The Hidden Cameras

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The Hidden Cameras

A mix of queer politics, explicit sexuality, symphonic indie pop and risqué theatrical spectacle, Toronto, Canada’s the Hidden Cameras are the brainchild of gifted songwriter and vocalist Joel Gibb.

Their debut album ‘Ecce Homo’ (2001), a self released collection of four-track demos introduced a stripped-down version of the bands’ witty, acoustic-based songwriting to the world and caught the attention of Rough Trade, whose signing of the band made The Hidden Cameras the first Canadian artists in the labels history.

The bands Rough Trade debut, 2003’s ‘The Smell of Our Own’ and eagerly awaited follow up ‘Mississauga Goddam’ (2004) helped establish their reputation as being one of the most vibrant and exciting bands of the past ten years.

Meanwhile, the group’s renowned live performances, which can include up to 30 go-go dancers, strippers  and a plethora  of musicians, as well as videos, projected lyrics, and heavy audience participation, won the group a devoted worldwide following.

The band have released two further albums ‘Awoo’ (2006)  and ‘Origin: Orphan’ (2009) which found them exploring new ground, developing their elaborateand  rich sound.

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