LAist Band Interview: Huge
Huge are quickly making a name for themselves in the LA music scene. They've been instrumental in sponsoring and creating the successful Cine-Space shows. Huge is also infamous for having a sound that packs a sonic punch, despite the fact that they're a trio. Continue reading to find out the band's stance on digital music, how LA music compares to New York and where to go to find a killer taco.
Can you quickly list who's who in the band?
Huge is: Jason Rabe (guitarist/vocalist), Ravi (bassist) and Clive (drums).
How long have you been performing together as Huge?
Jason: Ravi and I have known each other for quite a long time and we've played together in different groups over the years (e.g., Sound Advice and Mob Psychology). It wasn't until we moved to LA and we hooked up with Clive (the drummer)... that Huge was really started.
What prompted the move from New York City to LA?
Jason: We had a gig that we booked at the Viper Room. It was a showcase we setup with Ravi, myself and [our old drummer] Yuval. The music was kind of different then. It was a little poppier. A little less organic... After playing that gig, I met Clive. [At the time] I was looking for someone else because we weren't that happy with Yuval. He's a wonderful drummer... very similar to the drummer from Secret Machine. But our feel is not quite that heavy Zeppelin thing that they do. Yuval is a masterful, masterful drummer with those kind of pockets. But we were looking for someone that had a little more of the pocket of the Psychedelic Furs.
Also, a friend of mine was producing a television show out here at the time. He said that if I wanted to move out that he'd give me a place to stay for free. So I dropped everything I had in New York and just kind of gave it a shot, because also we were a little bit tired of the scene. It just wasn't happening in New York.