Hyperstation was formed in Paris in 2012 when guitarist HYPE001 and bassist HYPE002, worked on a melodic riff which would later become the group’s first single “Factory”: a driving pop / punk anthem with certain Cure like overtones.
The band was soon joined by singer HYPE003, hailing from Louisiana. HYPE003 provided the band with an American accent as all their songs are sung in English.
The trio quickly recorded a number of songs while playing concerts in the Parisian area. In June of 2012 they put out their 4 song EP - “HPRSTN”. This was followed up with a mini tour in the north of France to shoot a live music video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_cNKXKRrY8
H y p e r s t a t i o n crosses many lines: post punk, cold wave, electro, grunge and pop. This strange combination of influences helped forge their distinct sound and struck a chord with the French Indie music community allowing their first EP to quickly sell out.
Near the end of 2012 drummer HYPE004 joined the group making their live shows even more dramatic and spontaneous. Playing on an electronic drum set HYPE004 helped expand the band’s trade mark sound built around electronic beats, dirty guitars, ghostly keyboards and big bad ass bass riffs. In 2014 they released their second EP - “Palm Tree” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rUx-8nFlfJE
“If the Pixies jammed with The Gossip and Kraftwerk, a certain nonchalance doubled by a dimension infallibly dancey and synthetic...a fresh and welcome discovery” (metalorgie.com)
“you’ll love them, as much as I love them. The guitar riffs are oozing rock and roll with tension until it explodes. I SAY YES!” (ledictionnairedelemo.blogspot.fr)
The band continues to perform regularly on Paris’ very competitive club circuit having opened for acts such as “The World is a beautiful place and I’m no longer afraid to die” as well as Peter Kernal or Kap Bambino. Their unique sound combined with their energetic live performances has created what certain French Indie music insiders are calling a new genre to the music world : POP VIOLENCE
WORD!about 5 years