Hyperbella is an intergalactic neo-soul band comprised of guitarist Cassidy Hilgers, keyboardist Carly Bates, bassist Brenden McBride, and drummer Astrud Aurelia. Hyperbella was a project initially conceived by Cassidy Hilgers, and began by learning and developing her original compositions then evolved into a collaborative songwriting collective.
Drawing from influences such as Hiatus Kaiyote, Esperanza Spalding, Dirty Projectors, David Bowie, and Radiohead, Hyperbella fuses complex harmonies with polyrhythmic textures and alternative jazz improvisation. They seek to capture relatable images and experiences within their lyrics and blend equal parts etherial sounds with intense build-ups and breakdowns.
Based in Phoenix, Arizona, Hyperbella has had the pleasure of sharing stages with bands such as House of Stairs, Alassane, The Stakes, Treasurefruit, London Hack, The Geibral Elisha Movement, Phoenix Afrobeat Orchestra, The Urban Renewal Project (LA), Novala (LA), and Jay Som (Oakland).