Artist info

Genre

Indie, Rock


Sounds like

Spiritualized, Ride, Slowdive, My Bloody Valentine, Byrds, Deerhunter, BRMC, Warlocks, The Verve, Echo and the Bunnymen, Raveonettes


band members

Alex Hayes Rob Stephens Michael Antonas


Influences

Spiritualized, Deerhunter, Loop, My Bloody Valentine, Slowdive, Ride, The Jesus and Mary Chain, BRMC, Verve, Byrds, Echo and the Bunnymen, 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 shoegaze classics My Bloody Valentine, the Verve and Jesus and Mary Chain, with a taste of newer garage rock influences such as Ty Segall and BRMC.

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 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!

Review

Review by Tommy Faith Tommy Faith

24 Mar 2020

Triple J
40

Bury me in this reverb, I wanna die as I lived

Bury me in this reverb, I wanna die as I lived