South West math-post-hardcore crew Hypophora set loose their highly engaging double A sided single ‘Youth’ / ‘Caught’, through Easy Action records on 11th November. With influences stemming from RHCP, Don Broco and Firehose, this band really do have a unique stamp.
The teenage post-hardcore outfit has quickly earned a reputation as a blistering live act in their native Cornwall. Combining the technical expertise of Firehose and Red Hot Chilli Peppers with a surfeit of youthful energy, the Truro-based four-piece offer a highly skilful and melodic take on punk-funk and 90s alt-rock.
Hypophora was formed in 2012, inspired by a collection of Seattle Grunge/Early 2000s Post-Hardcore bands, intertwined with snippets of Funk Rock and Jazz influenced Math Rock. The crew soon set out to push musical boundaries and to rip open the envelope of creativity.
The single perfectly captures the essence of the quartet’s sound: hard hitting riffs accompanied by grooving slap bass, anthemic catchy and introspective vocal lines, and beautifully melodic guitar parts. The video for Youth was exclusively premiered at Louder Than War last month and can now be viewed right here –
You can buy ‘Youth / Caught’ 7″ limited green vinyl single http://easyaction.co.uk/index.php?route=product/product&path=61&product_id=445, or download the double A side from iTunes on Friday 11th November.