UK Singles Chart.[1] They have toured the U.S. and Europe with Jet, Oasis and The White Stripes. Their sound is comparable to The Stooges, The Velvet Underground and The Rolling Stones. They have released two full-length studio albums. Some enhanced copies of the album have two music videos on them. They are heavily influenced by surrealism and because of this, might be considered art rock. They released a new LP Chocolate Hearts, all songs written in Atlanta after their recording studio in Florida's Key West area was evacuated because of hurricanes. The band split up in November 2008.

In popular culture[edit]


Last formation[edit]

Former members[edit]

  • Ian Franco: Guitar
  • Johnny Kral: Bass
  • Mahjula Bah-Kamara: Bass




  • "Triumph" - 2003 - UK No. 53
  • "Clever Kicks" - 2003 - UK No. 49
  • "Back On The Radio" - 2003 - UK No. 65[1]



  1. ^ a b Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 253. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.

External links[edit]