Dark Indie Meets Modern Pop
The Swedish duo Råhypnos released their self-titled debut EP on Heptown Records May 20th. The 5 tracks are a combination of dark indie and modern pop.
The duo Råhypnos started in a simple home studio in 2015, consisting of one musician and one who wanted to become one. The combination was great and Råhypnos found their unique sound/their own sound. The shared interest in life stories and fasination / horror about people in general, and in groups, became a common denominator and an inspiration to many of the lyrics.
Number 4 at Stockholm College Radio play list
01. Henric de la Cour – Two against one
02. High Cheru – Trippy
03. NEJ – Aldrig Mer
04. Råhypnos – Transformation
A music video for track number 3 of the EP, Still Unknown, was released february 20th, hailed be the popular swedish music blog HYMN.se as highlight of the week.
Release gig at Showdown, Röda Sten, Gothenburg, Swe
Saturday June 11
with Råhypnos, The Don Darlings, Orsak Oslo
”Nadja and Pablo of the duo Råhypnos have only played together since 2015, but their debut EP signals they are here to stay. It’s dark and melancholic and breaths of Nick Cave, Tom Waits and a bit of Tindersticks”.
”Nadja and Pablo who form Råhypnos are able to cast aspersion without becoming vitriolic and it is the becalming nature of the sounds which belie the context that affords them impressive presence.”
/Emerging Indie Bands
”It’s underground, it’s alternative, it’s somewhat dark and it’s innovatory. This music doesn’t fall under the typical sing alongs’ category of catchy tunes – but that is not say it’s bad. On the contrary. Dwelling in a mystic air, the songs are characterized by innovative drums and smart guitar loops.”
* The combination of Nadja and Pablos characteristic voices is a big part of Råhypnos unique sound; where indie meets modern pop.
* Few bands can deliver such a straight forward and personal sound as Råhypnos.
* The lyrics questions humanity, and without being sarcastic or judgemental, Råhypnos invite you to share their exploration.