The Hiccup origin story is a rather unlikely one for a breakneck paced, harmony-laden indie band. Dual vocalists Hallie Bulleit (formerly of The Unlovables) and Alex Clute first met when they began playing together in the house band on late-night television program The Chris Gethard Show. Alex and Hallie were bonded by their common love of, and capacity for creating memorable pop hooks, and with the addition of drummer Piyal Basu, Hiccup was born. They began penning songs within the realm of girl-group pop meets buzz saw distorted guitars that the Ramones pioneered, the immediacy of which was later expanded upon by bands such as the Smoking Popes, and the Lookout Records roster. On initial listen, singles like “Lady MacBeth & Miss Havisham” and “Teasin’” have that instant resonance of pop appeal. Imaginary Enemies, Hiccup’s debut full-length effort, was produced by Kyle Gilbride (Waxahatchee, Swearin’, All Dogs), and released on Father/Daughter Records last spring.