The Hardkiss
The Hardkiss is a band from Kyiv, founded in 2011. Its music is a mix of rock, pop and electronic music. Musicians define it as progressive pop. Authorship of all their songs belongs to singer Julia Sanina and guitarist Valeriy Bebko, who founded the band.

The Hardkiss is a mix of seemingly incompatible things: heavy arrangements, melodic parts, profound lyrics and soul vocal of Julia Sanina. They have their own stylists and work with the best Ukrainian fashion designers. Not liking the word 'epatage', their looks are a part of their philosophy, illustrating the music. The Hardkiss was the face of Pepsi and Lenovo in Ukraine. Also the band was nominated at national MTV EMA award as the best Ukrainian artist. They are the proud owners of five national music Yuna awards for 'best album', 'best song' and 'best video clip'. Ukrainian Forbes included frontwoman Julia Sanina on the list of 30 most successful Ukrainians up to the age of 30.

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In 2012, The Hardkiss were nominated for the MTV Europe Music Award for Best Ukrainian Act. In 2013, The Hardkiss were awarded with two awards, 'Best New Act' and 'Best Music Video' (to producer Valeriy Bebko for clip Make-Up), of the national music award YUNA. On May 18, the band presented their first show in the Green Theatre in Kyiv. and opened the Muz-TV Music Awards on June 7. In 2014, their debut album 'Stones and Honey' was released. Also in 2014, the band performed at Park Live Festival and shared the stage with bands like The Prodigy, Deftones and Skillet.

In 2015, the band was nominated for the music award YUNA again and received the awards of 'Best Music Album' (Stones and Honey) and 'Best Song' (Stones). In the same year the EP 'Cold Altair'was released. In 2016, The Hardkiss took part in the Ukrainian national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest with the song 'Helpless'. They came in 2nd in the finals.

They are getting ready to release some new singles, and are planning to make a big show in Kyiv. Then they will on their 'Perfection Tour'. At the present, Yulia Sanina is one of the four judges in the seventh edition of The X Factor Ukraine.

Band Members

  • Yulia Sanina – vocals (2011–present)
  • Valeriy 'Val' Bebko – guitar (2011–present)
  • Kreechy – drums (2011–present)
  • Roman Skorobahatko – guitar (2013–present)
  • Klim Lysiuk – bass guitar (2016–present)

Former members

  • Pol Solonar – keyboards (2011–2013)
  • Vitaliy Oniskevich – keyboards (2013–2016)



  • Stones and Honey - 2014


  • Cold Altair - 2015


  • Babylon - 2011
  • Dance With Me - 2011
  • Make-Up - 2012
  • October - 2012
  • Part Of Me - 2013
  • In Love - 2013
  • Under The Sun - 2013
  • Shadows Of Time - 2013
  • Tell Me Brother - 2014
  • Hurricane - 2014
  • Stones - 2014
  • Strange Moves (feat. KAZAKY) - 2014
  • PiBiP - 2015
  • Organ - 2015
  • Tony, Talk! - 2015
  • Helpless - 2016
  • Perfection! - 2016
  • Rain - 2016


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