Hyper Magic Mountain is a past project of Elevant's Tom Shand and past Elevant Member Joe Hutchinson. Featuring the histrionics meets Michael Stipe vocals and deft flute playing of frontman Matty Hughes, they moved as a singular force, adaptable, versatile and fearless to cross genre lines. Joe's guitar locked with Ryan McElroy's to provide a classic light/shade combination, as playful as it was pointed, with the rhythm section of Shand and Liam Nevitt (first EP)/Sam Jones (second EP) able to pulverise as easily as craft a wonky dancefloor groove. Their songwriting drew on alternative rock, psych, trip hop, pop, funk, and on occasion, folk and noise rock.
Their EPs, Hyper Magic Mountain and II are both out now.