In an era where originality is passé, plagiarism is rewarded, and innovation is lost in a sea of mediocrity, few acts have the courage to forge a new path. A new sound. A seldom few dare to look outside the 'tunnel vision'-like music world we are consumed by. However there are those who not only look outside this world, but refuse to acknowledge its existence. It is in this realm that Australian rock act .hinge reside.