The Hoax Program
Low Punch was an old-school hardcore band, which was formed by high school friends from Ajdovščina in 1997. The band was known for their intense and energetic live shows in Slovenia and across Europe, which often featured band members' high jumping and crowd surfing. The year before disbanding in 2001, they released the album Act.Revolt.Live. In 2005 the members reunited and performed at a hardcore reunion show at Mostovna, along with other influential 1990s bands from areas around Ajdovščina and Gorica. The band decided to open a new chapter and started working on new material. They upgraded their old known hardcore sound with rock 'n' roll, new wave of British heavy metal, and stoner rock, and consequently changed their name to The Hoax Program. In the following years, the 4-piece band gained an extra guitarist. The interweaving upbeat melodies of two guitars, fat bass lines, fast drumming and stronger, less shrill vocals affirm the band's maturity and explain the reason behind changing the name. In 2011 they were selected among perspective alternative acts on Club Marathon, organised by Radio Študent (RŠ).
So far The Hoax Program has released 2 albums, a self-published Lost Songs, Forgotten Melodies (Storm Inside Records) in 2008, and a second album, simply titled as II (ZARŠ Records) in the end of 2011. The last album is a product that moves even further from the hardcore melodies and shows quality musical arrangements, where musical experience and non-preoccupation with music genres is evident. In just 28 minutes the band serves us with fast and rousing guitar melodies that deserve the attention of all who love "out of the box" rock 'n' roll music. The album also manages to impress visually, with beautifully detailed artwork, which was drawn and designed by their bassist, Ivo Lozej.