Artist info

Genre

Indie, Rock


Sounds like

Ride, The Verve, Slowdive, The Church, The Byrds, Deerhunter, BRMC, Warlocks, Echo and the Bunnymen, Raveonettes, The Cure


band members

Alex Hayes Rob Stephens Michael Antonas


Influences

Spiritualized, The Byrds, The Church, My Bloody Valentine, Slowdive, Ride, The Jesus and Mary Chain, BRMC, Verve, Echo and The Bunnymen, Shangri Las, The Cure, Raveonettes


Bio

Pulling influences from dream pop, garage and 90s psych, Hyla is a project formed by Alex Hayes, Rob Stephens and Michael Antonas who have played and toured extensively in Perth bands such as Abbe May, Gum and The Silents over the last decade. HYLA is an outfit reminiscent of 90's psych classics like the Verve and Jesus and Mary Chain, with a taste of new wave influences such as the Church and the Cure.

The result is a swirl of fuzzed out guitars, layered melodic vocals, and a sound that is at once fresh and nostalgic. The bands latest single ‘Swam Out’ has been well received around Australia and overseas and is currently receiving Triple j play. HYLA’s debut LP ‘OSAKA’ produced by Sam Ford (Pond, Peter Bibby) was released in September 2017.

HYLA relocated to Melbourne in 2017 and plan to release their sophomore album in 2020.

http://hyla.bandcamp.com/

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

23 Sep 2020

Triple J
40

Adding a little atmosphere and sunlight to the mix on this new one. Doing their inspo (Spiritualized, The Verve) proud.

Adding a little atmosphere and sunlight to the mix on this new one. Doing their inspo (Spiritualized, The Verve) proud.

Review

Review by Claire Mooney Claire Mooney

23 Jun 2020

Triple J
45

Nothing but winners so far from HYLA in 2020. Incredible track. Huge rush of golden sound. This takes off in a big way.

Nothing but winners so far from HYLA in 2020. Incredible track. Huge rush of golden sound. This takes off in a big way.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

16 Jun 2020

Triple J
45

Oh I see you spoke the ancient incantation to summon Kevin Shields from the mixing booth. This shadowy dirge is a triumph!

Oh I see you spoke the ancient incantation to summon Kevin Shields from the mixing booth. This shadowy dirge is a triumph!