World premiere video - Hypophora 'Spires'
Formed in 2012 in Cornwall’s only city; Truro. Hypophora are a fierce female fronted Alt Rock/Post Hardcore outfit with a chaotic live show and an infatuation for genre blending furore.
Double A-side 'Youth/Caught' captures the essence of the band's sound; hard-hitting riffs accompanied by grooving slap bass, anthemic, catchy and introspective vocal lines and beautifully melodic guitar parts. Inspired by a collection of Seattle Grunge/Early Post-Hardcore bands, intertwined with snippets of Funk Rock, Prog and Math Rock.
Hypophora now reside in the heart of Bristol; the South West’s capital. The location change sees the band gathering a host of important support slots and expanding their dedicated fan base tenfold.
Described as "A barrage of rock, hardcore, punk and funk influences.” (Cornwall Music Seen). The band has received great praise and airplay from the likes of BBC Introducing, Mike James Rock Show as well as other press, and radio alike (Clunk Mag, Louder Than War, Distorted sound, Vulture Hound and more) and were given the “Best Song” award for ‘Youth’ by West Briton editor Lee Trewhela at the 2015 TCMAs.
Having shared bills with some of the most revered Alt Rock bands in Europe at the moment (VANT, Sløtface, TIGERCUB, Allusondrugs, Acres & many more) the band have also supported US post-hardcore giants HE IS LEGEND, Kurt Travis (Ex-Dance Gavin Dance) & Andres. Hypophora recently supported VANT on the SOLD OUT Exeter date of their final farewell tour & Thank You Scientist on the London date of their UK tour.
The band have also gathered some impressive festival appearances this year such as UK Tech Fest, Techabilitation, Free For All, Boardmasters, Looe Festival and more.
Standing on the front lines and pushing the boundaries of the underground alternative scene in the South West, Hypophora regularly see packed out headline shows that prove a dedicated fan base are backing their every move.