Hate Drugs

Hailing from Bakersfield, California, Hate Drugs was founded in 2014 by frontman David Caploe, who worked with his brother Josiah to release their first EP, “Rough Daze” that summer. Later that year, the project turned into a full-fledged band with the additions of Bass player John Irwin IV, Drummer Adrian Diaz, and Guitarist Norman Lee Skidmore. With two full-length albums under their belt, the band has garnered critical acclaim and a dedicated fanbase over the last five years, consistently being featured at SXSW, and regularly playing to sold out crowds across the west coast. A band that refuses to be put in a box, Hate Drugs cites a wide range of influences that gives them the freedom to write music that allows them to “move seamlessly through so many sounds,” which is truly evident throughout their young discography. Unafraid to incorporate a variety of recording techniques, effects, and playing styles, Hate Drugs has developed a signature sound that propels their cinematic song structures with an uninhibited energy, while staying true to a mindset of musical intention that comes alive in how each member fills sonic space.

Martin Sohikish