Live Music Scene still Blossoming Bands in South West UK

The Cornish music scene continues to blossom with new alternative funk rock four-piece Hypophora.

Screen Shot 2015-02-03 at 14.40.38Katie McConnell, lead vocals and keys, Karum Cooper on guitar, bassist Sam Windsor and drummer Josh Cross met at secondary school in their hometown of Truro in Cornwall and started playing together in 2012.

BBC Introducing have already featured one of their first recordings Little White Lies, which was played by David White on BBC Radio Cornwall on his Saturday night show.


Combining sounds inspired by 90s grunge from Seattle such as Nirvana and Foo Fighters with funk, Hypophora perform hard and loud with soulful, melodic vocals and guitars backed by powerful fast drums.

The female fronted four-piece have been alikened to UK rockers Marmozets, Lower Than Atlantis and Don Broco.

Airtime on BBC Cornwall opened doors for Hypophora to play local festivals and venues in Truro and move onto The Junction, Plymouth, and Livewire in Saltash as part of a growing scene, which already includes The Velvet Hands, Circle Of Crows and Blue River.


Hypophora have already cracked student radio with plays on UWE’s station HUB Radio and independent online student radio stations and South Cornwall’s Source FM, which is now independent of Falmouth University.

The band are set to expand their audience with regular gigs, as they continue to be known for their highly energised, crazy, chaotic sound and stage presence, which is notorious for the breaking of things during their set.

Hypophora launch their press and radio campaign while recording an EP for release later in 2015. They have planned singles with videos to lead up to the EP, while they continue to climb the live bill to headline shows in Cornwall and support bigger bands up country.

Here is their song Little White Lies, as featured on BBC Introducing.

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