Exciting and devilishly dark, HYMNS share new EP titled Reset
Hailing from London, HYMNS are an innovative four-piece rock band from London. That band say they’re inspired by the likes of Depeche Mode and Black Sabbath. Their dark and stormy approach to their brand new EP Reset makes for both an intriguing and enthralling listen.
The EP opens with the title track, a song around political discourse and the notion of capitalism and pointless technological advances over actually taking care of what we already have. The track immediately kicking off heavy duty guitar riffs and drum beats that any rock band would be in awe of. It slows down gradually with the unique vocals of lead singer Oliver Hooper leading the song allowing it to become an immersive experience that wraps around the arms of the listener.
Concrete Skies starts slowly and builds into a euphoric tune that has a sense of urgency running through it. This rock ballad was written to celebrate the good in human nature even when faced with evil and the soft but distinctive rock notes lift the EP as a whole to another dimension. Similarly Sirens holds lighter notes throughout the bass note shimmers whilst being a quintessential rock song.
“Written in a time of great political and social unrest, people continue to celebrate and prioritise capital gain and empty technological breakthroughs (colonizing Mars, etc) at the expense of humanity and our ‘own’ planet earth. The song is a call to arms for change before it’s too late.”Oliver Hooper
Wrong is the last track on the Reset EP, it feels more commercially geared to radio with it’s pop undertones and catchier melody, it feels more upbeat despite the track actually being penned about inner conflict and how as humans we wrestler against both what our head and heart want.
The EP as a whole is inventive and thrilling, if you’re a fan of Working Man’s Club, TV People or perhaps even Fontaines D.C. this is the EP you need this bank holiday weekend.
Reset is available to stream now.