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Hooked Like Helen on their newest release, “Sleepwalker”: “As a band in recovery, we’ve felt the dark depths of addiction and the hope and gratitude of sobriety. Sleepwalker is a plea to our friends and loved ones who are still struggling to come to the other side. If you are alive, you can get better. You’re worth it, you’re loved…open up your eyes.”
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In a house in the woods about 40 miles west of Cleveland, Hooked Like Helen began as the musical brainstorms of husband-and-wife, Jon and Nikki Stipp.
The band’s home recorded 2019 five song EP, Tragedy of Physics was co-produced by Nikki and GRAMMY award-winning Isha Erskine (Ziggy Marley, The Black Eyed Peas) and garnered international attention. The music video for the angsty- beautiful piano ballad “Liar” premiered on Radio Disney platforms and the song was included on the Motion Picture Soundtrack for High Strung: Free Dance.
Hooked Like Helen’s roots in sync placement in film and television run deep. Nikki custom wrote music for 9 scenes in the wildly popular 3-time Emmy-winning Netflix docu-series, CHEER and lent several instrumentals to scenes in Golden: The Journey of USA’s Elite Gymnasts (recently nominated for a 2022 Sports Emmy). Previously, Hooked Like Helen songs “Get Well”, “Surface Break”, and “Concrete Tub” were placed on MTV’s Unlocking The Truth. “Surface Break” was also featured in the poignant final segment of Davis Guggenheim’s The Dream Is Now.
Hooked Like Helen’s sound embodies a unique vein of alternative music; dark lyrical themes of unresolved trauma and existential pondering provide a refreshingly authentic perspective. The rawness of Nikki’s voice pulls the listener through heavy subject matter on a vessel of commercially friendly sonic sensibilities. This stark juxtaposition of darkness and light creates a musical chemical reaction that lingers on the mind long after the first listen. Hooked Like Helen’s music carry us through a chaotic and sad world view but leave us almost inexplicably with a sense of hope.
Hooked Like Helen recently signed with international booking agency, TKO (The Ataris, Soul Asylum). The band is currently collaborating with several talented and well-established producers in Music City including the multi GRAMMY award-winning, platinum-selling Skidd Mills and the brilliant Noah Henson (Pillar, Brantley Gilbert).
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