By Thomas Emory
The Hybris’ third single release of the year is an energetic triumph of a rock track, built upon driving drums and distinct guitar tones. The Game of Cat and Mouse, is a raw and infectious release, filled completely to the brim with the attitude of punk music.
Originally hailing from Germany, the band are currently spread across the globe, in Cologne, Nice and Los Angeles. Despite the distance, The Hybris have shown no lapse in productivity as they gear up for their second studio album release. Their musical world sees the band members taking on the aliases of Ringo Rabbit, Beanie Bison and Malcolm Mandrill - “three wannabe comic superheroes on a mission to save the world”.
This mantra is felt at the very core of the band’s DNA, with even its name referring to Greek tragedy and standing for exaggerated self-pride, arrogance and an excess of ambition that leads to self destruction.
Discussing the new release, the band has said that the “single is about social disparity and injustice, one of the greatest and ever-growing evils of our time”. Through messages like this, the band stands to comment on the current state of our own world, with a discontent that weaves into the punk spirit at the band’s core.
While this is only a taste of what The Hybris have to offer on their upcoming, second studio album; it is certainly a track that sets the bar for what we can expect to look forward to as listeners. We eagerly await the band’s next move to see what’s next for this band of wannabe superheroes.