HYMNS is an alternative rock band formed in London in 2016. The line up consists of Oliver Hooper on vocals and guitar, Giorgio Compagnone on bass guitar and backing vocals, Matthew Ash on guitar and Amy Chapman on drums.
Drawing heavily from the post punk genre, HYMNS create epic and ethereal songs that enlighten and uplift. Baritone vocals combined with hooky guitar riffs provide the foundation for music with melody and honesty at its heart.
The band recorded it’s debut release, The London EP, live at London’s Smokehouse Studios last year. The songs explore themes of isolation, desperation and hope in modern day city living; an honest commentary on our modern lives, and attempts to offer a pragmatic way forward.
Having played a couple of small support slots last year, HYMNS have continued to build up their fan base with some high profile gigs in 2017 including a slot at Camden Rocks and a triumphant gig at Oxjam Crystal Palace. They are currently recording their forthcoming EP.