Already sick of the winter? The heart-rending trajectory of 2016? Tired of this depressing modern world? Take a nostalgic trip outside of space and time with The Hippaes, new musical project of Roo Pescod (Bangers), Hamish Adams (Bangers, Caves, Pale Angels) and Kelly Kemp (Dear Everyone, No Comply).
The Hippaes (pronounced hip-eyes) sing about misplaced sexual advances, flying a filament lightbulb like a hot air balloon, and wearing sou’westers in the rain. Their hopelessly enthusiastic aesthetic is contrasted with a desire to escape and be left in peace.
Named after Sheri S. Tepper’s terrifying hypnotic beasts of feminist science fiction classic Grass, and borrowing sonically from the likes of Garbage and Lit, The Hippaes are here to reassure you that the sun is always shining somewhere, and that someone will always be trying to stop it.
released December 19, 2016
Recorded by Roo Pescod in Falmouth, Cornwall
Mixed by Matthew Johnson at Suburban Home, Leeds
Mastered by Jake Popyura