We had the good fortune of connecting with Robert Moore and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Robert, why did you decide to pursue a creative path?
I become obsessed with music at a young age. As a child, I was glued to the radio and humming along to the songs I heard. As I got older, I started playing music to write songs. Cover bands never appealed to me. The creative process was and still is a constant point of fascination for me.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
The Hynx (pronounced: The Hinks) is my current project. We pride ourselves on writing good songs that are often structured less-traditionally than most songs.
If you had to classify our sub-genre of rock n roll, it would likely be Dream Pop/Shoegaze. However, The Hynx doesn’t follow the traditional Dream Pop/Shoegaze formula. Sonically, we still have the swirling guitars, but the rhythm section is nuanced and syncopated. Blessed with a phenomenal singer, we purposely don’t bury his vocal tracks in reverb.
Last year, we released a 6-song mini album, entitled Your Tomorrow. It was produced by Terry Bickers (guitarist from The House of Love and Levitation) and mastered by Simon Scott of Slowdive. Next year, we will be releasing a single -a remix of our song Dagger by Robin Guthrie of the Cocteau Twins.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
If we are talking about LA:
-Eating: Pinks, Apple Pan, In/Out Burger, Russell’s (Pasadena), Marmalade Cafe, Dan Tana’s.
– Things to do: hit Hermosa Beach, concert at the Hollywood Bowl, Dodger game, record shop at Amoeba, see a show at the Echo, drive up to Big Bear.
-Drink Spots: The Short Stop, Frolic Room, Club Tee Gee.
Back home in Cincinnati.
-Eating: Sotto, Francis Apizza, Incline Public House, Turf Club, Pompilios, Amma’s Kitchen.
– Things to do: got to hit Kings Island, Bengals game, record shop at Everybody’s and Shake It Records, food shopping at Findlay Market, Smale Park.
-Drink Spots: The Comet, Ghost Baby, The Lackman
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Too many people to mention:
-my band members
-people I’ve played with over the year