Artist info

Genre

Electronic, Pop


Sounds like

The Go! Team, Anamanaguchi, Video Games


band members

Hans van Vliet - Programming and Vocals, Phil Evans - Bass, Richie Young - Drums and Jaymis Loveday - Visuals


Influences

The Go! Team, Anamanaguchi, Video Game Music


Unearthed artists we like

Yeo


Website

7bithero.bandcamp.com/

Bio

Hey, you! You're special. No, really! Everything you do is great. 7bit Hero believes that all of this is true. Its heart beats to this very rhythm. 7bit Hero was created by Hans van Vliet, a Brisbane-based electronic musician. Emerging from the demoscene, Hans has since established himself as a synth and beat craftsman who hand-draws his own waveforms. The music combines chiptune samples, old-school gaming, as well as live instruments to create an aural pop feast that presses all the right buttons. A game and motion designer by day, Hans recently developed ‘Penny Time’, a rhythm skateboarding game for iPhone, iPod and iPad. Hans also wrote the soundtrack, attracting comparisons to the likes of The Go! Team, Gotye, and Foster the People. Releasing two critically acclaimed albums as moody pop act Hunz, Hans’ two passions have collided, creating a 7bit Hero—a project combining his love of music with his love of digital art. 7bit Hero is a bit-pop band that uses video games, audience interaction and visuals working together in a unique new way. 7bit Hero turns your smart phone into a joystick that allows you to control a character in the multi-player game that is projected behind the band. Your opponents are somewhere in the crowd around you, and the band is playing the soundtrack. This is sound and technology perfectly intertwined. It is simple, and it’s all for you! Make sure your phone is charged, so you can join in on the action. You're about to witness the start of something very special. 7bit Hero is made complete by drummer Richie Young, bassist Phil Evans, coder Daniel Krenn, visual artist Jaymis Loveday, sound production Scott Mullane and you!

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby ...

08 Jan 2015

Triple J
30

Bright and energetic AF but that rap at the finish kinda spoiled things.

Bright and energetic AF but that rap at the finish kinda spoiled things.

Review

Reviewed by Dom Alessio Dom Alessio

01 Feb 2013

Triple J
40

Mix together a love of pop music, electronica and video games and you get 7bit Hero. This is bright and fun like fireworks.

Mix together a love of pop music, electronica and video games and you get 7bit Hero. This is bright and fun like fireworks.

Review

Review by Brosey Brosey

30 Aug 2014

50

Sounds awesome! Love the mix of 7bit-style sounds with pop/rock/indie sounds! Keen to hear your new song! :)

Sounds awesome! Love the mix of 7bit-style sounds with pop/rock/indie sounds! Keen to hear your new song! :)