Brian Howe AKA SIKES is an American Alternative/Hip-Hop artist & producer who is known for his work in various musical projects and other artistic endeavors.
His backing band, THE NEW VIOLENCE is a diverse group of talent curated by SIKES himself to help bring his electronic compositions and ideas to life through live instrumentations. Together, SIKES AND THE NEW VIOLENCE have crafted a sound that is accessible yet difficult to define by blending unique elements from a wide variety of genres and cultures. With a well respected reputation for his creativity, relentless live performances and D.I.Y. work ethic, SIKES continues to play by his own rules, takes the road less traveled and never follows in the footsteps of anyone but himself.