30 October 2019

Artist Profile: HYG


If you like: Tame Impala, Midlife, Jagwar Ma & Can

Not a lot of bands around Canberra do quite what HYG do. The band has been playing in one form or another since 2017, with the ever-rotating line-up fronted by Mark Wilson on guitar and vocals eventually settling on Oskar Urbas on bass and Lucius Culliton on drums. Establishing themselves at the centre of the up-and-coming Canberra psych-rock scene, the band landed themselves opening spots for bands as diverse as EGOISM, Hideous Sun Demon and the Pretty Littles before taking a break at the end of 2018.

Not one for the conventional route, HYG have come back strong, delivering a blistering live-show at house shows and bush doofs around Canberra. Filled with other-worldly guitar soundscapes, demonic clarinet solos and extended improvised jams, they have a penchant for getting lost in their own sound and set, yet always with the clear end-goal in mind of taking captivated crowds on a unique journey time after time. Music you can dance to, music you can lay back and close your eyes to.

New music on the way, in the meantime you can find their music at:

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