Hypophora: Youth- video premiere
Youth/Caught double A-side single
(Easy Action Records)
Teenage post-hardcore group Hypophora have quickly earned a reputation as a blistering live act in their native Cornwall. Combining the technical expertise of fIREHOSE or Red Hot Chilli Peppers with a surfeit of youthful energy and the assured vocals of Katie McConnell, the Truro-based outfit are further proof that Easy Action Records is aiming to bring the cult Cornwall scene to a wider audience.
Dispensing with the Chilli Peppers’ frat-boy machismo, Hypophora proffer a highly skillful and melodic take on punk-funk and 90s alt-rock, with Karum Cooper supplying perfectly-judged guitar heroics and Lewis Pilcher bringing the funk on bass. Clearly an adept multi-instrumentalist, Cooper also laid down the drum tracks on this high-energy single.
The band also feature on Easy Action’s second compilation of local talent, ‘Cornwall Calling 2’. Could Hypophora be Easy Action’s breakthrough act? Check out the video for ‘Youth’ and judge for yourself.
Buy ‘Youth/Caught’ 7″ limited green vinyl single here, or download from iTunes etc.
Buy ‘Cornwall Calling 2’ here.
Hypophora are on Facebook.
Easy Action Records is on the web, Facebook and Twitter.
Band photograph by Craig Taylor-Broad Photography.
Video produced by Mawgan Lewis of Purple Knif Films.
All words by Gus Ironside, whose Louder Than War archive is here.