The release of “Gay Goth Scene” is upon us. The video for “Gay Goth Scene” has already made the rounds at special screenings in Toronto, Los Angeles, Ogunquit and Tel Aviv with future screenings slated for Salento Finibus Tarrae in Italy, Queer Lisboa, Face a Face St. Etienne and Wiz Art in Lviv.

Before the song and video are set free onto the eternally fleeting internet, a limited edition 7” is going to be ready for patrons of our special Vazaleen appearance in Toronto June 30 (RSVP here)—tickets will be available at the door (limited, too), get them on general sale now.

Berlin fans can get their copy at a follow up show at Bergain Kantine on July 13—further news on this will be following soon.

“Gay Goth Scene” released on June 30, 2013. Artwork taken from “Gay Goth Scene” issue #2, by Joel Gibb and Paul P.


For those in Kingston this weekend, we’re playing the Skeleton Park Arts Festival this Saturday in McBurney Park and it’s a free event. There’s also a connecting art event the following Sunday evening at 7pm; a selection of works of felt by Joel Gibb will be at The Artel (205 Sydenham Street).


The first glimpse of the new record is in sight. “Gay Goth Scene” – already known to live audiences – will be previewed first as a short film. Toronto fans will get the chance to preview the new single from the forthcoming album Age (set for release in the fall of 2013) this month at Inside Out Film Festival.  The video was directed by Kai Stänicke and shot in Berlin last winter. More information coming soon.

Production still from “Gay Goth Scene” by Elsa Quarsell.

Hidden Cameras Gay Goth

The Hidden Cameras cover Michael Jackson

Rolling Stone are celebrating the 20th anniversary of the release of arguably one of pop’s greatest albums – Thriller – by giving away a covers album of the record. The Hidden Cameras open it with their version of Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’ with synths’n’beats provided by Africa (one half of In the Na remixers, Dolby Anol).  Why not slip on a white glove and make your way over to the Cameras’ soundcloud page for a listen. Shamone!

New Summer Dates Added

We can now announce the promised Toronto show, taking place on 1 July at Harbourfront as part of the free Canada Day festival. And one further Canadian date to add in Sudbury at the Norther Lights Festival Boreal on 7 July. Towards the end of that month the band will be over in Europe doing a special acoustic show at the beautiful Lakeside Acoustic Festival in Austria.

New Tour Dates

7/1/12 – Toronto, ON @ Harbourfront, ON / info
7/7/12 – Sudbury, ON  @ Northern Lights Festival Boreal / info 
21/7/12 – Sittersdorf, AU @ Lakeside Acoustic Festival / tickets

On Tour Summer 2012

The Hidden Cameras are thrilled to announce their first Canadian tour dates since 2009 and their first date in Quebec City ever. We will kick things off at this year’s WestFest in Ottawa June 8 before heading to Montreal, Quebec City, Halifax and St. John’s in continued support of our acclaimed 2009 full-length, Origin:Orphan. Expect a Toronto show announcement in the coming weeks. And two German festival dates lie either side of the Canadian tour, with Immergut Festival in the north (May) and Obstwiesenfestival in the south (August).

Tour Dates

5/25/12 – Immergut Festival, Neustrelitz DE / tickets
6/8/12 – Ottawa, ON @ WestFest / tickets
6/15/12 – Montreal, PQ @ Il Motore / tickets
6/16/12 – Quebec City, PQ @ Le Cercle / tickets
6/19/12 – Halfiax, NS @ Reflections / tickets
6/22/12 – St. John’s, NF @ Rock House / tickets
6/23/12 – St. John, NF @ Rock House / tickets
8 /25/12 – Obstwiesenfestival, Dornstadt/Ulm DE / info


German Reading Corner

The Hidden Cameras are honoured to be the inspiration behind the titles of two recent German language books.

#1 “Music Is My Boyfriend: Texte 1990-2010” is a collection of music articles by the late and well-respected music journalist Martin Büsser. The book begins by quoting the classic Cameras’ song, “I found music and he found me, he kept me singing ‘til my dying day” and continues later with a chapter devoted to the band itself. The Hidden Cameras are pleased to be credited for the quotation (unlike those title stealing ho’s, CSS, Skye Sweetnan and the like.)
Publisher’s website

#2 In German academic book by Sushila Mesquita, “Ban Marriage!” the author “explores the ambivalences of normalization of lesbians and gays in contemporary ‘western’ societies from a queer-feminist perspective.” “Ban Marriage! Ambivalenzen der Normalisierung aus queer-feministischer Perspektive” (which would translate to “Ban Marriage! Ambivalences of normalization from a queer-feminist perspective” in English) is available now.
Publisher’s website

Spain February 2012

The band are back with their first dates of 2012 in Spain. They’ll be performing on Friday 3 Feb in Murcia at the microsonidos festival and on Saturday 4 Feb in Valencia at the Tanned Tin festival (along side THC hero Laetitia Sadier from Stereolab). Click on the links below for full line up details and festival info.

Joel Plays Rio

First show south of the equator! Joel Gibb will perform a short solo set at the Museu de Arte Morderna in Rio de Janeiro this Thursday, January 26th. Joel will be the special musical guest among a smattering of Brazils best young poets and the event is FREE! Tell all your friends who live in Rio! Click the flyer below for a link to the facebook event.