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The Hype Theory

THE HYPE THEORY are a power pop/punk band from Chelmsford, that consists of Katy Jackson, Sean Bishop, Tom Harrison, Josh Coombes, and Jack Divey.

Their blend of summery pop rock tunes has taken them to the biggest UK festivals including Download, T in the Park, Underage, Hevy and Sonisphere. They are doing extremely well for a band that only formed in the summer of 2010 after lead vocalist Katy Jackson and Guitarist Sean Bishop spent a year of experimental writing together at college.

The pair then finished the line up with Josh on drums, Jack on bass and Tom Harrison on Guitar and have since spent the past year supporting alternative bands such as Me vs Hero, Summerlin, Don Broco, All Forgotten, Shadows Chasing Ghosts, The First and Paige to name a few.

Back in November 2010 the band self released their debut single ‘We Will Be Singing’ which was picked up by Alex Baker, a well know DJ on Kerrang! Radio and earned them the title as one of 2010’s Hottest female fronted bands voted by the radio stations listeners. They now receive regular airtime on the station, which is a massive feat, as getting airtime is a pretty tough job!

Shortly after in December 2010 the band hit the studio with Matt O’Grady that has worked with the likes of You Me At Six, and Deaf Havana to record their debut album titled ‘Glory Days’. These recordings drew the attention of many record labels, but the band decided to sign with Small Town Records in the Spring of 2011. ‘Kid At Heart’ was the first single released through Small Town Records, on 8th August 2011. The music video, which accompanied the single, has seen extensive play on none other than Kerrang and Scuzz TV. Yet again another incredible achievement in such a short space of time from a small town Essex band!

The summer of 2011 has seen the band play the UK’s biggest festivals after earning a place in the final eight of the Red Bull Bedroom Jam. This saw the band share the stage with the biggest names in rock at Download, T In The Park, Sonisphere, Hevy, and Underage festivals, as well as at the Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards. Things for The Hype Theory have been incredibly moving fast, and with tours booked up for the end of April, there’s no doubt that this band are a force to be reckoned with, sadly no dates are local so you will just have to wait in suspense for this awesome band to head back to their home town!

They can be found on:, where you can find out tour dates, listen to their newest single ‘You’re Going Home Alone’ amongst other tracks, and find out how their gig supporting McFly went!

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