HEKKA is a piano/bass/drums unit that seeks to subvert its own loaded parameters. By marrying the live intensity and virtuosity of the piano trio with a vibrant electronic approach, the unique ensemble asserts themselves as "one of the most exciting young groups to emerge from Sydney in many years". Drawing from their collective love of electronic, jazz, classical and rock music, the trio - comprising Novak Manojlovic, Jacques Emery and Tully Ryan - moves effortlessly across melody, minimalism, composition and improvisation to generate a sound which is iconoclastic, unpredictable and entirely modernistic.
2023 sees HEKKA release their debut record 'Everywhere I Go My Body Goes With Me' - a multi-faceted and idiomatic salvo which marries driving rock aesthetics, meditative sonic landscapes and fluttering electronics, culminating in a work which stands at the forefront of the pantheon of contemporary instrumental music.
"HEKKA...was thrillingly distinctive. This trio's improvising language is all its own" - Sydney Morning HeraldListen on Bandcamp