– Hyde Out is an indie band formed in 2014 from the collaboration of Omar Merlo (from Lugano) and Jaka Levstek, two seasoned musicians who have...Read Biography
Hyde Out is an indie band formed in 2014 from the collaboration of Omar Merlo (from Lugano) and Jaka Levstek, two seasoned musicians who have performed all over the world since the 90s. While Hyde Out is primarily an indie pop-rock group (think a contemporary reinvention of the sounds of the great British bands of the 90s), their music is also influenced by a very wide range of styles, from folk to pop and from prog-rock to hard rock. As a result, their music is very varied and eclectic. The band released a self-produced demo album in 2018 with the single “Nights” getting some attention worldwide. In the Summer of 2020 they released an EP called “Chiaraluna” in collaboration with Italian musicians, which had some success in Italy. In November 2020, Hyde Out released their much anticipated first full-length studio album titled “Smoke and Mirrors”, which contains 12 new original songs and is guaranteed to have something for everyone. The album was an immediate international success, garnering its first 100’000 streams in just a matter of weeks and leading to very positive reviews around the world. The first track, “Alive” has achieved thousands of streaming and radio plays and has become the band’s most successful song to date. And the title track “Smoke and Mirrors” was a semi-finalist in the 2021 International Songwriting Contest. Hyde Out is currently working on a new project and would love to hear from anyone who likes their music. So please visit Hydeoutband.com and get in touch!