ABOUT // EPK
The Hate Club
Hi and welcome to The Hate Club. My name is Alex Poe. I’m a singer and musician representing the alternative electronic movement.
I am a band (yes) in digital format doing electronic grunge, punk and industrial pop heavily influenced by the bass music culture.
The Hate Club is a one-year-old project that I started in LA, in January 2017. My music and lyrics are full of unrequited love themes, satire on everything that typically makes a normal person happy.
I admit to be driven by dystopian perception of reality where nothing goes according to plan, yet, I find this ruin quite comforting. THC’s final destination is self-expression on the ruins of former self.
I’m proud of what I’ve accomplished as THC so far: 2 US tours, an EP release, my own podcast, underground shows I’m curating and support of a dedicated niche, several videos and the music that is truly me.
Space Born EP
Space Born EP is my first public release, and is the opening work in The Hate Club I music catalog. All of the music here was written 1 year ago, in early 2017.
This EP is very important to me because throughout my music career I’ve been relentlessly pursuing other genres and trends without having a voice of my own. What served as catalyst for Space Born was highly stressful environment, depression and hitting all the possible lows.
Yet, the only escape route I could embrace was laughing back at the situation and realizing that in order for me to reinvent myself this decadence had to happen, I had to burn to the ashes.
Journal of a RocknRolla
The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.
– Friedrich Nietzsche
The Hate Club vs The World
The story skips on a few less poetic remarks made by the people in a dialogue above. Remarks against where humanity is today, but this isn’t politics, I would never want for things to take that direction, this is where people truly lose their heads.
More or less, that was the story behind how I came up with the name for the band. My friend and I were a little drunk and a little high, sitting in a “red room” in Silverlake in Los Angeles….basically, we were talking shit, something all of us enjoy when in a company of a close friend.
If you’re curious about my life, read the uncensored stories on my public diary here.