The Hubris look for EP success

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MANSFIELD indie rock group The Hubris have an exciting month ahead with performances at the Save Our Scene festival and The Chameleon, Nottingham, to launch their new EP.

The band will be performing tracks from Mutant Monster Tea Party - a collection of six tracks written over the last few years and the follow-up to their debut 21st Century EP.

The Hubris have been together since 2008 and are described by frontman and vocalist Andy Storr as indie rock with a post-punk snarl.

Their combined influences range from The Smiths and Echo and the Bunnymen to The White Stripes and Foo Fighters.

The band are all old friends from Mansfield and besides Andy, they are made up of new guitarist Adie Lawson, bassist Heather Rose and drummer Lisa Thompson.

Said Andy: “We rock when we play. We have always had very positive feedback and a lot of other bands seem to connect well with us.

“One of our best gigs was last (August) bank holiday at The Mill. We got random people dancing and that was when we got the offer to do this one.”

The singer said he got into music when he was at university in Leeds.

“I started going to see a lot of live bands and became passionate about it and thought I would like to give it a go.

“It is great to express the creative side. You get a rush from connecting with people when you perform and connect on a primal level.”

Andy describes the band’s songs as ‘a collection of fast, not quiet songs of social and personal commentary.’

“They celebrate individualism but recognise the part we all have to play in wider society,” he said this week.

The EP features songs like You’re On Your Own, which is about choosing a path in life and accepting responsibility for it.

While Rise Of The Blame Vultures examines today’s lack of personal responsibility.

l The Hubris will be at Mansfield’s Save Our Scene festival at The Black Market, Warsop, this Bank Holiday Monday about 9.45pm and then at The Chameleon, Angel Row, Nottingham on 3rd September at about 10pm.

Mutant Monster Tea Party will be on sale at the Chameleon.

You can also listen to The Hubris by visiting www.myspace.com/thehubrisuk.