Live Video: Nic Hessler

Live Video
07/26/2015
Bella Pham
photo by Alan Lawrence (view set)

Filling the KEXP studio with his breezy pop/rock tunes, Nic Hessler flawlessly paints a picture of summer by the shore with a sound that is unmistakably Californian. Originally signed to Captured Records under the name Catwalk, he halted his career when he was unexpectedly diagnosed with an autoimmune disorder in 2012. Though half of the songs were written in his teens, Hessler's debut album, Soft Connections is seamless and iridescent, complete with a head-bobbing pulse that's hard to ignore. Nearly a decade in the making, Soft Connections, now released under his own name, is a triumph, and, as KEXP DJ Cheryl Waters puts it, "love at first sound." Fall in love with Nic Hessler as he performs live in the KEXP studio:

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