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The Hitch Hikers

Imagine you are wandering along the edge of the road: Your eyes are focused on your goal, to the right the abyss is awaiting you, to the left countless vehicles are flashing past, each of them being a threat and a chance at the same time. The constant threat of being forced off the road comes along with the small chance of hitching a ride. But no matter what happens, "The Hitch Hikers" relentlessly go their way.

Since 2008, they have been working hard on their own version of awesome rock music, which combines influences like Green Day, Sunrise Avenue, 30 Seconds to Mars or All Time Low with great hooks and catchy melodies. This mix also convinced the austrian star-producer Alexander Kahr (Christina Stürmer, James Cottriall, Excuse Me Moses) to take The Hitch Hikers to his studio, where they produced their debut single "Can't Quit You", which successfully got airplay on Austrias biggest radio-station Ö3.

Like every good rock band, the boys from Ybbs (Lower Austria) also know: who really wants to be the best, has to play on the stage and perform great as a live band. So they played many concerts in clubs and on festivals throughout Austria ever since the band was founded, with audiences of up to 10.000 persons (on one evening!). Furthermore, they steadily extended their fanbase to England, Germany and Bulgaria on foreign tours and became a really tight live-act in the process. As a result, they were able to perform awesome shows with Nazareth, 3 Feet Smaller, Guadalajara or Excuse Me Moses. „Whenever we perform together on the stage and play our songs, I feel a sensation of Freedom!“, says Jack (Guitarist, Singer).

The beginning of their career as a band had nothing to do with casting-shows or talent-scouts, on the contrary, they just met in the basement to rehearse, write songs and rock together. Even now Jakob „Jack“ Figl (Voc, Git), Günther „Gutsch“ Teufl (Voc, Git), Philip „Phil“ Filipov (Bass) and Benjamin „Benny“ Figl (Drums) use that basement room as the central working place for their own compositions and their unique sound. Nowadays, the band history is already full of highlights such as Wiener Donauinselfest, Vienna Pride Show, Féte Blanche, Red Bull Brandwagen-Österreich-Tour or Alpine Ski WM 2013 in Schladming - others are sure to follow! „It's amazing, that we reach more and more fans with our music ,and that's all the more reason to keep going our way!", states the band. With their debut album „Limitless“ they prove that they are on the right way.

All their songs can be downloaded on iTunes and all other big music portals. The debut album „Limitless“ is also available in the stores of Media Markt/Saturn/Hoanzl. The next big step in 2013 will be the new single release „Dreaming“.

Martin Figl
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