Hydra: A monstrous six-headed mythical sea serpent sharing a single body
Hydra Melody: A six-member pop rock band with six separate musical instincts, fueling a single cohesive sound.
A lyric from one of Hydra Melody’s newest songs, “This Road” perfectly sums up where, at the average age of 23, the band members have found themselves on an accelerating musical journey. "We've been up and down this road so many times before, but every time we go down this road, it gets more beautiful”.
Since first forging a path in middle school pop-punk and experimental jazz incarnations, Hydra Melody has claimed a distinctive musical place that, while offering the familiarity of mainstream pop rock, is truly and uniquely theirs. Big sing-along catchy choruses, dynamic stage shows with subtle progressive and Latin underpinnings have attracted an enthusiastic fan base that stretches across the country. With three EPs, Day of the Dukes and Maybe One Day, and a Self-Titled behind them, the eclectic South Texas sextet is indeed, finding the road before them more beautiful all the time.
Since their late teens, Hydra Melody has chalked up half a dozen US tours, traveling together in a cramped seven passenger Ford Explorer. Without the help of a stage crew or roadie, and pulling their equipment an old beat up trailer, they’ve remained committed to the road. “We complain, yet we’re so willing to be uncomfortable for 5-6 weeks at a time, because there’s nothing like it,” says Jordan. “Traveling, playing music you love, with people you love and meeting new people everyday has definitely been a great experience.”
Performing at crowded house parties in Chicago, the Launch Music Festival in Allentown, in clubs and concert halls across Texas, or at The Viper Room on the Sunset Strip, the satisfaction of fans joining in on the infectious “Run, run, run” chorus of, “You’re What I do On The Weekend” or swaying to the irresistibly downtempo of “The Weather” drives Hydra Melody.
With a positive message urging listeners to think for themselves, trust their own minds, and embrace their lives with all its complexities, plus a couple of songs of love and heartbreak, Hydra Melody succinctly offers relatable lyrics over deceptively complex arrangements. The focused writing, ongoing tours, and independent releases are paying off. Hydra Melody’s memorable melodic strands, heartfelt lyrics, sophisticated arrangements and powerful presentation are catching the ears of fans and critics alike.
Often compared to bands such as Minus The Bear, Kings of Leon, Taking Back Sunday, and Incubus, it’s easy to envision the members of Hydra Melody soon leaving their day jobs behind and ascending to headliner status in the near future!