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the itch season 2 episode 3: Hack A Heckle

the itch, our video series spotlighting local Bristol talent, continues season 2’s music focus with Hack A Heckle’s ‘Hide’.

the itch is a collaborative film project between Rife Magazine and Clockwise. We come across some of the most exciting talent in Bristol, working here at the magazine, and we want to celebrate everything the city has to offer. So, working with Clockwise, we will be shooting and uploading intimate performances, brash outlandish artistic pieces, stand-up, poetry, music, dance, whatever, in the coming months.

Season 2 is a music special.

Who Are You?

Hack A Heckle is a social action campaign run by a collective of musicians, creatives and activists aged 19-24 who are passionate about using the power of music to challenge gender-based harassment in Bristol and the UK. Throughout the campaign we organised a series of performances, conducted research, released an EP and partnered with local organisations.

Where Are You From?

We formed through Change Creators: The XLR Collective, a music leadership programme run by Knowle West Media Centre. The campaign has been based in Bristol, but the collective are from Bristol, Wales and Somerset.

Tell Us About Your Music.

As a group, we were moved by the conversations we had with the general public when we were out performing and conducting research. We used some of the stories, emotions and opinions of their experiences as inspiration for the EP.

Tell Us About Your Influences.
All of us in the group have completely different musical interests, but if you listen to EP there are obvious homages to Erykah Badu, Arctic Monkeys, Paramore and Flobots among others.

Where Can We Find You Online?

Check out our website

Take a look at @HackAHeckle on Twitter

Our Facebook Page is Hack A Heckle

Hack A Heckle  are  involved with Jump Studios who have loads on offer for young people.