Hypnumb. It’s a name.
Hypnumb are a dirty blues rock band on the up. Hailing from Christchurch NZ, their punchy riffs and fearless stage presence topped with Bex B’s soaring vocals are landing them a well deserved reputation as one of the countries pre-eminent rock acts.
Described by Alex Moulton as Winehouse dipped into a vat of Zeppelin, their live shows come with an effortless magnetism that few bands possess. On the back of a couple of self-made music videos the Hyps crowd funded to spend the winter performing on the UK festival circuit.
Vocalist Bex and drummer/guitarist John started the project back in late 2017 in a bid to unleash something fresh, edgy and female onto the local music scene, they have since grown an extended family of talented musicians around them. Influences..? Everything from Hendrix to Ella Fitzgerald to Jurassic 5. Curious…?
Our mantra is “live the music” so everyday we’re working hard booking those gigs, producing videos, recording new songs and forging ideas from the bottomless pit of magma bubbling below our feet. This is the beginning of a long, hot ride – hope you enjoy the sounds.
Here’s what some others reckon…..
“They have a nostalgic, gritty, sexy rock sound which Bex B absolutely nails with her powerful husky tones and strong vocal range. Hypnumb appear to be a dynamic force to reckon with, unleashing their fearless vibrant rock onto an appreciative public.” Corinne Rutherford, MUSIC.NET.NZ
“For a new band they have certainly developed a solid, gritty, bluesy boogie and all out rock and roll sound. Certainly, a band to keep an eye out for in 2019.” Kris Raven, MUSIC.NET.NZ
“Hypnumb is a breath of fresh air to the music community. They bring an exciting and unique sound to their music that’ll have your heart exploding by the time the hook comes in… it’s not only unique but it’s creative and addicting in a way we didn’t think was possible.” Ben Ali, Keep Music Walking
“A penchant for brilliantly groovy licks, wonderful guitar work and a great rhythm. The sultry female vocals combine to give the track a great feel. Check these guys out – they’re pretty special!” Jane Hawkins, York Calling
“With hints of Gin Wigmore and Amy Winehouse in her (Bex B) style, it works well with the Zeppelin-esque fuzz of the guitars.” Alex Moulton, MUSIC.NET.NZ
“Can’t wait to hear more.” NZ Musician Magazine