When performing your art in your home country could mean arrest, large fines or even a public flogging, the idea of being an artist takes on a whole new meaning. After playing numerous secret gigs in their homeland of Iran hoping to avoid detection, Hypernova made an exodus to the U.S. giving them not only a means to do what they love without threat but also a new lease on personal freedom.
Already creating a buzz in the U.S. underground and no longer hidden from
authority, Hypernova’s story, and more importantly, their music has earned the attention of media outlets as varied as ABC News, LA Times, NY Times, MTV, and Anthem Magazine. NPR described them quite accurately as cut from the same cloth as “The Strokes, the Arctic Monkeys and Queens of the Stone Age.”
From the eerily chiming intro of “Universal” to the airy Psychedelic Furs-esque levity of “Lost in Space” to the fierce dance-rock of the first single “Fairy Tales”, Hypernova’s debut album is an homage to their love of Western music, seen through the eyes of a band who risked life and liberty for their chance at the American Dream. “There are a number of things that we touch upon in this album, whether it be social and political themes or just songs about love,” he explains,”but mostly the songs are about our own lives and all the stuff we’ve been through to make it here to the States. From the first track to the last, the album tells the story of our lives.”
“Through the Chaos” is the sound of a band learning to stretch its wings with the open streets and clubs of the U.S. as their soaring ground. With an intensely bright future ahead of them and the freedom to express themselves, Hypernova is just beginning to take flight.
Hypernova has toured with Sisters of Mercy and IAMX.