Las Vegas, NV, October 2015 – SquidHat Records is proud to launch our new sub-imprint, SquidProQuo, with the first vinyl release from Tokyo three-piece the HEIZ. This 14 track album comes storming out of the gate with balls-to-the-wall ol’ timey garage. Wearing their ’60s influences loud and proud, taking in some early blues influence from the Pretty Things, the Yardbirds, and even a soulful touch of Thee Midnighters … bags of energy, attitude, and rawness.
“SquidHat Records will always be a Las Vegas label.” said President and founder, Allan Carter. “SquidProQuo allows us to stay true to that mission while expanding our horizons. The Heiz play Vegas so often that they were a natural fit to launch this project and we are thrilled to have them in the family.”
Shaku and Asako were members of the well-known electro-rock three piece Milkteath while Kimura played drums for the indie rock band Outside. Both bands had released many CDs and DVDs, toured Japan numerous times, and appeared on several television shows, but Shaku, Asako, and Kimura couldn’t get any satisfaction. The three members of “the heiz” first met in 2005 when their respective bands played together for the first time. Three years of jam sessions later and The Heiz were born.
The theme is “DO NATURALLY”. They eat MUSIC and excrete ROCK’N ROLL. They make pure music, like the musicians that inspire them. The Heiz want you to discover real rock again … for the first time.
On November 21, 2015, SquidProQuo will release their new album, Pronounced de Héiz”, with a record release show at Double Down Saloon in Las Vegas.
SquidProQuo is a sub-imprint of SquidHat Records focusing exclusively on international and non Las Vegas artists. Our mission remains the same: bring the best music to the most people … any way we can.
About SquidHat Records
SquidHat Records is an artist friendly, independent record label and multi-media company created to help talented, interesting, creative and passionate artists record and promote their music or performances, develop their brand and image, and increase their exposure to a larger audience. Our focus includes, but is not limited to, the Punk Rock, Aggressive Indie and Subculture scenes.
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