DE Berlin – Indie/Alternative / New Wave / Retro Future Sound / Dark-Pop / Indie


Pair - Giving Myself A Chance (Official Video)
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A0c990da2d49526c2ff7a51c42ff23e56c6255d4 Giving Myself A Chance Single 2019
Ea1f0583eac6b8ccf280bda8eccff3ced64b351f Perfume Single 2019
98aed72b97e3bd4059a01e9538e81cdf6239c41c Jovian Single 2019
287e035c732f5802a2fab1e5d9af338d188a65a5 Nobody Can See Us Single 2019
A1dc3f2005b17f6d349dc68f011e548e1908b353 Magnetic Heart Single 2018
3b853a47c0534c13f5a7b3691486171808d72ca6 Guillotine Single 2017
A85a1e8fec69462af1b9ad4052670d4f36d0f8ef Oasis Single 2017
86d068ce09c40a78d07aa5a2713057092f86f680 A Potential Cause For Rain Single 2017
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Edit-artist-releases-release-placeholder Magnetic Heart Single 2018
Edit-artist-releases-release-placeholder A Potential Cause For Rain EP 2017
Edit-artist-releases-release-placeholder Oasis Single 2017
Edit-artist-releases-release-placeholder Guillotine Single 2017
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michael stork
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For critics, they invoke comparisons to Tame Impala, Foals or Radiohead and don’t fall through - HYMMJ belong to those rarities of the german music scene, who succeed with english-speaking pop music with an international sound.

Detached of any time and genre, the band merges the nostalgia of the 70s with the modernity of the 21st century, atmospheric New Wave meets dark indie rock, melancholia goes with euphoria. In one moment they nonchalantly flirt with big pop gestures, right before they withdraw into psychedelic walls of sound.

The band has made a name of themself with their tremendous live shows in their hometown, the crazy overflowing Berlin. Their unrestrained passion, the musical comprehension for the moment and their love for improvisation creates a unique energy, which has since spilled far across the borders of the capital: After the release of their debut EP „A Potential Cause For Rain“ (2017) they’ve played support slots for such illustrious and musical diverse acts like The New Pornographers, Cassia, INVSN, Starcrawler or Vulfpeck‘s Theo Katzmann and at several international Showcase festivals like ENEA Spring Break in Poland, c/o Pop in Cologne, Sonic Visions in Luxembourg, or three Shows at Alternative Escape in Brighton.

Aside from the stage national and international media have been enthusiastic: The European online magazine Europavox applauded for „sublime songwriting and perfect production and delivery“, the Canadian Blog The Revue certified that „their potential is extraordinary“ and others like IndieBerlin, Diffus or thatnewmusicblog followed the hymns of praise.
In spring 2019 HYMMJ self-released their second EP „Nobody Can See Us“, funded by german music office Initiative Musik. The songs take the listener into the relentless world of the twenty-somethings, always searching for freedom, independence and the personal luck, torn apart between all the different possibilities, which never comply with the own utopian ideas. The positive echo was even louder with several international reviews, interviews and airplays and lead to the final accolade by Sonic Seducer: „This is where Alt-J start to rock and Radiohead close their laptop and weep their guitars!“

„When Alt-J start to rock and Radiohead close their Laptops and weep their guitars - very promising!“ — Sonic Seducer
„Ever wonder what would happen if Artic Monkeys and Tame Impala had a love child?“ — IndieBerlin
„Hottest Indie-Newcomer from Berlin!“ — Herzmukke
„Bowiesque!“ — Nothing But Hope And Passion
„Sublime songwriting and perfect production and delivery.“ — Europavox
„An extraordinary enrichment for the german music scene!“ — Soundkartell & egoFM
„Their potential is extraordinary.“ — TheRevue
„They know how to transport feelings, sometimes reserved and introspective, sometimes passionate and generous, burning like fire under the ice.“ - Indiemusic.fr
„HYMMJ are among the best to play with your emotions.“ - Le Sac à Son