hilkka was a three-piece (indie) rock band formed in 1993 when alex, nuuj and joe moved in together. early influences included the melvins, unwound, big black and slug. over the years, the three guys "learned" to actually play their instruments and their sound evolved, as did their influences. recent comparisions have not been made. recent comparisons are no longer recent. this is already old... Hilkka disbanded in Oct of 2006, 13 years and 1 day from the exact date of their first show.